Department of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology
The Department of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology was established in 1966 to provide training for medical technologists. The department offers two different levels of degree programs, which are four-year bachelor’s degree and two-year master of science degree. The students in four-year undergraduate programs are qualified for nationwide license examine to be certified medical laboratory technologists. Some students decide to pursue careers in healthcare industry, government jobs, and medical/clinical researches. The two-year master program provides students with opportunities to acquire skills for higher levels of clinical laboratory service and healthcare-related business, as well as to prepare them for a medical research career and a further degree.
The curriculum of the Department of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology offers a series of science lectures leading for their clinical applications. At lower classes, students will receive comprehensively training in science education with medical application, including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, virology, antimony, histology, parasitology, hematology, and etc. Students at higher classes will be trained in clinical laboratory including clinical chemistry, serology, clinical bacteriology, clinical mycology, clinical virology, blood bank, microscopic examination, electrocardiography, molecular diagnostics, and an 18-week of internship in an accredited hospital laboratory.
This department has a very strong link with clinical laboratory in CSMUH to create an ideal environment to support students’ trainings. This department also actively participates professional societies and some of its faculty members play active roles in local and nationwide medical technology societies. In cooperation with Niigata University of Health and Welfare, this department hosts an annular program for students’ activity every year. In 2016, this department create a MS program in Macao to provide a graduate education for local MT practitioners.
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A variety of research projects are currently taken in this department ranging from cancer research, biotechnology, biochemistry, nutrition and many others. Individual research interest of each faculty members should be able to find on their profiles.