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Overview

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Quincy University's Clinical Laboratory Science program, also known as Medical Technology, prepares you for a career in medical science. You will study microbiology, isolating and identify pathogenic bacteria and viruses; clinical hematology; medical ethics; principles and theories of management and education in a clinic lab; and biochemistry.

During your first three years in the program, you will take courses at Quincy University. The fourth year is a 12-month period of clinical instruction taken from one of our affiliated schools approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science: St. John's Hospital School of Clinical Laboratory Science, Springfield, Ill., St. John's Mercy Medical Center School of Clinical Laboratory Science, St. Louis, Mo., and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.

Your Quincy professors are experts in their fields. Small class sizes and mentoring by these professionals mean that you'll have feedback and guidance throughout your studies.

Contact Us

For more information about the Clinical Laboratory Science program, feel free to contact:

Dr. Kimberly Hale
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences/Coordinator of Clinical Lab Sciences
217-228-5432 ext. 3262
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Courses

The following courses are those taught at affiliated hospitals to complete the fourth year of the program for a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science. These courses have been defined, structured, and approved by the affiliated hospitals and Quincy University. Majors in CLS should understand that the program is a cooperative program and that Quincy University is not in sole control of courses or course content. Because of varying hospital schedules, diplomas for CLS majors will be dated in August following the fourth year clinical lab program in hospital.

BIO 413     Clinical Microbiology I
Credit Hours: 4-8
Theory and practice of the isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria through culturing  morphology, biochemical and/or serological tests and their antibiotic susceptibility.

BIO 414     Clinical Microbiology II
Credit Hours: 1-3
Theory and practice of the isolation and identification of fungi, rickettsia, and viruses using various clinical techniques.

BIO 418     Clinical Hematology
Credit Hours: 4-8
Theory and practice of the origin, development, physiology, and diseases of the formed elements of the blood/bone marrow. Clinical methods in counting, differentiation, and etiology are included.

BIO 419     Clinical Hemostasis
Credit Hours: 1-2
A study of the platelet, vascular, coagulation, and fibrinolytic systems. The relation of blood clotting to the disease state is included.

BIO 421     Clinical Immunology
Credit Hours: 2-3
A study of the principles of the protective and adverse aspects of the cellular and humoral immune responses. Antigen-antibody reactions of clinical significance are included.

BIO 422     Clinical Immunohematology
Credit Hours: 3-8
A study of the red cell antigen-antibody systems, antibody screening and identification, compatibility testing, cross-matching, blood component preparation, and transfusion therapy.

BIO 425     Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science
Credit Hours: 1
Involves medical ethics, patent approach, phlebotomy techniques, lab safety, lab computer systems and lab instrumentation.

BIO 426     Clinical Management and Education
Credit Hours: 1
A basic introduction to the principles and theory of management and education in the clinical lab. Legal aspects of the lab are discussed.

CHE 420     Clinical Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 4-6
Theory and practice of analytical biochemistry as applied to the pathological state. Quality control and statistics are involved.

CHE 421     Clinical Chemistry II
Credit Hours: 4-6
Theory and practice of chemistry as applied to tests for drugs, hormones, urine, and body fluid analysis.

Program Requirements

Clinical Laboratory Science

The first three years of this curriculum are fulfilled in residence at Quincy University. The fourth year is a 12-month period of clinical instruction (the length may vary in some schools) taken from an affiliated school of clinical laboratory science approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Quincy University cannot guarantee placement in any clinical program. Students should try to attain at least a 3.0 to aid their chances of being accepted.

  • Completion of the Bonaventure Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees
  • The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled through conducting computerized labs and learning how to use the computer for scientific research in all laboratory courses.
  • Core classes: BIO 150, 212, 222, 329, 332, 364, and 434. (BIO282-283 may substitute for BIO 222 and 329.)
  • Required Science clases: CHE 150-151; 302-303; PHY 211-212; (CHE 321 highly recommended).
  • One semester of Mathematics at the highest level for which the student is prepared with college algebra as a minimum.
  • One semester each of computer science and statistics.
  • The student needs a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all clinical couses to receive a degree.
  • The student needs a minimum of 36 semester hours at the 300-400 level (all courses) to receive a degree.
  • Major courses are considered those taken at the clinical institution.
  • PHI 323 Bioethics is highly recommended.

Active Learning Opportunities

Laboratories are the heart and soul of science education, and Quincy provides students plenty of lab exercises and activities. You'll have the opportunity to use a variety of techniques and instruments and work in our cadaver lab. Few schools of our size offer a cadaver lab for experiential learning, and at larger schools, your opportunities for guided investigation at this level are rare. Quincy alumni report time and again that the combination of undergraduate cadaver lab and individualized instruction puts them ahead of the game.

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