Medical Laboratory Science
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Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
Campus:

South Campus - Windsor (H837)
- Centre for Applied Health Sciences

Program Length:
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Starts:
September

Contact:


Jan Maxwell
519-972-2727 ext. 4442
jmaxwell@stclaircollege.ca


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Important information about how applicants are ranked for entry into this program can be found here.

The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test is required for entrance to this program. Details will be provided to applicants.

Selection Procedure: A score is determined for each applicant derived from the Pre-Admission Testing score and from required subjects for admission. Scores are then ranked by highest score and selection is made for the available positions and places on the waiting list.

For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
As an important member of the health care team, it is the Medical Laboratory Technologist who assesses the types of blood cells and microorganisms that cause disease, provides chemical analysis of blood and body fluids, performs the processing of tissue samples for microscopic evaluation, and determines the compatibility of blood for transfusion.

This program will appeal to students with a love and knowledge of sciences. They should have good manual dexterity, and must be able to work accurately and quickly under pressure with the ability to make decisions which directly affect the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It's also important to have a professional and caring attitude.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Accredited by the Canadian Medical Association, graduates are eligible to:
  • Write the general certificate exams of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
  • Apply to the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario for a license to practice in Ontario clinical labs
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A nationwide shortage of Medical Laboratory Technologists exists in Canada. Graduates are employed as medical technologists, research assistants, quality control technicians and laboratory technicians in hospitals, public and private medical laboratories, in clinical research and pharmaceutical laboratories, as well as in sales or technical assistance.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
  • NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
  • Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • - MUST be obtained by you, the student.
      - The Police Clearance will be required for clinical placement (Semester 6).
      - Clinical placements may be located out of town. You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
DEGREE COMPLETION
Students who graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or greater may receive advanced standing in up to 17 credits out of the 30 required for a Bachelor of Science (General Science) degree at the University of Windsor.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: H837
Medical Laboratory Science Program Student Scholarships: Medical Laboratory Science Certification Links: The Canadian Forces (CF) is offering paid education with an employment opportunity for students enrolled in a CF-recognized program. For details, visit www.forces.ca/en/page/paideducation-96#paidcollege-2.

YOUR INVESTMENT
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The fees for the current academic year are as follows:

Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees:
$4,279.30

Students may be placed in out-of-town sites for clinical internship and will be responsible for their accommodations.

For textbook prices see the Bookstore website .

For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
BIO147
3
Anatomy & Physiology I
CHM161A
3
Chemistry I
MIC111
2
Computer Applications I
LSW100G
3
Literature: Short Exposition
MDL106
3
Cellular Biology
MDL102
4
General Lab. Knowledge
MTH131
4
Algebra & Trigonometry
MDL125
3
Interprofessional Care in Healthcare

Semester 2
BIO245
3
Human Anatomy & Phys. II
CHM216A
3
Chemistry II
CHM222G
3
Environmental Awareness
CHM223A
3
Organic Chemistry I
MIC211
2
Computer Applications II
MDL110
3
Med Lab Orientation Skills
MDL206
3
Analytical Techniques
MTH406
2
Applied Statistics

Semester 3
MDL303
3
Instrumental Techniques
MDL306
1
Human A & P Lab
MDL307
2
Intro to Clinical Laboratory
MDL316
2
Clinical Immunology
MDL317
2
Introductory Microbiology

Semester 4
LBS110G
3
Communication Across Cultures
MDL426A
5
Clinical Microbiology A
MDL427A
5
Clinical Chemistry A
MDL428A
5
Hemotology A
MDL429A
5
Transfusion Science A
MDL435A
4
Histotechnology & Histology A

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 5
MDL455
2
Ethics & Professionalism
MDL420
2
Mycology & Parasitology
MDL426B
5
Clinical Microbiology B
MDL427B
4
Clinical Chemistry B
MDL428B
4
Hematology B
MDL429B
5
Transfusion Science B
MDL435B
4
Histotechnology & Histology B


Semester 6
MDL505
20
Clinical Chemistry Internship
MDL519
20
Clinical Microbiology Internship
MDL522
15
Hematology Internship
MDL523
10
Histotechnology Internship
MDL524
8
Clinical Work Experience
MDL525
15
Transfusion Science Internship



Semester 7
MDL920
1
Hematology Review
MDL921
1
Transfusion Science Review
MDL922
1
Histotechnology Review
MDL923
1
Clinical Microbiology Review
MDL924
1
Clinical Chemistry Review