The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Blood Banking for Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) requires completion of 17 credit hours. Completion of the certificate qualifies the graduate to take the Technologist in Blood Banking examination offered by national certifying agencies.
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 clinical practica (Phase II).
To maintain the academic integrity of the program, the GW MLS program requires that students use a web-based remote proctoring system called Remote Proctor NOW in every MLS-designated course throughout the program. Additional information on this system from Software Secure, Inc. can be found at this address: http://www.softwaresecure.com/product/remote-proctor-now/. See below the IT requirements to use Remote Proctor Now.
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.
Coursework at GW (16 credit hours)
No previous transfer credit or work experience may be considered for these required classes.
- MLS 4141: Immunology & Serology (3 credits)
- MLS 4150: Immunohematology (3 credits)
- MLS 4151: Molecular Diagnostics (3 credits)
- MLS 4158: Lab Management and Operations (3 credits)
- MLS 4160: Blood Bank Practicum (4 credits)