Be a trained med­i­cal lab tech­nol­o­gist

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MALAYSIA is cur­rently see­ing in­creas­ing de­mand in the area of Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy (MLT).

Ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties with MLT await grad­u­ates in 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 med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­nol­o­gists do not of­ten get in­volved with pa­tients, they have a cru­cial role in the process of pro­vid­ing per­sonal care.

It is a great oc­cu­pa­tion for highly or­gan­ised per­sons who can per­form re­search that helps un­ravel the mys­ter­ies of the hu­man body.

The D iploma in Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy of­fered by MSU Col­lege is de­signed for stu­dents who are in­ter­ested in sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies and med­i­cal re­search.

Well-bal­anced diploma pro­gramme

It pre­pares stu­dents with a well-bal­anced diploma pro­gramme com­pris­ing aca­demic knowl­edge with hands-on prac­ti­cal skills that will en­hance stu­dent’s knowl­edge and skills.

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

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

Med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­nol­o­gists use their knowl­edge to per­form tests that help physi­cians di­ag­nose, mon­i­tor and treat diseases, iden­tify the source of in­fec­tion and chem­i­cal anal­y­sis. They can also de­ter­mine the pa­tient's blood type and prep them for trans­fu­sion.

Tech­nol­o­gists also pro­vide numer­ous di­ag­nos­tic and ther­a­peu­tic in­for­ma­tion that are use­ful to the health care team.

Holis­tic learn­ing

MSU Col­lege stu­dents will ex­pe­ri­ence a holis­tic learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, to build soft skills and crit­i­cal think­ing that is req uired for a suc­cess­ful tech­nol­o­gist.

The cur­ricu­lum com­bines knowl­edge of in­te­grated ed­u­ca­tion, health and ed­u­ca­tion sci­ence lab.

This is to pro­duce ver­sa­tile med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­nol­o­gists who have adeq uate 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 IMS ei­ther in Shah Alam cam­pus or in MSU off­shore cam­pus in Ban­ga­lore, In­dia.

■ For de­tails, visit www.msu­col­lege. edu.my or call 03-5513 6688.

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