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Fields of Study: Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

by StudyMalaysia.com on March 17, 2017

Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

What’s It About ?

This field is about the study of technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring and treatment of a disease or an injury or handicap.

Medical technology includes the use of an instrument, apparatus, appliance, software or material for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. It encompasses taking a patient history, a clinical examination, a symptom score, a laboratory test, an imaging test, a biopsy and a surgical procedure. It also includes the investigation, replacement or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process to treat a condition.


Possible Occupations

  • Audiometrist
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  • Clinical Data Managers
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Crime Lab Assistants
  • Cytogenetic Technologists
  • Cytotechnologists
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • DNA Analysts
  • Forensic Lab Analysts
  • Health Technologists and Technicians
  • Healthcare Support Workers
  • Hearing Aid Technicians
  • Hearing Instrument Specialists
  • Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Medical Appliance Technicians
  • Medical Imaging Technicians
  • Medical Laser Technicians
  • MRI Technicians
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
  • Optometrist
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Radiologic Technicians
  • Surgical Technologists
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Courses Offered In This Field

Study in Malaysia: Optometry Courses

Study in Malaysia: Optometry Courses

If you are interested in eye care and are considering a career as an eye care professional, you should first understand the difference between ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. Read more here.

Study in Malaysia: Opticianry Courses

Study in Malaysia: Opticianry Courses

We depend on our eyesight for almost all the activities we carry out each day and often, we don't realise the importance of taking care of our eyes until we experience something that affects the health of our eyes. Think you may be interested in optometry instead? This programme is designed to train students to be professionally competent in areas such as fitting corrective eye wear, assisting patients in selecting appropriate frames and preparing work orders for laboratory technicians. Read more here.

Elevating Eye Care with a UCSI Optometry Degree

Elevating Eye Care with a UCSI Optometry Degree

It is a little known fact that the eyes provide clues to a person's physical health. Optometrists play an important role in deciphering these clues. For those who want to climb the career ladder, the field of optometry is exceptional. They are in demand in both government and private hospitals. Read more here.

Career Options in Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

Careers in Medicine and Health Science That You Should Consider

Careers in Medicine and Health Science That You Should Consider

Are you comfortable working in a healthcare facility like hospitals, clinics, laboratories, nursing homes, pharmacies and surgeries?
If you are, there are many careers in medicine and health science that you could consider. Some jobs may require you to cope with emergencies on a daily basis, while other careers involve routine work in a laboratory. Read on to find out which career sparks your interest.

So You Wanna Be a Medical Laboratory Technologist

So You Wanna Be a Medical Laboratory Technologist

You might enjoy the job of a medical laboratory technologist if you like solving problems and enjoy challenges and puzzles. You should also consider this job if you are good at attention to detail, organising information and critical thinking. Read more here.

Must-Read Articles on Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

Allied Health Professionals in Malaysia To Be Regulated Under New Act

Allied Health Professionals in Malaysia To Be Regulated Under New Act

If you're currently studying a allied health course, do note that a new act will soon come into effect to regulate several professions in this field, terms of registration and practising certificate requirements. Read more here.

Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

This field is about the study of technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring and treatment of a disease or an injury or handicap. Medical technology includes the use of an instrument, apparatus, appliance, software or material for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. It encompasses taking a patient history, a clinical examination, a symptom score, a laboratory test, an imaging test, a biopsy and a surgical procedure. Read more here.

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Source: Education Guide Malaysia 14th Ed.