Lab ex­per­tise

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MALAYSIA is see­ing an in­creas­ing de­mand in the area of Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy ( MLT) with ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties await­ing grad­u­ates in nu­mer­ous in­dus­tries such as hospi­tals, clin­ics, pub­lic health lab­o­ra­to­ries, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal or chem­i­cal in­dus­tries, biotech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies, ve­teri­nary clin­ics, pub­lic or pri­vate re­search lab­o­ra­to­ries, col­leges and univer­si­ties, trans­plant and blood donor cen­tres, and fer­til­ity clin­ics.

Even though they do not of­ten get in­volved with pa­tients, med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­nol­o­gists play a cru­cial role in the process of pro­vid­ing per­sonal care. It is a great oc­cu­pa­tion for highly or­gan­ised peo­ple who can per­form the re­search that helps un­ravel the mys­ter­ies of the hu­man body.

Diploma in Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy of­fered by PTPL is de­signed for stu­dents in­ter­ested in sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies and med­i­cal re­search. It pre­pares stu­dents with a well- bal­anced diploma pro­gramme com­pris­ing aca­demic knowl­edge with hands- on prac­ti­cal skills, which will en­hance stu­dents’ knowl­edge and skills.

The pro­gramme is a com­pre­hen­sive ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence with train­ing and education in all lev­els of lab­o­ra­tory medicine, in­clud­ing He­ma­tol­ogy, Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy, Par­a­sitol­ogy, Trans­fu­sion Medicine, Cy­tol­ogy and Chem­i­cal Pathol­ogy.

The three- year pro­gramme aims to pro­duce med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­nol­o­gists ( MLT) who are com­pe­tent and ca­pa­ble to meet the hu­man cap­i­tal needs of the coun­try.

MLT use their knowl­edge to per­form tests that help physicians to di­ag­nose, mon­i­tor and treat dis­ease, iden­tify the source of in­fec­tion and chem­i­cal anal­y­sis.

They can also de­ter­mine the pa­tient’s blood type and get ready for trans­fu­sion. MLT also pro­vide di­ag­nos­tic and ther­a­peu­tic in­for­ma­tion, which is very use­ful to the health­care team.

At PTPL, stu­dents will ex­pe­ri­ence a holis­tic learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to build the soft skills and crit­i­cal think­ing re­quired for a suc­cess­ful MLT. The cur­ricu­lum com­bines knowl­edge of in­te­grated education, health and education sci­ence lab to pro­duce ver­sa­tile MLT equipped with ad­e­quate knowl­edge and skills.

Upon com­ple­tion, stu­dents may pro­ceed to a bach­e­lor pro­gramme at Man­age­ment & Sci­ence Univer­sity ( MSU) through the Fac­ulty of Health and Life Sci­ences ( FHLS) or In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal School ( IMS).

An­other op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents is the pro­gres­sion to the Bach­e­lor of Medicine and Bach­e­lor of Surgery ( MBBS) pro­gramme through

For de­tails, visit www. ptpl. edu. my or call 03- 5513 6688. An­other op­tion is to send SMS by typ­ing INFOPTPL ( space) name ( space) e- mail and send­ing it to 013- 243 3677 or 017- 399 3034 or 016- 630 8966.

The diploma in Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy of­fered by PTPL is de­signed for stu­dents who are in­ter­ested in sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies and med­i­cal re­search.

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