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Medical Laboratory Sciences MMLS

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420 Delaware St SE, MMC 711, Minneapolis, MN 55455 877-334-2659
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 55
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree:
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The masters in medical laboratory sciences (MMLS) is a 5 semester full-time or 8 semester part-time, graduate level program for students with a baccalaureate (or higher) degree in biology or a related field. The program includes all of the essentials of the bachelor of science in medical laboratory science (BS in MLS) program, plus additional graduate work. Upon completion of the coursework, students are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology’s Generalist (MLS) Board of Certification exam (ASCP BOC) as well as the categorical exam in molecular biology (MB).
Accreditation
This program is accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution completed no later than June 1 prior to start of fall semester for year admitted.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
There are fourteen prerequisite courses to complete before the start of the master in medical laboratory sciences program (MMLS) program: biology, general chemistry (2 semesters with lab), organic chemistry (2 semesters), biochemistry, calculus, statistics, human physiology, microbiology with lab, plus upper division genetics and immunology. At least ten courses must be completed, with final grades sent to the MLS program, by the application deadline.
Required prerequisites
Prerequisite Biology
8 credit hours of biology must be taken prior to entry to the program.
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
Prerequisite Calculus
3-4 credits of calculus must be completed prior to program entry.
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Prerequisite Statistics
3-4 credit hours of statistics is required prior to being admitted to the program.
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Prerequisite Chemistry
14 credits of chemistry must be completed prior to entering the program.
Chemistry Principles I and II
Chemistry Principles I
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
Chemistry Principles II
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry I and II
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
Microbiology with Lab
5 credit hours of microbiology with laboratory component must be completed prior to entry to the program.
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory (5.0 cr)
or MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms (5.0 cr)
Genetics
3 credit hours of genetics must be completed prior to entry to the program.
GCD 3022 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
or BIOL 4003 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
Biochemistry
3 credit hours of biochemistry must be completed prior to entry to the program.
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
Immunobiology
3 credit hours of immunobiology must be completed prior to entry to the program.
MLSP 5511 - Principles of Immunobiology (3.0 cr)
Special Application Requirements:
Prior to matriculation to the program, students must complete a Minnesota background check, immunizations, and meet the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program published technical standards. Application to the MMLS program is available on the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program website. After a preliminary review of submitted materials, selected applicants are invited to participate in an interview with representatives of the admissions committee.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
    • Speaking test score: 0
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 30 to 55 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: The capstone project is an examination of a clinical problem in the setting where students complete their final clinical rotation. It may also be a type of research experience or research paper with an MLS program faculty member.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Required Coursework (55 Credits)
Take the following courses for a total of 55 credits:
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community [WI] (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5012 - Foundations in Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5013 - Scholarly Inquiry and Analysis in Medical Laboratory Sciences (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5014W - Laboratory Operations and Management in Health Care Systems [WI] (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5112 - Application of Diagnostic Microbiology Principles (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5212 - Application of Hematology & Hemostasis Principles (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5214 - Advanced Hematology Morphology (1.0 cr)
MLSP 5311 - Fundamental Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (4.0 cr)
MLSP 5312 - Body Fluid Analysis (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5514 - Application of Transfusion Medicine Principles (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5701 - Clinical Experience in Microbiology (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5702 - Clinical Experience in Hematology and Hemostasis (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5703 - Clinical Experience in Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis (2.0 cr)
MLSP 5704 - Clinical Experience in Transfusion Medicine (2.0 cr)
MLSP 6024 - Advanced Laboratory Operations and Management (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6111 - Concepts in Diagnostic Microbiology (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6113 - Advanced Diagnostic Microbiology (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6211 - Advanced Principles in Hematology and Hemostasis (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6213 - Advanced Diagnostic Hematology (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6313 - Advanced Chemical Analysis in Health and Disease (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6401 - Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6513 - Advanced Principles in Transfusion Medicine (3.0 cr)
MLSP 6801 - Advanced Practicum in Medical Laboratory Science (2.0 cr)
MLSP 6905 - Research Methods and Capstone Project (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
 
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BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525 - Biol 1009/Biol 1009H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A comprehensive introduction to biology - includes molecular structure of living things, cell processes, energy utilization, genetic information and inheritance, mechanisms of evolution, biological diversity, and ecology. Includes lab. This comprehensive course serves as a prerequisite and requirement in many majors.
PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01828
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How major organ systems function (nerve, muscle, circulation, respiration, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, temperature regulation and energy metabolism). Three one-hour lectures, two-hour lab. prereq: [BIOL 1009 or 1 yr college biol], 1 yr college chem
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Atomic theory, periodic properties of elements. Thermochemistry, reaction stoichiometry. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure/bonding. Organic chemistry and polymers. energy sources, environmental issues related to energy use. Prereq-Grade of at least C- in [1011 or 1015] or [passing placement exam, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065]; intended for science or engineering majors; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1065; registration for 1065 must precede registration for 1061
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1061
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01885 - Chem 1062/Chem 1072H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Chemical kinetics. Radioactive decay. Chemical equilibrium. Solutions. Acids/bases. Solubility. Second law of thermodynamics. Electrochemistry/corrosion. Descriptive chemistry of elements. Coordination chemistry. Biochemistry. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 1061 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1066; registration for 1066 must precede registration for 1062
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01879 - Chem 1066/Chem 1076H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1062
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929 - Chem 2301/Chem 2331H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Prerequisites: Grade of at least C- in 2301
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, organic polymers, and biologically important classes of organic compounds such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 2301
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00431 - Biol 2032/MicB 3301/VBS 2032
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Bacterial metabolism, growth/genetics, biology of viruses/fungi. Control of microorganisms. Host-microbe interactions, microorganisms/disease, applied microbiology. prereq: One semester each of college chemistry, biology
MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathogenesis, immunology, ecology of microbes. Molecular structure in relation to bacterial function/disease. Includes lab. prereq: BIOL 3020 or BIOC 3021 or GCD 3022 or instructor consent (biochemistry/molecular biology background coursework)
GCD 3022 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00052
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mechanisms of heredity, implications for biological populations. Applications to practical problems. prereq: Introductory biology course such as Biol 1009
BIOL 4003 - Genetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00052
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Genetic information, its transmission from parents to offspring, its expression in cells/organisms, and its course in populations. prereq: Biol 3020 or BioC 3021 or BioC 4331 or grad MSB
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00467
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism/regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemical equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemical basis of genetic information flow. recommended prerequisites: Introductory Biology (BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2003 or equivalent) and Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2301 or CHEM 2081/2085 or equivalent) enforced prerequisite: not a CBS student
MLSP 5511 - Principles of Immunobiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Immune system function, immunologic and serologic testing. Immunologic techniques utilized in various clinical laboratory settings. prereq: PHSL 3051 or instr consent
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current literature and written discussion to explore the laboratory profession: healthcare systems, professional scope of practice, regulatory and licensure issues, medical ethics, Interprofessional practice models and current topics impacting health care delivery. Focus is on the medical laboratory’s crucial role in patient care.
MLSP 5012 - Foundations in Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interprofessional approach to health care. Online discussion topics. Directed group activities. Personal/professional image, teamwork, self/peer assessment, health professions, professional identity and integrity, relationships between professions and those they serve. Introduction to basic education theory, instructional design for laboratory practitioners. prereq: Admission into MLS Program
MLSP 5013 - Scholarly Inquiry and Analysis in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Review concepts of scientific inquiry. Major steps of research project. How to select topics, evaluate literature, and construct and test working hypothesis. Analyze and interpret data, report results. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs.
MLSP 5014W - Laboratory Operations and Management in Health Care Systems (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theory/practice of fiscal/personnel management for laboratory professionals. Includes introduction to laboratory information systems, legal aspects of test reporting. Government regulatory, certification, licensure, medical ethics of health care, accreditation policies. This is a writing intensive course and meets the campus wide requirement for an upper division, writing intensive course, in the major. prereq: Admission into MLS program or instr consent
MLSP 5112 - Application of Diagnostic Microbiology Principles
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in identification and treatment of microorganisms causing human diseases. Emphasis on aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, mycobacteria, and yeast from various body sites. Specimen processing, culture workup, conventional microscopy, and molecular and immunological techniques.
MLSP 5212 - Application of Hematology & Hemostasis Principles
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, performance, and application of common hematologic and hemostatic diagnostic procedures. Interpretation and correlation of laboratory findings. Venipuncture, cell counting, white blood cell differential, red and white blood cell morphology interpretation, and coagulation studies. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5211
MLSP 5214 - Advanced Hematology Morphology
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Blood and bone marrow in assessment of hematologic function and presence of disease. Major focus on normal development and differentiation, abnormal changes in pathologic conditions. Cytochemical stains, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics. prereq: [5211, 5212, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5213] or instr consent
MLSP 5311 - Fundamental Biomedical Laboratory Techniques
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02099
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Principles of good laboratory practice, experimental design/standard operating procedures, laboratory technical skills, safety, process control. Analytical techniques include colorimetry, chromatography, electrochemical, immunologic, nucleic acid techniques. prereq: 8 credits General Chemistry, 6 credits Organic Chemistry, 3 credits Biochemistry
MLSP 5312 - Body Fluid Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Formation of urine and body fluids, changes that occur in disease, testing used for diagnosis and treatment. Correlation of test results with clinical information discussed. Laboratory skills in body fluid analysis introduced. prereq: 8 credits General Chemistry, 6 credits Organic Chemistry, 3 credits Biochemistry, Successful completion of MLSP 5311 with grade of C or higher
MLSP 5514 - Application of Transfusion Medicine Principles
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Wet and dry laboratory exercises. Hemagglutination. Blood group antigen and antibody detection and identification. Direct antiglobulin testing. Compatibility testing. Gel and molecular methods. Titers. Hemolytic disease of fetus and newborn. Compatibility testing. Transfusion problems.
