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Biology, Medical Laboratory Sciences


The Medical Laboratory Sciences program includes three years of academic study on campus and one year (50 weeks) of clinical study at an approved hospital school of Medical Technology. This program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology.

Medical laboratory scientists perform complex laboratory analysis that plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Courses at Mansfield range from General Education, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics to Mathematics. Clinical courses include Urinalysis, Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking, Immunology, Parasitology, Medical Bacteriology, and Mycology. The student must apply to a hospital school and be accepted by the hospital for the year of clinical study. Mansfield University has an affiliation with the Robert Packer Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Brian Spezialetti, M.S.Ed, MT (ASCP), program director and Joseph King, M.D., medical advisor, administer the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at Robert Packer Hospital. Program graduates meet the requirements for certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Graduates of this program have professional employment opportunities in the following fields: hospital and private laboratories, pharmaceutical laboratories, research laboratories, biotechnology laboratories, veterinary clinics and forensic laboratories. Career growth is possible within the field and numerous graduate and professional school opportunities exist for students interested in furthering their education. If you choose not to do a clinical year or you are not accepted to a hospital school, you may complete a fourth year at Mansfield University and receive a B.S. in Biology.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Concentration Learning Outcomes

In addition to the core student learning outcomes for the Biology program, students in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Concentration will demonstrate knowledge in specific content areas and proficiency in laboratory skills required of a clinical laboratory professional (medical laboratory scientist). These specific content areas and laboratory skills include the following:

  • Hematology and transfusion medicine
  • Urinalysis and body fluids
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Medical bacteriology, mycology and parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Clinical laboratory management

Program Requirements: Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.S.): 120 s.h.

  • BI 1100 - ORIENTATION TO BIOLOGY (no longer being taught)
  • BI 1110 - ZOOLOGY
  • BI 3310 - PHYSIOLOGY
  • BI 3370 - CELL BIOLOGY
  • BI 3371 - MICROBIOLOGY
  • BI 3374 - IMMUNOLOGY
  • CHM 1111 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 1112 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
  • CHM 3301 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
  • CHM 3302 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
  • MA 2231 - CALCULUS I
  • PHY 1191 - PHYSICS I

Take one course from the following:

  • BI 3317 - PARASITOLOGY
  • BI 3372 - GENETICS
  • BI 3376 - ANIMAL HISTOLOGY AND BASIC MICRO TECHNIQUES
  • CHM 3311 - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

Clinical Education and Professional Internship (Off Campus) - 32 credits (3000 / 4000 level):

  • MT 1 - URINALYSIS & BODY FLUIDS 
  • MT 2 - HEMATOLOGY
  • MT 3 - CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
  • MT 4 - TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
  • MT 5 - IMMUNOLOGY
  • MT 6 - MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY
  • MT 7 - BACTERIOLOGY
  • MT 8 - MEDICAL MYCOLOGY
  • MT 9 - MANAGEMENT & EDUCATION
  • MT 10 - INDEPENDENT SEMINAR 

 

Total Credit Hours: 79-80