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Mission and Goals
The mission of the Baptist College of Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program is in alignment with the mission of the College. The MLS program mission is to provide:
- Exemplary laboratory education.
- Instruction necessary to educate individuals to become skilled, caring healthcare practitioners who value lifelong learning.
- Scholarly activity through practice-based research.
- Positive impact on the health status of the community through service.
Also in accordance with the mission of the College, educational experiences in the MLS program reflect the importance of a strong general educational foundation and include opportunities for critical thinking, use of technology, effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others.
Maintain a nationally accredited program in medical laboratory science.
Implement and promote the rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board for training programs for medical laboratory personnel.
Design and implement a curriculum whereby upon completion of the program the students demonstrate the entry level competencies to gain employment in the MLS or related laboratory field.
Provide a program to prepare well trained laboratory professionals who will be eligible to sit for the national certification examinations.
Display a commitment to the role and the development of the medical laboratory professional.
Develop in the students the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to professionally interact with patients, patients’ families, physicians and other members of the health care team.