As a Medical Laboratory Scientist you will be a LIFESAVER! Most medical decisions are based on laboratory test results generated by Medical Laboratory Scientists (formerly known as Medical Technologists or Clinical Laboratory Scientists). They apply skill and instrumentation to analyze blood cells and body fluids, to identify disease-causing bacteria and viruses, and to perform testing prior to transfusions and transplantation. MLS graduates are employed primarily in hospital laboratories, but also enjoy career opportunities in biomedical research, forensics, biotechnology, toxicology, health care administration, pharmaceuticals and other industries. An MLS degree also provides excellent preparation for medical, dental, or graduate school. The Medical Laboratory Science program includes coursework and laboratory instruction in clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, hematology, clinical immunology and immunohematology (blood banking). MLS students experience a one-semester clinical internship at one or more of our affiliated Louisville-area hospitals (see below).
Bellarmine MLS graduates will:
- Establish a personal scientific knowledge base that prepares them to read, to interpret, and to utilize scientific knowledge in clinical practice.
- Demonstrate critical thinking abilities.
- Perform laboratory tests with accuracy and precision.
- Demonstrate appropriate ethical and professional behavior.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont IL 60018-5119
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Medical Laboratory Science Department
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205