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  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Division of Medical Laboratory Science


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The MLS Programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. (773)-714-8880, www.naccls.org The Cytotechnology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 35 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601.

School of Medicine
Program Office: 5R472 School of Medicine
Mailing Address: Department of Pathology, Medical Laboratory Science, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132-2501
Phone: 801-581-7913
Website: http://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/medical-laboratory-science/

Director of MLS Education and Division Head: JoAnn Fenn, M.S., M.T. (ASCP)
Program Director (Medical Technology): Karen A Brown, MS MLS(ASCP) CM
Program/Academic Advisor (Medical Technology): Justin R. Rhees, MS, MLS(ASCP) CM
Program Director (Cytopathology): Michael C. Berry, SCT. (ASCP)
Medical Director (Cytopathology): Barbara Chadwick, M.D.

Undergraduate Program

Please see the Medical Laboratory Science B.S. and H.B.S. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

The B.S. degree curriculum gives the student early exposure to the career through professional course work and clinical experience integrated with other University classes. The student typically is accepted into the program for their junior year and completes professional courses both Fall and Spring semester. Clinical experience at hospitals and reference laboratories occurs during the senior year.

This program provides students the knowledge and technical skills to work in a modern diagnostic medical laboratory. The performance of laboratory tests and analyses by the medical laboratory scientist aids the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health. Medical Laboratory Science is comprised of study in clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, molecular diagnostics, and hematology. A scheduled clinical practicum through each of these areas of the laboratory in a clinical facility is required. After completion of the degree program, students are eligible to take a national certification examination.

All students should meet with Justin Rhees for program advising prior to application to the MLS program.

Admission Requirements

There are additional admission requirements for this program. Please see the program page for more information.

Areas of Specialization

Medical Technology
Cytotechnology

Graduate Program

Office: 5R472 School of Medicine

Phone: 801-581-3971

Co-Directors: Julio Delgado, M.D., and JoAnn Fenn, M.S., M.T. (ASCP)

Website: www.path.utah.edu/mls

Please see the Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science M.S. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Areas of Specialization
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Immunochemistry
  • Hematology
  • Immunohematology
  • Cytology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Virology
  • Immunology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
Program Objectives
  1. to increase the student’s technical competence in the area of study;
  2. to develop an approach to research procedures and understand the importance of properly defining research problems;
  3. to provide a working background in scientific writing and data management;
  4. to increase the student’s awareness and knowledge of new laboratory-related technologies; and
  5. to prepare the student for continuation into an appropriate Ph.D. program or medical school, if desired.
Admission Requirements

There are additional admission requirements for this program. Please see the program page for more information.

Following the first year of course work, the student must successfully pass a comprehensive examination that is administered by the advisory committee. The student must complete a laboratory research project that is reported in thesis format and defend before the advisory committee.

Program and Course Offerings

Programs

    Undergraduate MajorMaster

    Courses

      Medical Laboratory Science

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