Master of Science in Clinical Biochemistry


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Course Overview

This course covers the field of biochemistry with a focus on human biology and medicine and includes core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. Laboratory, research and diagnostic methods will be developed throughout the course. You will learn practical skills in analytical and diagnostic techniques applicable in a wide range of fields including industry and research. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
MCB 501 Biological Techniques 5
MCB 502 Metabolic Biochemistry 5
MCB 503 Cell Biology and Genetics 5
MCB 504 Principles of Microbiology 5
MCB 505 Fundamentals of Chemistry 5
MCB 506 Physiology and Anatomy 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
MCB 511 Functional Biochemistry 5
MCB 512 Molecular Biology 5
MCB 513 Immunology and Endocrinology 5
MCB 514 Research Methods and Project Planning 5
MCB 515 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 5
MCB 516 Medical Diagnostic Techniques 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
MCB 601 Advanced Biochemistry 5
MCB 602 Gene Expression and Control 5
MCB 603 Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics 5
MCB 604 Pharmacology and Toxicology 5
MCB 605 Bioinformatics 5
MCB 606 Gene Technology 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
MCB 611 Clinical Disorders 4
MCB 612 Endocrinology and Metabolism 4
MCB 613 Bioanalysis and Clinical Toxicology 4
MCB 614 Experimental Design and Statistics 4
MCB 615 Entrepreneurship 4
MCB 616 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

Clinical laboratory scientists are employed in general hospital laboratories, physicians’ offices, private laboratories, mission fields, armed forces, Peace Corps, Project hope, public health, medical research programs, pharmaceutical laboratories, blood banks, forensic laboratories, bioterrorism response and industry. Career interests include clinical specialties, quality improvement and process control, computer analysis, forensic science, research, education, and management. Graduates may advance to supervisory or specialist positions, depending on capability, experience and/or additional education. Opportunities are available for graduate education in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, education, management and specialist categories. Other options include:

  • Hospital and University labs
  • Biomedical Research facilities
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Sales, marketing and technical support
  • Science education
  • Publishing and law


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