Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology in Medical Microbiology

Duration: 2 years (four semesters): 3 years after 3-year BScMLT
Eligibility: 4-year BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (BSc MLT)

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.

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

This course is offered in:-

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