Sunday, June 26, 2011

Diploma of Medical Laboratory Technology :)

HI peeps!Just wanna share some information regarding the field of Medical Laboratory Technology especially for those who got the offer to pursue study at UMMC..

Diploma of Medical Laboratory Technologist
Duration of Programme
6 Semesters (3 years)
Date of Commencement
June/July each year
Admission RequirementA student must have the following:
(1) The Malaysian School Certificate of Education (SPM), ‘O’ level or its equivalent
(2) A credit in Bahasa Malaysia or its equivalent
(3) Credits in English, Mathematics and 2 science subjects (with preference in biology and chemistry)
(4) Minimum age requirement: 17 year and above
Programme Synopsis
(1) Programme Philosophy
A Medical Labaratory Technologist (MLT) is an important member of a medical team because the practise of modern medicine depends greatly on the outcome of the labaratory results.  A MLT is responsible for providing reliable and accurate labaratory results to doctors who used them to make diagnosis and to threat their patients. MLT 's carry out various procedurs, analyses and labaratory investigartions on tissue sample and body fluids such as blood and urine.
(2) Programme Principle
The medical laboratory technology diploma course is aimed at producing a competent medical laboratory technologist of high professional standing in the delivery of laboratory practice and
1. Able to practice in all spheres of medical laboratory technology or other related areas of employment
2. Capable of functioning as an informed professional in a changing health care system
3. Instilled with the spirit of intellectual inquiry and curiosity and equipped with independent learning for the present and throughout his/her professional life
4. Inculcated with values necessary to serve the patient and society as a caring, ethical, knowledgeable professional and enlightened citizen , be it independently or as an active member of the healthcare system.
5. Possess the capacity to continue as a productive and responsible member of the profession and assume leadership roles as appropriate to the profession and society
Changes in the diploma curriculum are envisaged as the environments and the requirement of the clientele change. Whatever the changes, the Department will, at all time, endeavor to uphold the quality of its product, outputs and services.
(3) Programme Objectives
The objective of the course is to produce versatile medical laboratory technologist equipped with adequate knowledge and skills in performing various laboratory analyses and tests related to patients diagnosis and treatment and also for the prevention of disease.
The course requires a student to acquire sound knowledge in basic sciences and various disciplines in medical laboratory technology.
(4) Course Outline
Year 1 (Sem 1 & 2)
· Human Anatomy
· Human Physiology
· Biochemistry
· Cell Biology & Genetics
· Basic Histology Techniques
· Laboratory Techniques
· Laboratory Mathematics
· Basic computer Skills
· Basic Microbiology
· Bacterial Pathogens
Year 2 (Sem 3 & 4)
· Cellular Pathology
· Analytical Chemistry
· Clinical Chemistry
· Immunology
· Basic Clinical Microbiology
· Hematology 1
· Blood Transfusion 1
· Histopathology 1
· Parasitology 1
· Islamic /Moral Studies
· Biostatistics
Year 3 (Sem 5 & 6)
· Clinical Chemistry
· Histopathology and Cytology
· Hematology & Blood transfusion
· Microbiology & Parasitology
· Principles of Laboratory Practice
Full time laboratory posting is mandatory during special semesters.
(5) Job Opportunity
Students who have successfully completed the course can find employment in the private and public sectors as MLTs in the following areas:
· Service sectors- in the hospitals health and diagnostic laboratories
· Teaching and laboratory – support service in colleges and universities
· Research – in universities and research centers
· Industrial and management sectors
There are ample opportunities for career advancement through Continuing Education Programs. For instance, graduates with Diploma can pursue a bachelor degree in biomedical sciences at the local universities.

Information from : University Malaya Medical Centre Official Website :)

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