Program Goals for graduates are:
- To safely collect, process, perform, and report routine clinical laboratory tests on biological specimens and other substances, with precision and accuracy under minimal supervision within a reasonable length of time.
- To understand and apply the aspects of quality improvement related to the laboratory; performing and monitoring standard quality control methods and learning trouble shooting and problem solving in order to take corrective action as necessary.
- To recognize abnormal values and apply appropriate procedures.
- To correlate didactic instruction with laboratory results in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- To perform routine maintenance, standardization and calibration procedures.
- To use safety precautions whenever handling biohazard substances.
- To install the concept of total patient care and the role of the laboratory in this concept.
- To communicate well with all levels of personnel.
- To demonstrate professional conduct, adhere to patient safety guidelines and to utilize appropriate communication skills.
- To practice within the profession's ethical and legal framework by assuming responsibility and accountability for one's own laboratory practice and continued professional and self-development.