Medical Technology MS
The Master of Science in Medical Technology program will prepare students to further their career and develop additional knowledge and skills. It will provide students with a solid understanding with advanced courses in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Business, Administration and Research.
Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be prepared to pursue roles including laboratory managers, education coordinators, science faculty members and research associates in industry, public and private sectors.
- Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area – 100%
- Salary range after completion of Master of Science in Medical Technology degree by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – $51,770 – $82,090
- Graduation from an accredited college or university.
- Grade point ratio (GPR) of 3.00 or higher.
- Bachelor of Science in medical technology or in biology.
- Twelve- to 15-month clinical training program in the undergraduate curriculum.
- Registration as Medical Technologist of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and two years of clinical experience.
(The latter may be completed concurrently with course work, in which case full matriculation for the degree is not permitted until the two full years of experience are presented.)
- Undergraduate courses in statistics (inferential and descriptive).
- Three letters of recommendation (academic/professional).
- An essay on one of two topics: “Why did you choose graduate education?” or “What do you plan to do with your master of science degree?”
Applicants who have not completed all requirements for admission to the degree program may be permitted to enroll in classes for credit on a non matriculated or non degree basis.
Biology/Chemistry (12 credits)
- BIOL6709 Cellular Immunology
- BIOL6724 plus lab Human Genetics
- BIOL6760 Virology
- BIOL6761 plus lab Advanced Microbiology
- BIOL6767 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
- CHEM6781 Biochemistry
- CHEM7747 Protein Chemistry
- CHEM7755 Spectroscopy
Computer Science (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following:
- CSCI5505 Introduction to Computer Programming
- CSCI5525 Introduction to Computer Science
- CSCI5555 Data Structures
- EENG7704 Computer-based Instrumentation
Administration/Business (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following:
- PADM6602 Budgeting and Finance
- HSM6601 Health Systems and Policy
- HSM6603 Healthcare Financial Management
Medical Technology (11 credits)
- MEDT7701 Advanced Research
- MEDT7752 Research Seminar I
- MEDT7753 Research Seminar II
- MEDT6623 Clinical Practicum I
- MEDT7725 Clinical Practicum II
- MEDT7731 Clinical Practicum III
Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 35 credits consisting of 12 credits of biology/chemistry; 6 credits of computer science; 6 credits of administration or business courses; 5 credits of research, including a research project; and 6 credits of Clinical Practicum.
Upon admission to the M.S. in medical technology program, a student is required to meet with the associate director of allied health from the School of Nursing and Allied Health to discuss a program plan suitable to his or her interests.
BIOL6709 Molecular and cellular aspects of immunology, including structure of immunoglobulins, antigens, major histocompatability complex, normal and abnormal humoral and cell-mediated immune responses, current methods for studying the immune system and applications of immunology.
BIOL6724 Structure and function of human genes and chromosomes. Chromosome mapping and the Human Genome Project. Numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities. Metabolic Defects. Genetic aspects of cancer and disorders of the immune system. Gene therapy. Genetic counseling. Ethical issues.
BIOL6760 Virus morphology and chemical composition, transmission and dynamics of infection, virus entry, virus assembly, and virus vectors. Recent discoveries in molecular biology, pathogenesis, and medical aspects of viruses.
BIOL6761 Discussion of current topics addressing the organization and physiological processes in microorganisms, their impact in our lives and ecosystem.
BIOL6767 The biology of infectious agents, establishment of infectious diseases and strategies to study microbial and viral pathogens. The biological basis for antimicrobial and antiviral actions. Other topics emphasized are constitutive and induced defenses of the body, microbial subversion of host defenses and bacterial toxins.
CHEM6781 Chemistry of substances of biological significance, structures and mechanisms of hydrolytic and respiratory enzymes, biosystheses of proteins, bio-oxidations and molecular structures of complex molecules.
CHEM7747 The chemistry and physical properties of amino acids, peptides and proteins; the three-dimensional structure of proteins, pro- tein function om enzymes, biological membranes, connective tis- sues, oxygen transport and storage; biosynthesis of proteins in muscle contraction, membrane transport, sensory systems, hormones and the immune response.
CHEM7755 Theory of the interaction between molecules and radiation. Determination of molecular structures from spectroscopic data.
CSCI5505 Use of computers in problem solving. Algorithm development using stepwise refinement. Structured programming techniques. Top-down design and modularity. Readability and documentation techniques. Programming in a high-level language, such as Java. Fall, Spring
CSCI5525 Introduction to computer hardware and software, interactions and tradeoffs. Essentials of computer organization and arithmetic, data manipulation, operating system, computer networks, and computer theory. Foundation for more advanced courses.
CSCI5555 Organized collections of data and their use. Arrays, records, linear lists, trees, graphs. Sorting and searching. Sequential and linked memory allocation. Fall, Spring
EENG7704 Fundamentals of data acquisition and instrument control. Applied instrumentation automation. Analysis and modeling tools.
HSM6601 This course offers an overview of the structure, dynamics and trends in the delivery, financing and organization of health ser- vices in the U.S. Contemporary approaches to managing quality, access and costs will be considered in the context of their social and ethical implications. Topics addressed also include the political economy of service delivery, the role of government in health policy formualtion, and health stakeholder involvement.
HSM6603 The financial management of public and private reimbursement sources will be presented at the organizational and system levels The structure, composition and interpretation of financial state- ments will be introduced from the manager's perspective. Tech- niques for financial planning, budgeting and capital formation are discussed. Perspective rate setting, cost accounting, product pricing, and risk-based contracting under managed care will also be addressed.
MEDT6623 Supervised experience in the clinical chemistry laboratory will provide students with the opportu- nity to analyze constituents from blood, urine, spinal fluid,and other body fluids. Advanced instrumentation, preventive maintenance, quality control and assurance procedures, application of theoretical information and technical competence will be emphasized. Students will also obtain additional experience in specimen collection, processing and management.
MEDT7701 The advancement of knowledge in medical technology through research is explored. Critical analysis of selected concepts using related literature is con- ducted and applied to the research process. Quan- titative statistical procedures and qualitative methods are examined for their appropriate use in research design. Research in medical technology and allied health is evaluated in practice cogni- zant of ethical issues.
MEDT7725 Students will obtain practical experience in hema- tology, hemastasis, and urine and body fluid analysis under direct supervision at various clinical sites. Correlation of theoretical studies with current practice, automation, troubleshooting problem-solving, NCCLS and CAP guidelines, accre- ditation requirements,and technical competence will be emphasized.
MEDT7731 Under supervision, students will observe and per- form isolation, identification and susceptibility testing procedures in microbiology. Students will gain experience in correlating theoretical know- ledge with clinical practice, ensuring quality through performance and interpretation of quality control procedures, addressing administrative and management issues of specimen acceptibility, work flow, method assessment and appropriate use of interpretive guidelines.
MEDT7752 The development and presentation of scholarly pro- jects guided by selected faculty, relevant to practice, administration and research.
MEDT7753 Continuing development and implementation of scholarly projects guided by faculty in selected areas of practice, administration,and research.
PADM6602 This course presents an overview of the major principles and concepts associated with public expenditure budgeting and the resource allocation decision making process. The first part of the course focuses on the centrality of the budget process and examines the logic and process of budgeting, fund accounting and financial statement analysis. The second part of the course focuses on revenue structures and examines basic principles of taxation and the nature and diversity of public sector revenues.