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Clinical Laboratory Science

Learning Objectives.

1. Competently perform a full range of testing in the clinical laboratory, encompassing the areas of but not limited to blood banking, clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, clinical microbiology, including virology, mycology and parasitology, clinical immunology, and molecular diagnostics
2. Actively participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of test methods
3. Assume responsibility for analysis and clinical decision-making, compliance with and promotion of applicable regulations, professional development and quality improvement wherever lab testing is researched, developed or performed
4. Demonstrate basic knowledge, skills and possession of relevant experiences in:

  • Communications to enable consultative interactions with members of health-care teams, external relations, customer service and patient education
  • Clinical laboratory finance, operations, marketing and human-resource management to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services
  • Information technology to enable effective, timely, accurate and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information
  • Research design and practice sufficient to evaluate published studies as an informed consumer

Measures

The NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION is administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry (BOR). Students are encouraged to apply for and take the exam as soon after completion of the program as possible. Students in the class of 2006 took the exam between September and December 2006. The goal is that > 80% of the students will pass the exam on their first attempt. LEARNING OBJECTIVES ADDRESSED: one through four.

SURVEYS (graduate, alumni and employer) are made available online via the National Institute for Science Education's (NISE) Student Assessment of Learning Program. Graduating students complete the exit-interview survey within the two weeks prior to completing the program. Alumni are surveyed one year + 2 weeks after finishing the program. Employers are also surveyed one year and two weeks from the time a graduate begins employment. The goal is to graduate knowledgeable, skillful and ethically demonstrative clinical-laboratory scientists employed in the underserved areas of Ohio and regions of need. LEARNING OBJECTIVES ADDRESSED: one through four.

Results from National or State Measures

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry (BOR) CERTIFICATION EXAM provided a program performance report (Dec. 15, 2006) on students taking the exam between September and December 2006. The goal is that > 80% of the students will pass the exam on their first attempt. All three students (100 %) of the graduated class of 2006 passed the ASCP exam on their first attempt.


CLS Certification Exam

Annual Reports on the Assessment of Student Learning

Follow the links below to view the full text of the reports for each academic year.

2005-06

Institutional Research

Sue VanDyne

419-772-2009
s-vandyne@onu.edu
Lehr Memorial Room: 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
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Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed