Cytotechnology Program

Course Content

The course is divided into three terms. During the first two trimesters, the 38-hour weeks consist of lectures, discussions, quizzes, and approximately 25 hours of microscopy. Students complete a series of comprehensive examinations aimed at testing their knowledge of cytopathology at the end of the second term.

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The third term is devoted to supervised microscopy of clinical specimens. Students continue to develop and improve their microscopic skills and diagnostic acumen. Students also rotate through various clinical settings associated with the practice of clinical cytology, which provides practical experience in the areas of advanced laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and cytogenetics.

 

Credits
Fall
Basic Cytology and Laboratory Procedures 1
The Female Genital System 8
Clinical Practice I 1
The Genitourinary System
2
The Respiratory System 3
  15
Spring
The Breast 1
The Gastrointestinal System 3
Seminar in Clinical Cytology
1
Effusions 2
The Central Nervous System 1
Miscellaneous Systems 2
Applied Cytology I 1
Advanced Laboratory Procedures 1
Seminar in Clinical Cytogenetics
1
Seminar in Laboratory Operations and Quality Assurance 1
  14
Summer
Applied Cytology II
1
Clinical Practice II
8

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