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Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Offered by: MAHSA University

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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
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CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedical Diagnostic & Treatment Technology
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

MAHSA University’s Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is a highly-specialised 3-year programme which will cater to students who have completed SPM or its equivalent, and are interested in a career as a medical laboratory technologist.

Students will learn how to collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

They will learn diverse medical subjects such as clinical chemistry, clinical biology, haematology, hemopathology, histotechnology, immunology, specimen collection and handling, transfusion science, and other such specialised subjects. They will also be trained to think logically and to be very meticulous and committed to detail, adhering always to stringent professional standards, and to be adept at critical thinking.

This Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology will ensure students are ready for a career in hospitals and medical centres, educational institutions, and in clinics and laboratories both in the government and private sectors.

Aims & Objectives

To enable the students to acquire and demonstrate competent practical skills; identify, formulate and provide creative, innovative and effective solutions to problems while applying knowledge of science fundamentals to medical laboratory technology

Why Study Diploma In Medical Lab Technology At Mahsa?

  • Large modern laboratories with individual bench space & personalized attention
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Integrated training with collaboration within the Faculty of Medicine
  • Our diploma programme comprise academic knowledge with practical skills in our modern and well-equipped laboratories, which will enhance the student knowledge and skills 
  • High employability rate
  • Spacious go green eco-friendly Campus, Close to upcoming LRT Putra Heights
1BiochemistryMLT 111 BCH 
 Human Biology 1MLT 112 BIO1 
 BiostatisticsMLT 113 BST 
 ChemistryMLT 114 CHE 
 English for Academic PurposesMLT 116 ENG / ENG 4112 
 Introduction to Medical Laboratory ScienceMLT 117 MLS 
 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (For International Student)MPU 2133 
 Diploma Pengajian Malaysia 2 (For Local Student)MPU 2163 
2Human Biology 2MLT 121 BIO2 
 Clinical Biochemistry 1MLT 122 CBC1 
 Diagnostics Haematology 1MLT 123 HEM1 
 Immunohaematology 1MLT 124 BBK1 
 ImmnunologyMLT 125 IMM 
 Microbiology 1MLT 126 MIC1 
 Parasitology 1MLT 127 PAR1 
 English for Academic WritingMLT 129 ENG 2/ ENG 4122 
 Creative and Critical ThinkingMPU 2222 
1Clinical Biochemistry 2MLT 211 CBC2 
 Cytology 1MLT 212 CYT1 
 Diagnostics Haematology 2MLT 213 HEM2 
 Immunohaematology 2MLT 214 BBK2 
 Microbiology 2MLT 215 MIC2 
 Parasitology 2MLT 216 PAR2 
 Pathology 1MLT 217 PAT1 
 Time ManagementMPU 2312 
2Clinical Biochemistry 3MLT 221 CBC3 
 Cytology 2MLT 222 CYT2 
 Diagnostic Haematology 3MLT 223 HEM3 
 Immunohaematology 3MLT 224 BBK3 
 Microbiology 3MLT 225 MIC3 
 Pathology 2MLT 226 PAT2 
 Personal and Professional DevelopmentMLT 227 PPD 
 Co-Curricular ProjectMPU 2412 
1Clinical Attachment 1MLT 311 ATT 
2Clinical Attachment 2MLT 321 ATT 
Entry Requirements

SPM or equivalent with 5 credits in the following subjects:
Bahasa Malaysia; English; Mathematics
1 Science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science; any other 1 subject

GCE / 0 Level or equivalent with 5 Grade C in the following subjects:
English; Mathematics
1 Science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science; any other 2 subjects

Certificate related to Health Sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75

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Career Prospects


  • Medical lab technologist in private/public sector
  • Research Assistants in medical centers
  • Areas of research & quality control in industries
  • Sales/technical representatives with manufacturing companies’ or distributors of laboratory equipment & supplies
  • Demonstrators/tutors in training institutes & universities.

Industrial Training

Students are sent for their clinical attachments for duration of 28 weeks at Pathology labs in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Selayang, Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah Klang, Hospital Melaka, Hospital Pulau Pinanag.

Student placements

Since 2005 MAHSA generated more than 500 MLT’s, our students placed globally. The students working in Gribbles Pathology & Clinical Laboratory Sdn Bhd , Path lab, Institute Jantung Negara, CCM Chemical Sdn Bhd and Assuntha Hospital…so on.

Progression Pathway

SPM/0—Levels > Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology > Bachelor’s Degree > Post—graduate

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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