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Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Collect, process, and analyze biological specimens from patients, such as body fluids, cells,and other substances, according to established clinical laboratory protocol.
  2. Practice safety procedures in the clinical laboratory environment.
  3. Practice high standards of ethical behavior in interactions within healthcare settings.
  4. Using the principles of research and inquiry, investigate clinical laboratory science problems, offer plausible solutions, and discuss findings.

 

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through assignments, examinations, and other projects completed in the following courses: IHS 3203 Management & Leadership in HSO; IHS 4938 Senior Seminar; MLS 3038C Essentials of CLS; MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicum; MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicum; MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum; MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Practicum; MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum; Students will take a mock Clinical Laboratory Science Technologist level Board of Certification Exam.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Using the principles of research and inquiry, investigate clinical laboratory science problems, offer plausible solutions, and discuss findings.
  2. Demonstrate professional communication skills in the health science field.

Communication skills are assessed through assignments, examinations, and other projects completed in the following courses: IHS 3203 Management & Leadership in HSO; IHS 4938 Senior Seminar; MLS 3038C Essentials of CLS; MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicum; MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicum; MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum; MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Practicum; MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Collect, process, and analyze biological specimens from patients, such as body fluids, cells,and other substances, according to established clinical laboratory protocol.
  2. Practice safety procedures in the clinical laboratory environment.
  3. Using the principles of research and inquiry, investigate clinical laboratory science problems, offer plausible solutions, and discuss findings.

Critical thinking skills are assessed through assignments, examinations, and other projects completed in the following courses: IHS 3203 Management & Leadership in HSO; IHS 4938 Senior Seminar; MLS 3038C Essentials of CLS; MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicum; MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicum; MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum; MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Practicum; MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum.