School of Medical Technology
COURSES OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
Master of Science in Medical Technology
Master of Science in Health Systems Management

VISION

The School of Medical Technology envisions itself to be a globally accepted academic enterprise that produces graduates who manifest competence, excellence, professional values and ethics, leadership and the commitment to respond to and serve others as members of the health team.

MISSION

The School of Medical Technology will educate students for career and leadership roles in local and international communities. It will ensure advanced professional training, moral, and social development of the self, so that graduates will be able to work and serve others competently.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. Skills in the laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis, study, and treatment of diseases.
  2. Understanding of the normal functioning of the human body as a basis for understanding pathological conditions.
  3. Interest in and appreciation of the profession in the total enhancement of the patient’s welfare in particular, and of human welfare in general.
  4. Appreciation of the value of research and skills in the methods of research so as to enable to solve problems encountered in the practice of the profession and in everyday living.
  5. Active participation in community welfare activities.
  6. High moral and ethical standards of the profession.
  7. Humaneness, competence and global competitiveness.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

Master of Science in Medical Technology aims to provide Medical Technologists or Laboratory Scientists opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills in various areas and specializations in clinical laboratory practice.

Master of Science in Health Systems Management provides the healthcare heads and chairs 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

Graduates of our programs may find a career as Medical Technologist/ Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Chief Medical Technologist, Researcher, Medical Technology Educator, Laboratory Manager/Supervisor, Medical Representative, Laboratory Entrepreneur, Phlebotomist and Laboratory Specialist.

HISTORY

The School of Medical Technology, formerly the Institute of Medical Technology, started in 1967 when the PWU Board of Trustees approved the offering of the degree program Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. This was an idea first conceived by the late Dr. Nelly A. Herrera, former Director of the PWU Health Center.

The Institute of Medical Technology participated in the organization of the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health (PASMETH) on June 22, 1970, which became one of the leading Medical Technology organizations. PWU became one of the first member schools of the association. The oath-taking of the first Registered Medical Technologists was held on April 17, 1972 in which PWU graduates took part by virtue of their having passed the Board Examination in September, 1970.

In schoolyear 1987-1988, the permit for M.S. Medical Technology degree program was granted by CHED. Classes were then opened for Medical Technology practitioners and educators. A year after, CHED granted recognition of the new course Master of Science in Medical Technology.

In 1989, four PWU Medical Technology graduates topped the Medical Technology Board Exams. This feat was followed in 1993 when PWU Medical Technology graduates again topped the board exams given in September. And in 1994, our student Ms. Ethel Cortez became top 1 in the licensure exams.

Schoolyear 2000-2001 added another honor to the Institute of Medical Technology. Dean Dr. Nini F. Lim was elected President of the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health (PASMETH).

In June of 2008, MSHSM class was first offered and granted permit. This provides the healthcare heads and chairs 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.

Our first-taker graduates from 2015, 2017 got 100% passing rate, and 90% in 2018, in the Board exams, and we continue to soar. In 2018, the School of Medical Technology renewed its PAASCU accreditation.

The medical technology laboratory expanded to its current place in the Malvar Wing in 2019, with 3 specialized laboratories to perform its professional lab courses.

2020 was an auspicious year. In the PASMETH Lab Olympics in March, our PWU students garnered the 3rd place over-all, 2nd place in Histopathology, 2nd place in Clinical Microscopy and 3rd place in Parasitology. In August, in the time of COVID 19 pandemic, Assoc. Prof. Sherwin B. Toriano was appointed Program Chair of the School of Medical Technology, by which he was called the pandemic head.

April 2021, we first offered the molecular biology subject, an important addition to the new curriculum. With this, we were able to complete the molecular lab and acquired our very own PCR machine.

February 14, 2022 marks the opening of the Limited face-to-face classes in Medical Technology, and the pilot class for the university. For having complied with the guidelines and retrofitting of the facilities, we gave our interns the opportunity to hone their laboratory skills, cultivating a balance with theoretical knowledge.

MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM CHAIR

Sherwin B. Toriano

Greetings!

Since 1967, the PWU School of Medical Technology has made a mark in the academic community. It is known for its Medical Technology graduates who actively participated and contributed through quality healthcare service and research. Many of our graduates have gained recognition and honor in their professions here and abroad.

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

Welcome to the PWU family!

FACULTY

Toriano, Sherwin B.

Aquino, Felicitas C.

Aquino, Ma. Gladys B.
Dela Cruz, Maria Cricel T.
Dr. Dimaculangan, Celeste A.
Dr. Gabriel, Victor Emmanuel G.
Gepte, Aguedo Troy D.

Dr. Lim, Nini F.

Dr. Llanera, Frederick R.
Malimban, Rowel C.
Olguera, Lara Melisa R.
Dr. Palcon, Hipolito D.

Dr. Silverio, Christopher M.

Tiongco-Cruda, Beatriz
 

An epitome of a well-rounded Medical Technologist in education and training experience, he is a product of Philippine Women’s University, School of Medical Technology. He breezed thru the academe after graduating from MSMT and is currently taking units leading to PhD in Education. His proficiency is in Clinical Chemistry and Hematology. A list of subjects under him include Cyto-genetics, Histology, Lab Management, Clinical Performance Assessment and PMLS2 among others. His teaching eligibility includes Molecular biology and Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Medical Laboratory Science. He served as a Board Review lecturer for professional Med Tech subjects. His Clinical Laboratory experience spans 23 years. His expertise in Clinical Microscopy and Parasitology afforded him invitations as resource speaker or microscopy trainer. He founded the Philippine Society of Laboratory Microscopists, an educational organization dedicated to learning parasitic and cellular elements using a social media platform.

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.

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 and a Post-Doctoral degree from Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute (HNIRI), Hokkaido, Japan.