Ver­sa­tile and com­pe­tent med­i­cal lab tech­nol­o­gist

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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 pro­vid­ing per­sonal care. It is a great oc­cu­pa­tion for highly or­gan­ised peo­ple.

The Di­ploma in Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy of­fered by MSU Col­lege is de­signed to make room for stu­dents who are in­ter­ested in sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies and med­i­cal re­search. It pre­pares stu­dents with a well-bal­anced 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 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. They also pro­vide nu­mer­ous di­ag­nos­tic and ther­a­peu­tic in­for­ma­tion that are use­ful to the health­care team.

The cur­ricu­lum com­bines the knowl­edge of in­te­grated ed­u­ca­tion, health and ed­u­ca­tion sci­ence lab to pro­duce ver­sa­tile med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­nol­o­gists.

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 in ei­ther the Shah Alam cam­pus or the MSU off­shore cam­pus in Ban­ga­lore, In­dia.

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

The Di­ploma in Med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory Tech­nol­ogy of­fered by MSU Col­lege pre­pares stu­dents with a well-bal­anced pro­gramme com­pris­ing aca­demic knowl­edge with hands-on skills.

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