• Medical Laboratory Health Sciences (MLHS)


    The creation of a Health Sciences pathway at East Upper School was determined to be an essential component of our CTE programs when we went into an Educational Partnership Organization with the University of Rochester in 2015.  In the last six years, the EPO and the Rochester City School district have been building the Medical Laboratory & Health Sciences program. Our new health sciences program provides over 480 hours of Health Science and Medical Laboratory Technology curriculum through a sequence of four full-credit courses, 9th-12th. 

    Scholars who choose this Health Sciences pathway will gain over 216 hours of Health Science core instruction. In addition, they will have received an additional 108 hours of Medical Laboratory Technology-specific theory (including classroom instruction and hands-on lab techniques).  Seniors in the program will be receiving an additional minimum of 108 hours of classroom instruction and another 108 hours of supervised clinical experience in Clinical Laboratory and Phlebotomy. 

    The MLHS Health Sciences pathway has been set up to align with the NYSED’s expectations of curriculum for all Health Sciences programs as well as the Medical Laboratory Technology as follows:


    • Academic Foundation—Understand human anatomy, physiology, common diseases and disorders, and medical math principles. 
    • Communication—Demonstrate methods of delivering and obtaining information, while communicating effectively. 
    • Systems—Identify how key systems affect services performed and quality of care.
    • Employability Skills—Use employability skills to enhance employment opportunities and job satisfaction. 
    • Legal Responsibilities—Describe legal responsibilities, limitations, and implications on healthcare worker actions. 
    • Ethics—Understand accepted ethical practices with respect to cultural, social, and ethnic differences within the healthcare environment. 
    • Safety Practices—Identify existing and potential hazards to clients, co-workers, and self. Employ safe work practices and follow health and safety policies and procedures to prevent injury and illness. 
    • Teamwork—Identify roles and responsibilities of individual members as part of the healthcare team. 
    • Health Maintenance Practices—Differentiate between wellness and disease. Promote disease prevention and model healthy behaviors. 
    • Technical Skills—Apply and demonstrate technical skills and knowledge common to health career specialties. 
    • Information Technology Applications—Apply information technology practices common across health professions.