The minor in Clinical Biochemistry gives you the option to select just that one area of medical laboratory science to study. The graduate of the entire clinical laboratory science program is called a "generalist" and can practice in the areas of clinical biochemistry, hematology, transfusion services, immunology and clinical microbiology. The Clinical Biochemistry minor allows study in clinical biochemistry, without taking all of the program courses. It includes general principles of human physiology and clinical laboratory operation as well as clinical biochemistry-related topics such as toxicology and drug testing, enzyme kinetics, immunochemistry, lipid, protein, and carbohydrate testing, tumor markers, biochemical pathologies, etc. You can complete the minor by taking courses offered on campus.
Pre-requisites include one year of general chemistry. Organic chemistry is highly recommended Grades of C or better are required in all courses applicable to the minor. Prior approval to enroll in the courses is required as there are a limited number of seats. Additional details and the required form are provided using the link below. The form should be submitted by July 1 for approval to enroll in fall classes. See the checklist.
Specialty Area Courses for the Minor:
||Lab Safety||1 semester hour|
|BIOL 215||Anatomy and Physiology I||4 semester hours|
|BIOL 216||Anatomy and Physiology II||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 300||Principles of Medical Laboratory Science||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 331||Diagnostic Immunology||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 341||Clinical Biochemistry I||4 semester hours|
|MDTC 441||Clinical Biochemistry II||4 semester hours|