Dept of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
BS Programs in Medical Biotechnology

Clinical Laboratory Science Mission

We are committed to:

  • Effectively teaching state of the art clinical laboratory sciences to undergraduate and graduate medical technology and medical biotechnology students and other health professionals.
  • Providing high quality, cost effective, compassionate clinical service to the Central New York Community.
  • Advancing knowledge in the clinical laboratory sciences through research, community service, continuing education, and contributions to the professional community.
  • Supporting professional growth and development for our faculty, staff, and students.
  • Supporting the academic community through active participation in university life.

Goals and Competencies:

Observation and Analysis: Students will observe and access sample and quality control data, procedures, and equipment.

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will explain the principles underlying clinical laboratory testing, including the pathological indications for performing specific laboratory tests.
  • Critical thinking is an essential skill for laboratory personnel.¬† Students must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information from various modalities to effectively perform laboratory tests.
  • Students must be able to integrate and relate laboratory data while making judgments about possible discrepancies, confirm abnormal results, verify quality control procedures, and develop solutions to problems concerning the generation of laboratory data.
  • Students must be able to accept and learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture and discussion, cooperative learning, small group activities, laboratory exercises and demonstrations, individual and group presentations, and the use of technology assisted learning.

Communication: Student will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.

Learning Outcome
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Students will communicate laboratory test results clearly and accurately.
  • Students will work effectively as a team member or independently as required to accomplish the goals of the work unit (laboratory).
  • Students will display professionalism in communication and dress and show respect for colleagues and superiors.

Sensory and Motor Function: Students will demonstrate the sensory and motor skills necessary to perform laboratory tests on body fluids, cells, and products.

Learning Outcome
  • Students will be able to perform a wide variety of laboratory tests from low to high complexity.
  • Students will demonstrate safe working practices and comply with all applicable compliance regulations and safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Students will be able to perform preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and instruments.

Behavioral and Social Attributes: Students will demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment and promptly complete all responsibilities in a laboratory setting.

Learning Outcome
  • Students will be able to perform work efficiently and accurately under the pressure of time constraints and be able to multitask.
  • Students will demonstrate tolerance and establish effective working relationships with others from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to age, race and gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical standards in all matters related to medical information, ¬†patient care, and research data.

Medical Biotechnology Program Outcome Measures Documentation

SUNY Upstate Medical University Program Performance on ASCP MP/MB Exama

Year of Graduation

No. Of Graduates

No. of Graduates Taking Exam

No. (%) of Graduates Passing Exam

Program Mean Score

National Mean Score (Univ)

2013

1

0

 

 

 

2012

7

2

1 (50%)

427

507

2011

2

1

1 (100%)

569

465

2010

4

0

 

 

 

2009

1

0

 

 

 

Average

 

 

75%

498

486

Graduation and Placement Ratesb


Year

No. (%) of Students Completing Graduation Requirements

#No. %) of Graduates Employed within 6 Months of Graduation

No. (%) of Graduates Pursuing Additional Education

2013

1/1(100%)

1/1(100%)

 

2012

7/7 (100%)

1/7 (14%)

6/7 (86%)

2011

2/2(100%)

2/2 (100%)

 

2010

4/4(100%)

4/4 (100%)

 

2009

1/1 (100%)

1/1 (100%)

 

a. Credentialing exams are optional; few graduates choose to take them.
b. Job placement rate is the number of graduates employed in their profession compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment.  Actively seeking employment does not include graduates who fail to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, graduates who are unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, graduates who are unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, graduates who are on active military duty, and/or graduates who are pursuing continuing education.

 

Spend time with Medical Biotechnology students…

watch the program video
Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman, Medical Biotechnology Class of 2012, conducted research her senior year on genetic mutations linked to schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. “I like working on genetics, and with DNA,” Sarah said. “I’ve always been interested in genetics and neurodegenerative disorders. It’s like a puzzle, and the mystery is where the pieces should go.”

Read about Sarah Goodman and her summer research project in Paris.

CONTACT:

STUDENT ADMISSIONS
Location:
Room 1215, Weiskotten Hall
Phone: 315 464-4570
Email: admiss@upstate.edu