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cytotechnology program

Grand Forks, ND

Professional Curriculum
1 year professional program that prepares you to step directly into a career.
Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Cytotechnology

Pathology 401 - Fall Semester
Full day (8:00 - 4:00), integrated lecture, tutorial, & laboratory course which introduces exfoliative cytopathology of the female genital tract (Gynecological Cytology). Students learn principles and microscopic skills involved in screening and diagnosing Pap test specimens in the laboratory. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Cytotechnology Professional Program. (See CT Admission)
15 Credits
Pathology 402 - Spring Semester
Full day (8:00 - 4:00), integrated lecture, tutorial, laboratory course which introduces cytopathology of major body organs (Non-Gynecological Cytology). Students learn principles and microscopic skills involved in preparing, interpreting and diagnosing body fluid and fine needle aspiration samples in the medical laboratory. Prerequisites: Path 401 and departmental approval.
15 Credits
CLS 340 - Spring Semester
Molecular Diagnostics, an introduction to specific molecular biology application in the laboratory and a discussion of cell biology, DNA chemistry, genetics, nucleic acid extraction and modification, blotting, polymerase chain reactions, and probes in relation to diagnostic investigations, S, D molecular pathology course is required. The course may either be taken as a
pre-requisite or as a part of the professional year. 2 credits
CLS 340L - Spring Semester
Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, applications of molecular techniques including the operation of molecular based instrumentation, DNA extraction and measurement, blotting, polymerase chain reactions, and utilization of probes. The course may either be taken as a
pre-requisite or as a part of the professional year.
1 credit
Pathology 403 - Summer Semester
Full day, 12 week clinical practicum held at one of the Clinical Affiliate cytology laboratories. The course is centered on the reinforcement of principles and the practice of skills learned in Path 401 and Path 402. Prerequisite: Pathology 402 and departmental approval.
10 Credits
Total Credits Professional Year: 43

TEXT BOOKS
Required Program Texts:
- Kosss Diagnostic Cytology and Its Histopathologic Bases: Leopold Koos & Myron Melamed
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The Bethesda System for Reporting Certical Cytology: Diane Solomon & Ritu Nayar

Optional Texts: Cytopathology Review Guide, 2nd Edition: E Blair Holladay

COURSE GRADING: Students are evaluated and graded on their practical, cognitiv, and affective development during the professional program. Of key importance is the student's skill using the microscope to detect and accurately diagnose normal and abnormal cells.

Upon successful completion of UND's Cytology Program, students are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
National Board of Certification Exam. (See Certification)
Cytotechnology Program
UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Room 5909
501 North Columbia Road, Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Tel: 701-777-4467
Toll Free: 1-800-CALL-UND-4467

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