Medical Laboratory Science Program

Minor in Clinical Microbiology

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The minor in Clinical Microbiology gives you the option to select just that one area of medical laboratory science to study. The graduate of the entire clinical laboratory science program is called a "generalist" and can practice in the areas of clinical biochemistry, hematology, transfusion services, immunology and clinical microbiology. The Clinical Microbiology minor allows study in clinical microbiology, without taking all of the program courses. It includes general principles of human physiology and clinical laboratory operation as well as microbiology topics such as human bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic pathogens, diagnostic specimens, microbial identification techniques, diagnostic immunology, etc. You can complete the minor by taking courses offered on campus.

Pre-requisites include a general microbiology course and one year of general chemistry. Grades of C or better are required in all courses applicable to the minor. Prior approval to enroll in the courses is required as there are a limited number of seats. Additional details and the required form are provided using the link below. The form should be submitted by July 1 for approval to enroll in fall classes. See the checklist.

Specialty Area Courses for the Minor:

MDTC 101  Lab Safety 1 semester hours
BIOL 215 Anatomy and Physiology I  4 semester hours
BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 semester hours
MDTC 300 Principles of Medical Laboratory Science 4 semester hours
MDTC 331 Diagnostic Immunology 4 semester hours
MDTC 331 Clinical Microbiology I 4 semester hours
MDTC 411 Clinical Microbiology II 4 semester hours

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