Course - Under Graduate
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

Duration: 3 years (6 semesters) + 1 year internship.
Eligibility: Pass in Higher Secondary Science stream(or equivalent +2 examinations)

The medical laboratory technologist is a key member of the healthcare team.  Many laboratory tests are performed during routine health checkups to confirm good health or to diagnose early signs of disease.  In patients, the medical laboratory technologist performs lab tests that help in making the diagnosis and in deciding the treatment.  They are able to do this because lab tests can give the doctor information about presence or absence of disease, extent to which the disease has spread and effectiveness of treatment.
In this course, students will be educated in the basic medical sciences, and trained to conduct a wide spectrum of medical laboratory tests. They will learn how to deal with a range of physiological and environmental factors that may have an impact on patient care. One will become knowledgeable in the operational aspects of the laboratory and in quality and safety aspects. Students will also be trained to work with other health care professionals so patients will obtain the type of care most appropriate for them. The medical laboratory technologist performs tests in clinical pathology, blood banking, biochemistry, hematology, immunology and microbiology. Medical Lab Technicianexamine body fluids such as blood, sputum, urine, stools and cerebrospinal fluid and  work with the doctors and other members of the healthcare team, to hunt for clues to the diagnosis of diseases.
About the course


Year

Course description

Competencies

First Year
I&IISemester

The course intends to provide basic input to the students so that they have prior knowledge and be equipped in skills to guide them before they opt for the main disciplines.

The students will acquire knowledge and skills in Basic Sciences like Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology. Pharmacology will provide the student an idea about the different drugs. Basic Patient care will help the student to develop hands on skills on how to handle patients.

Second year
III&IV  semester

The students will be taught subjects related to their course along with practical. Universal precautions as well as medical ethics are also being taught.

The students will acquire knowledge and learn basic techniques of laboratory testing and medical ethics.

Third year
V&VI semester

The students will cover subjects related to the course along with practical and a course on research methods and quality health system

The students will acquire knowledge and learn various techniques of laboratory testing.

Fourth year
Internship

During this period the students will be trained to perform different methods of laboratory testing and analyzing various types of samples through postings in different laboratories of the hospital in which they are doing their internship. During this period they will also be conducting a project under the supervision a guide.

The students will enhance and strengthen their practical skills and gain an in-depth experience in the different techniques that are involved with laboratory diagnosis along with quality control procedures`. The students will be able to collect, analyze and interpret data for their project report.

Course of study
Teaching is delivered by a combination of:

  • Theoretical knowledge: lectures, demonstration, seminars, computer aided learning and assignments.
  • Practical knowledge: practical classes, hands-on clinical experience in hospitals and rural healthcare. Training in other health institutions and internship.

Course Outline:

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First Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

AHS101

Anatomy and Physiology-I

5

AHS102

Basic Biochemistry

6

AHS103

Microbiology-I

3

AHS104

Basic Patient Care-I

2

AHS105

General Pharmacology-I

2

ENGL101

English and Communication I

4

COMP101

PC Software Laboratory-I

2

Total

 

24

 

Second Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

AHS111

Anatomy and Physiology-II

5

AHS112

Metabolism and Molecular Biology

6

AHS113

Microbiology-II

3

AHS114

Basic Patient Care-II

2

AHS115

General Pharmacology-II

2

AHS116

Pathology

1

ENGL111

English and Communication II

4

COMP111

PC Software Laboratory-II

2

Total

 

25

 

Third Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

BMLT201

Basic Analytical Techniques

3

BMLT202

Parasitology

2

BMLT203

Microbiology

2

BMLT204

Heamatology-I

2

BMLT205

Biochemistry (Practical)

2

BMLT206

Microbiology (Practical)

2

BMLT207

Heamatology (Practical)

2

BMLT208

Medical Ethics

1

ENGL201

English and Communication III

3

 

Total

19

 

Fourth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

BMLT211

Medical Parasitology-I

1

BMLT212

Clinical Biochemistry and Analytical Techniques I

3

BMLT213

Bacteriology

2

BMLT214

Haematology-II

2

BMLT215

Medical Immunology-I

1

BMLT216

Biochemistry (Practical)

2

BMLT217

Blood Banking and Heamatology (Practical)

2

BMLT218

Microbiology (Practical)

2

ENGL211

English and Communication IV

3

 

Total

18

 

Fifth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

BMLT301

Clinical Biochemistry and Analytical Techniques II

3

BMLT302

Medical Parasitology-II

1

BMLT303

Virology, Mycology & Clinical Microbiology

2

BMLT304

Blood Banking

1

BMLT305

Medical Immunology-II

1

BMLT306

Haematology-III

1

BMLT307

Microbiology (Practical)

2

BMLT308

Heamatology (Practical)

1

BMLT309

Blood Banking (Practical)

1

BMLT310

Biochemistry (Practical)

2

BMLT311

Research Methods-I

1

ENGL301

English and Communication V

3

 

Total

19

 

Sixth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

BMLT311

Quality in Health System

1

BMLT312

Clinical Biochemistry III

3

BMLT313

Biochemistry (Practical)

2

BMLT314

Virology, Mycology & Clinical Microbiology (Theory)

2

BMLT315

Microbiology (Practical)

2

BMLT316

Cytology

1

BMLT317

Serology

1

BMLT318

Haematology, Blood Banking & Serology (Practical)

3

BMLT319

Histopathology

1

BMLT320

Research Methods-II

2

ENGL311

English and Communication VI

3

Total

21

 

Job prospects:

  • Hospital laboratories.
  • Diagnostic centers.
  • Blood banks.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Government sectors
  • Teaching faculty.
  • Researchers

This course is offered in:-

Allied Health Sciences Department,
Martin Luther Christian University,
Dongktieh, Nongrah, Shillong-793006

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To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, while upholding and conserving its bio-cultural heritage, by providing knowledge and skills that will enable our students to become global citizens and by recognizing the Christian legacy of the University and its commitment to Christian institutions and the Christian community.

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We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

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Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Meghalaya
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