|Field of Study:||Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
|Description:||Medical laboratory science is a regulated health profession. Michener’s Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association Conjoint Committee on Accreditation, and graduates are eligible to write the national certification examinations conducted by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS). Certification qualifies the graduate for registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), which is a requirement to practice in Ontario.
Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) are health professionals who perform laboratory analyses and in some locations, perform Phlebotomy to obtain samples. They provide the results of laboratory analysis to Physicians who use this information to diagnose and treat patients, as well as monitor and prevent disease. Medical Laboratory Technologists operate a variety of complicated instruments. They must have good motor skills, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. In addition to technical skills, they must have a strong attention to detail in order to detect subtle change to the microscopic appearance of blood, tissue and bacterial cells. MLTs must also determine the validity of the results they obtain, which requires analytical and critical thinking. MLTs work in an ever-evolving environment, and on occasion need to design new procedures to reflect the rapid pace of change in their workplace. Whether working alone or as a member of a team, the MLT must be able to manage time efficiently and communicate clearly, sometimes in high stress situations.