Medical Laboratory Sciences

Students on a castle tower in Consuegra, Spain, Winter, 2016

ResearchUndergraduate Programs

Course offerings this spring include:

  • MEDT 160 Infection: Sex, Food and Sneezing
  • MEDT 200 Language of Medicine
  • MEDT 220 Forensic Science
  • MEDT 230 Forensic Pathology
  • MEDT 440 Introductory Nanomedicine
  • MEDT 640 Advanced Nanomedicine

Tapeworms: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Tapeworms are flat, segmented parasites that can grow from 4 to 28 inches (10 to 71 centimeters) in length. Typically, they attach themselves to a host’s intestinal walls and feed off the host’s food. The medical term for a parasitic infection of tapeworms in humans is taeniasis. Taeniasis can develop into cysticercosis, which is an infection of the tissue.

Larval forms of some tapeworms can leave the intestines and reach other body sites such as the muscles, eyes and brain. “One tapeworm that does this is Taenia solium,” Donald C. Lehman, an associate professor of medical laboratory sciences in the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences, told Live Science. Read more.

College of Health Sciences professor part of ‘eClinic’ development group

Clinical laboratory practitioners working with sophisticated and expensive diagnostic equipment in busy hospital settings provide a crucial service during all stages of patient care.

While good for patients and health care professionals, the fast pace of this environment puts a premium on the time available for onsite training of future clinical laboratory specialists. Read more.

Medical laboratory sciences alumnae recognized for publication

Two University of Delaware alumnae from the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences Class of 2013 have received a Distinguished Author Award from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) for a publication they authored as undergraduate students.

As seniors, Michelle Francis and Angelica Montes completed a College of Health Sciences First Step research project focused on the health system’s handling of critical laboratory results. Read more.


About the Department

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers majors in Medical Laboratory Science, in Medical Diagnostics, and in Medical Diagnostics with a Pre-Physician Assistant concentration, a minor in Medical Diagnostics, as well as Honors Degrees in Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Diagnostics and Honors courses.

In accordance with the goals set forth by the University of Delaware and the College of Health Sciences, the mission of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences encompasses the following.

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences is committed to providing skilled, critically-thinking practitioners equipped to be future leaders in health sciences. In this pursuit, the Department is committed to active engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in experiential learning, to forming collaborative partnerships with educational, clinical, industrial and research experts locally and globally, to discovering innovative breakthroughs in research that contribute to the health and basic sciences body of knowledge, and to functioning as an expert resource regarding all issues related to Medical Laboratory Science.