College of Health and Human Sciences
Medical laboratory sciences students learn how to perform laboratory procedures that reveal normal and abnormal conditions in the blood, other body fluids, and tissues of patients. Students become adept in the operation and maintenance of sophisticated laboratory equipment, including chemical analyzers and electronic cell counters.
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Plan of Study
The curriculum is structured so that students may study for three years at Purdue and one year at an affiliated school of medical laboratory sciences. This 3+1 program allows students to complete, by the end of their junior year, the coursework required for admission to a hospital-based training program during their senior year. The fourth year offers combined classroom and laboratory studies that provide experience in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, histology, urinalysis, parasitology, and instrumentation.
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Medical Sciences and Technologies
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