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    About the Medical Laboratory Sciences

    European School of Medical Laboratory Scientists’ main goal is to prepare high-level specialists capable to provide critical information needed for diagnosis, prognosis, and management of the disease and explore specialized concepts in biochemistry, hematology, transfusion, and transplantation science, microbiology, pathology, immunology, cytogenetic and molecular pathology, histopathological techniques, quantitative medical science, quality assurance systems, and health informatics. The work requires exacting precision and accuracy and is performed in a fast-paced, highly computerized, and technological environment.

    During the studying process future, medical laboratory scientists analyze blood, body fluids, tissues, and cells. Medical laboratory scientists perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunological, microscopic, and molecular tests on patient samples using sophisticated equipment like microscopes. The data they find plays an important role in identifying and treating cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions. They are required to have a strong background in biology, chemistry, and medicine therefore this Course attempts to provide both a strong foundation in basic sciences and competent practice in the medical laboratory. By using modern technical equipment and laboratories, future specialists have opportunities for fast and accurate obtaining new knowledge, the performance of lab tests, quality control, quality assurance, infection control, cost-effectiveness, revenue generation, and management of human resources.

    Name of the specialty – Medical Laboratory Science.

    Level of Higher EducationFirst (Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences) and Second (Master of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Doctorate, Clinical Residency) levels.

    The list of specializations and educational programs – Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy; Technology of Perfumes and Cosmetics; Clinical Pharmacy.

    Duration of studying 4 years of full-time studying for a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences and 2-3 years of full-time looking (Master, Doctorate, Clinical Residency).

    Medium of Instruction– English.

    The Educational Process

    Medical laboratory scientists (MLS) play a crucial role in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients therefore an organization of their educational activity in the IEU contains innovative educational methods to contribute to best practices in laboratory science education.

    MLS students at the International European University in Poland are learning to perform complex testing using sophisticated instruments to detect diseases and monitor treatment. Approximately 75% of medical decisions, diagnoses, treatments, and evaluations, are based on the interpretations of laboratory test results. In addition to the medical laboratory setting, graduates of our Course are qualified to work in a variety of other laboratory facilities such as research, environmental, biomedical, or forensic laboratories. With the curriculum emphasis on developing a quality understanding of laboratory methods and their diagnostic interpretation, our graduates are also excellent candidates for graduate research degree programs or graduate medical professional schools.

    MLS students are learning how to:

    • perform, develop, evaluate, correlate and assure the accuracy and validity of laboratory information;
    • direct and supervise clinical laboratory resources and operations, and collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

    Also during your practices, you will have exciting tasks such as:

    • Examining and analyzing blood, body fluids, tissues, and cells;
    • Relaying test results to physicians;
    • Utilizing microscopes, cell counters, and other high-precision lab equipment;
    • Cross-matching blood for transfusion;
    • Monitoring patient outcomes;
    • Performing differential cell counts looking for abnormal cells to aid in the diagnosis of anemia and leukemia;
    • Establishing quality assurance programs to monitor and ensure the accuracy of test results;
    • Overseeing the work of a medical laboratory technician.

    After graduating you will receive the skills necessary for financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory and will be able to practice independently and collaboratively, being responsible for your actions, as defined by the profession. You will obtain knowledge and skills to educate other laboratory professionals, other health care professionals, and others in laboratory practice as well as the public.

    The MLS Program at the International European University has an ethical responsibility for the safety of patients with whom students and graduates will come in contact. Although students learn and work under the supervision of the faculty, students interact with patients and their specimens throughout their MLS education. Patient safety and well‐being are therefore major factors in establishing requirements involving the physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities of students for admission, progression, and graduation. Students must have the physical and emotional stamina and capacity to function competently in the hospital, classroom, and laboratory settings, including settings that may involve heavy workloads, long hours, and stressful situations.

    After receiving a Medical Laboratory Sciences Degree from the International European University you will be able to:

    • Master the Medical Laboratory Science Entry Level Curriculum and mode of inquiry appropriate for graduates entering the profession, including interpretation, performance, and application of laboratory testing;
    • Identify and critically evaluate information and develop a plan for problem resolution;
    • Actively participate in partnerships that enrich patient and community health;
    • Communicate laboratory information effectively to a variety of audiences;
    • Continue personal and professional development;
    • Understand, value, and practice ethical principles, moral reasoning, and professional responsibilities;
    • Value and practice skills for continuous improvement through critical self‐appraisal and openness to feedback;
    • Make decisions in the absence of complete information while functioning independently and professionally in a complex environment;
    • Apply the skills acquired in the MLS program for effective leadership and advocacy within the profession;
    • Positively contribute to a productive and professional environment;
    • Master the MLS curriculum content and mode of inquiry, including interpretation, performance, and application of laboratory testing;
    • Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of inquiry beyond entry-level laboratory practice;
    • Identify and critically evaluate information and develop a plan for problem resolution;
    • Develop, evaluate and implement laboratory utilization strategies in collaboration with diagnostic teams to optimize patient and population health outcomes;
    • Communicate laboratory information effectively to a variety of audiences (e.g. patients, health care providers, families, and community stakeholders) improving delivery systems and optimizing health outcomes;
    • Develop and disseminate research and scholarship findings to professional colleagues and community stakeholders through ethical and responsible discovery;
    • Advocate for the profession through engagement with stakeholders and active participation in professional societies; shaping public policy and regulations impacting the field of laboratory medicine;
    • Develop, participate in, and promote the value of continuing personal and professional development.

