1 year -1500 hours
£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.
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.
Approximately twice a week you will carry out practical activities that will be reviewed and evaluated by your specialized teachers.
Class summaries, articles to stay up to date... You will have everything you need to keep on learning.
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.
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.
Your teachers will open the doors to training in Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science with a focus on employability through specialisation:
PHD IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
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.
PHD IN MICROBIOLOGY
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.
PHD IN BIOCHEMISTRY
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.
PHD IN BIOLOGY
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.
PHD IN GENETICS
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.
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.
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, PDF summaries and live classes from your teachers.
You will regularly test your knowledge to move steadily towards your goals.
You will carry out a bibliographic research project on a topic of your interest.
Let’s get to work! From 60 to 300 hours of optional internships available in a wide range of companies.
As your journey progresses, you will discover different modules which will help you, step by step, to reach your final goal.
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
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
1. Basic concepts in biochemistry
2. Types of biochemical tests
3. Chromatography: HPLC
4. Spectrometry: MS
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
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
1. Basic concepts of Genetics and Molecular Biology
2. Genetic Techniques and Molecular Biology
3. Study of the chromosomes
5. DNA sequencing and RFLPs
6. Applications of genetic techniques and molecular biology in clinical analysis
8. Forensic applications
1. Introduction to Microbiology and Parasitology
2. Materials and equipment
3. Microbial growth control
4. Chemotherapeutic agents
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
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
1. Introduction to Virology
2. Virus growth
3. Viral infection
4. Viral diagnosis
1. Introduction to Mycology
2. Growth of fungi and yeasts
3. Mycological growth methods
5. Mycological diagnosis
1. Introduction to parasitology
2. Parasite immunology
1. The cell
2. Cell growths
3. Techniques in cytology
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!
So far, it has been an extraordinary experience. The tutors are knowledgeable and experienced. They deliver the lessons in the best possible way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.