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MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Science: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

36 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

The online MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Science consists of 36 credit hours, including 27 hours of MLS coursework to develop a foundational understanding of molecular biology and biotechnology and to apply this knowledge through an internship or mentored research project, 3 credit hours of quantitative data analysis, 3 credits of leadership concepts in a clinical setting, and 3 credit hours in ethical implications and research.

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.

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.

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.

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

During this practicum course, the student will actively engage in applying molecular techniques to diagnose various human diseases.* May be substituted with an elective for students with current clinical molecular laboratory experience.

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.

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.

Elective

Three credits in elective MLS or HSCI courses approved by the program director.

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