Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

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The Medical Laboratory Technologist (JTMP) is a medical professional who performs laboratory analysis of pathological specimens through sampling such as blood, urine, phlegm, feces and body fluids. The results of laboratory analysis such as Biochemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Histopathology Laboratory will be handed over to the care provider to treat patients who require laboratory inspection.

Career prospects for Graduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology can work as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in government and private hospitals. Other than that, MLT graduates have the opportunity to work in a private clinical diagnostic laboratory such as Path. Lab, Gribble Lab, BP Lab and Premier Diagnostic Lab.

The three-year learning duration is equivalent to six semesters, students are required to complete five (5) semesters for theory and practice, and one semester for clinical practice at specified hospitals under the Ministry of Health (MOH).

After graduation, students can continue their degree studies in various fields which include Biomedicine, Medical Laboratory Technology and Forensic Science at local or foreign universities.

Programme Outline

  • An Introduction to Medical Sciences Laboratory
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Knowledge
  • MPU Compulsory Subject
  • English 1
  • Microbiology 1
  • Biochemistry
  • General Biology & Human Genetic
  • Immunology & Serology
  • MPU Compulsory Subject
  • English 2

Entry Requirements

  • Entry with Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia / Vokasional (SPM / SPMV)

  • Passed SPM / SPMV with 5 credits inclusive of:
    • Bahasa Melayu
    • English
    • Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology OR Science OR Applied Science
    • Mathematics
    • Any other 1 subject
  • Obtained a pass in History

Career Pathway

Students who have successfully completed the course can find employment in the private and public sectors as:

  • Medical Laboratory Technology in Pathology Laboratory
  • Assistant Science Officer in Private Hospital
  • QC Assistant in Chemical Industry & Private Sector
  • Laboratory Assistant in University Laboratory

Graduates are able to pursue studies at any potential universities.