Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2004 - 2005
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
Bachelor of Science
Faculty Wayne Gade, Paula Garrott, James Veselenak
Emeritus Faculty William Bloemer
Adjunct Faculty Kim Garcia, Robbin Killam, Fritz Lower, Gilma
Roncancio-Weemer, Kim Stahl, Judy Sutherland
Contact: (217) 206-6589
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.uis.edu/clinicallabscience/
The clinical laboratory science program offers the B.S. degree
to students interested in careers in clinical laboratory
science. Such careers require competence in the performance,
and interpretation of clinical laboratory procedures and
to function in problem-solving situations. The curriculum
features both broad-based and selective learning experiences
theory and practice in all areas of clinical laboratory science.
Completion of the program leads to eligibility for certification
by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical
Pathology and/or the National Credentialing Agency for
The UIS clinical laboratory science program is accredited
by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory
The clinical laboratory science program provides for the
continuing education of students who have completed the
first two years
of lower-division work (preferably with the A.A. or A.S.
Prerequisite courses required for admission include
1) 90 quarter
hours or 60 semester hours of lower-division courses,
including the UIS general education requirements detailed in the
admissions section of this catalog; 2) two semesters of general
3) one semester of organic chemistry; 4) two semesters
of biological sciences, preferably at least one semester
anatomy and physiology;
5) one semester of statistics or higher mathematics;
and 6) one semester of microbiology with lab.
genetics, a second semester of organic chemistry, and
software use (word processing, spreadsheets). Normal
into the program is the fall semester of the junior
year; however, midyear part-time status is possible.
Since program enrollment is limited, admission to UIS does
not guarantee admission to the clinical laboratory science
In addition to completing the UIS application process,
interested applicants should contact the program for
a program application.
Applicants must also forward a written statement of their
academic and professional goals and the names and addresses
of two college
science instructors (preferably one biology and one chemistry)
for use as references to the clinical laboratory science
program director. A personal interview may be required.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 semester
hours of UIS requirements in the areas of liberal studies
colloquia, public affairs colloquia, and applied study.
These hours must
include at least four hours in each of at least two
of these areas.
The clinical laboratory science program requires 60-66
credit hours of upper-division work. Interdisciplinary
with emphasis on the basic sciences and standards
of contemporary clinical laboratory science, the program
and clinical experiences.
Academic work during the junior year is designed
to provide a strong background in analytical chemistry,
and immunology. The summer and fall terms of the
theory and laboratory experience in clinical chemistry,
hematology, immunohematology, and hemostasis. During
the balance of the
senior year, the student's clinical education encompasses
rotations through the various clinical specialty
areas of affiliated
The program is affiliated with Memorial Medical
Center and St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Methodist
in Peoria, and Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
The applied study term is incorporated in the clinical
experience, which is under the joint supervision
of faculty at the University
of Illinois at Springfield and practicing professionals
in affiliated hospital laboratories. Clinical
education is coupled
courses offered at UIS.
Recognizing the importance of communication in
allied health professions, faculty in all CLS
of effective oral
and written communication skills. Consequently,
completion of CLS required courses constitutes
Since the program includes laboratory work
done under professional supervision, the
only must satisfy
the customary expectations of academic work
but also must meet
standards demanded of a professional medical
technologist/clinical laboratory scientist.
Students must maintain a
minimum GPA of 2.00. Clinical laboratory
are required to maintain
grade of C or better in all required courses.
Individual professional liability insurance
is required of each student. Evidence of
current coverage must
be submitted before
engaging in clinical course work.
As a closure requirement for graduation,
students must pass a comprehensive examination
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) --
Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Articulation
Special opportunities are available
for individuals who have completed
laboratory technician program. Through
advising and planned academic and clinical
course work, medical
laboratory technicians are provided
a unique opportunity to complete the
degree without repeating
are already proficient. Medical laboratory
technicians interested in this articulation
director to discuss curriculum planning
based on their previous academic
and clinical experiences.
Sample Curriculum/Program Guide
First semester, junior year
CHE 321 Chemical Analysis 3 Hrs.
CHE 322 Laboratory Techniques 1 Hr.
CLS 321 Seminar in Clinical Laboratory
Science 1-2 Hr.
CLS 447 Medical Mycology/Parasitology/Virology
Elective 1-4 Hrs.
Public Affairs/Liberal Studies Colloquium
Second semester, junior year
CHE 418 Biomedical Laboratory Methods
CHE 433 Physiological Chemistry
CLS 405 Introduction to Urinalysis
BIO 347 Medical Bacteriology 4
CLS 448 Introduction to Immunology
Summer, senior year
CLS 401 Introduction to Clinical
Chemistry 1-2 Hrs.
CLS 403 Introduction to
Immunohematology 1-2 Hrs.
CLS 404 Introduction to Hemostasis
CLS 454 Advanced Concepts in
Chemistry 2 Hrs.
First semester, senior year
CLS 402 Introduction to Hematology
CLS 451 Advanced Concepts in
Immunohematology 2 Hrs.
CLS 452 Advanced Concepts in
Hematology 2 Hrs.
Clinical Courses (see below)
Second semester, senior year
CLS 411 Clinical Education/Management
CLS 456 Clinical Correlations
Clinical Courses (see below)
Students are assigned a number
of the following courses
in the fall
of the senior year.
courses should be completed
by the end of the senior year.
CLS 421 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
CLS 422 Clinical Hematology Laboratory
CLS 423 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
CLS 424 Clinical Immunohematology
Laboratory 1-2 Hrs.
CLS 431 Special Topics in Clinical
Laboratory Science 1-2 Hrs.
Total Clinical 6-14 Hrs.
Total 60-66 Hrs.