Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics Online Certificate


The Michigan State University (MSU) Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program offers a Certificate Program in Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics. Completion of the three courses is required for the certificate, though individual course enrollment is possible with appropriate prerequisites. The didactic courses are taught via computer on the World Wide Web through MSU's Virtual University. The laboratory component is a hybrid course, taught online and over one week on the University's East Lansing campus. Participants can also arrange to complete this segment at a remote site where proper equipment and instrumentation is available.

The courses required for the Certificate Program include:

  • Concepts in Molecular Biology (online): BLD 830, 2 credits
  • Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology (online): BLD 831, 2 credits
  • Molecular Pathology Laboratory (on- or off-campus): BLD 832, 2 credits




This program is designed for working medical laboratory professionals in need of updating their skills and knowledge to meet the demands of modern molecular biology applications. Individuals working in veterinary, forensic, industrial, and pharmaceutical laboratories will also find the content pertinent. Individuals seeking certification in molecular biology from the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) BOC [External Link] will find the courses provide solid preparation for the national credentialing examination.

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