GNA University

Applied Health Sciences

B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology


B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology


B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology is an undergraduate Medical program. Medical Laboratory Technology program is an allied health profession that is concerned with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disease through the use of clinical laboratory tests. During the program these tests help candidates to learn and diagnose, detect and treat diseases. Additionally the program deals with the collecting of information's sampling, reporting, testing and documentation. Though the Medical Lab technologists spend less time with patients than doctors and nurses, medical laboratory professionals are just as dedicated to the patient's health.

This course aims to provide the students an in-depth understanding and training in chemical and medical sciences. After completion of this course student may pursue career in research by undergoing higher studies, teaching, laboratory work, hospitals or pharmaceutical industry.


Program Highlights


  • The course of study enhances students’ knowledge and skills in several major categorical areas of Medical laboratory technology.
  • Pass out students of the program will use their breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in the lab technology to pursue successful professional careers.
  • The degree in MLT provides advanced skills to laboratory professional in health administration, leadership, quality assurance and health informatics.
  • Medical Laboratory Technology science helps to diagnose, treat and prevention of diseases through clinical laboratory tests. It is complementary to medical science.
  • It involves analysis of body matter such as fluid, tissue, and blood. It also covers micro-organism screening, chemical analyses, and cell count.
  • As vital members of the health care team, medical laboratory professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to give the best care to an ill or injured patient.

Semester Wise Subjects

Semester 1

Sr No. Category Code Subject Teaching Scheme Credits Hours Examination Scheme TOTAL
L T P Internal External
1 Core Course MLT101 Human Anatomy 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
2 Core Course MLT121 Human Anatomy LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
3 Core Course MLT102 Human Physiology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
4 Core Course MLT122 Human Physiology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
5 Core Course MLT103 General Microbiology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
6 Core Course MLT123 General Microbiology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
7 Ability Enhanced compulsory Course COM101 English Communication 2 0 0 2 2 40 60 100
8 Ability Enhanced compulsory Course COM121 English Communication Lab 0 0 2 1 2 20 30 50
9 English Communication Lab ENS001 Environmental studies 2 0 0 2 2 40 60 100
Total 13 3 14 23 30 310 390 700

Semester 2

Sr No. Category Code Subject Teaching Scheme Credits Hours Examination Scheme TOTAL
L T P Internal External
1 Core Course MLT201 Pathology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
2 Core Course MLT221 Pathology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
3 Core Course MLT202 General Biochemistry 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
4 Core Course MLT222 General Biochemistry LAB 0 0 4 2 4 20 30 50
5 Core Course MLT203 Immunology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
6 Core Course MLT223 Immunology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
7 Elective Course BCA101 Computer Fundamentals & IT 4 0 0 4 4 40 60 50
Total 13 3 12 22 28 240 310 550

Semester 3

Sr No. Category Code Subject Teaching Scheme Credits Hours Examination Scheme TOTAL
L T P Internal External
1 Core Course MLT301 Clinical Microbiology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
2 Core Course MLT321 Clinical Microbiology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
3 Core Course MLT302 Haematology– I 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
4 Core Course MLT322 Haematology– I LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
5 Core Course MLT303 Histopathology and Cytology Techniques 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
6 Core Course MLT323 Histopathology and Cytology Techniques LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
7 Ability Enhanced compulsory Courses AHS101 Entrepreneurship in Medical Laboratory Management 2 0 0 2 2 30 20 50
Total 11 3 12 20 26 240 260 500

Semester 4

Sr No. Category Code Subject Teaching Scheme Credits Hours Examination Scheme TOTAL
L T P Internal External
1 Core Course MLT401 Clinical Biochemistry 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
2 Core Course MLT421 Clinical Biochemistry LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
3 Core Course MLT402 Clinical Serology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
4 Core Course MLT422 Clinical Serology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
5 Core Course MLT403 Clinical Parasitology and Virology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
6 Core Course MLT423 Clinical Parasitology and Virology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
Total 9 3 12 18 24 210 240 450

*Students will undergo 4 weeks Training after 4thsemester. Training will be evaluated in the 5th Semester.

Semester 5

Sr No. Category Code Subject Teaching Scheme Credits Hours Examination Scheme TOTAL
L T P Internal External
1 Core Course MLT501 Haematology - II 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
2 Core Course MLT521 Haematology - II LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
3 Core Course MLT502 Basic Pharmacology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
4 Core Course MLT522 Basic Pharmacology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
5 Core Course MLT503 Clinical Endocrinology and Toxicology 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
6 Core Course MLT523 Clinical Endocrinology and Toxicology LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
7 Skill Enhancement Course AHS102 Medical laboratory Management 4 0 0 4 4 40 60 100
6 Medical Laboratory Training MLT001 Minor Project 0 0 0 2 0 30 20 50
Total 13 3 12 24 28 280 320 600

Semester 6

Sr No. Category Code Subject Teaching Scheme Credits Hours Examination Scheme TOTAL
L T P Internal External
1 Core Course MLT601 Application of Molecular Techniques in Medical Laboratory 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
2 Core Course MLT621 Application of Molecular Techniques in Medical Laboratory LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
3 Core Course MLT602 Blood Banking 3 1 0 4 4 40 60 100
4 Core Course MLT622 Blood Banking LAB 0 0 4 2 4 30 20 50
5 Skill Enhancement Course AHS103 Laboratory Law, Ethics and Medical Waste Management 4 0 0 4 4 40 60 100
6 Hospital/laboratory Posting MLT002 Major Project 0 0 0 8 0 80 120 200
Total 10 2 8 24 20 260 340 600

*Students will undergo 12 weeks Training in 6thsemester. Training will be evaluated in the same Semester.



Career Opportunities


On successful completion of the course students can take up attractive job positions in sophisticated laboratories and hospitals in India and abroad. They can take up jobs like medical scientific assistants, laboratory technologist, scientific officer etc. They also can avail jobs in academic field as lecturers and instructors.

There are plenty of career pathways which a student can opt after completion of the course.

  • Chemical Industry
  • Defense sector
  • Pharmaceutical labs
  • Self-Pathology labs
  • Forensic Crime Research
  • Research Firms
  • Testing Laboratories
  • Wastewater Plants

Placements


Employers who recruit candidates from diploma in medical lab technology discipline are tabulated below:

  • AIIMS (all branches)
  • PGIMER- Chandigarh
  • Government hospitals
  • Apollo hospital
  • Max hospital
  • Fortis hospital

Medical lab technology is one of the most vital parts of the healthcare system and therefore, the salary paid to the MLT’s is good. Most of the job opportunities in the field of medical lab technology depend upon the technical and academic skills of the technician or technologist. After the completion of the graduation or post-graduation, they can join any medical laboratory as a certified medical laboratory technologist and earn experience in their specialisations. The rise in a number of private hospitals, nursing homes, biochemical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, pathological laboratories, and many more medical facilities has helped in increasing demand for a medical laboratory technologist. With sufficient experience, the medical laboratory technicians can occupy supervisory positions in laboratories and hospitals as Laboratory Manager, Hospital Outreach Coordinators, Laboratory Information System Analyst, Consultant, Health Care Administrator and Educational Consultant. The medical laboratory technologist can expect an average annual salary of upto Rs 6 LPA depending upon their expertise and experience in the field as a medical technologist



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