2011 - 2012 General Catalogue 
    Jun 06, 2023  
2011 - 2012 General Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Allied Health (UAB Programs), Cytotechnology

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Allied Health (UAB Programs)

Students interested in a baccalaureate degree from the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), can take two to three years of prerequisite courses at UWA. The number of courses depends on each student’s major field of interest. The student will then apply to the UAB program and, if accepted, transfer to the professional phase of the program at UAB. The degree will be awarded by UAB.

UWA strongly recommends that the student continually stay in touch with their academic advisor and their intended school as they go through the course work. This will ensure that all the courses transfer and alert the student if courses have been added or removed from the curriculum.


Cytotechnology, the study of cells from various organs of the body, is one of the most successful means of detecting cancer at an early stage when it can be cured. The cytotechnologist is a health care professional who assists the pathologist by performing microscopic evaluations of cellular samples from virtually all organs of the body to detect microorganisms, infectious lesions, cancer, and related diseases. Employment opportunities are excellent. Positions are available in private or hospital-based laboratories; state, federal, or industrial laboratories; and administration, teaching, and research.

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