About the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science
The department will be celebrating 85 years of service to the laboratory community in 2014. Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science (formerly Medical Technology and Clinical Laboratory Science) has as its mission, the service of humanity through the education of healthcare professionals in diagnostic laboratory medicine. In addition, the faculty are dedicated to developing the required competencies and values in our students and to encouraging each of you to attain your fullest potential. The department has been continuously accredited during it's history.
Currently the department houses three baccalaureate degrees and four certificate programs.The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science was the first to be offered. This degree prepares graduates for a career in a clinical laboratory setting in a hospital, clinic or physician's office lab.In the fall of 2002, the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science introduced a second Bachelor of Science degree option in Investigative and Medical Sciences. In 2007, the Cytotechnology Program joined the department, rounding out our laboratory educational programs. The CT program was formed in 1995 at another institution and has been continually accredited since it's inception.
In the tradition of the broader University and the Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences, the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science has as its' mission, the service of humanity through the education of health care professions in the laboratory sciences. It further strives to promote professional scholar¬ship and support community service programs.
As an academic department, we are committed to the pursuit of truth through research, publication, and other scholarly endeavors. Our faculty members are singularly dedicated to effective and innovative educational methodologies. It is, therefore, our intent to develop these requisite competencies and values in our students and encourage each individual to attain his or her fullest potential.
The department's pursuit of this mission is rooted in Judaeo-Christian doctrine, nourished by the spirit of the Gospels, and guided by the educational philosophies of the Society of Jesus.
The Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science at Saint Louis University has been continuously accredited since the graduation of its first class in 1933.
We are one of the oldest programs in the nation founded in 1929 and boast over 80 years of educational service to the medical laboratory science profession.
The program is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for
Clinical Laboratory Science
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Cytotechnology Program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
American Society for Cytopathology
Cytotechnology Review Committee
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