Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology in Clinical Biochemistry

Duration: 2 years (four semesters): 3 years after 3-year BScMLT

Eligibility: BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (BSc MLT)

The MSc MLT in Clinical Biochemistry is an allied health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases through clinical laboratory tests. Medical laboratory professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to give the best care to an ailing or injured patient. Lab technologists are vital members of healthcare as the practice of modern medicine would be difficult without the tests performed in the laboratory.

Clinical biochemists specialise in diagnostics and therapeutics using their knowledge of biochemical and physiological functions of the human body. Owing to the increasing awareness among the general masses about health and hygiene and the mushrooming healthcare facilities and hospitals, the demand for such trained professionals is ever increasing and the programmes contributes to the effort to bridge the gap between demand and availability of these professionals.

About the course


Course description



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 techniques in biochemistry laboratory testing and medical ethics.

Second year

The students will be taught subjects related to their course along with practical. They will also be taught a course on research methods and quality health system.

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

Third year
6 months Internship

During this period the students will be trained to perform different methods in biochemistry laboratory testing and analyzing various types of samples through postings in biochemistry laboratory of 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 biochemistry 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.

Job prospects:


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


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