BS in Medical Laboratory Science
About the Program
Medical Laboratory Scientists are allied health
professionals who participate in patient care by performing laboratory
procedures that assist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
The analyses performed by medical laboratory scientists
include chemistry, microbiology, hematology, immunology, toxicology, blood
banking, and molecular procedures. Laboratory scientists perform manual and
automated procedures and utilize laboratory information computer systems to
analyze and transmit patient data.
Medical Laboratory Scientists are also responsible for the
quality control and quality assurance procedures in the laboratory. The
education of a medical laboratory scientist combines a curriculum common to
most undergraduate majors in the medical field with a clinical program designed
to produce individuals who possess a high level of technical proficiency.
The Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)
program at the University of Cincinnati consists of a 12-month clinical year
that prepares students for the exciting and ever-changing world of the clinical
Courses are taught through a variety of means including
traditional lectures, demonstrations and collaborative learning, as well as
student laboratory exercises. Core competencies, as defined by National
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS*), are stressed and
reinforced during the clinical year of the program to prepare students for one
of the national certification exams.
Graduates of the UC MLS program consistently perform higher
than the national average on the American Society for Clinical Pathology's
Board of Certification Exam in MLS.
ASCP BOC Pass Rates
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*NAACLS, 5600 N River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL
60018 | (773) 714-7880 | (773) 714-7886 (FAX)
**Includes on campus BS, distance learning BS, and on campus