This degree program prepares you for certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (Medical Technology Scientist). You will complete three years of baccalaureate college work, and then complete 12 months of hospital based clinical training in medical technology. A certification examination is taken at the successful completion of a hospital training program. The requirements for certification are established by the Board of Certification of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Acceptance into the clinical year of the program is competitive and application is made during the fall of the Junior year. In order to be admitted to the clinical year, completion of 90 semester hours of college work with an accumulated GPA of no less than 2.5 overall and a grade of C or better in the pre-clinical science courses is required.
The following foundational science and math courses are required to be completed with a grade of C or better prior to beginning study in the clinical year:
CHEM 1230 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1280 General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 1240 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1290 General Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2460 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Non-Majors
CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2470 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Non-Majors
BIOL 2170 Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance
BIOL 2180 Fundamentals of Life Science Laboratory: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance
BIOL 2150 Fundamentals Of Life Science: Diversity Of Life, Evolution And Adaptation
BIOL 2160 Fundamentals Of Life Science Laboratory: Diversity Of Life, Evolution And Adaptation
BIOL 3010 Molecular Genetics
BIOL 3030 Cell Biology
BIOL 3070 Human Physiology
Human or Vertebrate Anatomy with lab (either EXSC 2510 & EXSC 2520 or BIOL 3510)
MEDT 2010 Clinical Laboratory Techniques
The recommended Composition II option for students in the Medical Technology program is ENGL 2950 Science And Technical Report Writing .
The clinical program in the fourth year includes externship sites at the University of Toledo Medical Center laboratory and ProMedica hospital laboratories. A grade of C or better is required in all the clinical year courses (MEDT 4000+) in order to successfully complete the program. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and you are then eligible to take the national certification examination.
A description of the program is available at https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/bio/undergraduate/BS-medical-technology.html. The description includes a sample 4-year curriculum. The medical technology adviser will assist students in planning the sequence in which the pre-clinical courses are taken during the student's years at the university. Therefore, interested applicants should consult with the medical technology program advisor, before selecting this professional career option.
Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.
|BIOL 2170||Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance||4|
|BIOL 2180||Fundamentals of Life Science Laboratory: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance||1|
|CHEM 1230||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 1280||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|ENGL 1110||College Composition I||3|
|NSM 1000||Natural Sciences & Mathematics||2|
|BIOL 2150||Fundamentals Of Life Science: Diversity Of Life, Evolution And Adaptation||4|
|BIOL 2160||Fundamentals Of Life Science Laboratory: Diversity Of Life, Evolution And Adaptation||1|
|CHEM 1240||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 1290||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|ENGL 2950||Science And Technical Report Writing||3|
|MATH 1320||College Algebra||3|
|BIOL 3030||Cell Biology||3|
|CHEM 2410||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2460||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Non-Majors||1|
|MATH 2600||Introduction To Statistics||3|
|Social Sciences Core||3|
|BIOL 3010||Molecular Genetics||3|
|CHEM 2420||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|EXSC 2510||Human Anatomy||3|
|EXSC 2520||Human Anatomy Lab||1|
|CHEM 2470||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Non-Majors||1|
|MEDT 2010||Introduction to Medical Laboratory Techniques||2|
|BIOL 4060||Immunology Laboratory||1|
|PHYS 2070||General Physics I||5|
|Social Sciences Core||3|
|Diversity of US||3|
|Apply for clinical year (terms 7-10) during this term|
|BIOL 3070||Human Physiology||3|
|PHYS 2080||General Physics II||5|
|BIOL 4040||Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|Must be accepted into the program at this point|
|MEDT 4020||Clinical Hematology||5|
|MEDT 4030||Clinical Urinalysis, Body Fluids and Hemostasis||3|
|MEDT 4100||Clinical Virology||2|
|MEDT 4080||Clinical Immunohematology||5|
|MEDT 4040||Clinical Chemistry||5|
|MEDT 4050||Clinical Microbiology||5|
|MEDT 4060||Clnical Immunology||3|
|MEDT 4070||Clinical Parasitology||2|
|MEDT 4090||Clinical Mycology||2|
|MEDT 4950||Clinical Externship: Management||1|
|MEDT 4500||Clinical Research and Clinical Correlations||3|
|MEDT 4951||Clinical Externship: Microbiology||4|
|MEDT 4952||Clinical Externship: Chemistry||4|
|MEDT 4953||Clinical Externship: Hematology||3|
|MEDT 4954||Clinical Externship: Immunohematology||3|
Perform routine and complex analytical tests on all specimens received in the laboratory, such as blood, body fluids and other types of specimens.
Operate routinely used laboratory instruments and follow their preventive maintenance protocols. Be able to identify malfunctions and make minor repairs or adjustments.
Utilize basic scientific principles in developing new techniques and procedures and be able to evaluate the usefulness and practicality for the laboratory situation presented, i.e., finance, personnel, physical space.
Correlate data from other sections of the laboratory in deciding whether results are correct and accurate; confirm abnormal findings and timely report critical findings according to the institution s established protocols.
Examine and evaluate quality control results and institute correcting procedures if results are out of control.
Demonstrate concern for and cooperation with other members of the health care team, patients, their family members and visitors.
Recognize the need for continued educational growth within the profession to ensure progress toward professional competence.
Respect patient s rights and privacy and the confidentiality of patient s health information.
Abide by the laboratory s safety policies. Recognize unsafe conditions, correct them and/or report them to the supervisor.
Abide by the code of ethics for the profession.
If placed in a supervisory position, understand and apply the principles of management and supervision.