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MSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences

Dr.Mohamed Alfatih Sanhouri

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MSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences

This is a full-time program that enables professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science to prepare for advanced clinical, technical, and administrative career opportunities. Through courses, and research projects, students enhance their proficiency in a chosen medical laboratory science discipline: clinical chemistry, hematology, histopathology, parasitology or microbiology. Certification of a master degree in medical laboratory sciences in different disciplines is available upon completion of specific requirements. The program has thre
e course sequence areas in which students take advanced theoretical courses: general course sequence, specialty course sequence and research course sequence. A thesis as a partial fulfillment to the course is required. The program is designed to take a full-time student two years to complete. Depending upon their individual experience, graduates of the program should bring another level of intellectual stimulation to their present position, assume new professional roles, or elect to use their master degree work in preparation for doctoral study.
Accreditation: The Master degree program is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. Credential Conferred: Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences degree.
Length of Study:
Approximately two years full-time for certified medical technologists. The student is certification eligible upon completion of the program. Students must: Pass required courses with a minimum of 6o%. Present a thesis that reports original research within the student's chosen discipline, and Pass a final thesis and examination.

The general course sequence requires a minimum of sixteen semester credit hours. It includes a multi-term divisional seminar and courses in immunology, general pathology, molecular biology etc …. Also courses extend to quality improvement management, technical assessment, and educational methodology. Students may gain lecture, discussion, and laboratory teaching experience by instructing in undergraduate Medical Technology courses.
The specialty course sequence consists of at least nine semester hours and includes courses in the specialty discipline of the student's choice. Specialties include clinical chemistry, hematology, histopathology, parasitology and microbiology. Specialty course sequences are designed to provide in-depth scientific knowledge in the discipline of choice.
The research course sequence consists of a minimum of nine semester hours and includes courses in research methodology, quantitative methods, scientific inquiry, and statistics. Thesis and project credits are recorded as part of the research core.