Clinical Laboratory Sciences

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University of Texas Health Center (UTHSC Tyler)

The UTMB Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences is pleased to announce a collaborative arrangement with the University Of Texas Health Center (UTHSC Tyler), which will bring CLS/MT level education back to the Tyler area.

Persons interested in professions in the medical laboratory field will now be able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston by attending courses on the campus of the University Of Texas Health Northeast (UTHSCTyler) in Tyler. The degree is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The degree prepares students for the Clinical Laboratory Science professions including biotechnology, forensic science, immunohematology, microbiology, epidemiology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, veterinary science, molecular biology, clinical chemistry, public health and transplant immunology.

You may apply to the UTMB-UTT program if you satisfy admission requirements. Course lectures are offered from UTMB via interactive video-teleconferencing to UTHSC Tyler and/or streaming media over the Internet; labs are completed at the UT Health Northeast (UTHSC Tyler) campus labs. Some travel may be required for completing clinical preceptorships, depending upon the availability of training hospitals and clinics in your area. The UTHSC program is offered as a full-time, 2-year program for biology majors, a part-time, 3.5-year program for working MLT students , and a 9-month Categorical Certification for BS degrees in a science. The actual time required for completion will depend upon the number of credit hours in which you enroll per semester. After successful completion of the program, your BS-CLS degree is conferred by UTMB.

"The University of Texas Medical Branch has extensive experience in distance education. Combined with excellent facilities at UT Health Northeast (UTHSC Tyler) makes this an excellent arrangement. The response from local hospitals and laboratories has been very positive." - Marla Stevenson, Tyler Program Coordinator

Clinical laboratory scientists are considered the detectives of the health care industry, performing laboratory procedures to provide crucial information in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a shortage of workers in this field, with the need for clinical laboratory scientists rising 17 percent-or 120,000 jobs-by 2010.

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