School of Allied Health Professions

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MISSION
young man in a laboratory with other classmates

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science program at LSU Health Shreveport is to provide the highest quality education to prepare students to become exemplary laboratory professionals capable of adapting in a dynamic healthcare environment.  The program is committed to preparing students with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary to succeed as practicing laboratory science professionals who value ethics, research, service, and life-long learning.

PROGRAM GOALS
  • To deliver educational courses that equip the student with the professional knowledge and entry-level competencies needed to work in various clinical settings.
  • To provide the student with sufficient knowledge and experience to pass a national certification examination and obtain state licensure.
  • To foster relationships with clinical affiliates to ensure the highest quality practicum experiences and potential job opportunities.
  • To prepare the students to be a life-long learner who remains current with healthcare and technological advancements relevant to the medical laboratory science profession.