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Curriculum

During the last year of your bachelor's degree program, you will participate in a six-month clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Through our well-planned and supervised clinical internship, you will gain experience in these key areas of laboratory science:

  • Chemistry

    The chemical analysis of blood and body fluids
  • Hematology

    The study of the cellular components of blood and the mechanisms of hemostasis (blood clotting)
  • Immunology

    The detection, measurement and identification of antigens or antibodies produced by the immune system in response to the introduction of a foreign substance
  • Microbiology

    The culture, identification and susceptibility testing of agents of infectious disease (viruses, parasites, bacteria and fungi) by traditional biochemical techniques and molecular methods
  • Phlebotomy

    The collection and preparation of patient blood samples for laboratory testing
  • Transfusion Medicine

    The science and technology used to prepare blood products and determine suitability of blood products for transfusion
  • Urinalysis

    The analysis of urine for cells, casts, protein, cholesterol and glucose to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections, stone formation and other diseases

You can also complete elective laboratory rotations in endocrinology, molecular microbiology, histocompatibility, cellular therapy, quality assurance, quality control and laboratory information systems.

Grading or evaluation

As you move through the Clinical Laboratory Science Internship rotations, you will be evaluated in each clinical area by the program director and the clinical supervisor. A competency-based evaluation system and performance appraisal forms are used to evaluate clinical performance.

Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) uses evaluative tools that include:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Our system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance, allowing students who are experiencing academic difficulty to be directed to appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure quality.

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