2018-2019 General Catalog 
    May 21, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science, M.S.

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Division of Medical Laboratory Science
5R472 School of Medicine
Email: diana.wilkins@path.utah.edu

Director for Master’s Program: Diana G. Wilkins, MS, PhD, MT (ASCP), 801-587-1242

Minimum Degree Hours: 30

Areas of Specialization

Clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology, immunohematology, cytology, clinical microbiology, clinical virology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology.

Program Objectives

  1. to increase the student’s technical competence in the area of study;
  2. to develop an approach to research procedures and understand the importance of properly defining research problems;
  3. to provide a working background in scientific writing and data management;
  4. to increase the student’s awareness and knowledge of new laboratory-related technologies; and
  5. to prepare the student for continuation into an appropriate Ph.D. program or medical school, if desired.

Graduation Requirements

A B.S. degree in medical laboratory science or related science, such as biology, microbiology, chemistry, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. For international students, the TOEFL and GRE are required. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Curriculum Requirements

The basic requirements of the program include completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours, including 16 hours of core courses, 6-10 hours of Thesis Research and 6-9 hours of approved electives.

Following the first year of course work, the student must successfully pass a comprehensive examination that is administered by the advisory committee. The student must complete a laboratory research project that is reported in thesis format and defend before the advisory committee.

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