Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics

About this program

This program includes the following courses:

BLD 830 - Concepts in Molecular Biology (2 Credits) - taught fall and spring semesters. Students will learn the teachniques and theories of molecular biology including: nucleic acid synthesis and isolation, enzymatic digestion and modification, electrophoresis, hybridization and amplification, as well as clinical laboratory practice ethics.

BLD 831 - Clinical Application of Molecular Biology (2 Credits) - taught in the spring and summer semesters. This course covers molecular diagnostic principles, including diagnostic outcomes in both traditional and non-traditional laboratories.

BLD 832 - Molecular Pathology Laboratory (2 Credits) - taught in the summer semester. This is a hybrid course that combines online learning and the lab portion taught on campus for one week during the summer. This hands-on laboratory course will give students the experience of working in a molecular laboratory and train them to produce accurate results.

Who should take this program?

This program is designed for working medical laboratory professionals in need of updating their skills and knowledge to meet the demands of modern molecular biology applications. Individuals working in veterinary, forensic, industrial, and pharmaceutical laboratories will also find the content pertinent to their career goals. Individuals seeking certification in molecular biology from the ASCP Board of Certification will find these courses provide a solid preparation for national credentialing examinations; however, these courses do not fulfill the requirements for eligibility for certifying exams.

Books

These textbooks are used in both BLD 830 and BLD 831. You may purchase your books through any retailer, however, they are in stock at Collegeville Textbook Company. Click on the book title to be directed to Collegeville Textbook Company.

Color Atlas of Genetics, 4th edition
Author: Passarge
Published by: Thieme
ISBN: 3131003642

Human Molecular Genetics
Author: Strachan and Read
Published by: Garland Science
ISBN: 0815341490


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.


Need More Information?

Contact our curriculum assistant 517-884-3483 or via email at stewa150@msu.edu.