B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) is an Undergraduate Program offered by Lisie College of Allied Health Sciences.
Medical Laboratory Technology is an Allied Health specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases through the use of clinical laboratory tests. Though the Medical Lab technologists spend less time with patients than doctors and nurses, medical laboratory professionals are just as dedicated to patient’s health.
As vital members of the health care team, medical laboratory professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to give the best care to an ill or injured patient. The fact is that the practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the laboratory.
Medical laboratory professionals have unlimited choices of practice settings. Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, public health facilities, and commercial laboratories all have positions open right now for qualified laboratory professionals. In these settings, communication and research skills are highly valued. Employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow as the volume of laboratory tests increases with population growth and the development of new types of tests.
Students are trained in state -of-the art laboratories of clinical biochemistry, clinical pathology, clinical haematology, bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, transfusion medicine, immunology, molecular technology etc.
Given the focus on the healthcare and the demand for allied health professionals, it is expected to grow faster than the average of all other occupations.
Scientific: Work as laboratory technologist at hospitals, Pharmaceutical laboratories, Public Health laboratories, Research and product development.
Managerial: Supervisor in laboratory, as consultant to laboratory medicine industry, Quality assurance companies, sales and marketing.
Educational: As a tutor in laboratory medicine graduate programme.
Duration: 4 year
Affiliation: Affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences
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