Course Details

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Offered by: SEGi College Kuala Lumpur (DK250(W))
Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to the Univ.
Fees (International Student)Refer to the Univ.
CampusSEGi College Kuala Lumpur, SEGi College Sarawak
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedical Diagnostic & Treatment Technology
Course Description

Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) is one of the several professions listed under the allied health science (AHS) group. This profession is not well known among the general public because many of the tasks performed are done behind the scene, unlike the Nurses and Medical Assistant profession. Medical Laboratory Technologist is the backbone of the medical laboratory service as the MLT’s are involved at all levels of the laboratory services from the pre-clinical, clinical right up to the post clinical stage. Medical Laboratory Technologist is an AHS professional who is involved in the process of diagnosing for treatment, rehabilitation and prevention through clinical laboratory tests.

MLT’s main function is to run diagnostic tests in the laboratories of hospitals and health clinics to produce test results to help doctors make a diagnosis of a disease. This diagnostic test is conducted on a wide variety of specimens such as blood, urine, body fluids, feces (stool) and tissue samples, depending on the type of test that will be performed. MLTs are responsible for ensuring the suitability of the specimens obtained from patients for the test that is to be performed and the accurate results is given at the fastest possible time the medical officer to ensure effective treatment.

The programme includes a 28-week Medical Laboratory Placement in Year 3.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
  • Applied Digital Skills
  • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Chemistry / Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Research Methodology
  • Growth Mindset / Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology 1
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International students)
  • Malaysia Studies 2 (Local students)
  • Hematology 1
  • Immunohematology 1
  • Cytology 1
  • Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Malaysia
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Medical Parasitology 1
  • Histopathology 1
  • Clinical Placement 1
  • Co-curriculum Management
  • Cytology 2
  • Medical Microbiology 2
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Histopathology 2
  • Medical Parasitology 2
  • Hematology 2
  • Immunohematology 2
  • Clinical Placement 2
Entry Requirements
  • SPM with pass in Bahasa Malaysia and English and 5 credits including Mathematics and Science
  • O-Level / UEC with pass in Bahasa Malaysia or English and 3 credits including Mathematics and Science
  • Related SKM Level 3
  • Certificate related to Health Sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75
Career Prospects

Graduates may find employment in Government Hospitals, Private Laboratories, Reference Laboratories, Research Assistant Technical Service of Medical Supplier and Manufacturers, Product Development and Pharmaceutical companies.

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

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