The Department of Medical Technology was established in 1966 . In 2004 , the graduate program was established. In order to promote research competitiveness and the trend towards biotechnology in the life sciences, the department was renamed from 'Medical Technology' to 'Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology' in 2005 . The curriculum has been re-designed to meet the requirements of different fields and hence, students can be trained in a multi-disciplinary outlook in the field of medical technology and biotechnology. The department has not only retained the original features that have long been established, but has also developed the integration of the different fields of modern biotechnology.

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Details about the Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology may be requested by contacting:
Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Central Taiwan
University of Science and Technology,
No.666, Buzih Lane , Beitun District, Taichung City 40601 , Taiwan (R.O.C.)
phone: 886-4-22391647 ext 7001
fax: 886-6-22396761
email: p0101@ctust.edu.tw

Introduction of Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology

Medical technologists (MT), as most of the graduates of this department will be, play an important role in hospitals usually assisting physicians in diagnosis. The major job of an MT is to complete whatever diagnostic tests have been assigned by the physicians, and to come up with data accurately, precisely, and quickly, that will allow doctors to identify the cause of their patients' illness, thereby enabling physicians to make the correct decisions. Therefore, medical technologists must understand the principles and laboratory procedures in detail. Thus one of the purposes of this department is to train and teach students to become skilled medical technologists.

The classes provided by this department are classified into two categories: basic and clinical classes. Similar to the required classes of other medical school departments, the basic classes include Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, and PathologyˇK etc . In particular, we emphasize Biochemistry and Immunology more than other classes, due to their importance and close relevance to medical technology. In other words, these two classes are basic prerequisite which allow medical technologists to understand general medical knowledge. In addition, laboratory lectures associated with these basic classes are essential for students to be competent MTs, and the department requires students to experience hands on practice of assay lab testing. As a result, graduates are exceptionally qualified lab technitions.

The clinical classes, including Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical physiology, Blood bank, Clinical Hematology, and Clinical Serology, cover most of the professional content of this field. Class organization will allow students to have complete knowledge of the medical technology to prepare them mentally and physically for their last-year in-hospital training. This real world training will require students to practice what they have learned giving them valuable practical experience. Our main goal is to prepare students for employment in the real world.

Due to recent advances in biotechnology, the departments teaching and research also focus on the application of modern biotechnologies towards diagnostic science. In addition to hospital employment, students will have a variety of other choices after graduation.
 
Address: No.666, Buzih Road, Beitun District, Taichung City 40601, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
TELˇG+886 4 22391647 #2002 E-mailˇGg0100@ctust.edu.tw