The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology course is a 3 year full-time course where you will be taught the fundamentals of becoming a fully capable and professional medical laboratory technologist. You will be exposed to extensive hands-on lab practice and practical training in various laboratory divisions such as Hematology, Medical Microbiology and Histopathology. The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology allows you to further your studies in Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology, Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology, B.Sc. Clinical Laboratory Technology, B.Sc. X-Ray Technology and B.Sc. ECG and Cardiovascular Technology.
A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are usually done on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient as pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. The Medical Laboratory Technologist is an essential member of the allied health service industry. It is upon the laboratory tests and results of the Medical Laboratory Technologist that doctors and surgeons will base their prognosis on.