CLS 460 Specimen Processing and Culture 4 cr.
- Offered: Fall, Winter
- Prerequisite: Students must achieve a 3.0 NMU cumulative GPA and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the major; students must achieve a grade of “B” or better in BI 111 and BI 312. Cytogenetics track: students must achieve a “B” or better in CLS 416 and BI 312 and a grade of “B-” or better in all other major courses. Completion of the required courses in the diagnostic genetics curriculum and acceptance by an affiliated clinical agency. Junior standing or instructor’s permission.
This course is part of an intense, six-month, full-time practicum in an affiliated full-service laboratory under supervision of appropriately credentialed cytogenetics professionals. Some hospital affiliates may require a nine-month practicum. Includes practical experience and theoretical principles in areas described by CLS 250G, CLS 460, CLS 461, CLS 462 and CLS 463.