Department Rotations Also Include:
Each department, when appropriate, will highlight quality assurance and improvement, safety, communication and team building, and ethics and professionalism. Also, each area of the curriculum, during clinical rotations, emphasizes pre-analytical, analytical, and post analytical components of laboratory services.
Student hours vary by course and clinical department. Lectures are typically given Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Clinical rotations have a typical start time of 7 a.m., end time of 3:30 p.m. Variances in schedules are determined by workload.
Students will be given instruction over materials before entering the clinical department. In some cases the student will receive an entire course of material before entering the clinical field. This is to aid in the student’s understanding and assist in the development of critical thinking skill necessary for the student to transition into a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
Instruction in basic management and education principles is also provided. The curriculum is constantly updated and revised in order to keep pace with the technology and the changing role of the medical laboratory scientist.
Written and practical examinations are given at frequent intervals both in the classroom and clinical areas. Performance evaluations are completed by the staff. Students are requested to complete department evaluations in order to assist in the development of our program.
At the end of the eleven months of training, a final comprehensive examination is given to each student. This test is a tool used to prepare the student for the Medical Laboratory Science Certification Examination and to help monitor the effectiveness of the training the student has received