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.