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Clinical Hematology

Salisbury University offers a number of minors within the medical laboratory science program, including a minor in clinical hematology. Hematology is the study of blood, both the cells and the fluid portion, called plasma. Hematologists work as part of a medical team responsible for diagnosing and managing patient illnesses. They are employed by hospitals, laboratories and universities. Most of their time is spent analyzing blood, but other topics include blood cell formation, anemias, leukemias and coagulation disorders.

Why Choose Clinical Hematology at SU?

Clinical hematology is a minor in the discipline of medical laboratory science (MLS). It allows you to complete the on-campus classes in clinical hematology, with this recognition posted on your transcript.

The minor in clinical hematology gives you the option to select just that one area of medical laboratory science (MLS) to study. The graduate of the MLS major is called a “generalist” and can practice in the areas of clinical biochemistry, hematology, transfusion services, immunology and clinical microbiology. The minor allows study in clinical hematology, without taking all of the program courses.  

The minor includes general principles of human physiology and clinical laboratory operation as well as hematology topics such as blood cell formation, anemias, leukemias, coagulation disorders, etc. Prerequisites include one year of general chemistry. Grades of C or better are required in all courses applicable to the minor.

Students in the clinical hematology minor must complete the following courses:

  • BIOL 215 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • MDTC 101 Safety in the Biological, Chemical and Clinical Lab
  • MDTC 300 Principles of Medical Laboratory Science
  • MDTC 301 Hematology I
  • MDTC 331 Diagnostic Immunology
  • MDTC 401 Hematology II

Students majoring in MLS are given the first seats in any course. Students who wish to pursue a minor may apply for any remaining slots. In order to hold a space in classes, students who wish to pursue a minor must apply and be approved.

For a more in-depth study, learn more about SU’s medical laboratory science major.

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