Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-50
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 3, 2014
Date of Second Reading: March 31, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions– for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Biomedical Diagnostics
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Health Solutions – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Biomedical Diagnostics
Rationale: The MS in Biomedical Diagnostics will be a 30 credit degree program taught by faculty at ASU and in collaboration with the Dublin City University and Ventana Medical Systems. The program will employ a blended learning approach adopting online and face-to-face elements. The culminating experience for this program is an Applied Project that will include industry partnerships, as well as experiences at both ASU and DCU.
The Science of Diagnostics will focus on underlying bioinformatics and biostatistical analysis, clinical trial design, regulatory systems and the technology behind imaging, pathology, molecular and sequencing technology. The Business of Diagnostics will encompass public and private health care finance and reimbursement, along with personalized health care, and include the companion diagnostics. The Application of Diagnostics will be taught through case studies on critical diagnostics related issues including bioethics, clinical utility, intellectual property, smart systems, as well as modality integration and systems analysis.