* CURRICULUM CHECKLISTS:  these checklists are to assist in curriculum planning only.  For official list of requirements, please refer to the undergraduate catalog for each major at: 

Applied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (AMBB) Curriculum Checklist 2020-21

Medical Diagnostics (MDD) Curriculum Checklist 2020-21

Medical Diagnostics Pre Physician Assistant Concentration (MDD-PPA)Curriculum Checklist 2020-21

Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Curriculum Checklist 2020-21



* “FREE” TUITION WINTER/SUMMER in Tuition, Fees and Scholarships FAQ

* VIRTUAL ADVISING FALL 2020 (Appointments, Office Hours or Group Advising):

Appointments:  In UDSIS, go to:
Degrees and Advisement tile
2.  Blue Hen Success (box in lower left quadrant)
3.  Get Assistance (blue box on right side)
4.  What type of appointment?  From drop-down menu choose Advising/Academic Assistance
5.  Who are you meeting with?  Choose Meet with Assigned Advisor (if I am your currently assigned advisor) or Meet with Other/Staff/non-Assigned Advisor (if not)
6.  Select the Location… choose Virtual (Phone/Zoom Etc.)
7.  Select the appropriate individual below:  From the drop-down menu choose Coffing, Susan
8.  Next (choose date/time) and then Confirm Appointment
9.  At the time of the appointment, Zoom ID is 270 258 2015; if preferred, phone is 302.831.8804

Virtual Office Hours Fall 2020 (no appointment necessary) are typically:
Mondays  9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Zoom ID 270 258 2015 and enter the Waiting Room.  I will be with you as soon as I have finished with the student before you.

Group Advising Open Sessions – for anyone with questions; in group format
Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 pm; 10.12.20 – 11.16.20 (except 11.2.20)
Zoom ID:  999 8564 3779

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Experiences Form for Medical Diagnostics – Pre PA Students (to record patient contact/shadowing hours)

Students can use this form to record experiences in research, healthcare, non-healthcare, volunteering, leadership, teaching, and extracurricular activities.

Experiences Form for MDD Pre PA



University Updates Regarding Coronavirus:

  • Updates will be posted to the University’s coronavirus website, which includes FAQs covering common topics.
  • Additional questions may be emailed to
  • The COVID-19 Call Center at UD is available 9 am – 5 pm weekdays at 302-831-1188.

Online Courses

Online learning may be an unfamiliar format for you and to help provide the support needed to continue successfully in your courses, UD has put together a great website with tips and valuable information regarding continuing your courses online, including technology support.  Access at: Students Learning Remotely

Office of Academic Enrichment:

all tutoring and academic support services are now available online, and they have added a page, Tips for Succeeding in Classes Online, which they hope students will find useful as they manage the transition.

Computer Access Issues:

The Office of the Dean of Students is supporting students who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 situation.  If you do not have access to a device and reliable internet service, you may contact to get assistance.  Students who do not have the financial means to purchase items like webcams, can and should apply to the Student Crisis Fund.

Student Crisis Fund link:

( Students can then complete and submit an application at

 The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS)

provides accommodations and services to UD students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the UD environment. We understand that an online format may cause new challenges and encourage you to contact DSS to discuss accessibility accommodations related to your courses.


  • For student physical health-related questions, call Student Health at 302-831-2226 or go to .
  • For student mental health concerns, call the UD Helpline 24/7/365 at 302-831-1001.
  • For housing questions, call Residence Life and Housing 302-831-HOME (4663) or email

Helpful Advising Links:

Major Changes

If you are interested in changing majors to Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Diagnostics, please contact the Program Director listed below.  The office is located in 305 Willard Hall.

Applied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology:  Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss at

Medical Diagnostics:  Dr. Denene Lofland at

Medical Diagnostics, Pre PA Concentration: Dr. Virginia Hughes at

Medical Laboratory Science: Leslie Allhouse at 

Advising Appointments for Freshmen/Sophomores during Spring 2020:

Advising Appointments

Advising Appointments for Freshmen/Sophomores during Spring 2020:

Due to the university’s directive for all employees to work remotely for the rest of the semester (or until further notice), academic advising appointments will now be held virtually with me (Susan Coffing) instead of in person. I look forward to when we are all back on campus together but for now I am happy to chat with you virtually!

 There are three virtual options you may choose from:

  • Phone: We can meet by phone call. I would encourage if at all possible you have a computer with internet access available so that we may discuss tools and resources over the phone while looking at them together on our computers.
  • Video Chat: We can meet by video chat using Zoom, in which I will send you an email a few minutes prior to the start of our meeting so that you may click the link to join the meeting. You would need access to a computer with video and sound capabilities.
  • Email: Quick questions can be answered by email.

Advising Appointments for Juniors/Seniors during Spring 2020:

Juniors and seniors with advising questions should contact their advisor as indicated in UDSIS to request information or to schedule a virtual meeting.  The link for directory information for all departmental faculty advisors can be found at the top of this page.


For advisement for graduate programs please contact Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss at


MMSC Course Registration

If you have questions regarding registration for courses offered by Medical & Molecular Sciences, please email Diana Levering at  Be sure to include your name, student ID and specific course section numbers in your email.

Important Course Number Update as of Fall 2019:

Beginning in fall of 2019, the course abbreviation for courses offered by Medical & Molecular Sciences have changed from MEDT to  MMSC.

New course numbers as of fall 2019:

MEDT398 is now MMSC402
MEDT399 is now MMSC412
MEDT403 is now MMSC436
MEDT405 is now MMSC433
MEDT413 is now MMSC437
MEDT415 is now MMSC434
MEDT430 is now MMSC438
MEDT431 is now MMSC439
MEDT401 is now MMSC407
MEDT417 is now MMSC417
MEDT404 is now MMSC423
MEDT414 is now MMSC424
MEDT406 is now MMSC428
MEDT416 is now MMSC429


  • Chemistry: state-of-the-art instrumentation is used to analyze many biochemical constituents such as glucose, cholesterol, enzymes and drugs in body fluids
  • Hematology: whole blood is used for examining, counting, and identifying red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Immunohematology (blood bank): units of blood or components are typed and cross-matched for transfusion
  • Microbiology: disease-causing microorganisms are identified and their susceptibility to antibiotics determined
  • Molecular diagnostics: detection of nucleic acids in clinical specimens is used for the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease
  • Body fluid analysis: urine and body fluids (other than blood) are analyzed chemically and examined for cellular structures and crystal formations
  • Phlebotomy: blood is collected by venipuncture or by fingerstick for use by the laboratory departments to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases





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