medical diagnostics

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What is Medical Diagnostics (MDD)?

Quality healthcare begins with an accurate and timely diagnosis. Medical Diagnostics is a clinically oriented science program that incorporates the basic science courses required for admission to medical school with medically related courses that have impact on the diagnosis and therapy of disease.

What Will I Learn in the MDD Major?

You will learn the pathophysiology of diseases in five major areas of study: clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, immunology, and medical microbiology. You will study a wide range of disease processes and patient diagnostic patterns and apply this information to patient case studies .

The first two years provide courses in the basic sciences and liberal arts. The third and fourth years primarily focus on medical-related courses.

What is Unique About This Program?

The program is taught by excellent faculty working at the frontiers of their field. Faculty are noted researchers who are making fundamental contributions to their respective fields including cancer, diabetes, nanomedicine, immunology, and infectious disease. Students often participate in faculty research through independent study. Capstone experience includes opportunities to interact with healthcare providers in areas such as mental health, emergency medicine, pediatrics, and others.

What Can I Do with a Degree in MDD from UD?

Medical Diagnostics majors have a distinct advantage in their pursuit of graduate and/or professional studies in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, and optometry.

Students interested in medical, dental, or optometry school, should contact the Center for Health Profession Studies. Advisors in the Center will help students be strong candidates for these professional schools. In addition, students planning to apply to these professional schools should open a Health Professions Evaluation Committee (HPEC) file. Students evaluated by this UD committee will have an institutional letter submitted to their application to professional schools. Advisors in the Center can assist students in completing the HPEC file.

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