Biology and Geology

 

Medical Technology Program Requirements

The Medical Technology Program is offered through the Department of Biology & Geology.

Before entering hospital training, students enrolled in the Medical Technology Program at Baldwin Wallace University may elect one of two options: the three-plus-one hospital-based affiliation program or the four-plus-one hospital-based affiliation program (Post-BS option). Both options require the fulfillment of the University requirements for graduation and also the following requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):

Sixteen hours of biological sciences, including Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics or Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology; 16 hours of chemistry including Organic or Biochemistry; Statistics; the bachelor's degree, and a 12 month hospital training program.

The hospital presently affiliated with Baldwin Wallace is Southwest General Health Center.

Before admission to the hospital training program, a student's transcript is evaluated by the registrar and sent to the hospital at the student's request. Requests for this evaluation, as well as an application for admission to the hospital school of medical technology, should be submitted about one year prior to entrance into the hospital training program. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the three-one program; however, acceptance is not guaranteed.

Upon satisfactory completion of one year of hospital training, the student receives a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and is then eligible to take a National Certification Examination. Four hours from the hospital training program will count toward the Biology major at Baldwin Wallace.

Students will receive close personal counseling. A faculty advisor with practical experience and genuine concern will work with any student who seeks this help. Periodically, there are opportunities to visit medical technology laboratories and to interact with professionals, as well as students, currently in training.

Courses Offered in Hospital Schools of Medical Technology
Prerequisite: Enrollment in a hospital school of medical technology that has been approved by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

 

MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Ten credit hours

Lectures and laboratory experience in bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and immunology; culture and identification of microorganisms; utilization of media; antibiotic sensitivity studies; serology tests.

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

Eight credit hours

Lectures and laboratory experience; applied automated techniques in quantitative chemistry of blood and other body fluids.

HEMATOLOGY

Six credit hours

Lectures and laboratory experience; blood morphology in health and disease; normal and abnormal physiology of blood; venipuncture technique; blood cell counting and identification.

IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY

Three credit hours

Lectures and laboratory experience; common blood group antigens and antibodies; identification; compatibility testing; collection and preparing blood products for transfusion.

CLINICAL MICROSCOPY

One credit hours

Lectures and laboratory experience; chemical and microscopic examination of urine.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Four credit hours

Lectures, demonstrations and laboratory experience that might include special subjects such as quality management, laboratory computer systems, management and education.

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