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MS in Clinical Laboratory Science


Program Structure

  • 33 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree
  • All courses are web-based (online)
  • Full and part-time options
  • Graduate project - self-directed, faculty-mentored project designed to address a practical problem or issue in clinical laboratory science and/or healthcare delivery.

 Learning Goals

The goal of the program is to advance knowledge through an in-depth study of the disciplines of clinical laboratory science related to improvement of quality and delivery of laboratory services critical to clinician decision-making and patient care. This includes advanced knowledge in clinical chemistry, hematology/hemostasis, clinical microbiology, infectious disease, immunology, transplantation, transfusion services, emerging trends in clinical laboratory science, education, health policy, models to improve clinical laboratory services, critical analysis, and development of skills in evidence-based practice and research.

Learning Outcomes

These learning outcomes meet the Institute of Medicine’s core competencies for health care professionals, namely, the ability to provide patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, apply quality improvement, and utilize informatics. (Institute of Medicine. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2003).

The graduate of the Rutgers MS CLS-MLS Track will be able to:

  • Critically review, appraise, and synthesize the health sciences literature.
  • Identify and systematically investigate research questions pertinent to clinical laboratory practice.
  • Synthesize new concepts, models and theories through the appropriate application of empirical knowledge and the scientific method to help resolve clinical laboratory and health sciences issues or problems.
  • Apply the advanced knowledge and technical skills needed to serve as active contributors and/or leaders in the clinical laboratory science professions.
  • Apply current knowledge to evaluate or design more effective ways to deliver clinical laboratory and health-related services.
  • Use a variety of information technologies to address both theoretical and practical problems, enhance communication, and disseminate knowledge to applicable audiences and interest groups.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication, using both scholarly and technical formats.
  • Work collaboratively with others to advance the scientific bases of knowledge in clinical laboratory science via ongoing scholarship.
  • Integrate basic principles of ethics and cultural sensitivity within all interpersonal and professional activities.

For a complete listing of courses and syllabi click here: MSCLS COURSE LIST





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