Program Schedule

Student Didactic and Laboratory: June to December

Consists of two (2) class periods each day and includes lectures and laboratory work. One class meets from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; the second class meets from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Courses include the following:

  • Orientation
  • Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation
  • Blood Banking (Immunohematology)
  • Hematology
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Immunopathology
  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology 
  • Seminar
  • Urinalysis and Body Fluids
  • Molecular Diagnostics

Clinical Laboratory Rotations: January to June

Consists of eight (8) hour days spent in specific clinical laboratory areas. Students are evaluated on their abilities to perform testing in a professional manner in the clinical setting and on correlation of laboratory results with disease states.

Rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Core Lab (Chemistry, Hematology, Hemostasis & Thrombsis, Urinalysis & Body Fluids)
  • Microbiology (including Mycology and Virology)
  • Blood Bank
  • Immunopathology
  • Toxicology and Esoteric Chemistry
  • Molecular Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Phlebotomy

In addition, a seminar course introduces students to supervisory and management skills as well as special interest topics such as regulatory compliances, budgets, ethics, etc.