M.Sc. is a master or post graduate degree that is - Master of Science. The specialization of Medical laboratory Technology (also addressed as MLT) deals with the all the laboratory techniques a health care team should know. Candidates get an opportunity to learn about the high-etch instruments related to medical science, diagnosis, treatment and even for prevention of disease.
The course includes theoretical studies, practical training and an exposure to various tests from the field of microbiology, hematology, Cytology, Biochemistry, Oncology, etc.
The course is suitable for candidates who have a research attitude and have an ability to complete the task with in time limit.
Candidates should have done their Graduation/ Bachelors in MLT or BMLT from any of the recognized institute/ University. The minimum qualifying marks of 55% marks as an aggregate.
Candidates from the field of nursing/ Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics or any other equivalent course are also accepted for this course.
The admission procedure includes submission of filled application form before last date. Some institutes offer admissions on direct basis, some offer through merit list and some recognized institutes conduct their entrance test to short list the candidates for admissions.
The duration for this course is 2 years. These 2 years are divided into 4 semesters, each having 6 months duration. Each semester ends with final examination and candidates need to clear each semester separately.
Further Study options
It is a professional course and candidates can easily get a job after completion. Still if a candidate wants to continue his or studies, PhD. course can be pursued by him or her. It is a research based course with excellent job opportunities afterwards.
The course has 2 core specialties - Microbiology and Immunology and Clinical Biochemistry. Some part of Molecular Biology, Clinical Pathology, Bio statistics, Hematology, Immunopathology, Applied genetics, etc are also included in the course.
Candidates also learn about Clinical Biochemistry, Biomedical Techniques and Immunological techniques.
Some part of Hospital management is also includes in the course. The last part of course includes project or dissertation work.
These candidates can work in clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, commercial clinical laboratories, public health facilities, etc. They can work in forensic, pharmaceutical and even industrial research labs.
They can work as a Lab supervisor, Laboratory manager, technologists, as Lab In charge, Health and safety officer and Health care administrator.
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