MLSP 5701 - Clinical Experience in Microbiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience, apply technical competencies learned on campus to microbiology laboratory. Develop entry-level competencies and assist in making transition to clinical practitioner. Guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 5702 - Clinical Experience in Hematology and Hemostasis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience and apply technical competencies learned on campus to hematology laboratory. Designed to develop entry-level competencies and assist students in making transition to clinical practitioner. Course guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 5703 - Clinical Experience in Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience and apply technical competencies learned on campus to Chemistry laboratory. Designed to develop entry-level competencies and assist student in making transition to clinical practitioner. Course guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 5704 - Clinical Experience in Transfusion Medicine
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Gain practical experience and apply technical competencies learned on campus to transfusion medicine lab. Designed to develop entry-level competencies and assist in making transition to clinical practitioner. Course guided by clinical preceptors and university faculty. prereq: Advanced standing in MLS program
MLSP 6024 - Advanced Laboratory Operations and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles of quality management, process improvement in laboratory and health care systems. Project based application of human resources and financial management, informatics, leadership, marketing and quality improvement. Includes professional development, ethics, and strategic planning.
MLSP 6111 - Concepts in Diagnostic Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Presentation of medically significant bacteria and yeast - normal and pathogenic flora in the human body. Includes clinical presentation, pathophysiology, medical diagnosis, laboratory regulations, morphological characteristics, laboratory testing, and mechanisms of antimicrobial therapy and resistance. Case study and journal discussions.
MLSP 6113 - Advanced Diagnostic Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Epidemiology, prevention, recovery, conventional, immunological, molecular identification, and methods and treatment of microorganisms involved in human disease. Emphasis on fungal, parasitic, and viral diseases including specimen processing, detection, identification, and therapy. Case studies and journal reviews included.
MLSP 6211 - Advanced Principles in Hematology and Hemostasis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces anatomy and physiology of the hematopoietic and coagulation systems including basic blood cell morphology, common hematology and hemostasis tests, non-malignant alterations and their etiologies, current therapeutic regimens, and their clinical implications for health and disease.
MLSP 6213 - Advanced Diagnostic Hematology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course explores blood and bone marrow in the assessment of hematologic function and disease. Major focus is on normal development and differentiation and abnormal changes found in disease. Cytochemical stains, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics, along with their clinical implications for health and disease are discussed.
MLSP 6313 - Advanced Chemical Analysis in Health and Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Pathophysiology of organ systems and metabolic disorders. Liver, heart, kidney, lungs, and diabetes. Advanced concepts in special chemistry, laboratory methods, quality assurance and clinical chemistry research will be discussed.
MLSP 6401 - Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental concepts of molecular science as it relates to molecular diagnostics. Principles of molecular technologies used for diagnostic purposes. Students will be introduced to the unique operation considerations applicable to molecular diagnostic methods and laboratories including design, quality assurance and regulatory issues.
MLSP 6513 - Advanced Principles in Transfusion Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics covered in this course include detection of human blood group antigens, donor selection, hemolytic diseases, platelet and granulocyte immunology and stem cell transplantation. Application of quality assurance, process controls, alternate technologies and molecular techniques to the practice of transfusion medicine will be discussed.
MLSP 6801 - Advanced Practicum in Medical Laboratory Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced practicum experience. Students can select variety of specialty sub-disciplines of MLS including cytogenetics, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, toxicology, virology, education, management, research, public health, bone marrow tissue transplantation.
MLSP 6905 - Research Methods and Capstone Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of important concepts of research design, data collection, statistical and interpretative analysis, and final report presentation. The course will develop ability to use the following tasks: Development of a hypothesis, outlining the research problem, related questions, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs.
MLSP 6024 - Advanced Laboratory Operations and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles of quality management, process improvement in laboratory and health care systems. Project based application of human resources and financial management, informatics, leadership, marketing and quality improvement. Includes professional development, ethics, and strategic planning.
MLSP 6401 - Fundamentals of Molecular Diagnostics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental concepts of molecular science as it relates to molecular diagnostics. Principles of molecular technologies used for diagnostic purposes. Students will be introduced to the unique operation considerations applicable to molecular diagnostic methods and laboratories including design, quality assurance and regulatory issues.
