Medical Technology Learning Objectives

Students majoring in medical laboratory science will spend three years of study at the University of Mount Union and their final year participating in professional training at an affiliated hospital-based school of Medical Laboratory Science (sometimes referred to as a School of Medical Technology). While at Mount Union, students will gain a basic foundation in science and a broad liberal arts background. The time spent in clinical training amounts to 2,000 hours of intense study and laboratory experience.  Upon successful completion, the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science is awarded by Mount Union. Graduates are eligible to sit for a Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination given by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).  

With our new $23 million natural sciences facility, Bracy Hall, the facilities of the Cleveland Clinic, and the Saint Vincent Hospital of the Allegheny Health Network, Medical Laboratory Science students have the classroom and laboratory essentials required for functional learning. This helps to ensure that we are providing future laboratory personnel with the competence that is critical to high-quality health care.

Medical Laboratory Science Major Learning Objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate scientific inquiry in course and lab assignments.
  • Students will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the scientific community.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in examining current issues in the natural sciences.
  • Students will demonstrate effective analysis of scientific issues through the use of case studies, laboratory and field research work.
  • Students will be academically prepared for their fourth year professional training.

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