Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health Laboratory Science Tracks

As a field, medical laboratory science is faced with rapidly expanding technology, changing economic realities, and increasing demands on health care systems. These forces have created new leadership opportunities for medical laboratory scientists in supervision and management, education, research, and advanced clinical practice. Graduate study is increasingly required for these roles.

Core Courses (12 credits)

MLS513 Advanced Clinical Immunology
BCH(MTC)551 Biochemistry for Clinical Science
MLS512 Special Problems in Clinical Laboratory Science (Research)
MLS510 Clinical Laboratory Management

Scientific Specialty (9 credits, selected from)
Medical Laboratory Sciences

BIO 437 Molecular Biology
MIC534 Virology
MIC 538 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
MLS 501 Advanced Clinical Microbiology I
MLS 541 Advanced Clinical Microbiology II
MLS 502 Advanced Clinical Chemistry I
MLS 543 Advanced Clinical Chemistry II
MLS 520 Advanced Hematology and Hemostasis
MLS 530 Recent Advances in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
MLS 591 Special Problems in Clinical Microbiology: Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases; Neglected Tropical Diseases, etc.

Public Health Laboratory Sciences

MIC 534 Virology
MIC 538 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
MLS 501 Advanced Clinical Microbiology I
MLS 541 Advanced Clinical Microbiology II
MLS 591 Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases (Special Problems)
MLS 591 Public and Environmental Health (Special Problems)
MLS 594 Molecular Pathology (Special Problems in Biotechnology)

Electives (up to 12 credits)

Students may take as electives any appropriate courses, in the areas of Management and Education, for which the prerequisites have been satisfied. Many of these courses are available through the College of Continuing Education’s regular semester schedule.

Course Decriptions from the URI Catalog