Laboratory medicine is the science of pathology - detecting and diagnosing disease - and the bridge between science and medicine. Medical scientists perform diagnostic tests of biological samples and work with doctors on every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing and treatment advice to using cutting-edge genetic technologies to prevent disease.
The increase in the ageing population is expected to lead to an even greater need globally to diagnose medical conditions such as cancer or type 2 diabetes through laboratory procedures. In the USA alone, the overall employment of medical laboratory scientists and technicians is projected to grow by 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all other occupations.
This highly practical and practice-intensive program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, as well as an understanding of the challenges, needed to become a Biomedical Scientist in Laboratory Medicine or Pathologist. Using cutting-edge diagnostic technology, you will study Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Histopathology, Haematology, and Genetics, preparing you for professional body accreditation.
This program, developed in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and diagnostic laboratories and hospitals in the UAE, places a strong emphasis on professional experience through extended clinical placements.
Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.
The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.
Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.
For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.
The global need for qualified pathology laboratory scientists is high. This program will prepare you to work as a medical laboratory scientist or technician locally, regionally, and internationally, and is positioning itself to be the first choice of employers in the expanding UAE healthcare sector.