SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Cytogenetics Curricula

 

The Cytogenetics Programs are not accepting applications
for the 2013-14 or the 2014-15 cohorts at this time.

 

Bachelor of Science in Cytogenetics

The Bachelor of Science in Cytogenetics program consists of a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including the Texas Core Curriculum and program requirements completed at a regionally accredited college/university, and 36 semester credit hours of Cytogenetics courses completed at the Health Science Center.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Cytogenetics

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Cytogenetics is available for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in natural science (biology, microbiology, medical technology, etc.) or a physical science (chemistry, physics, etc.). Health Science Center coursework is the same for both the B.S. and post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

 

Educational Practicum Assignments

During the second and third semesters, students in the Cytogenetics program are required to obtain their clinical experiences in one or more clinical sites that may or may not be located in San Antonio. Each student’s clinical practicum aims to provide comprehensive exposure to a wide variety of technology. Primary site assignment is made to provide the student with a breadth of experiences that encompass all major content areas.

 

Assignments to affiliates for Cytogenetics practicum courses are made as fairly as possible based on availability of positions at the affiliate sites and student needs. Practicum courses typically begin in the spring semester and are completed during the summer semester. Since many of the practicum sites are in distant cities and student relocation may incur considerable student expense, every effort is made to place students in a single city for their entire practicum experience.


Cytogenetics Bachelor of Science &
Post-Baccalaureate Curriculum

Semester Credit
Hours

CLSC 4035 - Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics

1.5

CLSC 4040 - Human Genetics

2.0

CLSC 4041 - Clinical Cytogenetics

4.0

CLSC 4042 - Hematology for the Geneticist

1.0

CLSC 4043 - Cytogenetics Techniques

4.0

CLSC 4044 - Current Topics in Genetics

1.0

CLSC 4092 - Management I

1.0

CLSC 4045 - Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory I

5.0

CLSC 4046 - Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory II

5.0

CLSC 4047 - Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory III

5.0

CLSC 4048 - Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory IV

5.0

CLSC 4049 - Cytogenetics Laboratory Practices

1.5

Program Total

36.0

 

Cytogenetics Course Descriptions


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