Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry

About this program

Laboratory scientists from all over the world have taken interest in this topic. This program will train laboratory scientists to use the techniques and flow cytometry equipment to diagnose various medical conditions and learn the techniques to arrive at a diagnosis quicker and with more accuracy. This certificate program is made up of three, two-credit courses. The first two courses are only available online, and the third is a one-week lab taught on the main campus of Michigan State University.

BLD 850 – Concepts in Immunodiagnostics (2 Credits) – is taught during the fall and spring semesters and will educate students on the immunology principles and theory applied to diagnostic evaluation of the host immune response during health and disease stages of life.

BLD 851 – Clinical Applications of Immunodiagnostics (2 Credits) – is taught during the spring and summer semesters, and will help students to discuss and develop skills in immunodiagnostics theories and principles applied to clinical assay develop and method evaluation.

BLD 852 – Immunodiagnostics Laboratory (2 Credits) – is taught during the summer semester, is a one-week hands-on experience performing immunopurifications, in vitro diagnostic assays, basic flow cytometry, and subsequent data analysis with quality control evaluation.

Who should take this program?

This post-baccalaureate program assumes you have a minimum of a four-year bachelor’s degree and have worked in a laboratory. Laboratory scientists that desire to learn how to implement immunodiagnostics and clinical flow cytometry to help diagnose medical conditions using testing protocols and assays that will support their diagnosis.


You may purchase your book through any retailer, however, they are in stock at Collegeville Textbook Company. Click on he book title to be directed to Collegeville Textbook Company.

Immunobiology, 8th edition
Author: Kenneth Murphy
Published by: Garland Science
ISBN Number: 9780815342434

Flow Cytometry, First Principles, 2nd edition
Author: Alice Longobardi Givan
Published by: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 0471382248

Cost of the Course

Registration fees are paid on a per-credit hour basis and will be billed to your account at the time registration. This course is two credits. For the 2017 - 2018 academic year (August - May) the fees are as follows:

  • Michigan Residents Status: $776.50/credit or $1,553.00* (per course)
  • Non-Michigan Resident Status: $931.00/credit or $1,862.00* (per course)

*Course fees are subject to change with approval of vote by Board of Trustees and some additional fees for international students may be applicable. Current list of fees.

Registration for lifelong education student to take courses.

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