Biomedical Science Major: Medical Laboratory Sciences Option (B.S.)

http://colsa.unh.edu/mcbs/biomedical/medical-laboratory-science-mls-option

The Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program is NAACLS accredited (http://www.naacls.org/) and follows accreditation requirements. Students in this option take four Foundation courses, five Bioscience Core courses, six required BMS:MLS core courses, and five Major Elective courses. One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors. The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning.  In addition, all other University academic requirements must be completed, including those for Discovery Program and the University Writing Requirement.

A grade of C-minus or above is required in BMS:MLS Core Courses.

Foundation Courses

CHEM 403General Chemistry I 14
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
5
Select one of the following: 3
BIOL 528Applied Biostatistics I4
PSYC 402Statistics in Psychology4
SOC 502Statistics4
MATH 439Statistical Discovery for Everyone4

Bioscience Core Courses

BMS 508Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
GEN 604Principles of Genetics4
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
Select one of the following:4-5
BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
BMS 501Microbes in Human Disease4
Select one of the following: 4
BMS 507Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular 24
1

 CHEM 403 fulfills the Physical Science Discovery requirement.

2

Students applying to health profession schools need a full year of English, a full year of Introductory Biology, and a full year of Organic Chemistry.  ENGL 502 or 503 should be taken in addition to ENGL 401; CHEM 651/653 and CHEM 652/654 should be taken in place of CHEM 545/546.  See Pre-Professional Health Program Advising.

3

 Any of these courses fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Discovery requirement

4

Either course fulfills the Biological Science Discovery requirement and Discovery Laboratory requirement. BIOL 411 also fulfills the Discovery Inquiry requirement.

BMS-MLS Core Courses

BMS 401Professional Perspectives in Biomedical Sciences1
BMS 560
BMS 561
Body Fluids
and Body Fluids Laboratory
4
BMS 602
BMS 603
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory
5
BMS 642
BMS 643
Clinical Immunology and Serology
and Clinical Serology Laboratory
4
BMS 650Molecular Diagnostics 54
BMS 720Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology 63
5

 BMS 650 fulfills the Environment, Tech and Society Discovery requirement

6

If BMS 721 Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology Laboratory is taken concurrently with BMS 720, it may count as one of the two required laboratory elective components. However, BMS 721 does not count as a Major Elective course, so five Major Electives must still be completed, at least one of which includes a lab component, plus four additional Major Electives with or without lab.

BMS-MLS Major Electives

A total of five unique Major Electives is required.  Two courses must have a Laboratory component.

Choose TWO Major Electives with a Laboratory component
BMS 623Histology: Microscopic Cellular Structure and Function4
BMS 644
BMS 645
Clinical Hematology
and Clinical Hematology Laboratory 7
5
BMS 656
BMS 657
Immunohematology
and Blood Banking Laboratory 7
4
BMS 658
BMS 659
Medical Biochemistry
and Clinical Chemistry Laboratory 7
5
BMS 705
BMS 715
Immunology
and Immunology Laboratory
5
BMS 706
BMS 708
Virology
and Virology Laboratory
5
BMS 721Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology Laboratory (coreq BMS 720) 6, 72
BMS 740Human Microbiome4
Choose THREE Major Electives from the list below (FOUR if BMS 721 is counted as a Laboratory course) 6
BMS 610Biomedical Lab Management 74
BMS 623Histology: Microscopic Cellular Structure and Function4
BMS 635Preceptorial in Prehospital Care2
BMS 640Phlebotomy Theory 72
BMS 641Phlebotomy Clinical Internship 71-2
BMS 644Clinical Hematology3
BMS 644
BMS 645
Clinical Hematology
and Clinical Hematology Laboratory 7
5
BMS 644
BMS 646
Clinical Hematology
and Clinical Hemostasis
4
BMS 656
BMS 657
Immunohematology
and Blood Banking Laboratory 7
4
BMS 658
BMS 659
Medical Biochemistry
and Clinical Chemistry Laboratory 7
5
BMS 702Endocrinology4
BMS 703Infectious Disease and Health4
BMS 704Pathologic Basis of Disease4
BMS 705
BMS 715
Immunology
and Immunology Laboratory
5
BMS 706
BMS 708
Virology
and Virology Laboratory
5
BMS 711Toxicology4
BMS 712Grand Rounds2
BMS 716Public Health: Food- and Water-borne Diseases4
BMS 718Mammalian Physiology4
BMS 719Host-Microbe Interactions4
BMS 730Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science4
BMS 740Human Microbiome4
BMS 750Case Studies 71-5
BMCB 753Cell Culture5
BMCB 760Pharmacology4
BMCB 763Biochemistry of Cancer4
GEN 706Human Genetics4
BMS 751Advanced Clinical Microbiology Internship 75
BMS 752Advanced Hematology Internship 75
BMS 753Advanced Immunohematology Internship 75
BMS 754Advanced Clinical Chemistry Internship 75
BMS 761Clinical Microbiology Internship20
BMS 762Clinical Hematology Internship20
BMS 763Clinical Immunohematology Internship20
BMS 764Clinical Chemistry Internship20
BMS 790Undergraduate Teaching Experience1-4
BMS 795Investigations in Biomedical Science1-8
BMS 795WInvestigations in Biomedical Science1-8
BMS 796Biomedical Research Internship4-16
BMS 799Senior Thesis1-4
BMS 799HSenior Honors Thesis1-4
7

