RVIST

Medical Laboratory Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)

Certificate 2 years Fee: on application

This medical laboratory technology course trains students in all areas of the clinical laboratory procedures and the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

Overview

A medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also traditionally referred to as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS), or medical technologist (MT), is a healthcare professional who performs chemical, hematological, immunologic, histopathological, cytopathological, microscopic, and bacteriological diagnostic analyses on body fluids such as blood, urine, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid, as well as other specimens. Medical laboratory technologists work in clinical laboratories at hospitals, reference labs, biotechnology labs and non-clinical industrial labs.

A medical laboratory technician collects, processes, analyzes specimens, perform laboratory procedures and maintain laboratory instruments.

This course will prepare students for careers such as:

  • Lab Technician
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Research Associate
  • Environmental Scientist

 

Objectives

This medical laboratory technology course trains students in all areas of the clinical laboratory procedures and the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

The graduates of this certificate course will be adequately prepared to perform the following roles and functions:

  • Carry out laboratory tests
  • Analyze, interpret and report laboratory results
  • Manage laboratory resources
  • Initiate and participate in the improvement of diagnostic procedures
  • Create awareness and appreciation of laboratory services to the general public.
  • Plan and set up a laboratory
  • Participate in the training of laboratory personnel
  • Supervise other laboratory personnel
  • Carry out quality control and quality assurance.
  • Participate in continuing medical education.
  • Conduct operational research.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in medical laboratory technology course are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in medical laboratory technology course are:

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

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