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Molecular Diagnostics

UWF’s online Molecular Diagnostics continuing education courses provide opportunities for Medical Laboratory Scientists to prepare for the Molecular Biology Certification Exam.

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Gain valuable, in-demand skills in molecular biology foundations and common methods used in clinical laboratories. These two courses provide comprehensive instruction in the application and practice of a wide range of molecular diagnostic topics. 

Alumni discounts are available.

ASCP eligibility criteria can be found at

Molecular Diagnostics Course 1

Dates: Start Upon Registration
Course Topics: Nucleic Acid Sequencing and Basic Molecular Theory, Basics of PCR, Nucleic Acid Extraction and Gel Electrophoresis Methods, Real-Time PCR, Other Nucleic Acid-Based Methods (Multiplex PCR, Nested PCR, TMA, RT-qPCR) and PCR Assay Development and Design.

Location: Online
Tuition: $600 Register Now

Molecular Diagnostics Course 2

Dates: Start Upon Registration
Course Topics: DNA Sequencing Analysis, NextGen Sequencing Methods, DNA Polymorphisms and Human Identification, Genetics/Oncology/Engraftment/Pharmacogenomics, Infectious Disease Testing and Quality Assurance/Quality Control.

Location: Online
Tuition: $600 Register Now

Medical Scientists - Employment & Education

Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

Job Stats
  • Job Outlook: 17% (Much faster than average) 
  • Number of Jobs, 2021: 119,200 
  • Median Pay: $95,310 per year 

Source: June 2023