The UMass Lowell Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences offers three graduate certificate programs.
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Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences Department
Contact: Nancy Goodyear, Ph.D., 978-934-4427
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.
Electives - Choose 2:
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.
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 Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences)
Offered Online only - two courses for a total of six credits
Elective Courses ( from the Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Work Environment)
On Campus Courses
For qualified individuals, the 12 earned graduate credits are transferable to an appropriate graduate degree program with the approval of the graduate program coordinator.