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Medical Laboratory Sciences Department

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The mission/goal of the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the body of knowledge in the field of medical technology and its application in the medical laboratory setting.


When students graduate from the Medical Technology program, they will be able to:

1. Interpret and apply theoretical knowledge into practice for entry-level positions in medical technology/clinical laboratory science, including: blood banking, urinalysis and other body fluids, chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and laboratory operations.

2. Plan, implement, and evaluate resource management strategies to maintain optimal laboratory efficiency, including: time management, materials and equipment mastery, accurate test result from conservative supplies, and performing manual test procedures with precision, and accuracy.

3. Demonstrate the interpersonal skills needed for entry-level positions in medical technology/clinical laboratory science, including: professionalism in regards to peers and clients in a diverse 21st century world, ability to seek guidance and receive feedback, patience, and self-driven independence in regards to assignments and tasks.

4. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and judge situations in the workplace to analyze and solve problems as needed for an entry-level position in medical technology/clinical laboratory, including: information literacy, quantitative reasoning, and technology competency.

a. Demonstrate the ability to problem-solve, showing self-confidence, independent thinking, and sound rationale.

b. Interpretation of laboratory data in terms of diagnostic and prognostic implications.

c. Interpretation of laboratory data for purposes of quality control and procedural error detection.

d. Application of trouble-shooting techniques and instrumentation principles.

e. Illustrate the knowledge of how Laboratory Information Systems and Hospital Information Systems are different and how software in analyzers communicate and interact with Laboratory Information Systems.