The Clinical Laboratory Science/medical technology (CLS/MT) is a professional bachelors (4 year) program. The freshman and sophomore years, are taken at any accredited college or university, afford the fundamentals of a liberal education. Entry to the program is in the post-summer quarter at the junior-year level. After satisfactory completion of the program, the student is awarded a bachelor of science degree and is eligible for state licensure and to take the national board examination.
The junior year is a ten-month program of lecture and laboratory. Emphasis is on the basic clinical science courses necessary for CLS/MT.
The senior year is a ten-month clinical practicum that provides professional clinical experience in the hospital laboratory environment. Emphasis is on technical proficiency, organization and the laboratory's relationship to patient care. Senior students must coordinate their schedules with the operation of the Loma Linda University Medical Center clinical laboratory and with supplemental training laboratories in the community. Transportation to supplemental training laboratories is the responsibility of the student. Depending on the clinical assignment, commuting times may be up to two hours one way.
The senior schedule is a full-time week (40 clock hours), arranged with a Monday through Friday, day-shift schedule for lecture and laboratory requirements. On occasion, days or times outside of this typical schedule may be necessary to allow students exposure to unique procedures. A special calendar schedule is followed which is different from the University academic calendar.
The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N River Road Suite 720, Rosemont, Il 60018; Phone: (773) 714-8800; FAX: (773) 714-8886; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; <www.naacls.org>.
It also satisfies the requirements in Medical Technology Science of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists' Board of Certification for Medical Technology Science, P.O. Box 12277, Chicago, IL 60612-0277. The program is approved by the State of California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services, 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Bldg, P 1st Floor, Richmond CA 94804, Phone: (510) 620-3800.
University Student Learning Outcomes
Students will meet the following institutional learning outcomes:
1. Understand and apply LLU's philosophy of wholeness in personal and personal life.
2. Understand the importance of integrating LLU's Christ-centered values into personal and professional life.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking.
4. Develop a commitment to discovery and life-long learning.
5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
6. Demonstrate effective use of technology appropriate for the degree level and discipline.
7. Understand the importance of embracing and serving a diverse world.
8. Demonstrate the importance of collaborating with others within and across disciplines.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students will also meet the following program student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and technical ability essential to the practice of Clinical Laboratory Science.
2. Practice professionalism through ethical behavior and attitudes.
3. Demonstrate leadership and administrative skills in laboratory practice and the community, consistent with the mission of the School of Allied Health Professions.
4. Adhere to rules and regulations promoting workplace and patient safety and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).
5. Exhibit analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in laboratory medicine.
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