Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science

Admitted students complete required courses either on a part-time or full-time basis. Courses in the major are designed to broaden the student's foundation in the sciences in preparation for the clinical phase of the program. All courses are taught online, with the exception of the clinical practicum.

The clinical practicum is usually taken on a full-time basis upon completion of didactic coursework. Students are typically in a clinical laboratory eight hours per day (daytime hours), five days per week. Admitted students must be able to fulfill the necessary time requirement for the practicum.*

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 19 credits in required courses, including the practicum.

MLS 4116Clinical Bacteriology I
MLS 4117Clinical Bacteriology II
MLS 4119Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology
MLS 4141Immunology and Serology
MLS 4151Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 4158Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 4164Clinical Microbiology Practicum

*Clinical rotations are completed at an approved clinical site and vary in length, lasting between 1 to 4 weeks each.

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