BS Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are statements that specify what faculty want students to learn or be able to do as a result of successfully completing the BS in MLS program. Student learning outcomes are clear, concise statements that describe how students can demonstrate their mastery of program skills.

Upon completion of the BS in MLS program, students will be able to:

  1. Safely handle biological specimens and other substances for analysis adhering to standard precautions and regulatory guidelines.
  2. Perform accurate laboratory testing of body fluids, cells, and other substances.
  3. Evaluate and interpret laboratory test data while recognizing factors that affect procedures and results correlating laboratory results to disease processes.
  4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of information management to deliver timely and accurate laboratory results.
  5. Operate equipment properly, performing preventive maintenance, identifying problems and taking corrective action within predetermined limits.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of hematology, hemostasis, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, molecular diagnostics, serology, blood banking, and educational methodology for the clinical laboratory setting.
  7. Use quality assurance to monitor procedures, equipment, and technical competency within predetermined limits.
  8. Apply principles of research and statistics to evaluate published studies as an informed consumer.
  9. Demonstrate ethical behavior, maintain patient confidentiality and participate in continuing education for one’s own professional career development.
  10. Interact professionally with patients and other health care professionals by demonstrating effective written and oral communication skills.