Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science

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Overview

The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) requires completion of 20 credit hours. Completion of the certificate qualifies the graduate to take the Technologist in Microbiology examination offered by national certifying agencies.

Structure

Admitted students complete required courses on a part-time, lock-step 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 practicum.

Spring Summer Fall
MLS 4141 MLS 4116, 4117 MLS 4146
MLS 4158 MLS 4119 MLS 4151

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 practicum (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 practicum.

Course Offerings

Coursework at GW (20 credit hours)

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

  • MLS 4116: Clinical Bacteriology I I (3 credits)
  • MLS 4117: Clinical Bacteriology II (2 credits)
  • MLS 4119: Parasitology and Mycology (2 credits)
  • MLS 4141: Immunology & Serology (3 credits)
  • MLS 4151: Molecular Diagnostics (3 credits)
  • MLS 4158: Lab Management and Operations (3 credits)
  • MLS 4164: Clinical Microbiology Practicum (4 credits)