Academics

Curriculum - Histology

DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION

Candidates for the histotechnology degree must have completed the prescribed curriculum with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better on a 4.00 scale on all work at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Due to the variability of available clinical sites, completion of the required curriculum may be extended beyond the minimum of 22 months. Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Histotechnology from the University of Mississippi and are eligible to apply to take the HTL(ASCP) national certification examination to become certified as a histotechnologist. Some states may require licensure in order practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the HTL(ASCP) certification examination. Be advised that a misdemeanor or felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the HTL(ASCP) certification examination or attain state license.

PROFESSIONAL COURSE OF STUDY

JUNIOR YEAR

FallSemester Hours
HTL 300 Introduction to Histology3
HTL 305 Basic Clinical Biochemistry2
HTL 310 Medical Terminology2
MLS 311 Basic and Clinical Immunology3
MLS 313 Clinical Bacteriology3
MLS 327 Laboratory Operations2
15

SpringSemester Hours
HTL 320 Histotechniques I4
HTL 330 Staining Techniques I3
HTL 350 Research Design and Statistics3
MLS 312 Essentials of Hematology3
MLS 340 General Pathology2
15

SENIOR YEAR

SummerSemester Hours
HTL 410 Ethics and Professional Issues1
MLS 323 Mycology, Parasitology and Virology3
MLS 405 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics3
MLS 430 Research Methods3
10

 

Fall
Curriculum - University of Mississippi Medical Center
HTL 420 Histotechniques II
4
HTL 425 Seminar1
HTL 430 Staining Techniques II3
MLS 310 Body Fluid Analysis3
MLS 417 Principles of Management and Education in CLS1
12

 

Spring
HTL 435 Histotechnology Capstone2
HTL 440 Histotechnology Practicum I5
HTL 445 Histotechnology Practicum II5
12
Total Required Hours64