Clinical Pathology Graduate Certificate Programs
Diagnosis through science and testing is a vital part of identifying diseases – especially finding
potentially deadly diseases early for a greater chance of survival. Blood, DNA testing, urine, and other bodily fluids to determine a range of issues.
For medical graduates seeking a career in medical diagnostics, there are dedicated clinical pathology graduate certificates. It's the ideal qualification for high-performing students to improve their employability in this area.
Students considering a clinical pathology graduate certificate will require those applicants to achieve a list of minimum entry requirements. Typically, this list includes:
- A relevant medical of biochemistry undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited
- A minimum 3.0 GPA on the 4.0 scale. Some prestigious schools may have a higher entry
- Undergraduate courses should include biochemistry. A minimum grade of C
- Academic transcript copies
- Application form plus any required fees. The fee is usually not refundable
- A personal statement in which you should explain why you have applied at that school and
how your career will benefit from this study program
- Recommendation letters from academic, employer, or both types of sources. Two or three
- Your resume
- If you speak English as a second language, and you are applying from a country that does not
class English as an official language, certification is required. Many standards are accepted –
the most popular are IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE. However, some accept DuoLingo too
Clinical pathology graduate certificates are made up of a range of courses covering subjects relevant to the discipline. Each is worth a number of credits which vary depending on length and intensity:
- Clinical Pathophysiology
- Molecular Pathology
- Medical Bacteriology
- Clinical Immunohematology
- Foundations in Biomedical Research
- Emerging Topics in Clinical Chemistry
- Biomarker Discovery & Application with Lab
- Clinical Toxicology
- Infectious Disease
- Medical Mycology and Parasitology
- Healthcare Management
- Healthcare Information Systems
- Healthcare Project Management
- Principles of Pharm Science
- Drug Discovery
- Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism
- Drug Delivery
Clinical pathology graduate certificates hone your skills in medical diagnostics, offering some
exciting new career options. Here is a list of roles that might interest you:
- Chemical Pathologist: Also known as clinical biochemist, you will examine bodily fluids to
understand the impact of chemicals on the body or examine the body's chemical balance
and how it has changed.
- Hematologist: You will work in a lab examining and processing blood samples, either for
diagnostics or routinely (for example, checking blood donations for problems).
- Histopathologist: The study of skin and other bodily tissues specifically for the diagnosis of
infections and disease. Your main role will be to conduct biopsies.
- Microbiologist: You will study microscopic life forms and their impact on the body including
their capacity to cause diseases. This includes bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
- Virologist: Like a microbiologist, but examining viruses – studying their attributes, genetics,
transmission methods, how they impact the body, and potential long-term impacts.
- Veterinary Pathologist: Clinical pathology is not just for humans. If you have a veterinary
background, you could work on any of the roles above but for animal illnesses and medical /
|University of South Florida||Tampa, FL||Graduate Certificate in Pathology|
|University of Massachusetts Lowell||Lowell, MA||Both - Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Pathology|
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