Medical Laboratory Technology

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 2 years

About Medical Laboratory Technology programme

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 of Medical Laboratory Technology

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:

  • 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 for Medical Laboratory Technology

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

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

Colleges offering Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology

Goshen Medical College
Kiambu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
Kiambu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Medical Laboratory Technology

PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Common Wealth College of Medical and Related Studies
Kisumu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Kenya School of Medical Science and Technology
Kiambu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences
Nairobi County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences
Uasin Gishu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Matric Institute Of Professional Studies
Kiambu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Trident School of Technical and Professional Studies
Kiambu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Machakos Institute of Technology
Machakos County

Medical Laboratory Technology

Jodan College of Technology
Kiambu County