Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

(R2/725/4/0044) (A 8403) 04/2024

Medical Laboratory Technologists are healthcare professionals who contribute to diagnosis and disease monitoring by providing laboratory services. The Medical Laboratory technologist plays an important role as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. They are primarily involved in hospital laboratories, clinics and physician’s office laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, forensic laboratories, research and public health laboratories. This course is offered to fulfill the needs for skilled and trained medical technologist to assist in the operation, development and management of medical laboratories. It is also designed to prepare students with academic knowledge and technical skills to cope with the demand, integrating knowledge gained from general education, health sciences and clinical laboratory science so that students, as future medical Laboratory Technologists exercise good judgment, ethics and appropriate decision-making abilities to serve the needs of the community and the health profession.

Duration of Study

3 years

Credit Hours


Career Prospect

Medical Laboratory Technologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Clinical Scientist, Lecturer, Product Specialist, Medical Sales Engineer, Application Specialist, Medical Sales Representative, Research Scientist

Subjects Offered

  • Academic English I
  • Basic Entrepreneurship
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Professional Communications
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemistry
  • Pengajian Malaysia II / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I
  • Academic English II
  • Human Biology
  • Lab Instrumentation
  • Co-curriculum
  • Academic English III
  • Chemical Pathology 1
  • Medical Microbiology 1
  • Hematology 1
  • Blood banking 1
  • Histopathology 1
  • Cytology 1
  • Medical Parasitology I
  • Medical Parasitology II
  • Medical Parasitology III
  • Chemical Pathology 2
  • Hematology 2
  • Blood banking 2
  • Histopathology 2
  • Cytology 2
  • Medical Microbiology 2
  • Chemical Pathology 3
  • Medical Microbiology 3
  • Hematology 3
  • Blood banking 3
  • Histopathology 3
  • Cytology 3
  • Industrial Training I
  • Industrial Training I

Entry Requirement

  • Pass SPM / SPMV with at least five (5) credits in Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics, a Science Subject (General Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physic / Applied Science) and one (1) other subject ; OR
  • Pass O-Level with at least Grade C in English, Mathematics, a Science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science) and two (2) other subjects ; OR equivalent

Additional Requirement for International Students - English

  • For international students, a candidate must achieve at least IELTS at least 6.0 or TOEFL 550 in writing or equivalent

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