Curriculum for the Medical Technology, MS Program

A minimum of 24 credit hours of didactic course work with an additional (minimum) of 6 hours of thesis work based on the student’s original research.
Full Time – program is completed in two years
Part Time – program is completed in five years (or sooner)
Depending on the individual’s program of study, some courses may be available during the summer semester.

Course Requirements:
Core Courses
BIOC 501 Biochemistry
MEDT 501 Biomedcial Laboratory Operations
Thesis: 624MT Thesis Proposal (2 cr hr)
           700MT Thesis (4 cr hr, minimum)

Specialty Courses:
Hematology Curriculum Microbiology Curriculum
544MT Hematology Conference and Tutorial, (1.5 cr)
MEDT 506 Microbiology/Immunology (4 cr)
643MT Hematology Journal Club (1 cr)
645MT Hematopathology (2 cr)
646MT Bone Marrow Practicum (2 cr)
647MT Special Hematology/Coagulation Practicum (1.5 cr)
BIOC502 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 cr)

Elective Courses:
As outlined by the student’s Advisory Committee
Courses may be from the College of Health Professions, the College of Graduate Studies and the College of Medicine

Two concentrations are offered through the Medical Technology, MS program: Hematology and Microbiology. Below is a sample curriculum for both tracks. 

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Hematology

Fall (Semester 1) Credit Hours (33 total)
BIOC 501 Biochemistry 4
MEDT 539 Applied Techniques (elective) 2
MT 645 Hematopathology 2
MT 644 Hematology Conference & Tutorial 1.5
MT 643 Hematology Journal Club 1
Spring (Semester 2)
BIOC 502 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
MT 624 Thesis Proposal 2
MT 628 Introduction to Immunology (elective) 2
PHA 615 Apoptosis and Cancer Pharmacology (elective) 2
Summer (Semester 3)
MT 646 Bone Marrow Practicum 2
MT 699 Independent Study (Advanced Flow Cytometry) (elective) 1
Fall (Semester 4)
MT 700 Thesis 2
MT 647 Special Hematology/Coagulation Practicum 1.5
MT 648 Teaching Practicum in Hematology (elective) 3
Spring (Semester 5)
MT 700 Thesis 2
MEDT 501 Biomedical Laboratory Operations 2
Total SUNY Upstate Medical University Program Credits 33

Microbiology

Fall (Semester 1) Credit Hours (34 total)
BIOC 501 Biochemistry 4
MEDT 506 Microbiology/Immunology (elective) 4
MEDT 524 Mycology/Parasitology (elective) 2
Spring (Semester 2)
BIOC 502 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 501 Human Genetics (elective) 3
MEDT 522 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology 2
MEDT 624 Thesis Proposal 2
Summer (Semester 3)
MEDT 502 Medical Microbiology 6
Fall (Semester 4)
700 MT Thesis 4
Spring (Semester 5)
MT 700 Thesis 2
MEDT 501 Biomedical Laboratory Operations 2
Total SUNY Upstate Medical University Program Credits 34