Medical Laboratory Technology

B.Sc in Medical Laboratory Technology is a paramedical program that offers practical and theoretical knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various kinds of diseases and health problems with the help of clinical laboratory tests. Medical Laboratory professionals play an important role in the diagnosis of the diseases and providing the best care and treatment available for it.

During the program, students learn to detect and diagnose diseases and learn about the different treatments available for them. They also acquire knowledge about the collection and sampling of important data, testing, documentation, and reporting for the same.

To excel in the program students should have good research skills and an ability to finish the task accurately. Students should also have a background and aptitude towards science, laboratory equipment, and instruments and the ability to use a computer and its applications effectively.

B.Sc MLT Course Eligibility Criteria

Students who wish to pursue BSc MLT course must meet up with the following eligibility criteria. The minimum marks required in 12th class may vary from one college to another college.

  • The basic eligibility criteria of the BSc MLT course is that the candidates should have qualified their 10+2 in the area of Science with mandatory subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

The candidate should pass their 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50% or equivalent from the recognized education board.

B.Sc MLT Admission Process:

  • Admission to B.Sc in Medical Laboratory Technology is on the basis of merit/cut off list given out by colleges and universities.
  • Few private colleges and institutes have a provision of direct admissions on the basis of class 12th marks.

B.Sc - Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Syllabus

  • First Year:
Human Anatomy Biochemistry 1 Microbiology 1
Physiology 1 Subsidiary Subjects Pathology 1
  • Second Year:
Biochemistry 2 Microbiology 2 Environmental Science & Health
Sociology Pathology 2 Physiology 2
  • Third Year:
Ethic & Database Management Research and Biostatistics Biochemistry 3
Computer Applications Pathology 3 Microbiology 3

Career Options and Job Prospects

Graduates after pursuing B.Sc in Medical Technology Laboratory have a wide range of job options both in government and the private sector. Medical Technologists are in a great demand for as they are a vital part of medical and research field.

At the start of their career, most of the students get employed as certified laboratory medical technician.The entry-level salary of a graduate is Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. The salary packages for private hospitals and companies is higher than that of government research centres. However, with sufficient professional and educational experience they are hired as :

  • Laboratory Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Hospital Outreach Coordinator
  • Medical Officer
  • Research Associate
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Laboratory Information System Analyst
  • Laboratory Testing Manager

The top hiring companies for B.Sc graduates in Medical Technology are listed below :

  • Fortis Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Max Healthcare
  • HLL Life Care Limited
  • Ranbaxy
  • Medanta Hospital

BSc MLT Scope

The scope of this course is very wide and after B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology) course, candidates can get so many best opportunities in many fields anywhere in the world. The scopes after this course are:

  • A career in Medical Laboratory Technology field is one of the most challenging and satisfying careers in today’s market. Every day, a technician/ technologist gets to learn something new, which is great for their career.
  • A number of Medical Laboratory Technicians can find employment in pathology labs, research labs, urologist offices, pharmaceuticals, hospitals and in many other areas.
  • Apart from the above opportunities, an aspirant can also pursue a career in the education line as lecturer/teacher.
  • With the passing years, the course has multiplied in terms of what a student learns during the course, thereby multiplying the scope as well and the scope has expanded with a number of opportunities have been on the rise.
  • The Medical Laboratory Technology field includes areas such as blood banking, clinical chemistry, haematology, immunology, microbiology, cytotechnology, urine analysis, and blood sampling, etc. There are ‘n’ number of fields that can serve as suitable career options for the graduates.

B.Sc. in MLT provides ample job opportunities in the Healthcare sector. Every hospital and healthcare sector needs clinical lab technicians to detect problems and diseases causing the patients hence it is creating more job opportunities for the graduates of B.Sc. in MLT. Medical Laboratory Technology professions have a positive impact on people’s health. Some of the jobs that are offered for B.Sc. in MLT graduates are:

  • CT scan technicians
  • Pathology Technician
  • MRI technicians
  • Optical Laboratory Technician
  • X-ray Technicians
  • Dental Machine Technician
  • Radiology Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Medical Officer
  • Research Associate
  • Medical Record Technician
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Lab Assistant
  • Laboratory Testing Manager
  • Associate
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