The Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences is comprised of academic programs essential to today’s healthcare system. You will be prepared in a variety of disciplines ranging from diagnosis of illness and disease, administration of advanced treatment therapies, and performance of vital roles in surgical suites plus outpatient and inpatient healthcare settings. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says healthcare is one of the fastest growing occupational sectors from 2010-2020, adding 3.4 million more new jobs. You will be poised for a wide variety of opportunities due to the outstanding education you receive at UAB.
The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
prepares you for health-related graduate and professional study or for entry into one of the fastest growing occupational sectors. You will tailor your degree to fit your academic and career goals. The program, which includes coursework in physiology, pharmacology, clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology and immunology, plus the pathological basis of disease, includes six elective courses that you choose based on your track.
The Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
is designed to train you for a career in a sector that is adding new jobs at nearly twice the rate of the overall national private sector. You will learn the practices and principles of both science and business that are necessary for you to succeed in technology and product development. The biotechnology curriculum allows you to adapt your coursework based on your interests including drug development, regulatory affairs, technology transfer and marketing.
The Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program
is…. Well let’s put it this way: Have you ever wondered how doctors diagnose diseases? Do you want to know what happens to your blood sample at your Doctor’s office? Are you curious as to how risk for the development of a heart attack is determined? Welcome to the world inside the medical laboratory, a world where clinical laboratory scientists and other laboratory professionals find answers to these questions and much more.
The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
will prepare you to work with patients and families who are learning about and coping with the risk genetic disease may have for themselves and their relatives. These include medical and emotional needs that affect their healthcare and their daily lives. You will learn best practices for genetic risk assessment, education, and counseling. You will be able to promote informed choices and adaptation to a genetic risk or genetic diagnosis. The UAB Genetic Counseling Program combines scientific and clinical education to prepare you for the evolving field of genetic counseling and to work with a variety of patients.
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology Program
will allow you to help doctors diagnose diseases. It will teach you how to spot risks for the development of a heart attack. Join the UAB MT Program and you will enter an exclusive world where you help find answers to medical questions daily. And you will be on your way to a career that U.S. News & World Report
ranks among the Top 20 “Best Healthcare Jobs.”
The Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
is a highly specialized diagnostic and therapy degree. You will be entering a profession which utilizes radionuclides to image and treat disease in the body and is ranked among the Top 20 “Best Healthcare Jobs” according to U.S. News & World Report
. Your field, which began in the 1950s as a peaceful use of radioactive material, is a premier molecular imaging tool that physicians use to diagnose, stage and treat disease.
The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
is the #16 graduate program
in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings
. You will study within one of the top medical centers in the U.S. And you will have opportunities to participate in clinical rotations in emergency medicine, primary care, trauma, critical care and surgery in over 50 different rotations located within and outside the university. Join our team and you will join a PA program with a diverse student enrollment and outstanding facilities.
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Program
will prepare you to take a leadership role in any clinical setting. The UAB Respiratory Therapy Program is one of only two baccalaureate programs in the state of Alabama dedicated to training future respiratory care practitioners (RCP). Respiratory therapists care for patients, from adults to premature children, who have trouble breathing due to chronic respiratory disease or other ailments.