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Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Mission and Goals

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.

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 Outcomes
  • 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 Outcomes
  • 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 Outcomes
  • 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.