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.