MLSP 6610 - Integrated Concepts in Medical Laboratory Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interpretation of routine laboratory testing ordered for patient care. Case study discussions, reference ranges and common laboratory tests performed for health assessment, diabetes, cholesterol, anemia, urinalysis, cardiac function, blood typing, common infections and more. Course supports preparation for the Board of Certification exam.
MLSP 6620 - Advanced Concepts in Medical Laboratory Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Case studies and journal exploration of advanced diagnostic testing, method development and validation, pathophysiology, and future directions of the field of laboratory medicine. Relationships among research, theory/theoretical formulations, and practice.
MLSP 6801 - Advanced Practicum in Medical Laboratory Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced practicum experience. Students can select variety of specialty sub-disciplines of MLS including cytogenetics, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, toxicology, virology, education, management, research, public health, bone marrow tissue transplantation.
MLSP 6905 - Research Methods and Capstone Project
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of important concepts of research design, data collection, statistical and interpretative analysis, and final report presentation. The course will develop ability to use the following tasks: Development of a hypothesis, outlining the research problem, related questions, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs.
CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Implications/challenges in using Internet-based technologies in classroom. Pedagogical models.
CI 5371 - Learning Analytics: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learning analytics as a nascent field is broadly defined as the "measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environments in which it occurs." This course aims to provide a general, non-technical survey of learning analytics, as well as its application in various educational contexts. In particular, we will discuss foundations of learning analytics, survey pertinent education theories, discuss new forms of assessment, explore popular data mining techniques, review learning analytical tools and case studies, and de- sign analytics for our own interested contexts. Given the breadth of this field, additional support is provided for deep dives in special interest areas. Overall, this course provides a comprehensive, theory-driven overview of learning analytics to orient students to this nascent field and prepare them for advanced research/practice in learning analytics.
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work.
DH 5407 - Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of principles of learning. Learning/teaching styles, student-centered teaching, instructional strategies. Microteaching selected strategies. prereq: Dental hygiene grad student
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
GCD 5036 - Molecular Cell Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of dynamic cellular activities at the molecular level in cell biological fields that are experiencing new research advances not yet reflected in textbooks. Significant emphasis is placed on understanding the experimental basis of our current knowledge of cellular processes through analysis of scientific papers. Project and presentation-based assessments of learning outcomes. prereq: Biol 4004 or instr consent; [sr or grad student] recommended
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on foundational concepts. Topics covered include: conceptualizations of data, information, and knowledge; current terminologies, coding, and classification systems for medical information; ethics, privacy, and security; systems analysis, process and data modeling; human-computer interaction and data visualization. Lectures, readings, and exercises highlight the intersections of these topics with electronic health record systems and other health information technology. prereq: Junior, senior, grad student, professional student, or instr consent
HINF 5431 - Foundations of Health Informatics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
An introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on applications of informatics concepts and technologies. Topics covered include: health informatics research, literature, and evaluation; precision medicine; decision models; computerized decision support systems; data mining, natural language processing, social media, rule-based system, and other emerging technologies for supporting 'Big Data' applications; security for health care information handling. Lectures, readings, and exercises highlight the intersections of these topics with current information technology for clinical care and research. prereq: Junior, senior, grad student, professional student, or instr consent
HINF 5502 - Python Programming Essentials for the Health Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer programming essentials for health sciences/health care applications using Python 3. Intended for students with limited programming background, or students wishing to obtain proficiency in Python programming language. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of database theory, modeling, design, and manipulation of databases will be introduced, taught with a healthcare applications emphasis. Students will gain experience using a relational database management system (RDBMS), and database manipulation will be explored using Structured Query Language (SQL) to compose and execute queries. Students will be able to critically evaluate database query methods and results, and understand their implications for health care. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
NURS 5115 - Interprofessional Health Care Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and health care in general. Electronic health record issues. Ethical, legislative, political, and global/future informatics issues.
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues, principles, and methods of environmental/occupational health practice. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or nursing MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6250 - Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In this course we will examine values, contexts, principles, and frameworks of public health. We will provide an introduction to public health, consider the history of public health, social/political determinants, impact of health disparities on race, class and gender, moral and legal foundations, public health structures, historical trauma and cultural competence, health and human rights, advocacy and health equity, communication and financing, and the future of public health in the 21st century. Grounded in theory and concepts, we will incorporate core competencies and skills for public health professionals and will focus on developing problem solving and decision-making skills through critical analysis, reflection, case studies, readings, and paper assignments.
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6355 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Compendium of human diseases relevant to public health professionals. Focuses on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infectious disease. Presented from epidemiologic perspective. Significance of diseases in terms of prevalence, incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Risk factors, prevention strategies. prereq: Epidemiology major or public health nutrition major or instr consent
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 7541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Variation. Frequency distribution, measurement, probability, graphing. Significance tests, estimation, trends. Data handling. Modeling, odds ratios. Prevalence, incidence/vital statistics. Research applications. Statistical approach to rational administrative decision making.