Medical Laboratory Technology Department

Mission

The mission of the department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MELS) is to prepare graduate competent and ethically oriented clinical laboratory professionals with the knowledge and the skills for career entry and practice. It is also the Department’s mission to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the clinical laboratory and professional organizations and to instill an understanding of the need for maintaining continuing competency in a rapidly changing and dynamic profession.

Objectives

Students graduating with a Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology are expected and prepared to exercise the skills and abilities that are listed below. The list also indicates how the Program Outcomes contribute to the Educational Program Objectives.

The specific educational objectives for the program are to produce graduates who:

  • Demonstrate entry-level competencies for medical technologists/clinical laboratory scientists in the following disciplines: Hematology, Chemistry, Immunology, Blood Bank, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, Microbiology and Laboratory Operations.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior including sound work ethics, cultural responsiveness and appearance while interacting with patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Find gainful employment as laboratory professionals.
  • Demonstrate continuing competency through participation in continuing education and providing continuing education.
  • Demonstrate professional advancement by involvement in administrative and/or supervisory roles in the employment setting or through completion of specialty or certification exams.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the laboratory profession through sustained membership and active involvement in professional organizations.