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Course Duration:
(31 m) 3 years 7 months
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Location of Study:
Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Sarawak, Selangor
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
SEGi University

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

  Institution: Segi University

Field Of Study:
Health, Medicine & Welfare
Level Of Study:
Diploma
Course Subject:
Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Laboratory Science, Laboratory Technology
Course Intake:
January, July, March, May, September

Description

The comprehensive course structure, coupled with the practical aspects of the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, will prepare our students as employable staff for many areas in the healthcare industry. Our well balanced diploma programme comprises academic knowledge with hands-on practical skills in our modern and well-equipped laboratories which will enhance our student’s knowledge and skills.

Health Care is a multi-billion ringgit industry in Malaysia. However, this industry is facing a great shortage of qualified personnel. This means that there is a strong demand of graduates and holders of the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician or higher qualifications.

According to the Malaysian Medical Resources, the Ministry of Health has listed 136 public hospitals. To date, Malaysia has nearly 400 existing and soon to be completed public and private hospitals. This figure excludes the numerous clinics, medical laboratories and pharmacies.
Therefore, holders of qualifications relating to the industry need not worry of a shortage of job opportunities. Whether they are seeking for positions locally or overseas, there will be ample seeking out their expertise.

The health care industry is in the midst of one of the most significant shortages of trained personnel in its history, and leaders predict it is a trend that will continue. In the Journal for Clinical Laboratory Science a survey indicated that within the next seven years 50% of the current practitioners will retire, and that not enough programmes exist to meet the needs of the industry.

Career Opportunity

The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology provides the academic background and technical skills necessary to enter the health care system as a practicing medical laboratory technician. You will gain educational experiences and knowledge to develop the critical thinking, technical and interpersonal skills required to be a successful clinical laboratory scientist. The programme will integrate knowledge gained from general education, health science and clinical laboratory science so that you, as the future laboratorian, will exercise good judgment, ethics and appropriate decision making abilities to serve the needs of the community and the health profession.

The programme includes a 28-week Medical Laboratory Placement in Year 2 and Year 3. The placement opportunity provides you with hands-on training in the main components of Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Serology, Histopathology, Cytology, Microbiology and Parasitology.

Program Module

  • English for science
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Introduction to MLT
  • Computer Applications
  • Laboratory Mathematics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Histopathology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunohematology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cytology
  • Clinical Placement
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Biostatistics

Entry Requirement

Students must have completed “O” Level Examination or Malaysian SPM / STPM Certificate or equivalent.

Campus

SEGi University Kota Damansara
SEGi College Subang Jaya
SEGi College Kuala Lumpur
SEGi College Penang
SEGi College Sarawak