Certificate Program

Fundamentals of Molecular Pathology Certificate Program 2017

  • Credit: 11.0
  • Level: Beginner

Price: $500.00

Member Price: $250.00

Rating: Member Average


Earn 11 ACCENT® continuing education credits and a certificate of completion for successfully completing the program before the access end date.

This program is composed of nine courses, listed below. Each course can be completed online in 1-2 hours each and contains lectures, reference materials and a quiz. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

  • Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • Basic Molecular Techniques
  • Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Molecular Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Signatures in Oncology:Solid tumors
  • Validation for Molecular Assays in Oncology
  • Lab Practices: Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Certificates of completion are awarded online upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are recognized on a register located on the certificate program web page.

Please note that the completion of an online certificate program should be listed within the education section of a resume or CV. It is not equivalent to completing a board certification process.

Speaker Presentation

Developed with all levels of laboratory professionals in mind, the content of this program is at the basic to intermediate level and will provide participants with opportunities to increase their knowledge of diagnostic applications of molecular pathology. This program was developed to present the essentials of molecular pathology and provide laboratorians with an understanding of nine different areas of study.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe structure and function of nucleic acids and genes, including mutations
  • Discuss the methodologies used in a clinical molecular pathology laboratory
  • Explain the principles for detection and identification of pathogens and genomic alterations in disease conditions
  • Explore the applications of Next Generation Sequencing in Precision Medicine
  • Understand the importance of quality control, quality assurance, and validation of assays
  • Consider key requirements to incorporate molecular testing into a laboratory

These expert faculty are experienced educators who have extensive knowledge of molecular pathology and diagnostics and contributed to developing this program:

  • John Greg Howe, PhD, DABCC
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Linnea Baudhuin, PhD
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Christina Lockwood, PhD
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Roberta Madej, PhD
    QCMD, Glasgow, Scotland UK
  • Deborah Payne, PhD
    American Pathology Partners, Denver, CO
  • Barbara Zehnbauer, PhD
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Neal Lindeman, MD, DABCC
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Helen Fernandes, PhD, DABCC, Faculty Chair
    Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


ACCENT® credit is offered. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

Internet Access and Browser Information

You must have Internet access and Internet browser software installed on your computer to view the e-learning materials in this course, as well as Adobe Reader. We recommend the following Internet browsers and browser settings.

  •     Internet Explorer version 11 or higher
  •     Mozilla Firefox version 33 or higher
  •     Google Chrome version 36 or higher
  •     Apple Safari version 6 or higher

Audio Speakers

You will need speakers attached to your computer to hear the audio files associated with some of the course materials. 

Screen Resolution

For best viewing, your screen resolution should be 1024 x 768 or higher. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds are not available for e-learning courses 

Registration Order Form

04/01/2017 12:00 AM Until 12/31/2017 11:59 PM

Fundamentals of Pathology Molecular Pathology Certificate Program Registration Form

Supported By

Developed in cooperation with the Molecular Pathology Division, this program is supported by:

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