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  • Dr. Patricia Castiglia, Dean
    Dr. Gail Ackall, Associate Dean
    Connie Gamboa, Assistant Dean

    1101 N. Campbell
    Phone: (915) 747-7280
    Fax: (915) 747-7207
    E-mail: soah@utep.edu

    School of Allied Health

    1. Department Information
    2. Program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    3. Program in Health Science
    4. Program in Kinesiology and Sports Studies
    5. Program in Occupational Therapy
    6. Program in Pharmacy
    7. Program in Physical Therapy
    8. Program in Speech-Language Pathology
    9. Clinical Laboratory Science (CLSC) Courses
    10. Health Siences (HSCI) Courses
    11. Kinesiology (KIN) Courses
    12. Physical Education Activity (PE) Courses
    13. Occupational Therapy (OT) Courses
    14. Speech - Language Phatology (SPLP) Courses

    Program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

    E-mail: clsc@utep.edu
    Phone: (915) 747-8214

    Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    The Clinical Laboratory Science Program (CLS), formerly Medical Technology, is designed to prepare graduates to function as professional members of the health care team. Their services are utilized in hospitals, clinics, and private laboratories, as well as in business and industry. Clinical Laboratory Scientists perform a variety of immunological, biochemical, molecular, and microbiological procedures that aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Computerized databases, electronic charting, and sophisticated laboratory techniques such as DNA, PCR, and isoelectric focusing help insure the accuracy and precision of their work. The University of Texas at El Paso's Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (8410 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 670, Chicago, IL, 60631).

    Students completing approximately 60 semester hours of prerequisite courses must apply for the professional phase of the program in the spring semester. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.5 GPA in math and sciences. All applicants will be interviewed by University and clinical faculty. A limited number of clinical sites are available; therefore, twenty students will be selected to enter the professional phase of the program. Students begin the professional phase once a year in the fall semester.

    All lower-division course work must be completed prior to enrolling in the professional Clinical Laboratory Science courses. All students beginning the professional courses will be required prior to the clinical practicum to show evidence of professional liability insurance, current CPR certification, a recent physical examination, and current immunizations, including a Hepatitis B vaccination.

    A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in each CLS class. If a student earns less than a "C," the student must withdraw from the program and reapply the following year.

    All students must perform within limits of safe practice. Students who are deemed unsafe by faculty will be dropped and will receive an "F" in the clinical course. The Safe Practice and Procedure Policy for students is posted on the Official Bulletin Board in the College and in the Clinical Laboratory Science Department. All work performed by students during the clinical practicum is under the direct supervision of clinical faculty and countersigned by them.

    As a professional, the student must exhibit a commitment to the welfare of patients. The faculty in the program reserve the right to refuse the opportunity of a student to perform tests or procedures on patients if the student gives evidence of unsafe and/or ineffective laboratory techniques.

    Students graduating from The University of Texas at El Paso are eligible for two national certification examinations. One examination is administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists from Chicago, IL and successful candidates may use the initials MT (ASCP) after their name. A second examination for which students are eligible is administered by the National Certification Agency from Washington, DC and, if passed, graduates may use CLS (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) after their name.

    Degree Requirements (140 semester hours)
    Lower-Division Preprofessional Courses (71 hours)
    ENGL 1311 and ENGL 1312 6 hours
    COMM 1301 or 1302 3 hours
    HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 6 hours
    POSC 2310 and POSC 2311 6 hours
    Visual and Performing Arts 3 hours
    Humanities 3 hours
    Social and Behavioral Science 3 hours
    Institutionally Designated Option 3 hours
    BIOL 1305, BIOL 1107, BIOL 2311,
    BIOL 2111, BIOL 2313
    11 hours
    CHEM 1305, CHEM 1105, CHEM 1306
    CHEM 1106, CHEM 3324, CHEM 3124
    12 hours
    MATH 1508; STAT 2380 and STAT 2182 9 hours
    MICR 2440 4 hours
    CLSC 2210 2 hours

    Upper-Division Professional Courses (69 hours)
    CLSC 3110, CLSC 3311, CLSC 3212, CLSC 3413, CLSC 3314, CLSC 3211, CLSC 3306, CLSC 3308, CLSC 3418, CLSC 3219, CLSC 4406, CLSC 4106, CLSC 4190, CLSC 3322, CLSC 4101, CLSC 4190, CLSC 4301, CLSC 4302, CLSC 4742, CLSC 4343, CLSC 4244, CLSC 4145, CLSC 4746, CLSC 4347, and CLSC 4248.

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