Master of Laboratory Animal Science Program
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Owner/Developer: Drexel University College of Medicine
United States of America
United States of America
|The Master of Laboratory Animal Science program combines the following areas of training: basic science, laboratory animal science and a hands-on practicum. The basic science courses are designed to build a solid foundation required for a successful career in laboratory animal science. The laboratory animal science courses focus on all aspects of laboratory animal science and animal facility management. Most classes are scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate working professionals. Pre-Veterinary Graduate Minor Students desiring to attend veterinary medical school will have the option to elect to complete a pre-vet minor within the Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) program. The addition of these courses to the MLAS program will help to further enhance the student's application to veterinary medical school by providing additional rigorous and relevant graduate level coursework.
Hands-on training, Lecture
Optional / Voluntary
Candidates for admission to the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program must meet the following criteria:
Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or an international equivalent
Have completed of one year of general biology, chemistry, physics and organic chemistry with laboratories and grades of C or above
Have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher to be competitive
Have General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores at or above the 50th percentile in all areas, obtained within the last five years
Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
No species is addressed specifically
|Details on the topic or technology covered:
Hands-on learning plays a significant role in the MLAS program curriculum. The practicum experience allows the student to gain "real world experience" within a controlled learning environment. Students are free to choose the type of institution and also the location of where they want to complete their experience. Students wishing to find full-time employment opportunities find that the practicum enables them to build their professional network prior to earning their degree.
The practicum experience should last 12 weeks and should focus on the following four areas:
Laboratory animal care
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES
Graduates of the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program will achieve six program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.
Demonstrate mastery of the laboratory animal science field including: regulations, animal models, diseases, husbandry methods, procedures, facilities and equipment
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability
Solve complex problems via the collaboration with others
Exhibit leadership potential
Participate in local and national professional organizations and assist in biomedical research outreach efforts
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