Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, College of Science and Technology
Effective Fall, 2008
Clinical laboratory scientists perform many of the laboratory tests used in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. As part of the health care team they contribute data on blood, tissues, and fluids using a variety of precise methods and technologies. The program of study combines natural science and liberal arts education with clinical instruction. Students complete 90 credit hours (3 years) of core science and general education classes at Bloomsburg followed by one calendar year in a hospital clinical program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
In the past five years, the clinical placement rate for these students has been excellent. However clinical placement is becoming more competitive and admission to the clinical year experience is not automatic or guaranteed. Students begin the application procedure after completing two academic years, usually the summer following the sophomore year. Assistance in making application for admission is offered by the university, but admission is determined solely by the clinical affiliates. Presently, Bloomsburg is affiliated with seven hospitals. Students who successfully complete all of the requirements and the clinical year earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree and are eligible to take the national certification examinations for clinical laboratory scientist/medical technology.
Students complete 90 credit hours (3 years) of core science and general education classes at Bloomsburg followed by 30 credit hours (one calendar year) in an accredited hospital program. Students should work closely with their advisor to organize an efficient plan of study.
Students who transfer into the CLS program from another school or degree program may still require 3 years at Bloomsburg to complete the pre-clinical courses. Discuss your timeline with the Allied Health Program Coordinator.
Bloomsburg University The following courses are taken prior to the clinical experience. They are required in addition to, or as part of, the general education requirements:
50.107 Medical Terminology
50.114 Concepts in Biology I
50.271 Cell Biology
50.173 Anatomy and Physiology I
50.174 Anatomy and Physiology II
52.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I
52.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II
52.230 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
53.141 Introduction to Statistics
50.342 Medical Microbiology
Clinical Experience - During the one-year clinical experience in a hospital program a total of 30 credit hours are required. These are earned from the following list of clinical courses:
86.401 Clinical Microbiology
86.402 Clinical Hematology/Coagulation
86.403 Clinical Chemistry for Med Tech
86.404 Clinical Immunohematology
86.405 Clinical Immunology/Serology
86.406 Clinical Seminar
Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Robert Packer Hospital
Susquehanna Health System
Thomas Jefferson College of Health Professions