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Programme
Diploma inMedical Laboratory Technology (KPT/JPS/KA7154/07/11)(A7154)

Professional Recognition
Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)

Intake
January / August

Duration
3 Years

Fees
RM 31,235.00

Entry Requirements
SPM or equivalent with3(three) credits in the following subjects:
•    Bahasa Malaysia
•    English
•    Mathematics
•    1 Science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science); and
•    Any other subjects

Or

GCE / O Level or eqivalent with 3 (three) credits in the following subjects:

•    English
•    Mathematics
•    1 Science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science); and
•    Any other 2 subjects

Overview

Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs), as members of the healthcare team, are professionals who perform laboratory analysis and provide information to physicians which helps doctors to diagnose and treat patients, as well as monitor and prevent disease.

Medical Laboratory Technologists perform a variety of sophisticated diagnostic procedures. They must have good motor skills, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. In addition to technical skills, they are required to possess a strong attention to detail to detect subtle changes in the microscopic appearance of blood, tissue and microscopic organisms. MLTs must also ensure the validity of the results they obtain, which requires analytical and critical thinking skill. MLTs work in an ever-evolving environment, and on occasions need to adopt new procedures in line with the rapid pace of change in medical laboratory sciences as well as the changing disease patterns.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate and apply advanced level knowledge in Medical Laboratory Technology
  2. Competently perform and supervise medical laboratory procedures; validatefindings appropriately; and plan, manage and execute quality management systems and good laboratory practices (GLP)
  3. Demonstrate sensitivities and responsibilities towards the community, culture and environment
  4. Adhere to the legal, ethical and professional code of conduct in medical laboratory sciences and practice according biological, chemical and radiation safety requirements and regulations
  5. Present information and findings coherently; effectively communicate verbally and in writing with patients, their family/caregiver, peers, healthcare professionals and the stakeholders at large; demonstrate leadership, interpersonal and social skills; as well as collaborate with other healthcare professionals
  6. Evaluate and recommend new medical laboratory methodologies and instrumentation; seek, adapt and provide solutions to address challenges in Medical Laboratory Technology ; utilize relevant techniques and identify problems and solutions based on critical and lateral thinking; as well as conduct research related to Medical Laboratory Technology under supervision
  7. Utilize computer technology and information management systems to enhance their practices; and apply lifelong learning skills and principles in academic and career development
  8. Coordinate daily activities of the medical laboratory; apply broad business and real world perspectives in the workplace and everyday activities; and demonstrate entrepreneurial skills in their practice

Programme Structure

Year 1

Course code

Course

MPW 1133

Pengajian Malaysia

MPW 1143 / 1153

Pengajian Islam / Moral

ZEU 1113

Proficiency English 1

MUD 1143

Human Anatomy & Physiology 1

MLD 1113

Laboratory Procedure & Instrumentation

MLD 1123

Biostatistics

MPW 1133

Pengajian Malaysia

ZEU 1213

Proficiency English 2

HKU 1111

Ko-kurikulum - Kepimpinan dan Kerja Berpasukan

ZLU 1212/ 1222

Third language Japanase/ Mandrain

MUD 1153

Basic Microbiology

MUD 1213

Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

MUD 1223

Basic Biochemistry

MUD 2232

Occupational Safety & Health

 

Year 2

Course code

Course

HKU - - - -

Ko-kurikulum – Pilihan Bidang

MUD 1253

Basic Pathology

MUD 2113

Immunology

MUD 2132

Communication Skill for Health Science

MLD 2113

Clinical Chemistry 1

MLD 2122

Histology

MLD 2143

Clinical Microbiology 1

MLD 2132

Histological Techniques

MLD 2213

Clinical Chemistry 2

MLD 2223

Clinical Microbiology 2

MLD 2233

Clinical Immunology

MLD 2243

Cytology 1

MLD 3113

Haematology 1

 

Year 3

Course code

Course

MUD 2222

Work Ethics

MUD 3113

Quality Management & Assurance

MLD 3123

Parasitology & Mycology

MLD 3133

Cytology 2

MLD 3213

Transfusion Science

MLD 3223

Haematology 2

MLD 3144

Clinical Training 1

MLD 3234

Clinical Training 2

 

Core Course Description

Course Code

Course

Synopsis

MLD 2113

Clinical Chemistry 1

This subject includes clinical chemistry knowledge in subjects that need to be understood by students who covers the role and procedures of clinical chemistry laboratory, the tests were conducted on specimens and correlation of test and type of abnormalities of organs or body systems.

