University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Medical Laboratory Science: Public Health Laboratory Science Concentration (Bachelor of Science)

Overview

Public health laboratory scientists work in public health laboratories at the state, federal and international level. The curriculum focuses on the use of microbiology and molecular biology in the field of public health, in support of epidemiology and to monitor health status and disease prevention strategies.

General Requirements

Curriculum

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
NH 050 Health: Personal to Systemic 1
NH 003 Medical Terminology 2
MATH 019 or higher 3
ENGS 001 (or higher) 3
CHEM 031 - Introductory Chemistry 4
Electives/Diversity Courses 3 9
CHEM 032 - Introductory Chemistry 4
MLRS 034 - Human Blood Cell Biology 3
Total 16 16
Sophomore
Course Credits
Fall Spring
NH 120 - Health Care Ethics 3
STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods 3
MMG 101 - Microbiology & Infectious Disease 4
ANPS 019 - Anatomy & Physiology 4
Electives 3 3
ANPS 020 Anatomy & Physiology 4
MLS 255 or MMG 222 4
CHEM 042 - Organic Chemistry 4
Total 17 15
Junior Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
BCOR 101 Genetics 3
PBIO 201 Survey of Biochemistry 3
MLRS 296- Leadership & Mgmt. in Health Care 3
PATH 101 - Intro to Human Disease 3
Electives 3 3
BCOR 102 Ecology and Evolution 4
MMG 220 - Environmental Microbiology 3
MLS 242 or MMG 223 - Immunology Lecture 3
MLRS 244 - Immunology Lab 1
MLRS 255 or MMG 222 - Clinical Microbiology 4
Total 15 18
Senior Year
Course Term
Fall Spring
NFS 203 - Food Micro 4
STAT 200 Medical Biostatistics & Epidemiology 3
BIOL 254 - Population Genetics 4
Electives 6
MLS 250 Clinical Practicum or MLS 250 Special Topics 3
MLS 282 P.H. Practicum 12
Total 17 15
TOTAL CREDITS: 126

Clinical Affiliations

Sites for Public Health are established throughout the Northeast United States and are based on individual needs.

Affiliations

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