Medical Laboratory Technology
 

Salient Features of the Course

1. Programme Title

Diploma Course in Medical Laboratory Technology.

2. Entry Qualification

Matriculation or as per norms laid down by AICTE/State Board of Technical Education(10+).                  

3. Course Duration 

Three years

4. Programme Structure

Semester system (Each semester is of 16 weeks and each week has 40 hours of teaching learning process)

5. Type of the Course

Full Time

6. Practical/Professional 
    Training

To develop practical skills in the students, in final year (fifth and sixth semester), only practical/professional training in various medical colleges/hospitals/clinical laboratories have been incorporated.

7. Industry Institute 
    Interaction

a.      Regular visits to Hospitals/Medical Colleges/Clinical laboratories forms regular part of each curricula area

b.      Extension lectures - a minimum of 4 lectures per semester are recommended to invite professionals from field to deliver extension lectures/demonstration on specialized topics.

8. Computer Applications

To develop desired competency in using the computers for various applications in Medical Laboratory Technology one compulsory subject in computer application has been included in the curriculum.

 

 

Medical technologists are behind-the-scenes workers in the medical profession. They have to use sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic equipment,  report investigations providing tremendous assistance to the medical practitioners in their work with patients. With the development of a variety of equipment, the need for skilled technicians and other trained paramedical personnel has increased in the recent year.
 

Functions 

         To do collection of samples, their processing and identification of various pathogens like bacteria, parasites, viruses using different techniques.

         To carry out routine clinical laboratory investigation (blood, urine etc).

         The candidates are made to learn the technique of collection of clinical samples and their processing along with recording of data. The student will also obtain the basic knowledge of chemistry and metabolism of various metabolites which are routinely estimated in different diseases so that a clear understanding of the different tests is obtained. The students are also given basic training in safety measures, quality control and automation.

         To  prepare tissue sections of various types (paraffin/frozen) and stain them. 

         maintaining laboratory equipment, the preventive maintenance and daily up keeping, maintenance of stocks and inventory, recording results, interpretation quality control and reproducibility.

 

Main Subjects :Three Year Diploma Curricula

         Anatomy & Physiology 

         Clinical Microbiology 

         Clinical Haematology 

         Clinical Biochemistry 

         Introductory Organic Chemistry 

         Histopathology 

         E.C.G.

         Blood Banking 

         Medical Lab. Management and Ethics

         Medical Technology

 

Employment Opportunities

         Medical Colleges

         Civil Hospitals at district headquarters

         Hospitals in private sector

         Well established clinical laboratories

         To do laboratory management  in the field of Hematology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Histopathology.