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Medical Laboratory Science Department

As a Medical Laboratory Scientist you will be a LIFESAVER! Eighty percent of all medical decisions are based on laboratory test results generated by Medical Laboratory Scientists (formerly known as Medical Technologists or Clinical Laboratory Scientists). You will apply science and sophisticated medical technology to provide accurate information on the biochemicals and cells in blood and body fluids, identify infection-causing microorganisms, and perform transfusion and transplantation testing. These laboratory results are essential to accurate diagnoses, monitoring diseases, and establishing effective treatment

Program Vision

The Bellarmine University Medical Laboratory Science program will be recognized as a leader in the region for the training, development, and placement of laboratory professionals capable of providing superior scientific services and leadership. Through collaboration with the medical community, this program will assist in the development and delivery of innovative, ethical, and sustainable healthcare.


The goal of Bellarmine University’s MLS program is to produce clinical practitioners who are competent for current practice and are prepared to grow with the future of clinical laboratory science. Bellarmine MLS graduates will contribute to the Louisville community and beyond, in clinical practice as well as in service to others and to their profession. Our graduates will demonstrate problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, an understanding of issues and consideration of values in healthcare, and will hold a high standard of scholarship and integrity.

Learning Outcomes

Bellarmine MLS graduates will:
  1. Establish a personal scientific knowledge base that prepares them to read, to interpret, and to utilize scientific knowledge in clinical practice.
  2. Perform laboratory tests with accuracy and precision. 
  3. Understand and apply laboratory safety regulations and compliance measures.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate ethical and professional behavior.

Community Partnerships

  • MLSci Club
  • Our clinical affiliates include: Baptist East Hospital, Louisville KY; Jewish Hospital, Louisville KY; Norton Hospital, Louisville KY; University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville KY; and Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville KY.


  • Karen Golemboski, PhD, MT (ASCP), Chair, Associate Professor (email
  • Daniel Golemboski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (email)


National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont IL 60018-5119
Fax: 773.714.8886

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Medical Laboratory Science Department
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205

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