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Online MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science Courses

Curriculum Details

36 total credits required

The online MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Science program prepares students to be managers and leaders in various scientific laboratory careers. The 12 required courses and three unique concentrations in this program will set students up for success in an industry that makes important advancements every day.

All courses in this non-clinical program are taught fully online and in an asynchronous format.

A general track concentration is available for students who do not wish to select one of the three concentration options.

Core Courses

Traditional and modern topics in research ethics and scientific integrity Students will learn to conduct unbiased peer-review, conduct research, and report on an independent case examinations, research misconduct or other ethical issues, and participate in oral scientific and ethical discussions.

Exploration of findings within the medical laboratory science field. Current topics will be integrated into the development of a required project proposal for the capstone research project that the student will complete in the following semester.

Students apply the knowledge gained throughout the program to complete an independent, mentored project. A proposal for the capstone project will have been developed by the student as a component of the Current Topics in MLS course (MLS 6245) during the previous semester.

Basic concepts and methods of biostatistics applied to translational research. Topics include distributions, populations and sample selection, variables, interaction and confounding, hypothesis formulation, correlation, t-tests, ANOVA, regression, and chi.

Leadership characteristics and styles and assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. Applying effective leadership strategies and decision making in the biomedical sciences setting.

Immunohematology and Biotechnology Concentration

This course will emphasize the molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, transcription, translation and gene regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

Federal, state, and international regulations that govern the blood bank industry; laboratory research related to blood products; new product and practice guidelines; legal, social, and ethical issues related to transfusion medicine.

This course covers the principles of the immune system and the clinical applications of immunology related to the diagnosis of human diseases. The first half of the course will focus on the components of the immune system and the various functions of each.

This course will cover hereditary and molecular genetics, with an emphasis on genomics and human diseases.

A comprehensive overview of current molecular technologies and how they are used in modern medicine.

Medical Laboratory Science Concentration

Investigation of human disease processes with an emphasis on the molecular and genetic mechanisms of disease. The goal of this class is to advance students’ understanding of how molecular, cellular and genetic approaches are used to investigate human diseases.

Basic methods and practices for conducting valid and ethical research in the clinical laboratory. Literature review, research populations and designs, research ethics, data management and analytics, and research publication. Prerequisites: HSCI 6263.

A study of instructional design as applied to the education and training of MLS professionals; a project-oriented course in which students design, develop, and evaluate a set of MLS instructional materials and assessment tools.

The range of molecular and genetic techniques used and their applications in epidemiological investigations.

An introduction to critical concepts of lab management, including leadership theory, management principles, human resource management, financial management, quality management, and laboratory operations. Prerequisites: HSCI 2100 and HSCI 2117; for HSCI 2100 an equivalent English course and for HSCI 2117 an equivalent college-level math course may be substituted at the instructor’s discretion.

Translational Microbiology Concentration

This course is designed to provide the student with a systematic approach to the biology and epidemiology of human parasitic, fungal and viral diseases. The course will cover the symptomology, pathology, diagnostic procedures and treatment of the various parasites, fungi and viruses that infect humans. Other topics including disease causation and specimen collection/handling will be discussed.

The range of molecular and genetic techniques used and their applications in epidemiological investigations.

A comprehensive overview of the molecular basis of diseases caused by microbial pathogens with a focus on model microbial systems to illustrate mechanisms of the human infectious disease process.

Basic methods and practices for conducting valid and ethical research in the clinical laboratory. Literature review, research populations and designs, research ethics, data management and analytics, and research publication. Prerequisites: HSCI 6263.

A comprehensive overview of current molecular technologies and how they are used in modern medicine.

General Track Concentration Electives

Students can choose 21 credits from a list of elective options (between MLS and HSCI graduate courses) for the MSHS in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences major.

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