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Program Curriculum

Students in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program will complete the clinical laboratory training at Westchester Medical Center Health Network hospitals during the day and the didactic coursework at New York Medical College in the evening. After one year of coursework and clinical training has been successfully completed, students will be eligible to take the New York State licensure exam and, upon passing, will qualify to apply for New York State licensure as a clinical laboratory scientist. Once acquired, this license will allow employment, within New York, as a clinical laboratory scientist while studies toward a Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences continue. Final degree conferral is dependent on the submission of an approved Master's Literature Review or Master's Clinical Capstone Report.

Students complete 41.5 academic credits within a single academic year (July through June).  

Year 1
Fall Semester
Required Courses  
  Introduction to CLS (PATM 4010) 2 credits
  Clinical Chemistry (PATM 4020) 2.5 credits
  Clinical Hematology (PATM 4030) 3 credits
  Clinical Immunology/Serology/HLA (PATM 4040) 2 credits
  Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids (PATM 4050) 1 credit
  Clinical Practicum I OR II (PATM 7410, 7420)  11 credits
     
Year 1
Spring Semester
Required Courses  
  CLS Management (PATM 4100) .5 credits
  Clinical Immunohematology (PATM 4060) 1.5 credits
  Clinical Microbiology I & II (PATM 4070, 4080) 4 credits
  Clinical Molecular Diagnostics (PATM 4090) 1 credit
  Clinical Practicum I OR II (PATM 7410, 7420)  11 credits
  Research Design/Journal Club (PATM 4110) 2 credits
     
Year 2
Fall / Spring
Required Courses  
  Master's Literature Review (PATM 9750) OR
     Master's Clinical Capstone Report (PATM 9770)
0 credits
0 credits
     
  TOTAL 41.5 credits