The Medical Laboratory Technology department at NIU and Fatima Memorial Hospital has contributed greatly to the country’s catalogue of applied healthcare education. It has nourished not only the education sector where leading scholars were provided to various public and private sector universities and medical colleges in Pakistan, but has also delivered expert Medical Technologists to the developing healthcare industry with high standards of skilled and holistic approach. Our faculty holds impressive credentials from leading international universities and includes acclaimed experts and scholars with significant publications to their credit who continue to advance within their respective research interests.

At NIU, MLT graduates obtain skills which include developing and establishing procedures for collecting, processing and analyzing biological specimens. The standard protocols and quality assurance are added to their skills to provide the best healthcare practices. Modern techniques of classroom teaching, on-desk practical training and supervised clinical rotations are provided to the students. Students are trained to operate complex electronic instruments to analyze blood, body fluids and other substances for the presence of normal, abnormal, and malignant chemical components and cells. They are skilled to prepare blood for transfusion and match proper blood donor to recipient; screen, evaluate and monitor transplantation patients. They perform and validate specialized and complex tests that include flow-cytometery, forensic testing, and paternity testing, cytogenetic and molecular probes.

Graduates of the program may be candidates for positions such as Laboratory Managers, Education Coordinators, College or University Medical Technology faculty members, Laboratory Computer Specialists, Research Laboratory Technologists, Forensic Lab Scientists, Product Specialists or Technical Advisors for Laboratory equipment or chemicals etc. In public services of Pakistan, they are eligible for direct recruitment in gazetted pay scale in clinical or managerial cadre and teaching cadres.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Writing & Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
UNIV 100 Foundation of University Education 3 (3-0) MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0)
BASC 101 Basic Anatomy – I 3 (3-0) BASC 102 Basic Anatomy – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 111 Basic Physiology – I 3 (3-0) BASC 112 Basic Physiology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 121 Basic Biochemistry – I 3 (3-0) BASC 122 Basic Biochemistry – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 131 Basic Pathology – I 3 (3-0) BASC 132 Basic Pathology – II 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
MLT 201 Hematology – I 2 (2-0) MLT 202 Hematology – II 2 (1-1)
MLT 203 Blood Banking 3 (2-1) BASC 243 Pharmacology 2 (2-0)
MLT 211 Histo-technology – I 2 (2-0) MLT 212 Histo-technology – II 2 (1-1)
ISLM 100 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) ECON 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3 (3-0)
PSYC 101 Essentials of Psychology 3 (3-0) PKST 100 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
MLT 261 Supervised Clinical Practice – I 3 (0-3) MLT 262 Supervised Clinical Practice – II 3 (0-3)
Summer Semester
CSCS 101 Introduction to Computing 3(2-1) BHSC 200 Behavioral Sciences 2 (2-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
MLT 331 Chemical Pathology – I 2 (2-0) MLT 332 Chemical Pathology – II 3 (2-1)
MLT 323 Instrumentation 2 (1-1) MLT 342 Clinical Microbiology – II 3 (2-1)
MLT 345 Clinical Immunology 3 (2-1) MLT 361 Seminar 1 (1-0)
MLT 341 Clinical Microbiology – I 2 (2-0) MLT 321 Lab Management – I 2 (2-0)
MLT 213 Cytology 3 (2-1) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
MLT 363 Supervised Clinical Practice – III 3 (0-3) MLT 364 Supervised Clinical Practice – IV 3 (0-3)
Semester 7 Semester 8
MLT 444 Parasitology & Mycology 3 (2-1) MLT 451 Diagnostic Molecular Biology 3 (2-1)
MLT 347 Serology 3 (2-1) MLT 433 Major Elective 3 (2-1)
RSMT 400 Research Methodologies 3 (2-1) MLT 499 Research Project 6 (0-6)
MLT 422 Lab Management – II 3 (2-1) MLT 466 Supervised Clinical Practice – VI 3 (0-3)
MLT 465 Supervised Clinical Practice – V 3 (0-3)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years
Attendance Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 130
Entry Fall Semester

12 years of education with background in Biology, Chemistry and Physics; and or Lab Technology