Medical Technology : Overview

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Contact Information

Medical Technology
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
26 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3005

Phone: 716.829.3630
Fax: 716.829.3601
Web Address:
Paul J. Kostyniak
Carol A. Golyski
Program Director
Leah Doherty
Undergraduate Program Advisor


Medical technology, also known as clinical laboratory science, deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is a field of applied biology and chemistry and is appropriate for students interested in the delivery of health-care services. The course of study is interdisciplinary, drawing heavily upon the resources of both the natural sciences and the health sciences faculties. Once admitted into the program, students spend three academic semesters at the university taking program courses covering the areas of biochemistry, immunology, instrumentation, clinical chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, hematology, coagulation, parasitology, mycology, urinalysis, biomolecular techniques, medical genetics, and management. The last semester of the senior year is spent rotating through laboratories in area hospitals with which the program has affiliation agreements.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:42 EST