Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (BHS/CLS)

Program Requirements

Washburn University’s CLS program partners with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The program has three phases: student laboratory (11 weeks) on Omaha Campus, first clinical rotation (13 weeks), and second clinical rotation (25 weeks) at affiliate locations. At each phase of the program, students must learn to integrate practice with theoretical knowledge and understanding.

SUMMER: Student Laboratory   (11 weeks)

CL 414: Clinical Chemistry I     (4 cr. hrs)
This course includes the introduction to the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures. Correlation of clinical Laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate, renal, liver, cardiac, protein, pancreatic and endocrine disorders is emphasized. 

CL 430: Clinical Laboratory Management I       (2 cr. hrs)
This course includes the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of laboratory management principles and associated models. Opportunities for building critical thinking, problem-solving, and management/professional leadership skills are provided.

FIRST CLINICAL ROTATION    (13 weeks)

CL 413 Clinical Endocrinology and Toxicology            (1 cr. hr)
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, and evaluation of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures. Correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders, toxicology disturbances and therapeutic drug monitoring is emphasized.

CL 416: Clinical Hematology I       (4 cr. hrs)
This course includes the introduction to the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of hematological and hemostasis procedures. There is an emphasis on the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of anemia, leukemia, and bleeding/clotting disorders. 

CL 418: Clinical Microbiology I            (4 cr. hrs)
This course includes the introduction to the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures for isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of infectious disease organisms in humans. This course includes bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology and serology, and emphasizes the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the patient's diagnosis and treatment.

CL 420: Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics         (1 cr.hr)
This course includes the theory, practical application, and evaluation of immunological components, principles and methodologies used in the assessment of immunologically related disorders, including hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmune, immunoproliferative and immunodeficiency disorders, tumors, and transplantations. Theory and application of molecular diagnostic tools, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), nucleic acid probes, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray are also addressed. 

CL 422: Clinical Immunohematology I         (3 cr. hrs.)
This course includes the introduction to the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of blood bank procedures required for transfusion of blood and blood components and for handling and storage of blood and blood components.

SECOND CLINICAL ROTATION     (25 weeks)

CL 415: Clinical Chemistry II         (3 cr. hrs)
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of clinical chemistry laboratory procedures. Correlation of clinical Laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate, renal, liver, cardiac, protein, pancreatic and endocrine disorders is emphasized. 

CL 417: Clinical Hematology II             (3 cr. hrs)
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of hematological and hemostasis procedures. There is an emphasis on the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the diagnosis and treatment of anemia, leukemia, and bleeding/clotting disorders. 

CL 419: Clinical Microbiology II           (4 cr. hrs)
This course incorporates advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures for isolation, identification and susceptibility testing of infectious disease organisms in humans. This course includes bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology and serology, and emphasizes the correlation of clinical laboratory data with the patient's diagnosis and treatment. 

CL 423: Clinical Immunohematology II        (3 cr. hrs)
This course incorporated advanced theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of blood bank procedures required for transfusion of blood and blood components and for handling and storage of blood and blood components.

CL 424: Phlebotomy     (1 cr. hr.)
This course includes the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures used in collecting, handling and processing blood specimens.

CL 426: Urine and Body Fluid Analysis            (2 cr. hr.)
This course includes the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of procedures used in the analysis of urine and other body fluids, including cerebrospinal, synovial, serous and amniotic fluids.

CL 431: Clinical Laboratory Management II      (3 cr. hrs)
This course includes the theory, practical application, technical performance and evaluation of laboratory management principles and associated models. Opportunities for building critical thinking, problem-solving, and management/professional leadership skills are provided.

CL 412: Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application and Correlation        (5 cr. hrs)
This course includes the application, evaluation and correlation of laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of common disease states. Opportunities for building critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills are provided in small group clinical case discussions. 

* Formal lectures and clinical case conferences are coordinated by the Omaha programs at the UNMC site and delivered by satellite television or other distance learning technologies to students at other clinical sites.

 All required courses must be completed with a minimum passing grade of 70% (C) to meet requirements for graduation from the program.

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