Vanderbilt Program of Medical Laboratory Science

Program Schedule

Student Didactic and Laboratory: June to December


  • Consists of two class periods each day including lectures and laboratory work
  • Courses are taught on a rotational schedule and include:

Blood Banking (Immunohematology)

Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation


Hemostasis and Thrombosis







Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Molecular Diagnostics



Clinical Laboratory Rotations: January to June

  • Consists of eight hour days spent in specific clinical laboratory areas
  • Students are evaluated on their abilities in a clinical setting and on correlation of laboratory results with disease states
  • Rotations include: Orientation, Core Lab (Chemistry, Hematology, Hemostasis & Thrombsis, Urinalysis & Body Fluids), Microbiology (including Mycology and Virology), Blood Bank, Immunopathology, Toxicology and Esoteric Chemistry, Molecular Infectious Diseases, Molecular Genetics, Phlebotomy
  • In addition, a seminar course will introduce students to supervisory and management skills as well as special interest topics such as molecular diagnostics, POCT, regulatory compliances etc.

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