Overview of the Medical Technology Profession
Medical Technology is a clinical laboratory science related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. It combines the challenges of medicine, the basic sciences of biology and chemistry, and the clinical sciences, into a very satisfying professional career.
Medical Technologists / Medical Laboratory Scientists function as detectives, investigating and determining the causes of diseases. They perform routine and complex analyses, utilizing the latest in biomedical instrumentation and molecular diagnostic techniques. They are responsible for the accuracy of their results and are expected to correlate interdependent test results and physiological conditions. Their work may include supervision and teaching.
Medical Technology Department Objectives
The College of Medical Technology is committed to produce a skilled, critically-thinking medical technologies equipped to be future leaders in health sciences.
Specifically, the College aims to create graduates who
- Develop the knowledge and skills in the performance of clinical laboratory procedures needed to help the physicians in the proper diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of diseases;
- Enhance intellectual honesty, sound judgment, decision-making, foresight, interpersonal and critical thinking skills;
- Appreciate the spirit of inquiry and research to address the need in laboratory medicine;
- Recognize the value of community outreach programs;
- Become effective collaborators and innovators, participating in efforts to address health care challenges; and
- Appreciate the importance of inquisitiveness, self-directed learning and professional development.