Medical Laboratory Scientists analyze blood, urine, and other body tissues and fluids in order to detect and diagnose disease. This major employs exploratory project-based learning to prepare students for careers in the health field. The degree involves a minimum of six semesters of coursework at St. Edward’s University and one year of clinical training at an affiliated MLS program (currently Austin State Hospital). Over the course of your studies as a Medical Laboratory Science major, you will …
The Medical Laboratory Science degree from Saint Edward's University provides insights into the world of healthcare and seeks to prepare students for excellence in their chosen professions. Through coursework, experimentation and research, students will acquire unique skill sets and invaluable perspectives.
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Coursework establishes fundamental knowledge in such disciplines as microbiology, hematology, immunology, clinical chemistry and molecular biology.
Major Requirements: The BS in Medical Laboratory Science requires 82 hours of major courses. Requirements include a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Math. In addition, 30 hours of coursework is taken at Austin State Hospital, including microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, phlebotomy, blood bank/immunology/serology, and urinalysis.
General Education Requirements: 57 hours of general education courses are required and completed over four years in addition to major courses.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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