Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

Graduate Certificates in Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

The UMass Lowell Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences offers three graduate certficate programs.

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Clinical Pathology

Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences Department

Dr. Alease Bruce

Clinical Pathology combines the theoretical and technical knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, clinical chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, hematology, histocompatibility, cellular pathology and other fields as they pertain to the diagnosis, monitoring and prevention of disease.

The 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pathology is a unique program that was developed for medical laboratory personnel, medical professionals, nurses, biologists and biochemists who are interested in expanding and updating their knowledge in clinical pathology. Personnel employed in the biomedical and biotechnology industries are another population of students who will benefit from this certificate program.

Required Courses: 

HSCI.5500 Human Development and Pathophysiology*
MLSC.5510 Advanced Pathophysiology*

Electives - Choose 2:

PUBH.5040 Health Data Analysis*
MLSC.5530 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry 
MLSC.5800 Clinical Applications of Molecular Genetics*
MLSC.6130 Infectious Disease*
MLSC.6150 Medical Parasitology

[*courses are offered both on-campus and online.]

Nutritional Sciences

Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences Department

Dr. Garry J. Handelman 

Current emphasis on dietary concerns in the areas of science or medicine and society-at-large demonstrate the need for post-baccalaureate programs in the nutritional sciences. This 12 credit certificate program is designed for the health professional (e.g. medical technologist, clinical lab scientist, biologist, nurse, physician, physical therapist, exercise physiologist, athletic trainer, personal trainer) currently employed with experience in a health career or related science field. Students must present evidence that they have baccalaureate degree in any one of the above or related fields.

Required Courses:

MLSC.5060 Biochemistry of Lipids
MLSC.5630 Vitamins and Minerals
MLSC.5720 Nutrition and Gene Expression
MLSC.5820 Seminar in Advanced Nutrition

Public Health Laboratory Sciences

Dr. Alease Bruce

This 12 credit certificate program will help to satisfy a critical and timely need for qualified public health laboratory scientists. Students must take a total of 4 courses consisting of 2 required courses and 2 electives.  The student must meet with the coordinator of this program to select the electives that best fit their educational needs.

Required Courses (from the Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences)

Offered Online only - two courses for a total of six credits

MLSC.5410   Introduction to Public Health and the Public Health Laboratory   
MLSC.6130   Infectious Disease                                                               

Elective Courses ( from the Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Work Environment)

Online Courses

PUBH.5040   Health Data Analysis                                                       
PUBH.5080   Principles and Practices of Biological Safety                        
PUBH.5160   Laboratory Environmental Health and Safety                         
MLSC.5800   Clinical Applications of Molecular Genetics    

On Campus Courses

MLSC.6400 Quality Assurance, Control and Improvement in the Clinical and Public Health Laboratory        
PUBH.5060 Principles of Environmental Health            
PUBH.6190 Measurement of Chemical Exposures    
PUBH.5030 Toxicology and Health   

For qualified individuals, the 12 earned graduate credits are transferable to an appropriate graduate degree program with the approval of the graduate program coordinator.