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Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs now offers a new academic option in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) also know as Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS). The UCCS MLS Program is offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center CLS Program supplying the academic curriculum and is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Local hospitals provide the laboratory internships. The MLS/CLS year generates 43 credit hours and is divided into three parts:
During clinical rotations 1 and 2 the student will receive academic material online via Blackboard educational platform coincident with performance of clinical laboratory work under the supervision of a hospital laboratory technologist. Upon completion of this year’s work the student will either qualify for a BS in Health Science with a MLS/CLS major (3+1) or if they already have a baccalaureate degree (4+1), a certificate of completion of a accredited MLS/CLS program with qualifications to sit for national ASCP certification.
What is a Medical Laboratory Scientist? This specialty also know as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist is responsible for the development, performance, and evaluation of laboratory testing that is needed in patient medical care and clinical research. Medical Laboratory Scientists analyze samples of blood, tissue, and body fluids using technology and a variety of analytical techniques. 70-80% of all medical decisions are based on laboratory results.
Our program in Medical Laboratory Science meets all of the standards and requirements as specified by the
The deadline for an application requesting an MLS internship is November 30 of each academic year. Please note that all academic prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed with a grade of C or above by the following May.
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