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:
This medical laboratory technology course trains students in all areas of clinical laboratory procedures and the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
The graduates of this medical laboratory diploma programme will be adequately prepared to perform the following roles and functions:
The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in medical laboratory technology course are: