Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
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Gain the skills you need to conduct research and use clinical trials to improve overall human health. A Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from National University gives you the education needed for this role with the ability to complete your degree online or on campus. You’ll learn to develop methods, instruments, and procedures for medical applications and data analysis, and to prepare and analyze medical samples. Students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science at NU must reside in California.
The program includes the academic prerequisites for a California Department of Health trainee application to the Laboratory Field Services Branch of the California Department of Health for a trainee License. Students with this interest should review the requirements to obtain the Trainee License from the Laboratory Field Services Branch of the California Department of Health, available on https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OSPHLD/LFS/Pages/CLS-Trainee.aspx. Once students graduate, they must successfully complete a 52 week CLS training program separately, prior to applying for the exam for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the state of California.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Assess clinical laboratory practice and procedure by applying the knowledge of technical skills and theory obtained.
- Identify problems in the clinical laboratory and establish a course of action to correct them.
- Distinguish among laboratory methods which use advanced analytical, immunological, microbiological, hematological, and molecular techniques.
- Evaluate laboratory procedure theory, methodology, and results.
- Utilize critical thinking skills in Clinical Laboratory situations.
- Produce written work of the standards required by employers in the industry or post graduate programs.
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