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Medical Laboratory Science

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Medical Laboratory Science. In the next few pages, you will find information about the department, descriptions of the Medical Laboratory Science faculty, the professions of Clinical Laboratory Science, and the programs offered at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

If you have any questions or wish to tour our facilities, please call us at (508) 999-8329 Monday through Friday and speak with a member of the faculty.

Program overview

UMass Dartmouth offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science. All graduates meet requirements for national certification or state licensure.

Clinical laboratory scientists analyze blood and other body fluids to evaluate health status, diagnose disease, and aid in the proper management and treatment of disease. The program focuses on the standard clinical laboratory disciplines of Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Immunology, and Blood Banking. Increasing emphasis is placed on laboratory instrumentation, computers, quality control and genetic/molecular diagnostics.

The UMass Dartmouth clinical laboratory science program is completed within the traditional academic calendar and the Department arranges hospital affiliations.

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