Hassan Aziz, PhD, FACSs, MLS(ASCP)cm, associate dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs and interim chair of the Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received the Distinguished Author Award, Education Section, from the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. The award was presented during the organization’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Aziz’s paper, “A Comprehensive Assessment Plan for Medical Laboratory Science Programs,” is the first of its kind to provide a comprehensive assessment model for medical laboratory science and medical laboratory technician educational programs.
“The curriculum, aligned with the program mission and goals, provides course objectives and student learning outcomes that are used to evaluate the student’s level of achievement,” Dr. Aziz said. “Evaluation of student achievement is one of the tools to assess program effectiveness. This article is becoming a reference to many educators in the country and abroad and it provides a comprehensive overview of the necessary components and assessment strategy to design a laboratory science education program that meets the accreditation standards for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Standards.”