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Medical laboratory science is a challenging and rewarding healthcare profession. An essential member of the healthcare team, the medical technologist/medical laboratory scientist provides vital information about the status and function of the body and its systems. Students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to provide data, obtained by precision instruments and electronic equipment, that is utilized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. When the B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science degree requirements are successfully completed, the graduate is eligible for MLS examination and certification through the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Microscopy and performance of manual assays with dexterity and precision
Quality control, quality assurance and performance improvement
Utilization of a computerized information system for data input, retrieval and analysis
Service learning projects are available such as the annual Faye E. Coleman Memorial blood drive sponsored by Medical Laboratory Science Student Association (MLSSA).
Medical laboratory instrument operation, maintenance and troubleshooting critical assessment of laboratory test outcomes
Clinical laboratory rotations at eight major health systems or hospitals in the area, excellent MLS certification pass rates, nearly 100% job placement rates every year
A study of the chemical, physical and microscopic analysis of human urine and other body fluids, with abnormal results interpreted and correlated to disease processes and cancer cytology of the urinary tract. Prerequisites: BIOL 250 and BIOL 251 or permission of the instructor.
A course concerned with organization and management in the clinical setting including personnel supervision, planning, equipment justification, quality assurance, data processing, budgeting, fiscal techniques, marketing, regulatory agencies, educational methodologies, current issues, as well as legal and ethical considerations. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: junior standing and a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.
An introduction to the profession of medical laboratory science (previously called medical technology). Professional, ethical and operational issues will be discussed.
Students entering the BSMLS program in Medical Laboratory Science should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Overall grade point average (accepted MLS students have GPA of 3.1 on average)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Barbara Kraj PhD, MLS (ASCP) CMMBCM
2118 HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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