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MSHS in Laboratory Medicine: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

52 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

The online MSHS in Laboratory Medicine is a 52-credit-hour program that leverages distinguished faculty, innovative curriculum, and real-world experience. You’ll acquire the comprehensive skills you need to succeed in the field of laboratory medicine.

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Core

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 pathogenic characteristics, isolation techniques, specimen collection and handling, laboratory identification, and treatment of medically significant bacteria and viruses with an emphasis on current diagnostic techniques used in clinical practice.

This course presents the etiology of infectious diseases in different body sites using a case-study‚Äźbased approach It emphasizes the epidemiology, pathogenic mechanisms, and laboratory identification of suspected etiologic agents. Commonly encountered clinical species will be discussed using case studies that include clinical history, signs and symptoms, and laboratory test results of diseases produced by the etiologic agents.

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.

This course covers all aspects of blood and blood-forming tissues with emphasis on hematologic techniques and cell identification. Anemias and non-malignant leukocyte disorders are also presented

This course focuses on hematopoiesis and hemostatic disorders.

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 covers the methodologies employed in the chemical analysis of human blood and body fluids and the associated pathophysiology of each analyte measured. Topics include the measurement of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and clinically significant enzymes.

This course covers the methodologies employed in the chemical analysis of human blood and body fluids and the associated pathophysiology of each analyte measured. Topics include the measurement of hormones, urinalysis and body fluids, biomarkers, and toxins.

This course covers the blood group systems that impact the practice of transfusion medicine and examines the processing and distribution of blood products supplied by blood donor centers and transfusion services.

The advances in scientific technology have expanded the interest and applicability of nucleic acid based analysis within clinical diagnostic laboratories and routine screening procedures. This course provides an overview of molecular biology and genetic concepts as well as the molecular techniques used to diagnose human diseases. The course will emphasize the technology, theory, and methodology of specific molecular protocols that can be utilized within a clinical and research laboratory setting to aid in disease diagnosis, including those of genetic, oncogenic, and infectious origin.

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

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.

During this practicum course, the student will actively engage in applying the medical knowledge and clinical skills gained in the didactic Advanced Clinical Biochemistry I and Advanced Clinical Biochemistry II courses.

During this practicum course, the student will actively engage in applying the medical knowledge and clinical skills gained in the didactic Immunohematology course.

During this practicum course, the student will actively engage in applying the medical knowledge and clinical skills gained in the didactic Advanced Hematology and Advanced Hematology II courses.

During this practicum course, the student will actively engage in applying the medical knowledge and clinical skills gained in the didactic Advanced Hematology I and Advanced Hematology II courses.

During this practicum course, the student will actively engage in applying the medical knowledge and clinical skills gained in the didactic Advanced Clinical Bacteriology I, Advanced Clinical Bacteriology II, and Advanced Parasitology, Mycology and Virology courses.

During this practicum course, the student will actively engage in applying the medical knowledge and clinical skills gained in the didactic course materials.

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