Educational Objectives

Students completing the histotechnology specialization program will have acquired the ability to:

  • Demonstrate competencies in the basic procedures of the histopathology laboratory, including but not limited to fixation, embedding, frozen sectioning, microtomy, routine and special stains, and immunohistochemistry.
  • Demonstrate the skills and attitudes needed for clinical competencies in the medical laboratory science profession.
  • Practice principles of laboratory safety procedures.
  • Operate all laboratory equipment, perform maintenance procedures and quality control
  • Develop the knowledge and skill in education, management and research to fulfill the leadership roles within the clinical laboratory.
  • Integrate knowledge of histology and research to be able to critique and analyze data and published studies related to the field.
  • Develop an awareness of major health, social and economic problems of the community and the world at large.

Students completing the laboratory management specialization program will have acquired the ability to:

  • Provide leadership for the development of best practices in the laboratory with respect to ethics, social justice and equity;
  • Employ multi-disciplinary approaches to the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phase of healthcare delivery;
  • Utilize information systems and healthcare technology for the improvement and transformation of healthcare.
  • Develop the knowledge and skill in education, management and research to fulfill the leadership roles within the clinical laboratory.
  • Develop an awareness of major health, social and economic problems of the community and the world at large.

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