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The Medical Laboratory Science program prepares students for an exciting career, for which employment prospects are significant. The UB Medical Laboratory Science program has achieved national accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880.

What is Medical Laboratory Science?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines Medical Laboratory Science as follows:

Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Clinical laboratory technologists, also referred to as clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists, and clinical laboratory technicians, also known as medical technicians or medical laboratory technicians, perform most of these tests.

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)
An Exciting and Demanding Career

The work is exciting and demanding. The University’s curriculum will prepare you to assume significant responsibility in this fast-growing and ever-changing field of professional service.

You will learn how to examine and analyze body fluids, and cells. They look for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test for drug levels in the blood that show how a patient is responding to treatment. Technologists also prepare specimens for examination, count cells, and look for abnormal cells in blood and body fluids. They use microscopes, cell counters, and other sophisticated laboratory equipment. They also use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously. After testing and examining a specimen, they analyze the results and relay them to physicians.

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)A Growing Opportunity

There is an acute workforce shortage in Medical Technology in the state of Connecticut and the nation. The University has secured commitment from a regional hospital to serve as a clinical site for students in the program.

In a December 2007 article entitled, “ASCP Teams Up With State Pathology Society to Address the Workforce Shortage” the American Society for Clinical Pathology argued,

The statistics are alarming: the profession needs 15,000 new practitioners per year, yet education programs graduate approximately 5,000 students per year. Declining interest in laboratory medicine as a career over the past two decades has led to training program closures. As a result, the number of NAACLS accredited medical technology programs dropped from 709 in 1975 to 222 in 2007.

The article further argued that “it is clear that new training programs must be established if we are to meet the future demand for laboratory personnel.” In Connecticut, recent BLS data shows that 2,310 Medical Technologists work 0.137% of the overall workforce with an average mean wage of $59,090 per year.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 North River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8880

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Sep
22
Fri
Naturopathic Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library
Sep 22 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

Join us on campus for an inside look at our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program!

Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation and campus tour.  Bring your unofficial transcripts for a complementary prerequisite evaluation!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

 

 

 

Sep
28
Thu
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Evening) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

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Oct
7
Sat
UBCC Benefit Dinner 2017 @ duPont Tower Room
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to the annual UBCC Benefit Dinner in honor of two of our most dedicated and long-serving faculty members, Dr. Terence Perrault and Dr. Emmett Hughes. Alumni classes from all years are invited, and we especially look forward to celebrating the anniversaries of the following classes:

April & December 1997     Twenty Year Reunion
April & December 2002    Fifteen Year Reunion
May & December 2007     Ten Year Reunion
May & December 2012     Five Year Reunion

Register online at http://give.bridgeport.edu/UBCCDinner2017

Since your graduation day, the College has undergone extensive development.  There have been personnel changes, innovations made to classroom technology as well as many facility upgrades throughout campus. To re-acquaint you with UBCC, there will be an alumni celebration during the UB Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  We hope you will join us to during the day to see first-hand the improvements made to the facilities and spend some time with old and new colleagues and friends.

Visit our state-of-the-art anatomy laboratory, library, Human Performance Lab and our recently renovated UB Health Sciences Center which includes a newly acquired digital CR x-ray unit.  Visit with your fellow alumni and renew your connection with UB and the College of Chiropractic.  You may want to spend the day by attending the barbecue lunch, followed by viewing the UB Knights men and women’s soccer teams in action.  Then join us in the evening for the Benefit Dinner in the elegant DuPont Tower Room in the Arnold Bernhard Center.

To view event sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For more information about Homecoming Weekend, visit homecoming.bridgeport.edu.

Oct
9
Mon
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Morning) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:

Naturopathic Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library
Oct 9 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

Join us on campus for an inside look at our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program!

Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation and campus tour.  Bring your unofficial transcripts for a complementary prerequisite evaluation!

Register for the date that works best for you:

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

 

 

 

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