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School of Medical Laboratory Science

Joan Polancic
Program Director

joan.polancic@dhha.org
(303) 602-5227

Curriculum

Program Curriculum

School of Medical Lab Science

The program is offered over 48 weeks and begins in January. Students will spend the first several months participating in didactic lectures and student laboratory to gain knowledge and develop a basic level of competency before entering the clinical rotations. Students will rotate through each major area of the clinical laboratory – chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, immunology, urinalysis, immunohematology, microbiology and molecular diagnostics – and learn advanced procedures, with instruction from qualified laboratory experts, to develop entry level competencies. Students will gain competency in phlebotomy by participating in specimen collection and at community health service laboratories/draw stations.

Course Descriptions

Program Faculty

Medical laboratory scientists/medical technologists and other content experts, such as pathologists and certified specialists, from the Denver Health laboratory will be involved in teaching courses, the student laboratory, and/or clinical experiences. The laboratory professionals at Denver Health are committed to offering a quality education that will provide highly qualified MLS’s for the future needs of healthcare services.