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The Department of Medical Technology offers a major in Medical Technology, as well as an Honors Degree and Honors courses. Medical Technology (Biomedical Sciences) is medical laboratory science related to the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of disease. The Medical Technology major is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; telephone 773-714-8880. The four-year B.S. degree curriculum offers an undergraduate professional education designed to prepare students for career entry positions in hospital clinical laboratories and industry as well as graduate study for medical laboratory science, physician assistant and related areas.
During the first two years at the University, students interested in medical technology should take courses in the basic sciences and liberal arts, including prerequisite courses in biology and chemistry. The professional and clinical courses in the third and fourth years include a final period of supervised clinical education in the Christiana Care Health Services and other affiliated institutions. One required Winter Session is included in the B.S. curriculum.
During the clinical rotation period (fall of junior year and winter and spring terms of the senior year), students should plan for the possibility of 1) added expense for transportation and uniforms and 2) added expense for living off-campus at the clinical site for at least a four-week rotation during the senior year when the commuting distance is excessive. Students are required to meet all immunization, titer, routine physical examination, drug screening, safety, criminal background check, child abuse registrty investigation and adult abuse registry investigation requirements , and proof of health insurance prior to clinical coursework. Additional requirements for clinical education may be required by the healthcare facility to which the student is assigned.
For exceptionally talented and highly motivated students, several special academic opportunities are available. Students may pursue the Honors Degree with Distinction, the Honors Degree, the Degree with Distinction, or undergraduate research through independent study.
Freshmen or transfer students may be admitted to the University with a declared interest in medical technology. Students will be evaluated for admission to the Medical Technology major after completion of the prerequisite courses. Priority will be given to full-time University sophomores.
Class size is limited to 36 medical technology majors, and any interested student should talk with the Department Chair as early as possible.
Eligibility for admission to the junior year of the Medical Technology major will be based on the following criteria:
The following course sequence is recommended. These courses may be subject to change, so it is essential that students meet regularly with their faculty advisors. Courses taken pass/fail cannot be used to complete major requirements. Pass/fail courses are for free electives only. A minimal grade of C- is required in each MEDT course in the Medical Technology major. In order to meet degree requirements, medical technology majors must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to progress in the medical technology sequence. A student who earns a grade lower than C- in a medical technology course must repeat the course and achieve a grade of at least C- before enrolling in any medical technology course which has the prior course as a prerequisite. Students are not permitted to repeat any medical technology course more than once. Further, students who earn a grade lower than C- in more than one medical technology course will not be permitted to continue in the major.
- Minimal GPA of 2.0 in first four semesters of coursework.
- Minimal gradepoint index of 2.0 computed from specified courses in biological sciences and chemistry, including laboratories: BISC 207, BISC 208, BISC 276, BISC 300, and CHEM 103, CHEM 104, CHEM 213-CHEM215, and CHEM 214-CHEM 216.
- Completion of at least 60 credits, including the courses listed above.
- Within the pool of eligible students, admission to the major courses will be determined by academic achievement. All applicants will be evaluated by the Medical Technology Undergraduate Program Committee.
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