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Option Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
BioHealth Sciences - College of Science



Clinical laboratory scientists (also known as medical laboratory scientists or medical technologists) perform routine and highly specialized diagnostic procedures in clinical laboratories. They must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Certification Agency (NCA). Certification requires 12 to 15 months of training at an accredited professional school of clinical laboratory science. Oregon currently has one such school jointly administered by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT); Washington and California have several. Most clinical laboratory science schools require a bachelor of science degree for admission to their educational program; however, some schools (notably OHSU/OIT) accept students who have had three years of appropriate college work. Most pre-clinical laboratory science students complete the BS degree in BioHealth Sciences/Pre-CLS option before attending& a clinical laboratory science program (4+1 program).

The BioHealth Sciences major combined with the Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science option is designed to meet most or all of the requirements for admission to CLS programs across the U.S. Satisfactory completion of the pre-CLS option facilitates, but does not guarantee, admission to a CLS program; applicants are selected on a competitive basis. Students are urged to carefully check admission requirements at their schools of interest and work closely with admission representatives in order to make sure they are meeting all current requirements.

Students may not combine the Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science option with any other option offered with the BioHealth Sciences major (Pre-Medicine/Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant).



Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences Option Courses

Courses may be used to meet requirements for the BHS core and/or bacc core. For the Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences option, MB 416 will meet the BHS core requirement for an immunology course.
BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)
MB 416. Immunology (3)
MB 436. Human Microbiome (3)
   or MB 480. General Parasitology (3)
   or H 425. Foundations of Epidemiology (3)

Select one course from below (34):
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 206. *Social Problems and Issues (3)

Total=24–25 credits

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

 

Sample Four-year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Option


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

BHS 110. BioHealth Sciences Orientation (1)
CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1)
   or PAC
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
Elective credits (2)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
PHAR 210. Terminology of Health Sciences (2)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Elective credits (1)

Spring Term (15)

CH 233. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
   or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Speech (3)

Year 2


Fall Term (14–15)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
Western Culture (3–4)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
Writing II (3)

Spring Term (14–16)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
Literature and the Arts (3–4)

Select one course from below (34):
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 206. *Social Problems and Issues (3)


Year 3


Fall Term (15–16)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
H 210. *Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)

Select one WIC course from below (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)
MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)

Winter Term (15–16)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Competency requirement (see below) (3–4)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (68):
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ANTH/FCSJ 361. *Food Justice (4)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
MB 330. *Disease and Society (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY/WGSS 466. *Fat Studies (4)
QS/WGSS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Spring Term (14–15)

MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 203. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Competency requirement (3–4)
Elective credit (1–2)

Year 4


Fall Term (15)

BI 331. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 341. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
MB 416. Immunology (3)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Elective credit (3–4)

Winter Term (15)

BI 332. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 342. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
   or BI 311. Genetics (4)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credit (2–4)

Spring Term (14–15)

BHS 329. Mechanisms of Disease: Introduction to General Pathology (3)
BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Cultural Diversity (3–4)

Select one course from below (3):
H 425. Foundations of Epidemiology (3)
MB 436. The Human Microbiome (3)
MB 480. General Parasitology (3)

Total=180


Option Code: 576




 
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