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College of Medical Laboratory Science
Since its establishment in 2000, the College of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS) has been anchored on the very same trademark of excellence in education and holistic formation as espoused by Our Lady of Fatima University. This seamless relationship between the two entities has propelled the College, the Program and the University to the forefront of the academic arena; earning both national and international renown through the passage of time.
Outstanding leadership and an excellent assemblage of teaching staff fuel the exponential growth of CMLS. What began as a single-campus presence has progressively grown into presence in all of Fatima’s campuses. To date, Medical Laboratory Science is one of the programs with the highest student count at Fatima.
Today, students of the CMLS reap the full benefits from OLFU’s world-class learning platforms and resources which are paired with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories—all delivered by a competent teaching faculty through a masterful mix of learning modalities: online, distance or, when health conditions permit, face-to-face learning.
It is also noteworthy that OLFU is one among a few select schools to be granted the Certificate of Authority by the CHEd, allowing it to conduct limited face-to-face classes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; a testament to the University’s established and effective community safety protocols.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MedTech)
The curriculum of CMLS leads to the degree, Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. This is synonymous to a degree in Medical Technology. Combining the formula of intensive theoretical foundation, robust internship programs, and a strong groundwork in research, the program’s enhanced curriculum prepares its graduates to become globally competitive and highly employable laboratory scientists rendering professional services in both hospital-based and free-standing clinical laboratories here and abroad.
As it carries out fruitful endeavors, the College draws support from its many affiliations in academe and industry, as well as a host of CHED-accredited laboratory training centers. Its dynamic internship training programs coupled with excellent training centers reinforce defined learning outcomes rooted in exposure to actual health care settings. All told, these solidify the holistic development of globally competitive graduates.
With its mandate to deliver an outstanding hallmark in education, the College of Medical Laboratory Science, together with its well-rounded and highly competent graduates and scholars, are part and parcel in uplifting the profession of medical technology. In sum, the quality instruction, the rich research culture and compassionate community development interplay in nurturing graduates who are not only learned but also values-centric; ensuring that they thrive and succeed in an ever-changing global landscape.
In employment, graduates are immersed in a wide spectrum of specialty services in such areas as genetics and fertility laboratories, blood centers, medical and pharmaceutical laboratories (and the marketing arm thereof), research institutions. Then, there are graduates who subsequently join the leading academic institutions as members of faculty; thereby contributing in molding the next generation of medical technologists and further imbuing the profession with intensified depth and breadth.
Following are potential career tracks for a Fatima graduate with a degree of Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology):
- Hospital & Free-standing Laboratories
- Drug Testing Facilities
- Water Testing Facilities
- Nuclear Medicine Laboratories
- Research Laboratories
- Forensic Science Laboratories
- Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories
- Instructors and Professors