Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)
MLS concentration at Troy University
The Medical Laboratory Science (formerly called Medical Technology) Concentration at TROY prepares students for careers in Medical Laboratory Science, also known as Clinical Laboratory Science. MLS is a diverse, science-oriented profession aimed at the gathering and analysis of biologic samples from patients to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM
2. Prerequisite courses in Area III (for all 3+1 & 4+1 MLS students)
*Placement Test Required
3. Required courses for MLS concentrate (for all 3+1 & 4+1 MLS students)
4. Strongly recommended elective (for 3+1 MLS students)
*Parasitology and lab are REQUIRED for 4+1 MLS students.
5. Apply to Baptist MLS program after completing all required courses above.
► If accepted by the Baptist Hospital, you will take í«internship coursesí» at the Baptist Hospital and the course grades will be used toward your degree at Troy University (3+1 program).
►If NOT accepted by the Baptist Hospital, take additional courses (listed below) toward your degree at Troy University (4+1 program). Your final degree at Troy University will be General Biology major. You can re-apply the Baptist program or other MLS programs after graduation. Click the link, choose í«Medical Laboratory Scientistí» in PROGRAM TYPE, and search available MLS programs for you. Note that you should contact the Director of programs for additional information (application process, requirements, etc.), since every program has their own criteria.
6. Additional courses required for the 4+1 program.
a. Complete either General Physics (PHY 2252, PHY L252, PHY 2253, and PHY L253)
b. Complete Parasitology and lab (BIO 4471 & BIO L471)
c. Complete one course with corresponding lab (if provided) from the list below
- Plant Form & Function (BIO 3325 & BIO L325)
- Plant Diversity (BIO 3326 & BIO L326)
- Spring Flora (BIO 4402)
- Field Botany (BIO 4425)
d Complete one course with corresponding lab from the list below
- Limnology (BIO 4413 & BIO L413)
- Microbial Ecology (BIO 4416 & BIO L416)
- Population Ecology (BIO 4421 & BIO L421)
- Environmental Assessment (BIO 4429 & BIO L429)
The Troy University 3+1 program allows students to accomplish steps 1 and 2 simultaneously, with the internship program at our affiliated MLS school preparing them for the national exam. Most students take the national examination within 2-3 weeks of graduation from the internship. Passing the national examination earns the successful candidate the designation of MLS (ASCP). Students on the 4+1 plan earn their baccalaureate degree first, and then they are able to complete their internship at any NAACLS-accredited Medical Technology program in the country, after which they take their national examination. A search engine for these programs is available on the NAACLS website (http://www.naacls.org/).
Students who complete the Medical Technology Concentration at Troy University and become nationally certified Medical Laboratory Scientists can look forward to excellent career opportunities. There is currently a high demand for Certified Medical Laboratory Scientists all across the country. MLS graduates typically work in clinical hospital laboratories, privately owned laboratories such as those in physicians' offices and clinics, regional reference laboratories, public health laboratories, in research, and in industry. There are also opportunities for positions as sales or technical representatives with companies that manufacture and distribute laboratory equipment and supplies. Graduates who complete the program also have an excellent background for continuing their education in medical, dental or graduate school, or in other health professions.
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