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Technologist in Hematology Certificate

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The Technologist in Hematology Certificate consist of the completion of a structured hematology curriculum offered within the accredited MLS Program.

Students completing the Technologist in Hematology Certificate will be eligible for the Technologist in Hematology (H) Categorical Certification offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Delivery: This certificate program is offered in the interactive online asynchronous format (see School of Distance Education  definitions).

Certificate Courses - 15-18

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, OR a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in biology and chemistry, which may be obtained within, or in addition to, the baccalaureate degree,
  • AND successful completion of a structured program in hematology under the auspices of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years.

Certification Eligibility for H(ASCP)

  • Completion of a hematology structure curriculum.
  • Applicants should not apply until after successful completion of the structured program.
  • Candidates apply to the Technologist in Hematology, H(ASCP) via Route 3.

Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1: Didactic Competency in Hematology and related areas.

  • Achieve Medical Laboratory Scientist entry-level didactic competency in the hematology content and as defined by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
  • Achieve a passing score in the Technologist in Hematology Examination by the ASCP.

SLO 2: Application of MLS Professional Skills

  • Achieve Medical Laboratory Scientist entry-level psychomotor, clinical, and professional skills for service to humanity.
  • Demonstrate competency to perform a full range of test protocols in the contemporary medical laboratory setting encompassing pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services as it pertains to the clinical hematology scope of practice.
  • Exhibit proficiency to evaluate clinical data and interpret results, problem solve, troubleshoot, and use statistical approaches when evaluating data.
  • Exhibit administrative skills consistent with philosophies of quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, laboratory education, financial resource management, and appropriate composure under stressful conditions.
  • Application of safety and governmental regulations and standards as applied to medical laboratory practice.

SLO 3: Practice Ethics and Professionalism

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors in both didactic and practicum portions of the Program.
  • Model the professional traits of an entry-level healthcare practitioner.

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