The Medical Laboratory Science professional program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119. (773) 714-8880.
The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science Degree, a Bachelor of Science program, is to educate, train, and graduate professionally competent and ethical individuals, committed to life-long learning, and who are prepared to meet current and future workplace challenges in medical laboratory science.
Program Educational Objectives
Upon completion of the Oregon Tech • OHSU MLS program, a student will have had the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate professional attributes of a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Successful completion of the program will allow students to pursue career opportunities in various laboratory settings including but not limited to medical, research and development, sales, management and public health.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
At the time of graduation, graduates will have the knowledge needed to:
- Competently perform a full range of testing in the contemporary medical laboratory encompassing pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services, including immunology, hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, molecular, hemostasis, urinalysis, body fluids, parasitology, mycology, virology, and other emerging diagnostic venues.
- Proficiently problem-solve, troubleshoot, and interpret results, and use statistical approaches when evaluating data.
- Participate actively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of test methods.
- Take responsibility for analysis and decision-making.
- Apply safety and governmental regulations and standards to medical laboratory practice.
- Act with professional and ethical conduct, respecting the feelings and needs of others, protecting the confidence of patient information, and never allowing personal concerns and biases to interfere with the welfare of patients.
- Participate in interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication interactions with members of healthcare teams, external relations, customer service, and patients.
- Apply knowledge of medical laboratory finance, operations, marketing, human resource management, and educational methods.
- Utilize information technology to effectively and accurately report laboratory-generated information.
- Apply research design and practice principles to test development and validation.
Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes
As of March 2022:
|Class of 2021||Class of 2020||Class of 2019||3-year Rolling Average|
|Certification Rate||88% first-time pass rate||100% total pass rate||
95.2% total pass rate
90.5% first-time pass rate
Program Curriculum Map
The curriculum map for the Medical Laboratory Science program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech website, www.oit.edu/catalog.