Tracks

  • General Track:

Choosing this track allow students to learn how lab tests are best applied to diagnose and monitor human disease. They are generalists, skilled in all areas of the medical laboratory. They work with medical laboratory scientists in hospital laboratories to apply knowledge and skills in hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, research, and laboratory management. Courses in each of the disciplines mentioned are presented in both lecture and laboratory format.

 

  • The Medical Genetics Track:

Specialization in medical genetics needs a wide range of clinical skills, as genetic disorders can affect people of all ages and involve all body systems. During this specialization track, a medical geneticist is trained in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with genetically-linked diseases. This specialist uses modern cryptogenic, radiologic, and biochemical testing to assist in specialized genetic counseling, implement needed therapeutic interventions, and provide prevention through prenatal diagnosis. The medical geneticist plans and coordinates large-scale screening programs for inborn errors of metabolism, hemoglobinopathies, chromosome abnormalities, and neural tube defects.

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