MLD 2122

Histology

This course will provide a working knowledge at the microscopic level of the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs of significance in the laboratory diagnosis of diseases. It will prepare the student for further study of pathology. Emphasis will be placed on the dynamic functional and structural relationships between and within tissues and organs and the ways in which the components protect the body and respond to normal and abnormal demands.

MLD 2132

Histological Techniques

This module provides a basic understanding on theories, concept, and techniques in histological procedures which include specimen preparation, fixation, processing, cutting, staining, mounting and microscopic examination. This module will also focus on special staining techniques and other advance histological procedures including troubleshooting skills.

MLD 2143

Clinical Microbiology 1

Clinical Microbiology 1 provides the lecture and practical guide regarding and focusing to bacteriology including the species of bacteria which caused infected disease in Malaysia as a whole.

MLD 2213

Clinical Chemistry 2

Clinical Chemistry 2 is a continuation of Clinical Chemistry 1. This course covers the topics : carbohydrate, lipid, urinalysis and systemic disorders. Each topic includes diagnostic tests carried out in the clinical chemistry laboratory in identifying diseases

MLD 2223

Clinical Microbiology 2

Clinical Microbiology 2 is continuous subject from the Clinical Microbiology 1 covering lecture and practical guide in an aspect of infectious diasease causes from phathogenic organisme.in the human body system.

MLD 2233

Clinical Immunology

This course covers the function of immune system in providing protection against various infections caused by microbial pathogens including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. In addition, this module also describes diseases associated with different type of disorders of immune systems. This course also highlights the application of immunology concepts for detection of diseases and disorders using serological test.

MLD 2243

Cytology 1

This course covers the theory, conceptual foundation on gynaecological cytology and covers the smear preparation, the staining, and screening of Pap smear slides for identification of pre-cancer and cancer.

MLD 3113

Haematology 1

This module focuses on the formation, functions and identification of blood cells. Hematological practices such as standard blood collection and preparation technique, blood cells identification and calculations methods, and measurements of blood cell indices are also part of this module.

MLD 3123

Parasitology & Mycology

Parasitology and Mycology consist lecture and practical guide about mycology and parasitology systemic which covering species of pathogen which causes infected diseases in Malaysia as a whole.

MLD 3133

Cytology 2

This course   covers the theory , conceptual foundation on gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytology and covers the smear preparation, the staining, and screening of Pap smear slides for identification of pre-cancer and cancer.

MLD 3213

Transfusion Science

This module will build upon the knowledge and practical experience from haematology and immunology. The roles of transfusion science in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease will be made apparent. The material within this module will be delivered by lectures and backed up by practical sessions following each lecture.

MLD 3223

Haematology 2

This module is a continuation from Hematology I subject and focus more on the disorders of blood cells and metabolisms.

MUD 2232

Occupational Safety & Health

This subject covers the latest issues related with management of safety and health at workplace. Student will be introducing on how to identify, evaluate and control the hazard exist at workplace with critical perspective of safety and health. It also covers the legal aspects and management of risks / hazards in the workplace.

MUD 2132

Communication Skill for Health Science

Communication Skill for Health Sciences covers verbal and non-verbal communication. This course consists of aspect in understanding the purpose of communication, perception in communication, language, the method of listening, non-verbal communication and the method of demonstrating message through verbal and non-verbal.

MUD 2222

Work Ethics

This course covers lectures and tutorials. It enables student to obtain knowledge pertaining principles of healthcare ethics, moral theories and healthcare professional-patient relationships besides help them to understand the importance of adopting good ethics in healthcare professional practice.

MUD 3113

Quality Management & Assurance

This course covers the basic knowledge of the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service or facility to maximize the probability that minimum standards of quality are being attained by the production process.

MLD 3144

Clinical Training 1

Clinical Training experiences in various laboratories will increase proficiency in performance of procedures, to learn routine, special and automated procedures and for exposure to patient/technologists relationships.

MLD 3234

Clinical Training 2

Clinical Training experiences in various laboratories will increase proficiency in performance of procedures, to learn routine, special and automated procedures and for exposure to patient/technologists relationships.

 

Career  Opportunities

Public Sector

  1. Medical Laboratory Technologist
  2. Assistant Scientific Officer
  3. Clinical Instructor (Academic Sector)
  4. Cytology Screener

Private Sector

  1. Medical Laboratory Technologist
  2. Research worker / Scientist (develops & test new methods)
  3. Laboratory Computer Systems Advisor
  4. Sales and Marketing Agent (biomedical supply, pharmaceutical companies)
  5. Compliance Inspector
  6. Infection Control Personnel
  7. Clinical Instructor (Academic Sector)
  8. Cytology Screener

Expected Salary