Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

The programme covers various laboratory procedures to assist Medical Officers in diagnosing, identifying the causes of illness, control and healing.


Three (3) Years



January/ April/ July/ October



(R2/725/4/0059) 09/23

What Will You Learn


  • Technical skills to enter the healthcare system
  • Knowledge to develop critical thinking, technical and interpersonal skills to qualify as a clinical laboratory technician
  • Good judgement, ethics and appropriate decision-making abilities to serve the needs of community and the health profession
  • Analyze results and provide immediate and accurate information to doctors for medical diagnosis and the treatment and prevention of disease in patients.
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes in current healthcare needs
  • Communicate with clarity and sensitivity using a variety of methods.

Programme Introduction


Medical laboratory technology is one of the most rapidly expanding health care fields. Responsibilities of a Medical Laboratory Technologist include examining blood and other body fluids to search for clues in the diagnosis of various diseases. These tests help determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease. It also helps doctors monitor the effectiveness of a treatment.


Among the functions a Medical Lab Technologist are to conduct microscopic examination and analysis of blood, body fluids, tissues and cells; identify bacteria, parasites and other microorganisms; cross match blood for transfusion; and perform differential cell counts and carry out quality assurance measures that ensure the accuracy of test results


A Medical Lab Technologists’ job requires the usage of sophisticated equipment and instruments to perform several tests simultaneously, and to follow procedures at all times. Some technologists work only in laboratories while others may have direct contact with patients when collecting samples.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Laboratory Science and Instrumentation
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Introduction to Health Informatics


Semester 2

  • Medical Parasitology I
  • Clinical Biochemistry I
  • Medical Microbiology I
  • Hematology I
  • Immunohematology I
  • Pathology


Semester 3

  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Communicative English / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Computer Application


Semester 4

  • Medical Microbiology II
  • Clinical Biochemistry II
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Hematology II
  • Histopathology I
  • Cytology I


Semester 5

  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Histopathology II
  • Medical Parasitology II
  • Immunohematology II
  • Cytology II
  • Introduction to Genetic and Molecular Biology


Semester 6

  • Behavioral Science
  • Cytology III


Semester 7

  • Clinical Biochemistry III
  • Medical Microbiology III
  • Medical Parasitology III
  • Hematology III
  • Immunohematology III
  • Histopathology III


Semester 8

  • Clinical Biochemistry IV
  • Medical Microbiology IV
  • Medical Parasitology IV
  • Hematology IV
  • Immunohematology IV
  • Histopathology IV
  • Cytology IV


Semester 9

  • Co-Curriculum
  • Professional Development
Entry Requirement
  • Pass SPM/O Level (Bahasa Melayu & Sejarah)
  • Pass Bahasa Inggeris
  • Minimum 5 Credits in General Science / Pure Science and Mathematics and 3 other subjects

– OR –

  • Any other equivalent qualifications
Career Prospect
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Lab Assistant
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Medical Product Sales Representative
  • Veterinary Lab Technician
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