B.Sc. - Medical Laboratory Technology B.Sc - MLT

School of Allied Health Sciences

The B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) programme is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases through the use of clinical laboratory tests. This programme enriches the students with the knowledge of diagnostic aspects of medical science (detections of the infections, diseases, disorders, etc.) that help the doctors in treatment of the diseases.

The programme runs with regular hospital training in the multi-speciality JNU hospital along with theoretical classes. The teaching-learning process provides students equal opportunity to plan, access and hone their theoretical and practical skills. The curriculum offers multidisciplinary specializations in emerging areas such as molecular diagnostic techniques, medical biochemistry, medical microbiology, cytogenetics, etc.

Key Information

Duration

4 Years

Eligibility

10+2 in PCB with min. 50% Marks

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Scholarship

As per University norms

Industry Internship Programme

The students undergo six-month training along with an additional project in all departments like hematology, biochemistry, blood bank, histopathology, microbiology, clinical pathology and genetics of the laboratory of university attached hospital/other recognized hospitals.

Programme Structure

  • Basic Pathology-I
  • Basic Biochemistry-I
  • General Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology-I
  • Basic Pathology-II
  • Basic Biochemistry-II
  • Microbial Techniques
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology-II
  • Clinical Hematology
  • Metabolic & Blood Biochemistry
  • Bacterial Pathogens & Associated Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Preventive Medicine & Health Care
  • Histopathological Techniques
  • Biochemical & Biophysical Techniques
  • Pathogenic Viruses
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine
  • Diagnostic Enzymes & Vitamins
  • Clinical Mycology
  • Histo & Cytopathological Techniques
  • Hormones & Disorders
  • Clinical Parasitology
  • Research Methodology
  • *Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
  • Immunopathology
  • **Elective Courses
  • Advance Microbial Techniques
  • Entrepreneurship & Quality Laboratory Management
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Six Month’s Training with An Analytical Project)

Career Prospects

  • Lab Technician/supervisors in Government, Private and Corporate Hospitals
  • Diagnostic/Pathology Labs
  • Nursing Homes
  • Biomedical Industries
  • Healthcare Projects 
  • Entrepreneurship

Applying for Admissions 2021

The B.Sc MLT programmme enriches the students with knowledge about diagnostic part of medical science

(i.e. Detections of the infections, diseases & disorders)

that help the doctors in treatment of the diseases. Students of this programme study the backbone courses (like medical microbiology, medical biochemistry and different aspects of pathology etc.) of medical sciences which enable them to know about the causes, mechanism of development and methods of testing/finding the causes and types of the diseases. Unlike doctors and nurses who interact directly with patients, this programme provides an in-demand opportunities in the field of healthcare where Medical Lab Technologists work without direct contact with patients but still having a positive impact on patient’s health.

The students who successfully complete the B.Sc MLT programmme are designated as Medical Lab. Technologist.

Future Scope:

Day by day increase in frequency of infected people, emergence of the new diseases and challenges in their treatment has accelerated the demand of the Medical Lab. Technologist who finds out the cause and type of the disease so the they can be cured. According to  Bureau of Labor Statistics the (BLS), there will be "14 percent projected increase in employment for Medical Lab Technologists through 2026 which is the twice of the projected national average for all occupations" (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 21, 2018]. www.bls.gov/ooh/  ). Q. What does Medical Lab Technologist

Medical Lab. Technologists are a critical professional part of the functioning of the hospitals and healthcare organizations. They work in coordination with physicians, nurses to perform tests on the specimens/samples of the patients to detect the infection, diseases or illness. On the basis of report of the tests performed by Lab.

They perform the detection diseases on the patient's sample using the all possible safety measure (a full lab coat, mask, gloves and goggles) in an isolated area where no patients, their attendants or any other professional are allowed to enter to ensure the safety of Lab. Technologists and prevention of the spread of diseases.

Apart from diagnostic jobs, they actively engage themselves in biomedical industries as QA QC officers, researches in the biomedical fields and academics job in collages and institution.

Medical lab technologists also perform the following jobs:

  • Collecting blood, body fluids, tissue or other samples from patients.
  • Matching blood compatibility for transfusions, organs compatibility for organ transplantation, analyze the chemical content of body fluids, blood to detect disorders and diseases.
  • Detect parasitic, bacterial, fungal & viral infection in samples of patients.
  • Perform tests which help in in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
  • Setting up, maintaining, calibrating, cleaning and testing the sterility of lab equipment.
  • Preparing solutions or reagents to be combined with samples.

The potential specialties are:

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
  • Hematology and Immunohematology
  • Histo and Cytopathology
  • Diagnostic Cytogenetics
  • In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Diagnostic Molecular Biology

The different areas where lab. technologist can have high profile jobs are:

  • Government Hospitals (like AIIMS, Chandigarh PGI, RML, GTB, Safdarjung, SMS Lady Harding, Sir Gangaram hospitals and other hospitals all over the India).
  • Private/Corporate Hospitals (like Forties, Max, Apolo, Narayana hospital etc)
  • Railway's & Army's, & ISRO's Hospital etc.
  • Diagnostic/Pathology Lab (Dr. Lal Path etc)
  • Nursing homes
  • Biomedical Industries like (Dr. Reddy, Acon, Thyrocare)
  • Healthcare projects (Govt. & NGO funded)
  • Forensic Science

Medical Lab Technologists can setup their own Pathology/Diagnostic Lab.

Pass with 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with PCB).

A. As a B. Sc. MLT degree holder, you have

  1. Go for Higher Studies:
    1. M. Sc. in Medical Lab Technology, Medical microbiology/ Biochemistry/Forensic science/ Embryology/ and many other stream. (You can choose Medical microbiology in JNU, Jaipur).
    2. Go for an MBA (in hospital administration) and enter the world of Business Development, Marketing & Sales. (You can choose B.Sc MLT with MBA in JNU, Jaipur).
  2. For Abroad: IELTS/GRE/TOEFL.

B. USPs of B.Sc. MLT programme of JNU, Jaipur

  • Our B.Sc MLT program enriches the theoretical knowledge of classrooms with practical skill development through lab practice, conferences and project work etc.
  • This programme at JNU run with regular hospital training in the 1000 bedded JNU hospital along with theoretical classes.
  • Our teaching-learning process provides students (both weak and sharp) equal opportunity to plan, access and improve his academic theoretical and practical skills.
  • Our curriculum offers multidisciplinary specialization with emerging areas such as molecular diagnostic techniques, medical biochemistry, medical microbiology and cytogenetics etc.
  • Students are encouraged to attend various workshops and conferences to equip them about the latest research related to industry-academia collaboration.
  • Students are inspired for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking aligned to societal needs and scientific advancements through regular discussions and seminars.
  • Our pedagogy encourages imbibing practical skills that can be honed through project- based learning and by studying real-world case scenarios.
  • Clinical experts from various fields of medical sciences are invited regularly to interact with students.
  • Students are taught the basic requisite for writing research proposals and are thus encouraged to participate in various national and international short term- training programmes.
  • Regular assignments are assigned to students in the form of poster presentation, constructing a working model or power point presentation on latest research topics.
  • The course curriculum is regularly updated and evaluated with emphasis on cutting edges technology and there practical and industrial application.
  • Highly educated faculty with strong alignment for research and development. All of the faculties are Ph.D. holders.

Collaborations: JNU hospital, Jaipur

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