Upon completion of the Medical Technology program, graduates will be able to
Demonstrate proficiency in performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests in the contemporary clinical laboratory.
Evaluate test systems and diagnostic algorithms in terms of diagnostic value, compliance outcomes, and cost-effectiveness.
Evaluate the results of laboratory analyses for accuracy and validity, and correlate laboratory data to disease processes.
Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance/quality improvement as applied to the pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services.
Exhibit the ethical and professional behaviors required within the healthcare delivery system.
Demonstrate skills in laboratory information systems that will enable timely, accurate, and confidential reporting of laboratory data.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to consult with members of the healthcare team, to provide patient education and customer service, and to interact with external parties.
Use research design/practice skills to evaluate published studies and investigate clinical laboratory issues/problems.
Exhibit an understanding of the concepts and principles of laboratory management such as human resource management, finance, operations, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, critical pathways, and clinical decision-making.
Demonstrate understanding of education techniques and terminology to train/educate users and providers of laboratory services.
Seek national certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.