Program Overview

Michigan State University offers a completely online program for students to earn a certificate in Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry. This is a three-course program that includes two online courses and a one-week laboratory course that will take place on campus. If students cannot be on campus for the laboratory part of this program, it is possible to complete these requirements in a lab in the student’s local area. The proper equipment as well as supervision is required, should students choose this option. This program is geared towards working medical laboratory professionals as well as individuals working in veterinary, industrial, forensic, and pharmaceutical labs.

The courses offered in this program are Concepts in Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Application of Immunodiagnostics Principles. Each course is worth two credits, and the lab is worth two credits, as well, for a total of 6 credit hours. Topics in this course include immunological methods in medical diagnosis, immunology, flow cytometry, and diagnostic immunoassays. In the laboratory portion, students will explore how to perform the acts they have learned in the online courses, such as diffusion assays, antigen/antibody reactions, immunochromatography, flow cytometry, and ELISA.

The lab portion of this program must be completed if students wish to receive a Certificate In Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics program at MSU.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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