IMG_7804

 

Minors

Students wishing to find out more about all the discipline areas within the profession of clinical laboratory science, should consider taking the course CLSC 2000 (Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science, 2 sh) which is offered both Fall and Spring semesters.  

CLSC 2000 includes information on testing performed in each area of the lab, simulated lab activities, tour of a large hospital laboratory, tour of the CLSC program labs, and interviewing a practicing clinical laboratory professional. The course meets one afternoon per week in the Health Sciences Building.

 




Categorical Certification Eligible Minors
   -Clinical Microbiology Minor
   -Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Minor
   -Hematology and Immunohematology (Blood Bank) Minor

Non-Certification Eligible Minor
   -Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist Minor




Prerequisites and Admissions to Minors

The prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to taking the CLSC courses required for any of the department’s 3 categorical certification-eligible minors are:

BIOL 1150, 1151
BIOL 2130 (BIOL 2140, 2150 sequence can be substituted)
CHEM 1150, 1151
CHEM 1160, 1161
CHEM 2650, 2651 (CHEM 2750, 2753, 2760, 2763 sequence can be substituted)
CHEM 2250, 2251 or CHEM 2770, 2771*
MATH 1065 (or higher)
1 Statistics course (from BIOS 1500, PSYC 2101, MATH 2228, MATH 2283)

* Students pursuing the Clinical Microbiology Minor must take CHEM 2770, 2771 as well as either BIOL 2110, 2111 or 3220, 3221.
Students pursuing the Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Minor must take CHEM 2250, 2251.
Students pursuing the Hematology and Immunohematology Minor must take CHEM 2770, 2771.

Though specific prerequisites are not required for the Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist Minor, students are advised to complete a minimum of 4 Biology and 4 Chemistry courses with labs for science majors, prior to taking any of the CLSC courses.

Note: Students pursuing any of the 3 categorical certification-eligible minors must make application for admission to the selected minor by February 1 prior to the Fall semester they wish to begin taking courses for the minor. Students admitted to pursue these 3 minors are processed once a year and begin courses in the Fall semester.  Formal admission is not required to pursue the Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist minor.

CATEGORICAL CERTIFICATION ELIGIBLE MINORS

Clinical Microbiology Minor

Completion of this minor provides biology or chemistry graduates with an employment option in the microbiology section of large hospital labs, reference labs, public health labs, and bioterrorism labs. This minor provides certification eligibility as a Technologist in Microbiology [(M(ASCP)] through ASCP Board of Registry after 1 year of full-time work experience in a hospital clinical microbiology lab. The required courses for the Clinical Microbiology Minor are:

CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 3440, 3441. Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430)
CLSC 4460, 4461. Clinical Microbiology I (4, 2) (F) (P: BIOL 2110, 2111; or 3220, 3221)
CLSC 4470, 4770. Clinical Microbiology II (3,2) (S) (P:CLSC 4460, 4461; or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4480, 4481. Clinical Microbiology III (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 4470, 4471, or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4491. Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science I (1) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 4492. Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science II (1) (S)
CLSC 4803. Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (2) (S) (P: CLSC major or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4997. Clinical Education-Microbiology (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 4470, 4471; consent of instructor)

TOTAL 27 sh

Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Minor

Completion of this minor provides biology or chemistry graduates with an employment option in the chemistry or hematology sections of large hospital labs, reference labs, and public health labs. In some large hospital labs, these two sections are combined into a “core lab.” This minor provides certification eligibility as a Technologist in Chemistry [C(ASCP)] and Technologist in Hematology [(H(ASCP)] through ASCP Board of Registry after 1 year of full-time work experience in the chemistry and/or hematology section(s) of a hospital clinical lab. The required courses for the Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Minor are:

CLSC 3410, 3411. Hematology I Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (F)
CLSC 3420, 3421. Hematology II Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (S) (P: CLSC 3410, 3411)
CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 3440, 3441. Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430)
CLSC 4430, 4431. Clinical Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (F) (P: 4 CHEM courses; 1 statistics course; consent of instructor)
CLSC 4440, 4441. Clinical Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory (4,2) (S) (P: CLSC 4430, 4431; or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4992. Clinical Education-Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis (4) (F, S) (P: CLSC 3420, 3421; consent of instructor)
CLSC 4993. Clinical Education-Chemistry (4) (F,S)(P: CLSC 4440, 4441)

TOTAL 30 sh

Hematology and Immunohematology Minor

Completion of this minor provides biology or chemistry graduates with an employment option in the hematology and blood bank (i.e., transfusion service) sections of large hospital labs, reference labs, and public health labs. This minor provides certification eligibility as a Technologist in Hematology [H(ASCP)] and Technologist in Blood Bank [(BB(ASCP)] through ASCP Board of Registry after 1 year of full-time work experience in the hematology and/or blood bank (i.e., transfusion service) section(s) of a hospital clinical lab. The required courses for the Hematology and Immunohematology Minor are:

CLSC 3410, 3411. Hematology I Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (F)
CLSC 3420, 3421. Hematology II Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (S) (P: CLSC 3410, 3411)
CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 3440, 3441. Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430)
CLSC 4210, 4211. Immunohematology Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 4803. Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (2) (S) (P: CLSC major or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4992. Clinical Education-Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 3420, 3421; consent of instructor)
CLSC 4994. Clinical Education-Blood Bank and Serology (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 4210, 4211; consent of instructor)

TOTAL 27 sh

NON-CERTIFICATION ELIGIBLE MINOR

Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist Minor

The CLSC Generalist Minor is designed primarily for students intending to go into a health profession (e.g., physician, registered nurse) that want to obtain more knowledge of how clinical laboratory test results are used in patient diagnosis and treatment management. Over 70% of patient diagnoses and treatment decisions are made based on clinical laboratory test results.

This minor does NOT provide any certification eligibility upon graduation. Some large reference and public health labs will hire biology and chemistry degree graduates, and this minor might offer greater likelihood of employment in such settings. After a few years experience in a specific area(s) of the lab, categorical certification eligibility may be obtained in the specific area(s) worked in through NCA or ASCP.

This minor, though, is predominantly designed for pre-med and pre-nursing students who want more background knowledge in utilizing medical laboratory test results in patient care.

The required courses for the Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist Minor are:

CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor) 22 s.h. of CLSC lecture or independent study courses chosen from: CLSC 3410, 3420, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4430, 4440, 4460, 4470, 4480, 4500, 4803

TOTAL 24 sh

CLSC laboratory and clinical rotation courses along with CLSC 4801, 4802, 4491, and 4492 cannot be taken by Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist Minor students.

For further information or to seek advice on selecting a minor or about courses for a minor, contact: Kathleen Schulman, Health Sciences Building 3410B, telephone 744-6060, or e-mail at schulmank@ecu.edu.

minor

Tell a friend about this page.
All fields required.
Can be sent to only one email address at a time.
Share Facebook Icon Twitter Icon
College of Allied Health Sciences | Department of Clinical Laboratory Science
Health Sciences Building | Greenville, NC 27834 USA
252.744.6064| Contact Us
© 2014 | Terms of Use | Last Updated: 2014-02-15
Give To East Carolina University