Medical Laboratory Science Learning Objectives

Students majoring in medical laboratory science will spend three years doing classroom 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 will amount to 2,000 hours of intense study and laboratory experience and will gives students the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to "real-world" situations. After the successful completion of the clinical year, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science by the University. Graduates are then eligible to sit for a Board of Certification (BOC) examination given by the 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 at Mount Union 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.

Learning Objectives for students in the Medical Laboratory Science program:

  • 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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