UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY


John E. Strous, Director
Department Office: Halsey Science Center 127
Department Telephone: 920-424-1487

Code 68 or MED TECH

I. FACULTY

McDermott, Moore, Plude, Strous

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Medical Technology can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Science.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program. However, students who complete a major in our Department may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in these programs: Microbiology, Chemistry, Education, Business.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

Graduates of the Medical Technology Program will demonstrate a broad foundation in basic chemistry, biology and microbiology. Medical Technology graduates will also demonstrate the theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary to effectively function in the following major disciplines of Medical Technology: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), Immunology and Microbiology.

Our Medical Technology graduates will be able to anticipate and correlate expected results within the disciplines of Medical Technology to provide identification and confirmation of disease processes. They will critically evaluate new analytical procedures and new instrumentation in order to keep pace with developing technologies.

Finally, UW Oshkosh Medical Technology graduates will be conscientious professionals in the clinical laboratory setting who can communicate with their peers, doctors and patients.

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers a single major, the Medical Technology major.

3. THE MINOR(S)

None

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

There is no formal admission process for this major. However, Medical Technology majors are required to work closely, on an ongoing basis, with the Medical Technology Office. Careful course sequencing and academic advisement are critical to students' successful completion of this major.

In order to graduate with a Medical Technology major, students must be selected for a clinical practicum by one of our affiliated hospital schools of Medical Technology. Selection into the clinical program is a competitive process based upon grade point average at the end of the sophomore year, letters of recommendation, and personal interviews. A grade point average in excess of 3.0 is recommended for success in the placement process for the clinical practicum. Students with a grade point average of less than 2.75 will be considered on an individual basis. Majors must make application for the clinical year through the Medical Technology Program.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

This Major consists of a single program of study.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY MAJOR

Required Credits: 88 minimum

Required Courses:

Medical Technology: 68-100, 68-403, 68-404, 68-411, 68-412, 68-413, 68-414, 68-416, 68-421, 68-422, 68-423, 68-431, 68-432.
Chemistry: 32-105, 32-106, 32-235, 32-303, 32-304, 32-320, 32-335.
Biology: 26-105 or 26-108; 26-212 or 26-221; 26-309, 26-312, 26-313, 26-341, 26-344, 26-372.
Mathematics: Students must fulfill the Mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree for the College of Letters and Science.

Other Required Courses:

Students interning at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Milwaukee, would not take these courses. This material would be included in 68-413 and 68-421.

Students interning at other hospital affiliates would take these courses on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus, at the end of their Junior year, as part of the clinical internship.

Electives: For students who wish to take additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement, these studies are recommended:

Course Substitutions: Course number(s) 32-109 or 32-110 can be substituted for 32-105 and 32-106.

Comment:

The Medical Technology major is designed primarily to prepare students for a career in hospital laboratories. During the first three years of study, program requirements relate mainly to the Chemistry and Biology Departments. The fourth year of clinical study is taken at one of our affiliated hospitals.

We are currently affiliated with the following hospitals:

Affinity Health Care Systems, Inc.
- St. Elizabeth Hospital - Appleton, WI
- Mercy Medical Center - Oshkosh, WI

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center - Milwaukee, WI
Sacred Heart Hospital - Eau Claire, WI
St. Joseph's/Marshfield Clinic - Marshfield, WI
St. Vincent's Hospital - Green Bay, WI
Wausau Hospital - Wausau, WI

VII. MINOR(S)

None

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Last Updated July 1, 1999