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Molecular Diagnostics DMOL

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): College of Health Professions

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4
BIOL 122 General Biology 2 4
BIOL 205 Human Anatomy-Physiology 5
BIOL 286 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 300 Pathophysiology 3
BIOL 373 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 375 Principles of Genetics 3
BIOL 475 Bioinformatics 3
CHEM 114 Intro to General Chemistry 4
CHEM 214 Fund of Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 324 Fund of Biochemistry 3
COHP 100 Orientation to Medical Vocabul 1
COHP 101 The U.S. Health Care System 3
COHP 102 Safety Issues in Health Care 1
COHP 350 Statistics in Health Care 3
CLLS 101 Clinical Lab Science Orient 1
CLLS 219 Hemostasis 1
CLLS 231 Hematology 2
CLLS 236 Diagnostic Microbiology 2
CLLS 241 Virology-Mycology-Parasitology 2
CLLS 252 Intro Clinical Immunology 2
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making 3
DMOL 110 Lab Tech Molecular Diagnostics 2
DMOL 210 Adv Lab Tech Mole Diagnostics 2
DMOL 220 Clinical Flow Cytometry 3
DMOL 221 Clinical Flow Cytomerty Lab 2
DMOL 410 Principles of Molecular Diagos 2
DMOL 411 Prin of Molecular Diag Lab 2
DMOL 420 Molecular Diag of Infect Dis 2
DMOL 421 Molec Diag of Infect Dis Lab 1
DMOL 430 Molecular Hemtatology/Oncology 2
DMOL 431 Molec Hematology/Oncology Lab 1
DMOL 440 Molecular Genetics 2
DMOL 441 Molecular Genetics Lab 1
DMOL 450 Molec Foren/Ident Bsd Tstng 2
DMOL 451 Mol Frnsc/Ident Bsd Tstng Lab 1
DMOL 460 Mgmt and Reg in Molec Diag 2
DMOL 491 Molecular Diagnostics Intnshp 6
DMOL 499 Molecular Diagnostics Sem 1
Cultural Enrichment Electives 6
Social Awareness Electives 9
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3
ENGL 323 Proposal Writing 3
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHIL 220 Ethics in Health Care 3
PHIL 320 Biomedical Ethics 3
Total Minimum Credits 124

Why Choose Molecular Diagnostics?

The field of laboratory medicine is advancing towards the use of molecular techniques and molecular diagnostics for the detection of leukemia, genetic disorders, pre-implantation screening, infectious disease and cancer. With the introduction of personalized medicine which allows an individual to have a panel of genetic tests performed to determine predisposition to disease there will be a rise in genetic testing. Molecular diagnostics can also aid in the decision about therapy to be used for genetic disorders.

Genetic companies are demanding certified, professionally educated, technically competent individuals to work in this growing facet of laboratory medicine. There is a demand nationally in hospitals, reference laboratories, private genetic laboratories and pharmaceutical industries.

The program combines classroom instruction and laboratory practice on-campus with internships in hospitals to prepare graduates.

The program will seek accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences in accordance with their regulations.

Get a Great Job

Graduates of the program will be able to work in hospital, reference, public health, genetic and pharmaceutical laboratories. They may also work for regulatory agencies or as field technicians. Graduates will be able to apply for certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Admission Requirements

Students must be admitted to the university. To be qualified to apply to the Molecular Diagnostics Program, a student must have earned a grade of "C" or higher in BIOL 122, BIOL 205, BIOL 286, CHEM 214, CHEM 324, MATH 115 and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

Graduation Requirements

In order to fulfill graduation requirements, students must have completed all BIOL, CHEM, CLLS, COHP, and DMOL courses with a grade of "C" or higher and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

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College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740
Phone: 231-591-2270

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