Cincinnati--The Medical Technology Program offered by the University
of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) has been renamed
to the Clinical Laboratory Science Program. The curriculum offers a
bachelor of science degree and a certification program.
reason for the name change is that this profession has a much broader
scope than it did previously," said Linda Graeter, PhD, assistant
professor and director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program.
"Clinical laboratory scientists are trained to do a lot more now than
they used to be and the new name encompasses this evolution."
the transition phase of the name change, the program will be referred
to as the Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Program.
Eventually, the words medical technology will be phased out altogether.
laboratory scientists/medical technologists participate in patient care
by performing laboratory procedures that assist in the prevention,
diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The analyses performed by clinical
laboratory scientists/medical technologists include chemistry,
microbiology, hematology, immunology, toxicology, blood banking and
molecular procedures. For example, they are responsible for performing
microbiology cultures, chemistry profiles or complete blood cell counts
to name a few. Laboratory scientists perform manual and automated
procedures and often utilize laboratory information computer systems to
analyze and transmit patient data. Clinical laboratory
scientists/medical technologists are also responsible for the quality
control/quality assurance procedures in the laboratory.
The CAHS is located in the French East Building on the Medical Center campus. For more information, call (513) 558-2018.