Mission Statement MU School of Health Professions – CLS Mission Statement Upon completion of their education in the Clinical Laboratory Science program, the graduate will be a responsible part of the healthcare team by demonstrating a command of Clinical Laboratory Science theory and application. The graduate will also develop, implement, and evaluate the total laboratory process to improve timely and accurate patient results. MU School of Health Professions – CLS Program Objectives Graduate technically competent practitioners who are able to interpret, assess validity and correlate clinical laboratory data. Instill the highest standards of performance and professional ethics in all graduates. Provide graduates with the tools that promote independent judgment, successful problem solving abilities, and essential educational administrative skills. Graduate professions who effectively communicate with all members of the healthcare team. Support and mentor the development of professional responsibility. Provide graduates with the tools to educate others of the integral role of Clinical Laboratory Scientists in the delivery of quality patient care. Prepare graduates to pass national certification examination in order to enter professional practice. Facilitate education opportunities to support healthcare providers’ delivery of quality patient care in relation to laboratory medicine. CLS Educational Philosophy Our role as educators is to facilitate student learning by nurturing the expansion of their prior knowledge and exploration of new content related to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences for application in professional practice. As educators we can accomplish this by: Having certain expectations of students’ attitudes and behaviors. Providing learning activities. Providing access to resources. Assessing the students learning and giving the student positive feedback. As educators our responsibilities are to: Share and maintain professional expertise. Promote confidence and independence. Be accessible and approachable to students. Be adaptable to change. Being a model of professional behavior. Pursue on-going professional development.