Program Student Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the Clinical Laboratory Science Degree, a Bachelor of Science program, is to provide a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students to practice clinical laboratory science/medical technology in diagnostic laboratories and other healthcare-related settings. Successful completion of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program qualifies students to sit for national certification examinations.
The program's expectation is to graduate individuals who:
- are professionally competent;
- possess a commitment to life-long learning;
- exhibit a sense of commitment to the ethical and humane aspects of patient care;
- appreciate the need for research to develop knowledge of health, disease, healthcare management and education;
- recognize the role of the clinical laboratory scientist in the assurance of quality health care
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation from the program, students will be able to demonstrate:
theoretical knowledge and technical skills in the clinical laboratory according to established laboratory standards
error recognition, and the ability to integrate and interpret analytical data, and establish a course of action to solve problems
professionalism and ethical behavior
administrative skills consistent with philosophies of quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, laboratory education, fiscal resource management, and appropriate composure under stressful conditions
safe laboratory practice to include maintenance of working environment, adherence to all safety rules and regulations, and appropriate test sample acquisition and handling
communication skills to ensure correct, effective, courteous and appropriate information transfer
The curriculum map for the Clinical Laboratory Science program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2011-12 academic year, the Clinical Lab Science faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.