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Medical Laboratory Science, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Orlando

Please note: A Bachelor of Science degree is considered a terminal degree for the Medical Laboratory Scientist. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Program Description

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science is a degree completion program for Medical Laboratory Technicians. The program prepares students for work as Medical Laboratory Scientists. Graduates will possess the skills to perform laboratory tests in accordance with standardized laboratory practices in clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, clinical microbiology, mycology/parasitology, immunohematology, molecular diagnostics, and serology/immunology.

 

Graduates will be eligible to sit for national certification exams at the Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technologist levels.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Medical Laboratory Science is to aid the medical laboratory professions enhance its workforce by preparing competent graduates for entry-level positions as medical laboratory scientists.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

  • To develop the student’s ability to perform laboratory tests of all complexity levels
  • To develop the student’s ability to think critically and communicate effectively with members of the healthcare team and the public
  • To prepare students for employment as Medical Laboratory Scientists in a variety of settings

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Background check and drug screen prior to Practicum courses
  • Graduation from a NAACLS accredited Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician program
  • Interview with the Medical Laboratory Science program
  • Minimum programmatic GPA of 2.75 in the Medical Laboratory Technician associate degree program
  • Students must satisfy the following prerequisites (or equivalent with a “C” or higher) before beginning upper division major courses:
ENC2102 English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
CHM2045 General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
CHM2046 Advanced Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
CHM2046L Advanced Chemistry Laboratory 3.0 credit hours
MAC2105 College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I 3.0 credit hours
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 3.0 credit hours

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science, students must earn a combined total of 120.0 semester credit hours, consisting of 60 upper division credit hours, in addition to pre-requisites. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to proceed successfully through the program. Program requirements are as follows:

Upper Division Medical Laboratory Science Major Courses (43 credit hours)
Clinical Biochemistry 3.0 credit hours
 Molecular Diagnostics  3.0 credit hours
 Advanced Clinical Chemistry  3.0 credit hours
 Advanced Microbiology  3.0 credit hours
 Parasitology/Mycology  3.0 credit hours
 Clinical Immunology  3.0 credit hours
 Advanced Immunohematology  3.0 credit hours
 Hematology/Hemostasis  3.0 credit hours
 Ethics in Healthcare  3.0 credit hours
 Research Methods in Healthcare  3.0 credit hours
 Advanced Practicum Technique I and Lab  3.0 credit hours
 Advanced Practicum Technique II and Lab  3.0 credit hours
 Advanced Practicum Technique III and Lab  3.0 credit hours
 Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Medicine  4.0 credit hours

Criteria for Graduation of MLS Students

The Medical Laboratory Science student who completes Keiser University’s Medical Laboratory Science program must also meet the current criteria and regulations for licensure by the state of Florida to obtain gainful employment as a medical laboratory scientists/medical technologist.  However, students are not required to sit for the certification examination or obtain a professional license as a condition of graduation from Keiser University.

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