MS Biomedical Diagnostics at ASU's College of Health Solutions

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Master of Science in biomedical diagnostics Diagnostics is at the center of health care decision making innovation. The field is critical to precision medicine — the process of identifying treatments helpful to patients based on individual genetic and physiological characteristics. The MS in biomedical diagnostics from ASU’s College of Health Solutions puts you on the path to leadership in a critical and innovative industry. The cross-disciplinary curriculum is taught by expert, international faculty who are leaders in engineering, technology, medicine, law and business. Case studies and guest speakers provide a broad perspective, facilitated by a partnership with Dublin City University of Ireland that was created in recognition of the need for professionals proficient in biomedical diagnostics. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals, with 100% online courses offered in condensed formats. The flexible master’s degree can be completed in one year, if enrolled full time. Gain the competitive advantage you need to lead in a cutting-edge field with robust growth.

Become a leader in health innovation and precision medicine.


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of medical decisions. The industry employs almost 2 million people in the U.S.

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MS in biomedical diagnostics curriculum Core courses provide a background in biomedical diagnostics, while electives allow specialization in technology and business. Complete your studies with an applied project that will allow you to collaborate with a team of peers and a diagnostics organization.

Core courses BMD 502 Foundations of Biomedical Informatics Methods I Survey the methods and theories underlying the field of biomedical informatics.

BMD 510 Current Perspectives in Biomedical Diagnostics Hear from speakers who review the current state of the biomedical diagnostics industry in terms of technology, regulation or legal issues.

BMD 511 Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models Explore health care economics and application to important decisions made by stakeholders.

BMD 513 Principles of Diagnostic Technology: Immunoassays

Elective courses BMD 550 Translational Bioinformatics Learn about methods and applications used in the field of translational medical research, including data acquisition and management.

BMD 598 Biomedical Device Design Understand medical devices through a mix of lectures, demonstrations and experiments. Reverse engineer and build simple devices.

BMI 598 Biomedical Commercialization Gain a real-world perspective of the challenges faced in commercialization of new technology.

BMI 598 Imaging in Diagnostics Gain knowledge of CT scans, MRI, ultrasound, PET scans and computer-aided diagnosis.

Research and culminating experience For your culminating experience, you will conduct team-based research under the guidance of a faculty member and a mentor from ASU or industry on a topic in diagnostics that is relevant to your career interests. The final project will demonstrate your ability to apply skills and knowledge learned in coursework, use research methods, report and present results.

Understand the theory and applications of diagnostic immunoassay systems and devices.

BMD 514 Principles of Diagnostic Technology: Molecular Diagnostics Learn about analytes, including DNA and RNA, disease application areas, test development, sample preparation and future prospects.

BMD 667 Regulation of Medical Diagnostics Examine the regulation of drugs, medical devices and biologics, such as vaccines and blood serums, by the Food and Drug Administration.

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University translates scientific health research and discovery into practice. Its programs prepare students to address the challenges facing our populations to stay healthy, improve their health, and manage chronic disease — all toward improving health outcomes.

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