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Your guide to studying Medical Laboratory Technology in Malaysia

Course Duration

3 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 45,000 - 50,000

Average Salary

MYR 50,000 - 100,000

Job Demand

What is Medical Laboratory Technology?

Medical Laboratory Technology is a profession to research on human illness, bodily fluids and drugs.

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? Then you may want to consider the course of medical laboratory technology. What is that, I hear you ask? Well sit back and let us explain, in detail, what this course will entail.

Medical Laboratory Technology will equip you to perform and analyse the results of complex scien...

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? Then you may want to consider the course of medical laboratory technology. What is that, I hear you ask? Well sit back and let us explain, in detail, what this course will entail.

Medical Laboratory Technology will equip you to perform and analyse the results of complex scientific tests on blood and bodily fluids. Highly trained professionals work in hospitals and independent laboratories using sophisticated procedures and equipment. A profession in this field will allow you to collaborate with physicians or laboratory directors on patient data.

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What are the subjects covered under Medical Laboratory Technology?

Physics

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Biology

Chemistry

The Biochemical Foundations of Life

Scientific and Laboratory Skills

Crime Scene, Evidence and Law

Analytical Science

What you need to get on a Medical Laboratory Technology course?

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

SPM : 3 credits (Mathematics OR Science and any other 2 subjects)

O-Levels : 3 credits

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : Please check with relevant university

Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology

A-Levels : Pass 3 subjects with at least a C in Mathematics & Physics

STPM : CGPA of 2.50 with a Grade of B- (NGMP 2.67) in 2 of the following subjects: • Chemistry • Mathematics T / Further Mathematics T / Physics / Biology

SAM : Please check with the relevant university

UEC : Grade B in 6 of the relevant subjects

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Please check with relevant university

Matriculation : Gred B- (2.67) in 2 subjects, including Chemistry / Engineering Chemistry AND one Grace C (2.00) in the following subjects: • Mathematics • Biology • Physics / Engineering Physics

Master in Medical Laboratory Technology

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate , A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Medical Laboratory Technology course?

Meticulous

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.

Eye for Detail

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.

Versatile

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!

Where can you study Medical Laboratory Technology in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Medical Laboratory Technology schools in Malaysia.

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