Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Professional Recognition

Malaysian Qualification Agency: MQA A7154

Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia: KPT R2/725/4/0011

Intake

April, August and November

(Coming intake will be on 7th April 2021)

Duration

3 Years / 9 Semesters

Tuition Fee

Local student – RM 34,635

International student – RM 45,230

* The policies, regulations, procedures and fees are subject to change without prior notice of the university.

Courses involving theory and laboratory sessions are held at UNISEL for the first two and a half years running over 5 semesters. During semester 6 in Year 3, the students are given the opportunity to undergo a clinical attachment in a hospital or a private pathological laboratory to work under real-life clinical conditions.

Clinical Attachment
During the last semester at UNISEL, the student will spend 16 weeks of clinical attachment at a clinical laboratory. Students apply the skills and knowledge gained on campus to the day-to-day laboratory environment. Then practical training cover core disciplines in the medical laboratory including clinical biochemistry, haematology, immuno-haematology, and microbiology. The local preceptor who is usually the laboratory manager or senior MLTs from the affiliated laboratory will be responsible for student learning.

At the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Perform medical laboratory procedures, validate and refer findings as well as to perform quality control procedures reliably and accurately.
  • Perform quality assurance in routine laboratory analysis.
  • Assist in performing advanced medical laboratory procedures and management of the laboratory.
  • Identify technical errors, perform basic troubleshooting and related problem-solving procedures.
  • Practice according to bio-safety and chemical safety requirements and regulations.
  • Demonstrate sensitivities and responsibilities towards the patients.
  • Strictly adhere to the legal, ethical principles and the professional code of conduct for Medical Laboratory Technologists.
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written forms with patients, their family/caregiver, peers, healthcare professionals and other healthcare stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate leadership, interpersonal and social skills as well as collaborating with other healthcare professionals.
  • Formulate solutions based on critical thinking and participate in research related to medical laboratory sciences.
  • Demonstrate ICT, entrepreneurial skills in their practice. Demonstrate and apply advanced level knowledge in Medical Laboratory Technologists.

 

Malaysian candidate

Passed SPM or equivalent with FIVE (5) credits including the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • 1 Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sciences/Applied Science); and
    Any 3 other subjects;
  • Pass Bahasa Malaysia & English

International candidate

GCE/O-Level or equivalent with FIVE credits (Grade C) in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • 1 Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sciences/Applied Science); and
    Any other 2 subjects- Proficiency in English (Required for those whose medium of instruction is no in the English language.)
    – Pass International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a minimum of 5.5 orTest of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) with a minimum of 550

All courses are listed according to the first cohort (April intake). If you are interested to know for other cohorts (August and November intake), fell free to contact our coordinator.

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Laboratory Procedure and Instrumentation
  • Basic Microbiology
  • U1 – Pengajian Malaysia II / U1 – Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I
  • Effective Communication
  • Basic Biochemistry

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

  • U2 – Bahasa Kebangsaan A / U2 – Kemahiran Kepimpinan / U2 – Asas-asas Al Quran / U2 – Communication Skills
  • Proficiency English I

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 3

  • Proficiency English II
  • Third Language – Mandarin
  • Biostatistics
  • Histology
  • Histological techniques
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4

  • Clinical Chemistry I
  • Basic Pathology
  • Clinical Microbiology I
  • Immunology
  • Hematology I

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 5

  • U4 – Wellness & Healthy Lifestyle / U4 – Green Awareness & Sustainability in Community
  • Communication Skill for Health Science

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 6

  • U3 – Tasawur Islam / U3 – Hak Asasi di Malaysia / U3 – Agama-agama di Malaysia
  • Clinical Chemistry II
  • Clinical Microbiology II
  • Cytology 1
  • Hematology II

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 7

  • Parasitology and Mycology
  • Cytology 2
  • Transfusion Science
  • Clinical Immunology

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 8

  • Occupational Safety and Health / Basic Health Psychology
  • Work Ethics

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 9

  • Clinical Training 1
  • Clinical Training 2

Government hospital Pathological laboratories
Private medical centre laboratories
Private pathological laboratories
Research institutions
Middle management in Pathological laboratories
Supervision / Administration
Education
Technical Support for scientific companies
Marketing laboratory equipment chemicals, reagents and other consumables.

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