BS MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY

BS in Medical Lab Technology (BS-MLT) is a four-years degree program that equips students with knowledge and skills in lab test used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. The program consists of general education subjects ( such as English, Mathematics and statistics etc) and professional subjects (such as clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Parasitology, Hematology, Blood Banking and Serology etc).

You will be taught on how to collect, preserve and analyze specimens such as blood, urine, cells and tissues as well as the preparation of reagents (compounds or substances added to a specimen in order to create a chemical reaction) and stains (a discoloration made by a foreign matter) . The program will also train you on how to use modern equipment, instruments and scientific methods to provide accurate lab results.

The teaching methods used are classroom discussions, laboratory practicum exercises (wherein a student demonstrates what has been taught) and clinical lab internships in hospitals.

The Medical Lab Technology Program includes intensive practical laboratory experience during the last semester of you final year. The lab practice offer state-of-the-art computer instrumentation using the latest methods and technologies. During your practicum experience, you will apply theoretical knowledge and learn the skills to perform lab procedures, to recognize and solve problems, to assume future leadership roles, to carry out research, and to educate others. You will work one-on-one with a staff technologist as you gain hands-on experience in diagnostic lab medicine and public health. The Medical Lab Technology Program prepares students for a range of careers in medical centers, public health departments, research centers and more. Students also go on to advanced study in any number of fields including medicine, pathology and public health.

Medical lab scientists have the best of both world: medicine and science. You will perform lab tests used to uncover and diagnose diseases. Physicians will rely upon your knowledge and skills and count on you to perform essential patient lab tests. In today’s clinical laboratories, areas of scientific exploration include immunology, microbiology, hematology, chemistry and transfusion medicine. All physician-ordered lab tests, from therapeutic drug monitoring to bacterial identification, are performed by medical laboratory technologists. You’ll operate complex electronic equipment, computers and precision instruments and be trained to identify various pathogens and human cells using microscopes and a battery of scientific methods.

Public health laboratorians work on the front line by protecting the nation’s health. You will work closely with other public health professionals and clinical laboratorians in investigating and controlling emerging infectious diseases and outbreaks, preventing disease and disability in vulnerable populations, and monitoring the environments in which we live, work and play. You will also prepare for and respond to local, state and national emergencies such as pandemic influenza, bioterrorism and natural disaster.

You’ll have many choices of practice setting: Hospitals, research centers, independent laboratories, clinics, public health facilities, industrial and forensic laboratories, biotechnology companies, the pharmaceutical industry, and diagnostic and computer firms all have positions open for qualified medical laboratory scientists.

Scheme of Studies

Semester 1

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-411 Basic Anatomy
3+1
MLT-412 Basic Physiology
3+1
MLT-413 Basic Biochemistry
3+1
MLT-414 English
3+0
MLT-415 Basic Lab Calculations
1+0
MLT-416 Pakistan Studies
2+0
Total
18

Semester 2

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-421 Basic Microbiology
2+1
MLT-422 Basic Hematology
2+1
MLT-423 General Pathology
2+1
MLT-424 General Pharmacology
3+1
MLT-425 Communication Skills
2+0
MLT-426 Islamiyat
2+0
Total
17

Semester 3

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-431 Immunology & Serology
2+1
MLT-432 Clinical Bacteriology
2+1
MLT-433 RBCs Disorders
2+1
MLT-434 Human Genetics
2+1
MLT-435 Clinical Enzymology & Endocrinology
2+1
MLT-436 Behavioral Sciences
2+0
Total
17

Semester 4

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-441 Clinical Mycology and Parasitology
2+1
MLT-442 WBCs and Platelets Disorders
2+1
MLT-443 Molecular Biology
2+1
MLT-444 Biomedical Instrumentation
2+1
MLT-445 Chemical Pathology
2+1
MLT-446 Computer Applications
1+1
Total
17

Semester 5

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-451 Clinical Virology
2+1
MLT-452 Transfusion Medicine
2+1
MLT-453 Histotechniques
2+1
MLT-454 Biotechnology
2+1
MLT-455 Clinical Fluid Analysis
2+1
MLT-456 Public Health & Epidemiology
2+0
Total
17

Semester 6

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-461 Fundamental Of Infection Control
2+1
MLT-462 Fundamental of Forensic Science
2+1
MLT-463 Medical Statistics
2+1
MLT-464 Biosafety and Biosecurity
2+1
MLT-465 Bioethics
2+0
MLT-466 Techniques In Microbiology
2+1
Total
17

Semester 7

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-471 Cytology and Cytogenetic
3+0
MLT-472 Research Methodology
3+0
MLT-473 Legal Concepts in Medical Lab Technology
2+0
MLT-474 Medical Sociology
2+0
MLT-475 Advance Immuno-Hematology
2+1
MLT-476 Quality Control in Medical Lab Technology
2+1
Total
16

Semester 8

Code Subject Name
Cr.hrs
MLT-481 Laboratory Operations
3+0
MLT-482 Advance Lab Concepts
3+0
MLT-483 Bio- Entrepreneurship
2+0
MLT-484 Research Project
6
MLT-485 Seminar
1
Total
15