BSMT studes take part in 3-day skills enhancement program

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Skill enhancement provides the opportunity and knowledge for an individual to develop and strengthen the necessary skills to gain, maintain, and advance in a chosen area.

On January 9-13, 2022, the 2nd and 3rd year Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology students of Jose Maria College Foundation, Inc. attended a skills enhancement program designed to provide course-based and skill-based enhancement for Parasitology, Hematology and Bacteriology; and contains both theory and laboratory training on routine procedures completed by medical laboratory scientists. This provides opportunity and knowledge to develop and strengthen the necessary skills to gain, maintain and advance in a chosen area.

Its objectives are to enhance skills in laboratory routine laboratory procedures and to perform microscopic identification of microorganisms from body fluids.

Bacteriology

Bacteriology is the study of bacteria and their relationship to medicine, biotechnology, and the environment. This field of study includes the identification, classification, and characterization of bacterial species, as well as the study of their genetics, metabolism, and pathogenesis. Bacteriology also encompasses the development of diagnostic tests, treatments, and vaccines for bacterial infections, as well as the use of bacteria in biotechnology and environmental applications.

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“For almost three years of having my classes online, this 3-day skill enhancement program was most likely the best day of my medtech life so far. I found it exciting and challenging at the same time, since this is our first time being in the laboratory ever since we stepped foot on campus. We are very grateful for everything we have achieved during this event, especially thanks to our long-patient professors, who also gave us their experience when they were still our age and practicing laboratory skills. I am looking forward to more skill enhancement programs in the future that will mold us into becoming better medical technologists in the near future.” – Kyle Charvie Pellerin

Hematology

Hematology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study of the blood, blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. This includes the study of the formation, function, and diseases of blood cells, such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Hematologists also study the blood clotting and bleeding mechanisms, as well as the bone marrow, lymph nodes, and spleen. They often work in conjunction with oncologists, who specialize in the treatment of cancer, to treat patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. Hematology also includes the study of blood transfusion and hemostasis, which is the process of stopping bleeding.

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“The experience I had for the 3 SE Program was very much needed, as the skills that were shown and taught are basic ones. It was also fun at the same time, the professors were very patient and considerate. And I am looking forward to the next Skills Enhancement Program.” – Katherine Mae Dumamba

Parasitology

Parasitology is the study of parasites and the diseases they cause in humans and animals. This field encompasses the study of various types of parasites, including protozoa, helminths, and arthropods. It includes the study of the biology, biochemistry, genetics, and ecology of parasites, as well as the host-parasite interactions and the impact of parasites on public health. Researchers in parasitology work to understand the life cycles, transmission, and pathogenesis of parasites, as well as to develop methods for their diagnosis, treatment, and control. They also study the epidemiology of parasitic diseases, which is the distribution and determinants of parasite infections in populations, and the impact of these diseases on health and well-being of communities.

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“My 3-day experience in the Skill Enhancement Program organized by the Medical Technology Program of JMCFI has been amazing and worthwhile, which I’m grateful for. I was able to learn a lot and develop certain fundamental skills relevant to the program. Indeed, it was a great avenue for students like me to apply what we have theoretically learned from the online class into practice. Generally, it was a humbling and overwhelming experience that I will be reminiscing about, where I learned that there is always room for improvement and you can always try and try… until you make it.” – Rhesa Jean Maningas

“The 3-Day Skill Enhancement Program was a pleasant way to welcome me to the following subjects: Hematology, Parasitology, and Bacteriology. In Hematology, I learned how to execute the different methods of blood collection, namely: Syringe Method, Evacuated Tube System, and Capillary Method. In Parasitology, I learned how to make a Direct Fecal Smear and do the Kato-Katz Technique. In Bacteriology, I learned how to make an Agar and did streaking and stabbing in both a petri dish and test tube. In those 3 days, I learned how not to do those methods and techniques and gathered feedback on how I can do better. The activities made me excited to learn more about the theoretical knowledge surrounding the topics and look forward to those subjects in the future.” – Joannah Louise Guyano

“As for my part, the 3-day skill enhancement training is helpful most especially when practicing Medical Laboratory Science. I’m very honored and privileged to be part of this training. However, a 3-day training was not enough to be a specialist when it comes to being a Medical Technologist in the near future. Failure is inevitable in demonstrating everything in the laboratory but I will make sure that this will not be permanent and we will always do our best to achieve our goal which is to become a successful Medical Technologist in the near future. I am looking forward for more days with training, practice and enhancement together with my classmates. Thank you, God bless and good luck to us all!” – Charles Dave Alejandro


This program focuses on hands-on training and real-world experience, giving you the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. BSMT students also had the chance to learn from experienced professionals in the field, who provided valuable insights and guidance.

The goal of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology program of JMCFI is to help its students become a highly skilled and sought-after medical technology professionals, ready to take on the challenges of the rapidly changing medical field.

Join us today and take the first step towards a successful career in medical technology.

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  • Lord Vincent Van Mendoza

    Vince is the student publication adviser of The JMarian. His journalism experience includes being a student writer, an associate editor, and a chief editor in his collegiate publication. He is a licensed professional teacher (LPT), Davao event host and spinner, digital marketing specialist, trainer, keynote speaker, and writer. He is digitally known as the 'Digital Lourd' of Davao city, Philippines.

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