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Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Mission and Goals

Dept of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
BS and MS Programs in Medical Technology

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.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize quality management practices, including quality control and method validation, quality assurance, and preventive and corrective actions as applied to the laboratory setting.
  • Students will interpret a wide array of patient laboratory values and note when values are abnormal or erroneous.
  • Students will be able to troubleshoot laboratory assays, identifying and correcting potential problems.
  • Students will interpret and understand new protocols, technologies and advances in the field in order to practice and respond to evidence-based changes in clinical laboratory science.
  • 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 and patient care.