    Compulsory Subjects

    Medical Laboratory Science at the International European University is a program for general education. Along with your required major courses, it helps form the core of your Undergraduate Degree. These courses focus on essential skills employers require including communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

    • General Biology;
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology;
    • Biochemistry;
    • General Chemistry and Laboratory;
    • Fundamentals of Public Speaking;
    • Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Operations;
    • Introduction to Clinical Microbiology;
    • Introduction to Clinical Hematology;
    • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice;
    • Genetics;
    • Cell Biology;
    • Molecular Biology Techniques;
    • Survey of Organic Chemistry;
    • Introduction to Sociology;
    • Clinical Immunohematology;
    • Clinical Laboratory Operations;
    • Capstone in Medical Laboratory Science;
    • Advanced Clinical Applications in Medical Laboratory Science;
    • Chemical pathology;
    • Hematology;
    • Histology and cytology;
    • Immunology;
    • Microbiology and virology;
    • Transfusion science;
    • Molecular diagnostics.

    Career Perspectives

    Medical Laboratory Scientists are healthcare professionals highly trained in the art and technology of clinical laboratory medicine. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and research. Medical Laboratory Scientists are the detectives of the medical world and perform diagnostic tests to assist the physician in the treatment of patients. After completing the professional education program of the specialty Medical Laboratory Science at the International European University in Poland a specialist can perform professional work as:

    Pharmaceutical technician. A pharmaceutical technician helps pharmacists prepare prescription medications for customers. They typically work in pharmacies or drug stores, but they may also work in hospitals or outpatient clinics. Pharmaceutical technicians work with doctors and healthcare providers to ensure they receive the correct prescription refill authorizations.

    Chemistry technician. They typically work in laboratories at research and manufacturing facilities. Chemistry technicians are responsible for preparing laboratories for experiments by cleaning instruments, calibrating equipment, and mixing compounds. They may also help monitor experiments, compile research data and analyze results. Chemistry technicians may work with other team members to create technical reports to share their findings with their superiors or other departments within the organization.

    Medical laboratory technician. A medical laboratory technician is in charge of conducting various technical projects and experiments in a medical lab. Also referred to as laboratory analysts or laboratory assistants, medical laboratory technicians prepare samples for analysis, monitor tests, and procedures, and perform tests that help physicians diagnose and treat diseases.

    Medical technologist. Medical technologists perform a wide variety of tests in a medical lab setting. Also known as clinical laboratory scientists, they are an important part of the healthcare team because they provide doctors, nurses, and other medical staff with the results and data from patient tests. This helps doctors properly diagnose and treat patients. Medical technologists may specialize in a particular area, such as chemistry, transfusion medicine, immunology, hematology, or microbiology.

    Forensics manager. A forensics manager is responsible for monitoring, testing, and screening patients who have a history of mental illness or substance abuse. They may conduct drug and alcohol tests and document a patient’s progress to ensure they are following their prescribed treatment program.

    Senior medical technologist. A senior medical technologist trains and supervises other medical technicians on the proper testing procedures and safety protocols. They may be responsible for updating procedure manuals and making changes to improve the accuracy and speed of test results.

    Chemical engineer. Chemical engineer uses their knowledge of math, biology, physics, and chemistry to solve product manufacturing issues. Some common products that chemical engineers work with include food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and fuel.

    Microbiologist. A microbiologist is a research professional who specializes in the study of microorganisms. Examples of microorganisms they may study include bacteria, algae, protozoa, and microscopic animals such as dust mites. Microbiologists grow and collect samples of different microorganisms to use in experiments and develop new products, such as vital medicines that can save lives.

    Radiation therapist. Radiation therapists are medical professionals who administer radiation treatments to patients who have cancer or other diseases. They work with medical physicists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare providers to determine which treatments are the most effective for each patient.

    Forensic analyst. Forensic analysts work with law enforcement agencies, police departments, and detectives to help them identify suspects. They examine and analyze crime scene evidence, such as fingerprints, hair, blood samples, bodily fluids, or other items left at the crime scene.