Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program at ISU
Division of Health Sciences - Kasiska School of Health Professions
THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR AUGUST ENROLLMENT (2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR) IS NOW OPEN. THE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL ALL SEATS ARE FILLED. COMPLETE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 28th WILL HAVE FIRST PRIORITY.
The goal of the Medical Laboratory Science program is to provide students with the background and tools necessary to enter the medical laboratory science profession. The program addresses the broad array of responsibility, requisite education and experience necessary to succeed by providing preparation for entry and advancement at a variety of places and provide tools and opportunities for lifelong advancement and professional engagement.
The program is designed to ensure the success of its students. Assurance comes with the implementation of a structured program of undergraduate science preparation followed by a professional component which includes didactic course work and supervised practice with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills. A professional advisory committee consisting of university and community representatives from practicing professionals and pathologists across the state has had input into the content and delivery of the professional component of this program and in the selection of faculty. Continued participation of the outside advisory committee will assure relevancy of the program to professional practice. Surveys of professional medical laboratory scientists have confirmed assumptions made about scope of practice and provided impetus and validation for the emphasis on critical thinking skills and professional development.