Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science
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Master’s degree in medical laboratory science

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science

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Next start date
February 2024
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Limited spots
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Optional internship

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1 year -1500 hours

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Optional internship

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Dual degree



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£6,990 +
£560 Enrolment fee

This Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science prepares you to work in the exciting field of clinical laboratories. These laboratories are increasingly important in the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Our online Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science will delve into the techniques used by companies working in clinical analysis, collection of biological samples, biochemical tests, and specific analyses in haematology, immunology, parasitology, biochemistry and molecular biology. With this postgraduate, you will train in one of the fields with the highest demand for qualified professionals and excellent career prospects.

Characteristics of the Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science

Videos and online classes

Audio visual study material

You will have access to many hours of audio visual materials, which are essential teaching materials. Thus, you can study wherever and whenever you want.

Practical activities

Practical activities

Approximately twice a week you will carry out practical activities that will be reviewed and evaluated by your specialized teachers.

Complementary material

Complementary material

Class summaries, articles to stay up to date... You will have everything you need to keep on learning.

Master class

Master class

You will learn from well-known experts in the medical sector thanks to our master classes, which you can watch as many times as you want.

Master’s degree final project

Postgraduate final project

At the end of the course you will conduct a research project on a topic of your interest. One of our teachers will supervise your project.

CEMP teachers for the Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science

Your teachers will open the doors to training in Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science with a focus on employability through specialisation:

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Carlos Gómez Marín


A passionate bioscientist, he holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Healthcare Biotechnology and a BSc in Biotechnology. Over 12 years' experience as a genomics and molecular biology researcher applied to human healthcare. He tutored several Master's and Bachelor's students.

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Susana González Rico


She holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Microbiology. She has led research projects at various prestigious international institutions such as the Central University of Venezuela, University College London and the National Institute for Medical Research.

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Beatriz Nespereira


She holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry. She has extensive experience as a researcher and project manager at the University of Navarra, the University of A Coruña and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Beatriz has published a wide range of articles and has presented papers at national and international conferences. In 2017, she received the jury award for Best Master's Professor from the Spanish Association of Business Schools.

Cristina García Carballás
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Cristina García Carballas


She has a PhD and a BSc in Biology. In addition, she holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Quality Management. She has experience in teaching and as a microbiological analyst in the laboratory. She has also done research at Santiago de Compostela University.

Luis Mariñas
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Luis Mariñas Pardo


He has a PhD in Genetics, a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Business, Management and Organisational Studies. He is currently Chief Science Officer (CSO) at Centauri Biotech. Centauri is a biotechnology company focused on animal health. He is the author of some twenty articles in scientific journals. He has presented more than 40 papers at national and international conferences. Currently, he is a professor at the University of A Coruña.

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Mar Vázquez


She has an HNC in Anatomy and Pathological Cytology. Mar also has a degree in Social Education. She has worked in several associations and care centres in Galicia and at the moment she is working as a teacher.

Your journey at CEMP

From the first to the last stage of your training, we will always be by your side to help you make the most of every step.

Enrolment and preparation

As soon as you enrol, you will have access to the virtual platform. We will also start your employability plan. Let's get going!

Videos and online classes

Videos, PDF summaries and live classes from your teachers.

Exercises and questionnaires

You will regularly test your knowledge to move steadily towards your goals.

Postgraduate final project

You will carry out a bibliographic research project on a topic of your interest.

Optional internships

Let’s get to work! From 60 to 300 hours of optional internships available in a wide range of companies.

postgraduate certificate

You have reached your destination! You now have your CEMP postgraduate certificate and university accreditation from UCAM*. It's time to face new challenges... and new adventures!

*see accreditation conditions.

I want my CEMP certificate! I want my CEMP degree!

Syllabus of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science

As your journey progresses, you will discover different modules which will help you, step by step, to reach your final goal.

Module 0. Basic concepts

1. Equipment and lab material
2. Analysis of biological samples
3. Basic techniques of lab
4. Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization
5. Bibliographic searches in PubMed
6. Basic concepts in statistics

Module 1. Haematology

1. The blood
2. Blood samples
3. Types of haematological tests
4. Blood count
5. Haemostasis and coagulation study
6. Morphology (smears) and flow cytometry
7. Determination of blood type and Rh factor

Module 2. Biochemistry techniques

1. Basic concepts in biochemistry
2. Types of biochemical tests
3. Chromatography: HPLC
4. Spectrometry: MS
5. Ionogram
6. Enzymatic methods
7. Applications of biochemical techniques to clinical analyses
8. Blood plasma determinations: proteins, lipoproteins, lipids, and carbohydrates
9. Hormonal determinations
10.Study of urine and renal function
11. Study of liver function
12. Cardiac damage markers
13. LCR Study

Module 3. Immunological techniques

1. Basic concepts of immunology
2. Types of immunological techniques
4. Western blot
5. Other immunological tests
6. Applications of immunological techniques in clinical analysis
7. Allergies

Module 4. Genetics

1. Basic concepts of Genetics and Molecular Biology
2. Genetic Techniques and Molecular Biology
3. Study of the chromosomes
4. PCR
5. DNA sequencing and RFLPs
6. Applications of genetic techniques and molecular biology in clinical analysis
7. Cancer
8. Forensic applications

Module 5. Introduction to Microbiology and parasitology

1. Introduction to Microbiology and Parasitology
2. Materials and equipment
3. Microbial growth control
4. Chemotherapeutic agents
5. Epidemiology

Module 6. Bacteriology

1. Bacteriology
2. Bacterial transformation
3. Bacterial culture methods
4. Growth methods used in clinical practice
5. Bacterial growth conditions
6. Bacterial growth count
7. Seeding methods
8. Antibiotics
9. Microbiological diagnosis
10. Fresh visualisation method
11. Staining techniques
12. Biochemical diagnostic techniques
13. Immunological diagnostic techniques
14. Serological techniques
15. Molecular techniques. DNA Extraction

Module 7. Virology

1. Introduction to Virology
2. Virus growth
3. Viral infection
4. Viral diagnosis

Module 8. Mycology

1. Introduction to Mycology
2. Growth of fungi and yeasts
3. Mycological growth methods
4. Antifungals
5. Mycological diagnosis

Module 9. Parasitology

1. Introduction to parasitology
2. Parasite immunology
3. Protozoa
4. Helminths
5. Platyhelminthes
7. Annelida
8. Arthropods

Module 10. Cytology

1. The cell
2. Cell growths
3. Techniques in cytology

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What our students think about us

Tunde Ogunsola
Tunde Abimbola Ogunsola
Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science

"I enrolled in the Postgraduate programme primarily because it offered the course I've always aspired to study and provided a flexible payment plan. My experience so far has been awesome, mainly because the lecture notes are easy to comprehend. Organising my study has been smooth, thanks to the detailed and easily understandable lecture notes provided in the syllabus."

Jenti Lof
Jenti Yan Qing Lof
Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science

My experience with the programme is going very well. The lessons are clear and the tasks as well. I can see what I completed and what I still need to do. What I particularly like the most about the programme is that I can access the lessons in my own time and choice the moment I want to do them. I like the tests after each chapter because it gives you the opportunity to check if you understood everything and write the things down you missed. For me that works the best.  This programme fit perfectly with my goals!

Audu Samuel
Samuel Audu
Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science

So far, it has been an extraordinary experience. The tutors are knowledgeable and experienced. They deliver the lessons in the best possible way.

Olusola Temidayo Boyede
Olusola Temidayo Boyede
Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science

"Enrolling in the Postgraduate programme was an easy choice, thanks to the scholarship that offers monthly payments and significant tuition savings. It's a thrilling journey that evokes fond memories of my undergrad days, with exceptional tutors and clear, user-friendly modules. Despite my work schedule making live classes a challenge, the programme has been a fantastic, accessible, and enjoyable learning experience".


Why enrol in our Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science? Because in addition to having prestigious professors and a curriculum aimed at preventing dropouts, we guide our students towards achieving their professional goals.

Learn more about the employability plan you'll benefit from the moment you sign up.

Frequently asked questions

What professional opportunities does the Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science offer?

More and more clinical laboratories demand qualified professionals. With this Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science, you have the opportunity to get key training to enter the job market and apply for important positions in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

Some job opportunities available to Medical Laboratory experts can be found in hospital laboratories, research centre laboratories, genetic engineering technology centres, pharmaceutical laboratories, assisted reproduction centres, and forensic laboratories, to name a few.

How long does it take to obtain a Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science?

Our Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science has a total duration of 1 year (1,500 hours). This is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits, the workload typically associated with an academic year.

What clinical laboratory equipment will you use?

In our Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science syllabus, you will find a specific section dedicated to the diverse equipment and materials of a clinical laboratory. In the introductory module, you will also learn the basics of cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising laboratory equipment and materials.

To further develop your knowledge, you will also have the opportunity to carry out professional internships in a range of companies. This way, you will be able to become familiar with the different machines and the most advanced equipment used for spectroscopy and centrifugation, as well as with mixing, separation, vacuum, andthermal techniques.

What is the price of a Postgraduate in Medical Laboratory Science?

At CEMP, we offer online training programs that are fully adapted to the needs of each person, with tailored payment instalments available worldwide, to make sure each student is able to complete all stages of their postgraduate course successfully. To find out more about fees and payment plans, contact us through the online form and one of our friendly and experienced team will be in touch.