WHAT IS BS MLT?
Medical Laboratory Technology is the health profession that provides laboratory information and services needed for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Clinical-Laboratory Scientists perform a variety of laboratory tests, ensure the quality of the test results, explain the significance of laboratory tests, evaluate new methods and study the effectiveness of laboratory tests. Examples of laboratory tests performed by Clinical Laboratory Scientists include the detection of the abnormal cells that cause leukemia, the analysis of cardiac enzyme activity released during a heart attack, the identification of the type of bacteria causing an infection and the detection of DNA markers for genetic diseases.
WHY AT NIU?
The Medical Laboratory Technology department at NIU and Fatima Memorial Hospital has contributed greatly to the country & catalogue of applied healthcare education. It has nourishes not only the education sector where leading scholars are provided to various public and private sector universities and medical colleges in Pakistan, but also delivers 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, and continue to advance within their respective research interests. Students are provided the chance to be trained through the structured Clinical Internship program in the high level Clinical Laboratories of the town. The curriculum fulfills all requirements and prerequisites to enable the graduate to get job and admission in further education, not only Pakistan but in abroad as well.
The health care industry is in the midst of one of the most significant shortages of trained personnel in its history, and leaders predict this trend will continue. The shortage of laboratory personnel is expected to remain high because in the near future, many of the current practitioners will be entering retirement years, and not enough programs exist to meet the needs of the industry. So a greater demand of Medical Technologist, who constitute 60% of working of total healthcare team, will be raised to cater patient care needs.
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 (BS-17) in clinical or managerial cadre and (BS-18) in teaching cadres. For further education, the MS/Mphil Programs are available in a verity of fields like Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Human Genetics and many related fields at both National and International Level institutions.