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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Medical Laboratory Science, BS


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Curriculum

Program Description

A medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also known as a medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist, is the health professional that provides laboratory information and services needed for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Medical laboratory scientists perform a variety of laboratory tests, ensure the quality of the test results, explain the significance of laboratory tests, evaluate new methods and study the effectiveness of laboratory tests. They are responsible for performing scientific testing on biological specimens and reporting results to physicians. 

Advent Health University offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Medical Laboratory Science.  The program consists of two years of prerequisite courses, followed by two years of didactic study at AHU with the clinical rotation at a hospital affiliate at the end of the fourth year. The program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification examination and perform specimen analyses associated with the diagnosis and treatment of disease. To be considered for admission, the applicant must meet the admission criteria outlined below.

When to Apply

High school and transfer applicants should apply to AHU to complete their prerequisite courses before applying to the BSMLS program. Qualified applicants may apply to the program as early as one semester prior to their intended enrollment date. Before applying, foreign applicants should refer to the admission policy of AHU for international students. All applicants should refer to the application deadlines and corresponding enrollment dates cited below.

Fall Admission                                  May 15

Spring Admission                             October 15

Summer Admission                          January 15

Admission

To be accepted into the BSMLS degree program, a student must meet the general requirements for admission into AdventHealth University (see General Studies Admission in the Admission Information section), and:

  1. Submit the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Application once admitted to the University. The application can be accessed at http://my.ahu.edu.
  2. Have a minimum admissions GPA of 2.70 in prerequisite courses. A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

  3. Pass the drug screen and the FDLE background check as stipulated by AHU. Applicants who do not meet this criterion will not obtain the Board of Clinical Lab Personnel trainee license and will not be accepted into the program.

  4. Meet the health and safety requirements of AHU hospital affiliates. During the clinical rotation, students will be required to work at the end of the last year with medical laboratory scientists in hospital laboratories to complete the various clinical rotations required by the program. This will only be possible if students abide by the health and safety guidelines of AHU and its affiliates.

  5. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.  Every applicant who wishes to be accepted to the program must complete the interview process.  

  • Students must complete all general education and program prerequisites prior to the start of the program, as follows:

                                 English and Composition: 8 semester hours

  • ENGL 101  - English Composition 1 (3 credits)
  • ENGL 102  - English Composition II (3 credits)
  • ENGL 144  - Medical Terminology (2 credits)

                                 Biological Science: 20 semester hours

  • BIOL 151  - General Biology with Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 152  - General Biology II and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 101  - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 102  - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIOL 330  - General Microbiology, Lab (4 credits)

                                Chemistry: 16 semester hours 

  • CHEM 151  - General Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHEM 152  - General Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHEM 311  - Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHEM 312  - Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)

                                Humanities/Religion: 6 semester hours

  • RELB125  - Jesus and Contemporary Society (3 credits)
  • RELP 243  - Issues in Grieving and Loss        (3 credits)

                                Mathematics: 3 semester hours

 Reapplication Process 

Applicants who are not admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science program during a specific admission cycle may reapply to the program for the next admission cycle if they have successfully met the minimum admission requirements. Reapplicants are expected to meet the published admission deadlines by submitting the following additional information to the Office of Admission: 

  1. Application online. 

  2. Updated official transcripts from any accredited institutions attended since the original application was submitted.

Progression

Students may progress toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences when they:

  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.70.

  2. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all required courses and electives for the degree.

  3. Successfully repeat courses in which a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved.

Completion

AdventHealth University will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree when they have met the University requirements for graduation (see Graduation in the Academic Catalog for further information) and have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 129 trimester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.
  2. Completed the prescribed course of study.
  Pre-Requisite Coursewor

Credits

  English and Composition 8
  Biological Sciences 20
Prerequisite Courses Chemistry 16
  Humanities and Religion 6
  Mathematics 3
  Total General Education and Prerequisite Courses 53
  Core Coursework Credits
Religion Courses Religion 6
BSMLS Courses Core/Didactic Courses (Lecture and Labs) 53
BSMLS Courses Laboratory Rotation 8
  Total Core Courses 67
  TOTAL BSMLS  120
  1. Achieve a minimum grade of ‘C’ or above in all required courses and electives for the degree. 

  2. Completed a minimum of 61 trimester hours in residence at AdventHealth University (Core/Didactic courses, Clinical experience courses). 

Core Curriculum

Required Medical Lab Science Core Courses


Program Map


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Program Hours: 129 Credits


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