Philosophy and Goals

The School of Medical Laboratory Science's purpose is to provide a thorough understanding of theoretical and clinical laboratory concepts and teach the fundamentals of good laboratory techniques and practice. The principle of laboratory procedures, the clinical applications, as well as the ethical standards of conduct, are taught as a complement to the practical experience. Active interaction with other health professionals expands the focus beyond the clinical laboratory. Our commitment remains to provide graduates with high-quality education that enables them to compete in the job market and to excel in their professional endeavors.

The laboratory portion of the Clinical Program is structured to provide the intern with a scheduled amount of time in each laboratory division in order to:

  • Demonstrate expected laboratory skills and techniques
  • Supervise the intern’s practice of the expected laboratory skills and techniques
  • Provide the intern with the ‘real’ environment and conditions under which the laboratory skills and techniques may be practiced
  • Provide the intern with the appropriate quantity and variety of specimens and procedures in order to prove their competencies
  • Demonstrate the professional and ethical standards of conduct
  • Demonstrate the laboratory's role in patient care through an understanding of critical pathway guidelines

The lecture portion of the Clinical Program is structured to provide the intern with information regarding the technical and clinical aspects of laboratory analysis, the laboratory sciences, behavioral sciences, and educational concepts.