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  • Ferris State University Clinical Laboratory Science Programs Student Handbook, 2019 – 2020 edition

    Page 1 of 51

    STUDENT HANDBOOK

    2019 – 2020

  • Ferris State University Clinical Laboratory Science Programs Student Handbook, 2019 – 2020 edition

    Page 2 of 51

    Part I: Introduction............................................................................................................... 4 A. Welcome! .................................................................................................................... 4 B. Purpose of This Handbook ......................................................................................... 4 C. What’s New in This Handbook? ................................................................................. 4 D. Organization ............................................................................................................... 5

    1. College of Health Professions ................................................................................. 5 2. Department of Diagnostic, Laboratory, and Therapeutic Sciences (DLTS) ........... 5 3. Clinical Laboratory Science Programs .................................................................... 6 4. Program Accreditation Information ......................................................................... 6

    E. Overview of the Programs .......................................................................................... 7 Our Goals: ................................................................................................................... 7 Our Mission .................................................................................................................. 7

    F. Program Check Sheets and Comparison Chart ......................................................... 8 1. Medical Laboratory Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree .............. 8 2. Medical Laboratory Science – Bachelor of Science Degree ............................... 8 3. Clinical Laboratory Science Programs Comparison Chart .................................. 9

    Part II: General Program Policies ..................................................................................... 10 A. Admission Requirements .......................................................................................... 10 B. Advanced Placement/Proficiency Exams................................................................. 11 C. Credit for Applicable Work Experience .................................................................... 12 D. Essential Requirements ........................................................................................... 12 E. ADA Accommodations .............................................................................................. 14 F. Classroom Rights and Responsibilities .................................................................... 15 G. Policy on Use of Computers in the CLS Student Laboratories ............................... 15 H. Safety Policies .......................................................................................................... 16

    1. General Laboratory Safety .................................................................................... 16 2. Dress Code ............................................................................................................ 18 3. Blood Borne Pathogens ........................................................................................ 19 4. Hepatitis B Vaccination and Other Immunization Requirements ......................... 19 5. Chemical Hygiene ................................................................................................. 19 6. Waste Disposal and General Laboratory Tidiness ............................................... 20 7. Fire Safety ............................................................................................................. 20 8. Tornado/Severe Weather Safety........................................................................... 21 9. Emergency Communications ................................................................................ 21 10. Safety in the Microbiology Laboratory................................................................ 21

    I. Lockers and Lab Coat Hooks..................................................................................... 23 J. Incidental Program Expenses ................................................................................... 23 K. Name Badge ............................................................................................................. 23

    Part III. Academic Policies ................................................................................................ 25 A. Core Curriculum ........................................................................................................ 25

    1. CHP Core Courses ................................................................................................ 25 2. Other Core Courses .............................................................................................. 25 3. Computer Competency ......................................................................................... 25

    B. General Education Requirements for Graduation .................................................... 26 C. Academic Advising ................................................................................................... 31 D. Progression in the CLS programs ............................................................................ 32

    1. CLS Grading Scale ............................................................................................ 32 2. Progression Policy.............................................................................................. 32

    E. Graduation Audit ....................................................................................................... 33 F. Attendance Policies .................................................................................................. 34

  • Ferris State University Clinical Laboratory Science Programs Student Handbook, 2019 – 2020 edition

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    G. Making up Missed Work ........................................................................................... 34 H. Cancellation of Classes ............................................................................................ 34 I. Affective (Attitude) Objectives .................................................................................... 35 J. Discipline ................................................................................................................... 37

    1. Disruptive Behavior Policy ................................................................................. 37 2. Academic Integrity and Professionalism ............................................................ 39 3. Grade Change Appeal Procedure ..................................................................... 40 4. Ferris State Policy on Student Complaints (Formerly Conflict Resolution) ...... 40 5. CHP Tobacco Use Policy ................................................................................... 40

    K. Excellence in Community Service ............................................................................ 41 Part IV: Clinical Experience .............................................................................................. 41

    A. Affiliates and Disclaimer ........................................................................................... 41 B. How to Be Assigned to Clinical Experience ............................................................. 42

    1. Eligibility .............................................................................................................. 42 2. Criminal Background Check .............................................................................. 42 3. Interview and selection process for MLT and MLS Students ............................ 42 4. What if There Are More Students than Sites Available? ................................... 43

    C. Clinical Experience Requirements ........................................................................... 43 1. TB test ................................................................................................................ 43 2. Hepatitis B vaccination or waiver ....................................................................... 44 3. Health insurance ................................................................................................ 44 4. Other requirements ............................................................................................ 44 5. Trajecsys ............................................................................................................ 44

    D. Clinical Experience Policies ..................................................................................... 45 1. Attendance Policy............................................................................................... 45 2. Service Work Policy ........................................................................................... 46 3. Outside Employment Policy ............................................................................... 46 4. Client Rights Policy ............................................................................................ 46

    E. How You Will Be Evaluated at the Clinical Site ....................................................... 47 1. Your skills and professional behaviors ......................................................