School of Medical Technology
COURSES OFFERED
Certificate in Phlebotomy (under TESDA)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
Master of Science in Medical Technology
Master of Science in Health Systems Management

Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology provides competency-based curriculum in Medical Technology which is enhanced by intensive training of Medical Technology students in all areas of the clinical laboratory to help them become competent Medical Technologists who are competititve and committed to perform acccurately diagnostic laboratory procedures essential for quality care.

Master of Science in Medical Technology aims to provide medical technologists (laboratory scientists) opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills in different areas of clinical laboratory practice.

Master of Science in Health Systems Management provides the health care managers the opportunity to build on their leadership and management abilities, critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques and strong financial skills in managing health care programs.

Career Opportunities are Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chief Medical Technologist, Researcher, and Medical Technology Educator, laboratory Manager/Supervisor, Medical Representative, Laboratory Entrepreneur and Phlebotomist

HISTORY

Clinical diagnosis can no longer be considered adequate in assessing one’s health condition. Hence, the need for medical technologist.

The Philippine Women’s University offered the Medical Technology, in 1967. This idea was first conceived by the late Dr. Nelly A. Herrera, former Director of the PWU Health Center.

Under the College of Pharmacy, it developed a new unit in the University, the Institute of Medical Science and Technology. This was made official a resolution of the Board of Trustees on July 31, 1968.

In 1989, four PWU Medical Technology graduates topped the medical Technology Board Exams.

The year 1993, Medical Technology graduates topped the board exams given in September.

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Dr. Nini F. Lim

Greetings from the School of Medical Technology of the Philippine Women’s University.

From its humble beginnings in 1967, the PWU School of Medical Technology has made history especially in the field of Medical Technology. It is known for its graduates who actively participate and contribute through quality service. Many of them have gained recognition and honor in their profession here and abroad.

Forty five years of existence of the School of Medical Technology is not only a reason to celebrate but it is also pride for us to cite its recent accomplishments. The School now offers both degree and non-degree courses: BS Medical Technology, MS Medical Technology, MS Health Systems Management, and one-month Certificate course in Phlebotomy. All these courses were developed in response to an increasing global demand for medical technologists and other allied health professionals and services.

Do come and visit us and let us help you realize your goals. We have highly competent and committed faculty, complete laboratory facilities and modern hospital affiliates that will ensure intensive and hands-on training of the students. In the classrooms and laboratories learning is closely supervised to ensure that students learn the necessary knowledge and skills, and develop positive professional attitudes and values.

The faculty, students and staff of the School of Medical Technology will be glad to welcome you and be with you as member of the PWU family.

Good luck and may God continue to bless you in all your endeavors.

FACULTY

Dr. Lim, Nini F.

Aquino, Felicitas C.

Dr. Gabriel, Victor Emmanuel G.

Padiera, Karl B.

Puaso, Amapola

Dr. Silverio, Christopher M.

 

DR. NINI F. LIM has taught microbiology and clinical chemistry at PWU for nearly four decades. She developed a series of lecture and laboratory modules in Bacteriology and Mycology and began the PWU graduate degree program in Master of Science in Medical Technology and one-month Certificate Course in Phlebotomy. She led the team who developed the program Master of Science in Health Systems Management, one of the first such programs in the Philippines. She is an accreditor of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities in Medical Technology, a member of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc. and former President of the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the Philippine Women’s University and completed her Master of Science degree in Biology at the University of Santo Tomas and her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Management at the Philippine Women’s University.

FELICITAS C. AQUINO teaches Advanced Hematology and Phlebotomy at PWU’s Graduate School of Medical Technology. She is a registered medical technologist and is assigned as Chief of Section of Hematology and Hemostasis of the Department of Pathology of the Lung Center of the Philippines. She has been involved in several research projects as primary investigator as well as a co-investigator. Two noteworthy researches are the Standardization and Harmonization of CBC of the Philippine Council for Quality Assurance in Clinical Laboratories and Mesothelial Cell Count in Pleural Fluid: a Lung Center of the Philippines Experience. She took up her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology course and her Master of Science in Medical Technology at PWU.

VICTOR EMMANUEL G. GABRIEL is a physician-pathologist who has been involved in teaching, mentoring and administrative work in medical and paramedical institutions. He has competence in courses such as Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology. His research interests are mainly in the development of diagnostic methods in infectious as well as non-communicable diseases. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of the Philippines, Diliman, where he was inducted into the Phi Sigma Biological Science Honor Society. He then pursued his medical studies at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, after which he interned at the UP-PGH Medical Center before successfully passing the Physicians Licensure Examination. He then undertook residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, also at the UP-PGH Medical Center. He was a SEAMEO scholar and was given a Diploma in Medical Microbiology from the Institute for Medical Research in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KARL B. PADIERA is an expert in the areas of Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Histology and Cytology, Histopathologic and Cytopathologic techniques, Research for Medical Technology Students and Community and Public Health. He was one of the topnotchers in the Licensure Examination for Medical Technology after finishing his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at Silliman University. He obtained his Masters in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas and also took up a Master in Public Health major in Administration from Silliman University.

AMAPOLA PUASO is a certified drug analyst and teaches the following subjects: Clinical Microscopy, Medical Technology Laws and Bioethics, Introduction to Medical Technology and various laboratory subjects including; Histopathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Serology. She worked with various tertiary hospitals and gained enough experience which she shares with her students. She is also the Clinical Instructor to interns. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology at Trinity University of Asia and her Masters of Science in Medical Technology degree at the Philippine Women’s University.

DR. CHRISTOPHER M. SILVERIO is a retired Chief Science Research Specialist of the Environmental Division (now known as Biotechnology and Environmental Division) of Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). He has obtained degrees in Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of the East, Master of Science in Biology from the University of Santo Tomas, Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines, Diliman anda Post-Doctoral degree from Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute (HNIRI), Hokkaido, Japan.

DR. MYRNA P. DE GUZMAN is a Doctor of Medicine as well as a Board-certified Nurse. She is a Fellow of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and is an OB-Gynecology consultant at Mary Chiles Hospital. Dr. de Guzman did her Nursing course at the University of La Salette, her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jose R. Reyes Memorial Center and graduated Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas.