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Medical Laboratory Technology is a professional study to research on human illness, bodily fluids and drugs in Malaysia.
Are you interested in medicine, but perhaps put off by the duration or the cost? Do you love the hands-on aspect of most activities? Do you like analysing all the little intricate details that surround you? Do you like the idea of working in a lab and being surrounded by test tubes, wearing those cool goggles and lab coats? Then you may want to consider the course of Medical Laboratory Technology in Malaysia. What is that, I hear you ask? Well, sit back and let us explain, in detail,
Focusing on the detection of bacteria, viruses and other parasites.
Focuses on the analyses of blood samples.
Focuses on the analyses of chemical substances present in the blood.
Focuses on the preparation of blood components and plasma for transfusions.
Focuses on determining suitability of donor – patient blood used in transfusions.
Focuses on examining the degree of immunity or resistance to disease and assisting in studies for organ transplantation.
Focuses on the chemical and cellular analysis of urine.
Focuses on the identification of toxic substances and drugs in body fluids.
The Biochemical Foundations of Life
Scientific and Laboratory Skills
Crime Scene, Evidence and Law
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This field is mostly about sitting in a laboratory running tests all day. But then again what would medicine be without laboratory technicians?
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Medical Laboratory Technology
Have you ever wondered why people from different blood groups cannot donate among each other? What is the science behind it? Or why do different people have higher and lower levels of immune systems? A course in Medical Laboratory Technology is the answer to all these questions.
A Medical Laboratory Technology degree will equip you with the necessary skills to analyse various problems, enhance your critical thinking skills, research about patients’ bodily fluid and how it causes illness.
Behind the facade of what you see in hospitals such as doctors, nurses, managers, etc., a Medical Laboratory Technologist works hard in the laboratory testing urine and blood samples and gives a report to the doctor who then advises you on what to do next. They are the bread and butter of the health industry.
“A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.”
- Marie Curie
Pass 3 subjects with at least a C in Mathematics & Physics
CGPA of 2.50 with a Grade of B- (NGMP 2.67) in 2 of the following subjects:
Grade B in 6 of the relevant subjects
Gred B- (2.67) in 2 subjects, including Chemistry / Engineering Chemistry AND one Grace C (2.00) in the following subjects:
A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University
A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate
Important Note: If you opt to study a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and continue your degree at the same institution, you will most likely get a one-year exemption. This means that you can enter degree year 2 after diploma..
It is not necessary for you to do your postgraduate but doing so would help you advance in your career and open up more job opportunities. You can opt to work straight after degree as well.
Whether in a medical facility or independently run laboratory, medical technologists often work with infectious specimens. Infection control and sterilization protocols must be followed to minimize these hazards.
The specimens you collect and analyse will be the basis doctors use to come to their diagnosis, meaning to you are directly responsible for lives! You’ll need to make sure your analysis is accurate, right to the last cell.
You’ll often have irregular working hours, some longer than others. You’ll also have to work with numerous personnel in the hospital and deal with different machines. You’ll need to be versatile to work with all of them!
Lab Consultant Specialist
Medical Supply Purchaser
Hospital Quality Assurance Coordinator
Health Policy Analyst
Medical Insurance Processor
Below are a few of the top Medical Laboratory Technology firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited.
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