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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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Each course qualifies for 2.0 units of Continuing Education with the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. Courses may be taken sequentially or concurrently.

Military and alumni discounts are available.

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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.

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  • Job Outlook: 17% (Much faster than average) 
  • Number of Jobs, 2020: 133,900 
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Source: January 2022