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Clinical Laboratory Sciences Certificate

Are you a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist interested in career growth? The Clinical Laboratory Sciences graduate certificate courses will provide a deeper dive into Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Hemostasis, Immunology and advanced diagnostics. This is not an entry to practice program and does not meet requirements to become certified.


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About the Program

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Certificate allows students who have already completed a Master of Science Health Science degree the opportunity to complete a second concentration and obtain a graduate certificate in Clinical Laboratory Sciences for that additional course work AND to allow other students the opportunity to complete a concentration only (no degree) with a graduate certificate to document their efforts.

This certificate may be used to document professional development for use in the student’s workplace and may qualify graduate to move into supervisory or managerial positions within their department or provide evidence of graduate hours necessary for faculty positions in high schools, community colleges or universities.

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This course explores the phenomena that produce changes in normal cellular and tissue functions as well as related physiologic processes resulting from aging and various disease processes. Focus on interpretation of lab values and the effect of nutrition on various disease states will be included.
The pathogenesis, mechanism and morphological overview of hematological and coagulation disorders. Laboratory testing protocols, clinical pathways and interpretation of diagnostic tests will be covered.
This course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the practice of clinical chemistry. Topics include advanced analytical techniques, selection of methodologies, clinical pathways and the application of biochemical testing to the diagnosis of disease. Current practice as well as an analysis of future trends in laboratory testing will be discussed.
Laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases in humans. Emphasis will be placed on the differential diagnosis and correlation of microbiology results with other laboratory tests. Current research in these areas will be explored.
This course focuses on the function of the immune system in both health and disease. Advanced concepts in immunology are covered in the areas of transplantation, clinical immunopathology, immunotherapy and transfusion practice. Current research in red cell, antigens and antibodies, autoantibodies, drug induced sensitization and problem solving techniques are explored.
This course provides foundation knowledge in molecular biology, genetics, and the molecular basis of selected human diseases. An over-view of molecular diagnostics techniques used in the diagnosis, monitoring, therapeutic decision-making, and the prediction of genetic, infectious, and malignant diseases is discussed. Pharmacogenomics and ethical issues are also addressed.

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UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Please review all the admission requirements for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Certificate degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

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