During the year-long program, the main goal is to transform qualified
students into medical professionals who can apply scientific principles
and techniques to the vital role that laboratory science plays in the
Hospital and healthcare environment.
Other goals of the program include developing high-quality lab
professionals committed to lifelong learning, staying abreast of new
developments, and having the flexibility to adapt to a changing
Medical Laboratory Scientists are competent in a great variety of
procedures and job functions. Since the laboratory staff expects the
student to meet certain standards at job-entry level, the objectives of
the program are those which will allow the student to meet those
standards. After the completion of the one-year program in the School of
Medical Lab Science, the student will:
State the importance of the clinical laboratory and the part it
plays in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
Perform proficiently routine laboratory procedures and some
Add new procedures and duties to his/her repertoire with ease
using the basic knowledge acquired in the clinical program
and will demonstrate the ability to read and understand a
procedure manual in order to perform testing.
the validity of laboratory results, confirm abnormal results,
and integrate and relate data generated by various departments
while making decisions regarding possible discrepancies in
Utilize quality control methods and standards in maintaining
accuracy and precision.
Perform some basic preventative maintenance of equipment and
Evaluate new methods and procedures with minimal assistance by
applying knowledge of principles, procedures, and techniques.
Recognize a problem and identify the cause; apply the
problem-solving approach to situations including making
decisions concerning the results of quality control and quality
Communicate ideas and data and exhibit professional conduct
through interpersonal skills with patients, laboratory
personnel, other health care professionals, and the public.
Recognize the need to be responsible for his/her work and to
respond to constructive criticism in a positive manner.
Exhibit compassion and respect for the patient and allied health
Recognize the importance of information concerning the patient
and realize that it should not be discussed
Attend continuing educational programs to establish and maintain
continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of
Follow established safety procedures in the performance of
his/her laboratory duties in order to maintain a safe working
environment for himself/herself and other laboratory employees.
principles of current laboratory information systems.
simple procedures for collecting, processing and analyzing
biological specimens and other substances following established
Perform bench-level teaching via demonstrations of methods and
explanation of theories to all required personnel.
The objectives will all have been attained when the graduate student
successfully passes the Board of Certification examination.
Career Entry Level Competencies
At the completion of the didactic instruction and clinical training
year, the Medical Laboratory Science student should fully realize the
importance of the clinical laboratory’s part in the diagnosis and
treatment of the patient. He/she will:
incorporate concepts learned from both the classroom and
laboratory experiences to provide accurate and meaningful
results that reflect current standards in healthcare
perform routine laboratory procedures and some special
the importance of adding new procedures and technologies to
his/her repertoire with ease
make judgments about the validity of laboratory results
use quality control methods and standards in maintaining
accuracy and precision
evaluate new methods and procedures with minimal assistance
recognize a problem, identify the cause, and apply the
appropriate problem-solving approach to troubleshoot laboratory
instrumentation and information systems
keep records and be able to communicate ideas and facts to a
variety of persons both within and beyond the limits of the
collaborate with diverse members of the health care team to
provide quality, accurate and timely laboratory results in
a cost-effective manner
comply with all legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements
associated with the practice of medical laboratory science
demonstrate responsibility for his/her own work and decisions
and be willing to help others
accept teaching responsibilities at the bench level through
demonstration of methods and explanation of theories
aware of the need to participate in life-long continuing
education in order to maintain competency in the performance of
the professional duties