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Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
KPT/JPS (R/725/4/0015) 05/17

Medical Laboratory Technology

The programme prepare students to enter a career as medical laboratory technologists strong fundamental knowledge and competent laboratory skills to be able to perform routine clinical laboratory tests including in the areas of clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology and parasitology, hematology, transfusion science, histotechnology, cytology as well as molecular diagnostics.

Who is this For?

The programme is designed for those interested to become a member of the health-care professionals as medical laboratory technologists to aid in the diagnosis, research and prevention of diseases.

Programme Description

The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is specially designed to equip students with extensive theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills in clinical laboratory work such as biochemical analysis of blood and body fluids, detection of blood diseases, conduct blood transfusion testing, detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases, preparation of microscopic slides for histopathology and cytology as well as performing molecular diagnostic tests such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

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Programme Aims

To provide relevant, quality and affordable education in medical laboratory science. It is a competent based programme designed to provide theoretical, practical and clinical learning experience. It also prepares and trains a student to become responsible, ethical and caring medical laboratory professionals.

Career Prospects

Career prospects include medical laboratory technologists in pathology laboratory of government or private hospital or private clinical laboratories. Research assistant in universities and research institutions. Laboratory technician or laboratory assistant on colleges or universities. Sales representative in companies selling medical and laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies etc.

Entry Requirements

  • A pass in SPM with 3 credits including Mathematics and Science and at least a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and English, or
  • A pass in UEC with at least 1B in any subjects and at least a C in Science, Mathematics, Bahasa Melayu and English.

For International Student:
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Grade 5.5; OR
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Grade 550.

Semester Duration

DURATION: 8 Semesters

KEY SUBJECTS

  • General Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • General Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • PC Competency
  • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Reading, Vocabulary & Grammar 2
  • Medical Laboratory Calculation
  • Hematology 1
  • Cytology 1
  • Drama and Role-Play in English
  • Clinical Chemistry 1
  • Clinical Microbiology 1
  • Histotechnology 1
  • Effective Communication Skills/ Principles of Moral & Ethics/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A**
  • Basic Academic Reading & Writing
  • Clinical Parasitology 1
  • Transfusion Science 1
  • Clinical Chemistry 2
  • Cytology 2
  • Family Institution/ The Precepts of Islam/ Creative & Problem Solving
  • Clinical Microbiology 2
  • Hematology 2
  • Urine & Body Fluid Analysia
  • Histotechnology 2
  • Social & Human Skills Project
  • Clinical Parasitology 2
  • Transfusion Science 2
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Clinical Training 1
  • Clinical Training 2