Clinical Laboratory Sciences

This program aims at improving the quality of clinical laboratory services through linking theoretical knowledge with practical training. In addition, the program aims at providing the society with highly qualified graduates knowledgeable and skilled in utilizing modern laboratory techniques and equipment and using them for diagnostic purposes, in accordance with the plans of the Ministry of Health in Palestine. In addition to the general program, the program offers a concentration in Microbiology and Immunology.

The aim of the Program is to raise the level of services in Clinical Laboratory Science for medical technicians by augmenting the theoretical aspects with adequate practical training. In addition, the graduates will be highly qualified scientifically and thoroughly familiar, knowledgeable and skilled in utilizing advanced laboratory techniques to apply for diagnostic purposes. This will be done in accordance with the plans of the Palestine Ministry of Health

Program Requirements

The completion of no less than 36 credit hours distributed as follows:

 

1. Compulsory Courses for all students: (21 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

MCLS611

Laboratory Management

 

MCLS622

Blood Banking

MCLS632

MCLS631

Hematology

 

MCLS632

Immunology

 

MCLS633

Clinical Chemistry

 

MCLS636

Research Methods and Health Statistics  

 

MCLS637

Diagnostic Microbiology

 

MCLS731

Molecular Biology

 

Note: All students must complete MCLS636 within the first 15 credit hours of registration in the program. 

 

2. Electives for the general program
Completion of 9 credit hours from the following courses:

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

MCLS630

Diagnostic Parasitology  

 

MCLS634

Food Microbiology  

 

MCLS635

Virology

 

MCLS711

Seminar

 

MCLS726

Special Topics

 

MCLS730

Toxicology

 

MCLS732

Advanced Techniques in Immunology

 

MCLS733

Diagnostic Mycology

 

MCLS734

Microbial Pathogenesis

 

MCLS735

Microbial Genetics

 

 

3. Elective Courses for Concentration in Microbiology and Immunology
completion of 9 credit hours from the following courses: 

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

MCLS630

Diagnostic Parasitology  

 

MCLS726

Special Topics

 

MCLS732

Advanced Techniques in Immunology

 

MCLS733

Diagnostic Mycology

 

MCLS734

Microbial Pathogenesis

 

MCLS735

Microbial Genetics

 

 

4. Track “A” or Track “B”:6 Credit Hours; Thesis or two Seminars

Track

Track Title

Track No.

Prerequisite(s)

Track A 

Thesis 

MCLS860 

Complete no less than 18 credit hours from the program

Track B 

Seminars 

MCLS830
MCLS831

 

5. Successfully passing the Comprehensive Oral Exam.