Master of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science
Medical laboratory research and diagnostic testing are among today's most exciting professions.
The last decade has brought many exciting breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as new challenges such as AIDS, Lyme disease and the resurgence of tuberculosis. These new developments and challenges require laboratory professionals to stay on the cutting edge of their field. New techniques have to be mastered, new theories and concepts understood, and new means of managing the more complex operations of laboratories developed.
Quinnipiac's master of health science (MHS) program in medical laboratory sciences/biomedical sciences provides students with the cutting-edge skills they need to manage the more complex operations carried out today in hospitals and research facilities as well as allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and knowledge of the biomedical sciences, sought after by PhD programs and medical schools. Students also will have the added benefits of working closely with faculty mentors and the guidance of Quinnipiac's director of prehealth advising as they prepare to continue their biomedical education.
The two specialties included in the program (biomedical sciences and microbiology) and the integration of courses from these individual specialties provides the student with a comprehensive knowledge to meet the education and technical needs of the biomedical profession in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical research. Students are guided in the principles and methods of scientific research, and they gain knowledge of the latest advances in biomedical, biotechnological and laboratory sciences--all directly applicable to real-world work environments.
Furthermore, students who successfully complete their studies will be well-positioned to continue their education toward a degree in either medicine or PhD programs or employment in the research/development industry and diagnostic companies.