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 Technologist 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. A Medical Laboratory Technologist performs complex tests that help other healthcare professionals detect, diagnose, and treat diseases. Examples of laboratory tests performed include the detection of the abnormal and cancerous cells, blood and body fluids analysis, investigation of cardiac enzyme activity released during a heart attack, estimation of many different proteins, electrolytes & hormones, the identification of the type of bacteria causing an infection and the detection of chromosomal and 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 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 trained with professionalism on how to handle the specimen, perform tests and interpretation of results as well as bio-safety management through extensive practical training at well-established Labs. Furthermore, they are provided with the chance to be trained through the structured Clinical Internship program in the high-level Clinical Laboratories of the town too. Students are also given the basic research projects to complete during their studies. The curriculum fulfills all requirements and prerequisites to enable the graduate to get job and admission in further education on National as well as International level.

 

SCOPE

Medical Lab Technologist plays a crucial role in the treatment of patients; as, a correct diagnosis is the first step that leads towards effective treatment. With the advancement in Medical Healthcare, the field of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) is also getting advanced with the expansion of medical terms. The demand of Medical Laboratory Technologist is very high these days and in upcoming days, this field is going to get more advanced. So, a demand of skilled Medical Lab Technologist, who constitute 60% of working of total healthcare team, will also be raised further to fulfil patient care needs.

 

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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 Assistants and Associates, 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 variety of fields like Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, Medical Laboratory Sciences and many related fields at both National and International Level institutions.

Semester 1 Semester 2
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
CSCS 101 Introduction to Computer 3(2-1) MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0)
BASC 101 Basic Anatomy 3 (2-1) BASC 102 Anatomy and Histology 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)
PSYC 101 Essentials of Psychology 3 (3-0) BASC 131 General Pathology – I 3 (3-0)
Semester 3 Semester 4
MLT 201 Haematology – I 2 (2-0) MLT 202 Haematology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 243 Pharmacology 2 (2-0) MLT 203 Blood Banking 3 (2-1)
ENGL 103 Technical Writing & Presentation Skills 3 (3- 0) MLT 211 Histotechnology 3 (2-1)
ISLM 100 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) ECON 100 Fundamentals of Economics 3 (3-0)
BASC 132 General Pathology – II 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)
Semester 5 Semester 6
MLT 331 Chemical Pathology – I 2 (2-0) MLT 332 Chemical Pathology – II 3 (2-1)
BHSC 200 Behavioral Sciences 2 (2- 0) * Major Elective List Major Elective 1 3 (2-1)
BIOL 220 Biosafety and Bioethics 3 (3- 0) DPTA 314 Community Medicine & Rehabilitation 3 (3- 0)
MLT 341 Clinical Microbiology 3 (2-1) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
MLT 212 Immunohistochemistry & Cytology 3 (2-1) MLT 364 Supervised Clinical Practice – IV 3 (0-3)
MLT 363 Supervised Clinical Practice – III 3 (0-3)
Semester 7 Semester 8
MLT 321 Clinical Lab Management 4 (3-1) * Major Elective List Major Elective 2 3 (2-1)
BIOT 201 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 (3- 0) * Major Elective List Major Elective 3 3 (1-2)
RSMT400 Research Methodologies 3 (2-1) MLT 499 Research Project 6 (0-6)
MLT 346 Clinical Immunology & Serology 4 (3-1) MLT 465 Supervised Clinical Practice – V 3 (0-3)
MLT 323 Medical Instrumentation 2 (1-1)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program Type Regular
Total Credit Hours 130
Intake Fall Semester

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