At the undergraduate level, Bachelor of Science degrees in Medical Technology and Nuclear Medicine Technology, as well as a program in cytotechnology through the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, are offered. A minor in Medical Technology was approved by the Faculty Senate in March, 1997. Courses at the graduate level are now offered as an emphasis area through the Master of Science—Community Health major, since the discontinuation of the M.S. –Medical Laboratory Sciences degree program in 1996.
Among the areas of interest in medical technology are hematology, serology, blood banking, immunology, bacteriology, urinalysis/body fluids, and laboratory management. Microbiology and clinical chemistry are also offered. Within the nuclear medicine program, instrumentation, radiopharmacy, radiation health, imaging and non-imaging nuclear medicine technology are primary topics within the curriculum. Foci in the cytotechnology program include cytogenetics as well as gynecological, genito-urinary, gastro-intestinal, breast, body fluids, non-epithelial, and FNA cytology.
It is the goal of the library to develop collections which
support this curriculum, as well as the research needs of the faculty.
Chronological guidelines: Current research is the exclusive emphasis. There is no need to acquire historical material, since such resources are available through the Center for Research Libraries, if needed.
Geographical guidelines: The greatest emphasis should be on materials published in the United States. Publications from other technologically-advanced countries will also be considered.
Treatment of subject: Works dealing with the practice and methods of medical laboratory sciences, as well as those which focus on equipment; management/administration; legal, economic, social, and psychological aspects of the subject, will be acquired for both the general collection and the reference collection. Theoretical, historical, and biographical treatments will be acquired selectively.
Types of material: Both monographs and serial publications, including handbooks, government material, conference proceedings and other collected works, will be acquired. Print and electronic formats will be collected; however, microforms will only be acquired for certain back issues of serials.
Date of publication: Current materials will be acquired. Only material published within the past five years will be considered.
Other general considerations:
||3b||New field of concentra-
tion; needs build-up.
|QP90.5-95||Body Fluids, Blood||3b|
|R855-862||Medical Technology, Laboratories||3b|
|RB37-56.5||Laboratory Technology (incl. Immunology, Serology, Urinalysis)||3b|
|RB145||Hematology, Serology (incl. Hemostasis, phlebotomy, immunohema- tology) (see also RC633-647, RM171-172)||3b|
|RC633-647||Hematology (incl. Hemostasis) (see also RB145)||3b|
(see also RB45-46)