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MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


The online MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology is a 35-credit-hour program including 29 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses. selected in consultation with the program director, from existing online graduate courses in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences or Health Sciences.


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Core – Choose 1

An introduction to critical concepts of lab management, including leadership theory, management principles, human resource management, financial management, quality management, and laboratory operations.

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


6 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the Program Director.

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