Required for students interested in MLS clinical generalist internship

Approved BMS:MLS Capstone Courses

The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning.  The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course, created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors thesis, mentored research project, or other special student activity).  The capstone requirement can only be fulfilled once a student has senior standing in the major.

BMS 635Preceptorial in Prehospital Care2
BMS 716Public Health: Food- and Water-borne Diseases4
BMS 719Host-Microbe Interactions4
BMS 740Human Microbiome4
BMS 750Case Studies1-5
BMS 751Advanced Clinical Microbiology Internship5
BMS 752Advanced Hematology Internship5
BMS 753Advanced Immunohematology Internship5
BMS 754Advanced Clinical Chemistry Internship5
BMS 761Clinical Microbiology Internship20
BMS 762Clinical Hematology Internship20
BMS 763Clinical Immunohematology Internship20
BMS 764Clinical Chemistry Internship20
BMS 790Undergraduate Teaching Experience (2 semesters, including lab presentation or instruction)1-4
BMS 795Investigations in Biomedical Science (4-credit minimum)1-8
BMS 795WInvestigations in Biomedical Science (4-credit minimum)1-8
BMS 796Biomedical Research Internship4-16
BMS 799Senior Thesis (4-credit minimum)1-4
BMS 799HSenior Honors Thesis1-4
INCO 790Advanced Research Experience (4-credit minimum)1-4

For a Capstone experience not listed above, such as an internship, submit a Capstone Experience Approval form prior to beginning the experience. 

SAMPLE Course Sequence for Medical Laboratory Science

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
BMS 401 Professional Perspectives in Biomedical Sciences 1
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
BMS 507
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular
4
CHEM 403 General Chemistry I 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits17
Spring
BMS 508 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 404 General Chemistry II 4
Statistics 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
BMS 503
BMS 504
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
GEN 604 Principles of Genetics 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits17
Spring
BMS 602
BMS 603
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory
5
BMS 560
BMS 561
Body Fluids
and Body Fluids Laboratory
4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
Major Elective 4
 Credits18
Third Year
Fall
Major Elective with lab 4-6
BMCB 658
BMCB 659
General Biochemistry
and General Biochemistry Lab
5
BMS 650 Molecular Diagnostics 4
 Credits13-15
Spring
BMS 642
BMS 643
Clinical Immunology and Serology
and Clinical Serology Laboratory
4
BMS 720 Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology 3
Major Elective with lab 4-5
Elective (any course) 4
 Credits15-16
Fourth Year
Fall
Major Elective (WI) 4
Major Elective (Capstone) 4
Discovery Course 4
Elective (any course) 4
 Credits16
Spring
Elective (any course) 4
Elective (any course) 4
Elective (any course) 4
Elective (any course) 4
 Credits16
 Total Credits128-131