Course - Post Graduate
Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology in Microbiology

Duration: 2 ½ years (4 semesters and 6 months internship).
Eligibility: BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (BScMLT)

MSc Medical Laboratory Technology in Microbiology is an allied health profession with specialization in the micro-organisms that cause disease. The role of the technologist in this field is to aid the doctor or medical microbiologist to detect, diagnose and prevent diseases through the use of clinical laboratory tests.In addition to the running tests the technologist should also set up and maintain laboratory equipment.They also take care to ensure that the laboratory is under the stipulated ambient conditions of temperatureand humidity. Quality control, safety and sterility are maintained by these professionals. He or she should be able to finish tasks with speed and accuracy, handle stress and make analytical judgments to interpret technical or scientific data, use and maintain laboratory instrumentation, and ability to use computer hardware and software.

About the course

Year

Course Description

Competencies

First Year

I & II  semester

The students will be taught subjects such as Biochemistry and Haematology in addition to Microbiology along with practicals. Research methodology will also be taught in the second semester.

The students will acquire knowledge and learn techniques required in Biochemistry, Haematology and Microbiology laboratory testings.

Second Year

III & IVsemester

The students will be taught subjects related only to Microbiology along with practical. They will also be required to do journal presentation and teach the UG students.

The students will acquire knowledge and learn various techniques required in microbiology laboratory testings. They will also be able to enhance their skills in teaching.

 

 

6 months Internship

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

First Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

MMLTM501

Biochemistry I

2

MMLTM502

Microbiology I

2

MMLTM503

Haematology and Blood  Transfusion I

2

MMLTM504

Biochemistry Practicals

3

MMLTM505

Microbiology Practicals

3

MMLTM506

HaematologyPracticals

3

ENGL501

English & Communication I

3

TOTAL

 

18

 

Second Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

MMLTM511

Biochemistry II

2

MMLTM512

Microbiology II

2

MMLTM513

Haematology and Blood  Transfusion II

2

MMLTM514

Biochemistry Practicals

3

MMLTM515

Microbiology Practicals

3

MMLTM516

HaematologyPracticals

3

MMLTM517

Research Methodology I

1

ENGL511

English & Communication I

3

TOTAL

 

19

 

Third Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

MMLTM601

Systemic bacteriology and Immunology

6

MMLTM602

Research Methodology II

2

MMLTM603

Seminar

2

MMLTM604

Journal Club

2

MMLTM605

Microbiology Practicals

8

MMLTM606

Teaching Practice

1

TOTAL

 

21

 

Fourth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

MMLTM601

Mycology, Virology and Parasitology

6

MMLTM602

Research Methodology II

2

MMLTM603

Seminar

2

MMLTM604

Journal Club

2

MMLTM605

Microbiology Practicals

8

MMLTM606

Teaching Practice

1

TOTAL

 

21

Job prospects:

Hospital laboratories
Diagnostic centres
Blood banks
Teaching faculty
Research

In hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic centres, academic institutions, research labs and industry.

This course is offered in:-

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

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Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

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.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Meghalaya
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
E-mail: admin@mlcuniv.in , registrar@mlcuniv.in, admissions@mlcuniv.in
Website: www.mlcuniv.in