Medical Laboratory Technology is a profession that combines the challenges and rewards of medicine with laboratory science. The department of MLT was established in 2018 and was designed to introduce all aspects of the medical laboratory profession. Topics include health care/laboratory organization, professional ethics, basic laboratory techniques, safety, quality assurance, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of laboratory operations and be able to perform basic laboratory skills.
Associated Departments in Medical College:
The first professional year includes the role of basic sciences departments like Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Psychiatry and Computer Sciences. The Pathology Department with all associated Clinical Laboratories is attached with this program for Clinical Training in further three professional years. The Clinical Laboratories also participate in providing clinical training for the second, third and final year students. The labs are well equipped with modern and sophisticated instruments, having qualified and well trained staff, working in heavy workload of specimens, covering all aspects of a pathology laboratory.
Clinical Attachments for MLT clinical learning:
Clinical laboratories of First class tertiary care hospitals with latest laboratory facilities are attached with this program for Clinical Training. These departments possess modern, high-tech equipment to boost diagnostic capacity in all clinical disciplines.
There are numerous opportunities for a student to continue his/her education after completing the MLT degree. These are;
M. Phil in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) at the University of Health Sciences Lahore.
Phil. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Hematology, Molecular Biology and Immunology from Punjab University, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, Karachi University, NIH Islamabad, University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, and Baqai Medical University Karachi and many other public and private sector universities in Pakistan and abroad.
Demand for clinical laboratory scientists is outstanding. Today there is a greater demand than supply of trained clinical laboratory scientists. Graduates have a wide choice of practice settings: hospitals, independent laboratories, clinics, public health facilities, forensic crime laboratories, sales and marketing of diagnostic instruments and reagents, federal and state regulatory agencies, and research and development of future clinical tests and instruments. The Govt. of Pakistan offers BS-17 to fresh graduate Lab Technologists, which further move to higher scales with education and experience.
At least 50 % marks in Intermediate (HSSC).