We are a Catholic institution of learning dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the theoretical and applied fields through quality graduate education that is comprehensive and responsive to the needs of society.
We are committed to the formation of scholars and high-quality professionals who are ethical, competent, compassionate, and committed to the service of their respective professions, the Church, the nation, and the global community.
We envision a Graduate School that stands for excellence and innovation and that is globally recognized for its distinct degree programs and quality research outputs.
The Graduate School commits itself to develop:
GS 500 – St. Thomas and Critical Thinking
It is a course on Aristotelian and Symbolic Logic that focuses on the fundamental laws of thought. It provides guiding principles in order to enhance critical and reflective skills that would facilitate correct and responsible judgment and reasoning. It gives an opportunity to be in control of ones thinking activities.
GS 501 – Research Methodology
The course introduces the student to research concepts relevant to the Natural Sciences. Discussions center on the nature and process of scientific inquiry; the ethical and social responsibilities of the research scientist; and the skills required to do meaningful research in the Natural Sciences. The course also guides the student in the preparation of a scientific review paper or a research project.
MT 602 – Biostatistics
A competency-oriented course which emphasizes both the theoretical and the practical aspects of biostatistics. This course presents fundamental concepts in descriptive biostatistics, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one, two, three, or more samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric and parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transformations.
MT 603 – Philosophy of Medical Technology
The course deals with philosophy of medical technology as well as the contemporary issues confronting the individual medical technologist and his professional organization, legislation, education, and international and national recent development in medical technology, including social responsibility and accountability, and biomedical ethical concerns.
MT 604 – Advanced Biochemistry
This course covers in detail the molecular basis of life, which includes the chemistry of biomolecules, structure function relationship, transformation of matter and energy, storage of genetic information, accession and manipulation.
The course provides the basic concepts in biochemistry and how these concepts can be applied in the biological sciences, health and medicine, agriculture, food and related industries.
MT 701 – Advanced Hematology
It is an in-depth study of the laboratory diagnosis and treatment of the common disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells, and homeostasis. Each disease state will be discussed in terms of the underlying pathophysiology, clinical features, which suggest the diagnosis, the use of state-of-art laboratory tests in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the conditions and the current management.
MT 702 – Advanced Medical Bacteriology
A study of bacteriologic agents associated with infectious disease syndromes and procedures for the detection, identification, and susceptibility testing of etiologic agents. Emphases are given to new technology, new bacterial agents of infectious diseases, and the evolving interest in public health and preventive medicine.
MT 703 – Advanced Medical Parasitology
A competency-oriented course which emphasizes both the biological and medical aspects of parasites of medical importance.
MT 704 – Medical Mycology and Virology
A study of morphologic and biologic characteristics of mycological and viral agents of disease. It also includes a study of diagnostic methods, transmission, epidemiology, pathology, and prevention from infection of each infectious agent.
MT 705 – Advanced Blood Ranking
It is the study of recent advances in blood banking theory, technical practice considerations, and regulatory guidelines. Certain clinical situations will be discussed in detail including transfusion reactions, hemolytic anemia, and transfusion-transmitted infections.
MT 706 – Advanced Serology & Serological Methods
It is the study of current and state-of-art serologic methods in the diagnosis of bacterial, parasitologic, viral and mycological diseases as well as autoimmune and oncologic disorders.
MT 707 – Advanced Immunology
It approaches the conceptual and technical advances in immunologic principles and techniques which can be applied to microbial infections, hypersensitivity, organ transplantation, autoimmune diseases, and immunodeficiency disorders.
MT 708 – Epidemiology
A competency-oriented course which emphasizes both the theoretical and the practical aspects of epidemiology. The course covers the application of epidemiologic procedures to the understanding of the occurrence and control of conditions such as infections and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community, and environmental health hazards, accidents, and geriatric problems.
MT 709 – Advanced Cytologic Techniques
An in-depth study of the current methods of specimen collection, preparation, staining, and microscopic examination. It also includes the study of the basic disease process and the correlation of cellular and tissue pathology.
MT 711 – Laboratory Management (Theory and Practice)
A study of principles of administration, organization, and management with an emphasis on the operation of a clinical laboratory. It also includes a discussion of problems in laboratory management including the legal and financial aspects of clinical laboratory operations.
MT 712 – Advanced Clinical Toxicology
This course will provide a systematic evaluation of the many classes of toxicological agents with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms underlying their toxicity. This will also demonstrate physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling used to solve present-day problems in toxicology. This exercise is designed to help the student to understand the general principles that are important to toxicologists in their quest to understand the biological effects of these toxic chemicals (xenobiotics). Identify, recognize, and assess various cases and incidences of poisoning via instrumentation.
Recognize the medical technologist’s critical and sensitive role in delivering accurate and timely analysis of biological samples with applications in diagnosis, therapy, research, and medico-legal cases.
MT 713 – Advanced Clinical Microscopy
This course will deal with the advances in the field of clinical microscopy including analysis of urine and other body fluids. Current technologies used in the analysis and in the detection of pathophysiology will be elaborated.
MT 714 – Experimental Methods and Instruments in Clinical Chemistry
This course focuses on advanced instrumentation and methodologies used in Clinical Chemistry with particular emphasis on optical instruments, electroanalytical instruments, chromatography, immunoassays, and molecular techniques. The application of these instrumentations will also be discussed.
MT 715 – Clinical Endocrinology
This course will cover the endocrine system and its hormonal products, including hormone-producing cells, synthesis and modification of the hormones, release, and transport, hormone receptors and mechanisms of hormone action, and effects of these hormones on target cells and on body metabolism and physiological processes. This will also tackle diseases associated with abnormal levels of hormones and the methods used to detect these diseases.
MT 716 – Clinical Enzymology
This course will focus on clinically relevant enzymes. It will cover the physical, structural, and functional characteristics/properties, nomenclature, classification, and biochemical processes. Differentiation, analysis, detection, enzyme assays, and clinical application of these enzymes will be given importance. The course will also tackle diseases associated with such enzymes.
MT 717 – Infectious Diseases
This course will focus on occurrences of infectious diseases. Case studies of important disease outbreaks, investigations, disease surveillance, laboratory diagnosis, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention will be covered.
Written Comprehensive Exams
Thesis Writing I
Thesis Writing II
Thesis Writing III