The Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Training Program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate, one-year educational program that leads to a career in diagnostic laboratory medicine. This program is an internship in a clinical setting consisting of two components: a didactic component and a clinical practical training component. The lecture courses required for this program are offered through Extended Learning in special sessions to students accepted into the program. In the learning environments of National University and its clinical affiliates, participants acquire the academic knowledge, technical skills, and critical thinking experiences necessary to become proficient healthcare professionals. Participants put their scientific knowledge into practice and are prepared to perform laboratory procedures related to patient diagnosis and treatment. Upon successful completion of the Clinical Lab Science Didactic Certificate program, participants are awarded the CLS Training Program Certificate and are prepared to take the California CLS licensing exam. Graduates are also eligible to take national certification exams.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate basic knowledge and technical ability essential to the practice of clinical laboratory science.
- Interpret clinical significance, clinical procedures, and laboratory test data accurately.
- Apply principles and concepts of lab operations to clinical decision making.
- Comply with established laboratory safety regulations and regulations governing regulatory compliance related to lab/pathology services.
- Exhibit analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in laboratory medicine.
- Practice professionalism through ethical behavior and attitudes.
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