The minor in Clinical Transfusion Services gives you the option to select just that one area of medical laboratory science to study. The graduate of the entire clinical laboratory science program is called a "generalist" and can practice in the areas of clinical biochemistry, hematology, transfusion services, immunology and clinical microbiology. This transfusion services/blood bank minor allows study in transfusion services, without taking all of the program courses. It includes general principles of human physiology and clinical laboratory operation as well as transfusion-related topics such as blood group genetics, blood typing and compatibility testing, blood donor screening, blood infectious disease testing, etc. You can complete the minor by taking courses offered on campus.
Pre-requisites one year of general chemistry. Grades of C or better are required in all courses applicable to the minor. Prior approval to enroll in the courses is required as there are a limited number of seats. Additional details and the required form are provided using the link below. The form should be submitted by July 1 for approval to enroll in fall classes. See the checklist.
Specialty Area Courses for the Minor:
|MDTC 101||Lab Safety||1 semester hour|
|BIOL 215||Anatomy and Physiology I||4 semester hours|
|BIOL 216||Anatomy and Physiology II||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 300||Principles of Medical Laboratory Science||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 331||Clinical Immunology||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 301||Hematology I||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 431||Introduction to Transfusion Services||3 semester hours|