Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science

Overview

The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) requires completion of 45 credit hours, divided into two components:

  • MLS Courses (29 credit hours)
  • Clinical Practicum Courses (16 credit hours)

Structure

Admitted students complete required courses either on a part-time or full-time basis. Courses in the major (Phase I) are designed to broaden the student's foundation in the sciences in preparation for the clinical phase of the program (Phase II). All courses are taught online, with the exception of the four months of clinical practica.

The clinical practica (Phase II) are usually taken on a full-time basis. Students are typically in a clinical laboratory eight hours per day (daytime hours), five days per week. Admitted students must be able to fulfill the necessary time requirement for the practica.

Course Offerings

Coursework at GW (45 credit hours; 3 credits each, unless noted)

No previous transfer credit or work experience may be considered for these required classes.

  • MLS 4118: Laboratory Operations (1 credit)
  • MLS 4141: Immunology & Serology
  • MLS 4120: Urinalysis & Body Fluids (1 credit)
  • MLS 4145: Clinical Biochemistry I
  • MLS 4155: Clinical Biochemistry II (2 credits)
  • MLS 4114: Clinical Microbiology I (2 credits)
  • MLS 4115: Parasitology & Mycology (1 credit)
  • MLS 4124: Clinical Microbiology II (2 credits)
  • MLS 4150: Immunohematology
  • MLS 4128: Hematology I (2 credits)
  • MLS 4129: Hematology II (2 credits)
  • MLS 4140: Clinical Lab Management
  • MLS 4151: Molecular Diagnostics
  • MLS 4160: Blood Banking Practicum (4 credits)
  • MLS 4161: Clinical Biochemistry Practicum (4 credits)
  • MLS 4164: Clinical Microbiology Practicum (4 credits)
  • MLS 4162: Hematology Practicum (2 credits)
  • MLS 4165: Urinalysis Practicum (1 credit)
  • MLS 4166: Coagulation Practicum (1 credit)
  • MLS 4159: Capstone (1 credit)

Download MLS Course Descriptions (pdf)