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2012-2013 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

A model curriculum in Medical Laboratory Science / the Public Health Laboratory Science concentration:

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
CHEM 031- CHEM 032 - Introductory Chemistry 4 4
ENGS 001 or higher 3
MATH 019 or higher 3
NH 003 - Medical Terminology 2
NH 050 - Applications to Health 1
MLRS 034 - Human Blood Cell Biology 3
Electives/Diversity Courses 3 9
Total 16 16
Sophomore
Course Credits
Fall Spring
ANPS 019- ANPS 020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 4
MMG 101 - Microbiology & Infectious Disease 4
NH 120 - Health Care Ethics 3
STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods 3
Electives 3 3
CHEM 042 - Organic Chemistry 4
MLS 255 or MMG 222 - Clinical Microbiology 4
Total 17 15
Junior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
BCOR 102 - Ecology and Evolution 4
MLRS 296 - Leadership and Mgmt in Health Care 3
PBIO 185 - Survey of Biochemistry 3
PATH 101 - Intro to Human Disease 3
Electives 3 3
BCOR 101 - Genetics 3
MLRS 242 or MMG 223 - Immunology Lecture 3
MLRS 244 - Immunology Lab 1
MLS 255 or MMG 222 - Clinical Microbiology 4
Total 16 14
Senior Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
BIOL 254 - Population Genetics 4
NFS 203 - Food Micro 4
STAT 200 - Medical Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3
Electives 6
MLS 250 - Clinical Practicum or
      MLRS 299 - Special Topics
3
MLS 282 - Public Health 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 on the future goals of students and their geographical preference.

Affiliations

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