Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

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. Students are encouraged to meet with the Medical Technology Program Undergraduate Advisor. Students may schedule an appointment in person at 28A Cary Hall, UB South Campus, or by phone at 716-829-5182

Transfer Policy

Freshmen and transfer students often have previously earned credits from exams or college level courses. Credits can be applied to the Biotechnology Program courses as described in the Undergraduate Catalog Policy on Alternative Methods for Earning University Credits.

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 technician/clinical laboratory technician AAS program at Erie Community College North, and prerequisite course equivalencies have been established. Students with an AAS in medical laboratory technician degree are encouraged to have their transcripts evaluated by the program advisor. Students from other transfer institutions should consult the Taurus site and contact the undergraduate program advisor for prerequisite course equivalencies. Course descriptions and syllabi will be required to establish equivalencies through a departmental review.

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

Medical Technology - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Admission is competitive and granted on a space available basis. Academic Advisement is available by contacting the BCLS Academic Advisor at 716-829-5182.

All applicants must apply to both UB (matriculation to the University) and the BCLS Medical Technology Program (acceptance to the MT program). The MT application and all official transcripts must be received in MT by February 1. Applications are available at the department office, 26 Cary Hall, South Campus, or online at https://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate/.

Successful candidates will present a strong academic record. All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the MT program (which begins each fall). At the time of application, candidates must be registered in their final prerequisites. Approximately 18-22 students are accepted each year; most successful candidates accepted to Medical Technology well exceed the minimum GPA overall in in prerequisites listed below:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 in prerequisite courses

A wait-list will be established, and wait-list students and late applicant students will be reviewed if spaces become available after February 1 of each year.

Advising Notes

Academic Requirements for Medical Technology Approved/ Accepted Junior and Senior Majors:

Students seeking an undergraduate BS MT degree must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for UB overall (cumulative) GPA and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the MT Junior and Senior required classes MT 300-400, with no grades of "F" and no grades of "Incomplete":

  • For each semester of enrollment in Junior and Senior MT 300-400 required classes
  • For the cumulative Junior and Senior MT 300-400 required classes
  • To be considered in "Good Academic Standing"
  • To be placed in MT Clinical Rotations
  • To be eligible to graduate/ degree confer
Failure to maintain the required 2.0 minimum GPA in Junior and Senior MT 300-400 required classes can result in academic probation or dismissal from the MT Program.

Students seeking an undergraduate BS MT degree must be compliant with the University at Buffalo Student Health Services Immunization Requirements for Health Related Professions Students.

The UB Medical Technology Program is compliant with the educational essential requirements that support the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A copy may be requested from the BCLS Academic Advisor: 716-829-5182 From:

Essential Requirements for Clinical Laboratory Science, George A. Fritsma, Beverly J. Fiorella, and Maryrose Murphy, Clinical Laboratory Science, Volume 9, No. 1, January/February 1996, pages 40-43. Copyright ©1996, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Inc. .

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
MIC 301 Biomedical Microbiology
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or STA 119 Statistical Methods or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
One of: PHI 237 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 (1 Credit)
MT 419 Phlebotomy
MT 421 Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids
MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics
MT 423 Laboratory Management
MT 426 Technical Communications for the Scientific Professional
MT 429 Clinical Mycology
MT 431 Clinical Hemostasis
MT 432 Introduction to Medical Genetics
MT 399 Capstone

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 102
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 23
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 125

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
  • Describe the principles, methodologies, and performance of laboratory assays in the areas of Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunology, Hematology/Hemostasis, Immunohematology/Transfusion Services, Urine and Body Fluid Analysis, Molecular Diagnostics and Laboratory Operations
  • Perform, evaluate, correlate and assure the accuracy and validity of laboratory test results
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to serve the needs of patients, healthcare Professionals, and the public
  • Direct and supervise clinical laboratory resources and operations
  • Educate laboratory professionals, health care professionals, and the public
  • Describe the principles and practices of clinical study design and dissemination of results

  • Program Outcomes:
    Assessment of the last three years of program outcomes reveal that UB BS Medical Technology graduates achieved:

    • Greater than 90% first time pass rate on national certification examinations, exceeding the national average.
    • Greater than 93% placement rates for employment in the laboratory and related fields.
    • Greater than 90% graduation rate (less than 10% attrition rate) for students in the final two years of the UB MT program.

    Electives and Course Groupings

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

    Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

    View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Medical Technology BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

    Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55