Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology in Microbiology

Duration: 2 years + 6 months internship
Eligibility: BSc Medical Laboratory Technology with Internship

The MSc MLT in Medical Microbiology is an allied health profession that specialises in micro- organisms that cause disease. The role of the technologist in this field is to aid the doctor or medical microbiologist in detecting, diagnosing, and preventing diseases through clinical laboratory tests. In addition to running tests, technologists should also set up and maintain laboratory equipment. They also ensure that the laboratory is under the stipulated ambient conditions of temperature, humidity, quality control, safety, and sterility. The medical lab technician is trained to finish tasks with speed and accuracy, handle stress, make analytical judgments in interpreting technical or scientific data, use and maintain laboratory instrumentation, and become proficient in the use of computer hardware and software.

Course delivery
Theory: lectures, demonstrations, seminars, computer-aided learning, and assignments
Practical: lab work, hands-on clinical experience in hospitals and rural healthcare centres, training in health institutions, internship

Career prospects

  • Hospital laboratories
  • Diagnostic centres
  • Blood banks
  • Teaching faculty
  • Research
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