Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology

Duration: 3 years (6 semesters) + 1 year internship
Eligibility: Class XII Science (or equivalent +2 examinations)or lateral entry to second year after DMLT

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, and the extent to which the disease has spread and effectiveness of treatment.

In this program, 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. The student 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 Technologists examine 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 and treatment of diseases.

About the Program

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 skills: practical classes, hands-on clinical experience in hospitals and rural healthcare settings. Training in other health institutions and internships in hospital in various parts of the country.

Course Outline:

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

Code

Subject Title

Credits

BMIT201

Physics

3

BMIT202

Radiological Physics

2

BMIT203

Radiographic Techniques

2

BMIT204

Radiographic Imaging

2

BMIT205

Hospital Practice and Patient Care

1

BMIT206

Practicals

6

BMIT207

Special Radiological Procedure

1

BMIT208

Medical Ethics

1

ENGL201

English and Communication III

3

Total

 

21

 

Fourth Semester

Code

Subject Title

Credits

BMIT211

Physics

3

BMIT212

Radiological Physics

2

BMIT213

Radiographic Techniques

2

BMIT214

Radiographic Imaging

2

BMIT215

Hospital Practice and Patient Care

1

BMIT216

Special Radiological Procedure

1

BMIT217

Computed Tomography Scan

1

BMIT218

Practicals

6

ENGL211

English and Communication IV

3

Total

 

21

Fifth Semester

Code

Subject Title

Credits

BMIT301

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2

BMIT302

Computed Tomography Scan

2

BMIT303

Mammography

2

BMIT304

Ultrasonography

2

BMIT305

CT Protocol

2

BMIT306

CT Practical

1

BMIT307

Practical

6

BMIT308

Research Methods-I

1

ENGL301

English and Communication V

3

Total

 

21

Sixth Semester

aaaa

Subject Title

Credits

BMIT311

Mammography

1

BMIT312

Ultrasonography

1

BMIT313

Orthopaedics

1

BMIT314

CT Protocol

2

BMIT315

Forensic

1

BMIT316

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

2

BMIT317

Quality in Health System

1

BMIT318

CT Practical

2

BMIT319

Practical

4

BMIT320

Research Methods-II

2

ENGL311

English and Communication VI

3

Total

 

20

Job prospects:

• Hospital laboratories
• Diagnostic centres
• Emergency medical services
• Health maintenance organisations
• Blood banks
• Public health projects
• Teaching faculty
• Researchers
In government, private and mission hospitals, nursing homes and medical diagnostic franchises
This course is offered in:-

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