- To cultivate students in personal character as well as academics training in the fields of laboratory medicine and biotechnology.
- To provide students with the philosophy of kindness, compassion, joy and unselfish giving, plus the conviction to contribute one’s talents in serving the society.
- To instill in students a perspective with respect to nature and life.
Basic and professional
To provide basic science and clinical training courses in microbiology, immunology, pathology and hematology. The curriculum also includes clinical professional knowledge, such as clinical microscopy, clinical physiology, clinical serology, clinical microbiology, clinical biochemistry, and clinical hematology. The fourth year includes a semester of internship where students can utilize what they learned in the previous three years in practical application; and the other semester is spent on studying an area of interest chosen by the student.
Elective courses include biotechnology, mass spectrometry, toxicology, analytical toxicology, molecular diagnosis, human genetics and chromosome abnormality analysis.
Emphasis on English proficiency
English is currently the international language, other than general English comprehension, special emphasis on English proficiency is the addition of English conversation courses to improve English communication capability.
Emphasis on proficiency in computer application
Given computer technology is commonplace today in analytical instruments, data processing and laboratory management, courses are provided in the first year that teach computer principles and application.
Emphasis on molecular and cellular biology
In light of molecular biotechnology being the future trend of laboratory sciences, students are required to take molecular and cellular biology courses during the second year, and biotechnology course during the third or fourth year, then apply these knowledge during their laboratory training in clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, and clinical serology.
For the department’s future development, the focus will be on medical biotechnology, medical genetics, and bio-informatics. For the long run, the direction will be a balanced development between biotechnology and medical laboratory science.
Career opportunities for the students
Upon graduation, students interested in pursuing further studies can enroll in medical related graduate programs, such as biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, biotechnology, anatomy, pharmacology and toxicology.
After graduation, students can pursue a career as a medical technologist in public or private hospitals or as lab technician for biotech companies, cytogenetic laboratory and analytical toxicology laboratory; or as sales representatives for medical instrument companies, etc