Medical Technology : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS

Advisement

Information regarding the profession of medical technology and admission to the program can be obtained from the undergraduate program advisor. Individual advising meetings are scheduled on the South Campus by appointment only.

Credit is given based on individual advanced placement courses. Students must have a 4 or 5 on the AP exam for the course to be counted in place of a prerequisite.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first be accepted by the university and must complete an application from the Office of Admissions and submit official transcripts. These documents must be received well in advance by the university to meet the program deadline of February 1. These dates may be extended based on space availability. Upon university admission, the evaluated transcripts are sent to the program for further review.

The program in medical technology has transfer agreements with SUNY Morrisville, Niagara County Community College, and the medical laboratory technology program at Erie Community College North, and prerequisite course equivalencies have been established. Students with an AAS in medical laboratory technology are encouraged to have their transcripts evaluated by the program advisor. Students from other institutions should contact the undergraduate program advisor for prerequisite course equivalencies. Course descriptions and syllabi may be required in order to establish equivalencies.

Courses from other institutions may not be used to satisfy any upper-division program course requirements.

Medical Technology - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Completion of all prerequisite courses (some exceptions considered).
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in prerequisite courses.
Submission of a departmental application and a current copy of UB DARS report to the department.

Advising Notes

Application deadline is February 1. This date may be extended based on space availability. Applications are available at the department office, 26 Cary Hall, South Campus, or online at http://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate. Up to thirty-five full-time students are admitted each fall semester; part-time study is also available.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry
CSE 101 Computers: A General Introduction
MIC 301 Biomedical Microbiology
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or STA 119 Statistical Methods
One of: PHI 337 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine, PHI 107 Ethics or PHI 217 Professional Ethics

Required Courses

MT 302 Instrumental Analysis
MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry
MT 402 Clinical Immunology Lab
MT 405 Clinical Immunohematology
MT 407 Clinical Chemistry
MT 408 Hospital Chemistry
MT 409 Clinical Microbiology
MT 410 Hospital Microbiology
MT 411 Clinical Hematology
MT 412 Hospital Hematology
MT 413 Clinical Elective
MT 414 Hospital Blood Bank
MT 416 Clinical Parasitology
MT 417 Laboratory Education and Seminar
MT 419 Phlebotomy
MT 420 Clinical Correlations
MT 421 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids
MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics
MT 423 Laboratory Management
MT 429 Clinical Mycology
MT 431 Clinical Hemostasis
MT 432 Introduction to Medical Genetics

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...105

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall BIO 200, CHE 101
Spring BIO 201, CHE 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall CHE 201
Spring CHE 202, MIC 301
Fall or Spring CSE 101, PGY 300; PSY 207 or STA 119; and PHI 337, PHI 107, or PHI 217

THIRD YEAR
Fall MT 302, MT 401, MT 402
Spring MT 405, MT 407, MT 409

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MT 411, MT 416, MT 417, MT 421, MT 422, MT 429, MT 431, MT 432
Spring MT 408, MT 410, MT 412, MT 413, MT 414, MT 419, MT 420, MT 423

Electives and Course Groupings

Courses Recommended but Not Required
ANA 113 Human Anatomy
APY 248 Human Genetics
MT 101 Introduction to Medical Technology I
MT 201 Medical Terminology or CL 151 Medical Terminology

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:42 EST