Bsc. Medical Laboratory Technology(MLT)
Medical Laboratory Technology is an Allied Health speciality concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases through the use of clinical laboratory tests. Though the Medical Lab technologists spend less time with patients than doctors and nurses, they are just as dedicated to patient’s health. As vital members of the health care team, medical laboratory professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to give the best care to an ill or injured patient. The fact is that the practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the laboratory.
Medical laboratory professionals have unlimited choices of practice settings. Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, public health facilities, and commercial laboratories all have positions open right now for qualified laboratory professionals. In these settings, communication and research skills are highly valued. Employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow as the volume of laboratory tests increases with population growth and the development of new types of tests.
Medical Laboratory Technology courses are available in different formats. Here the duration of the course is four academic years with University theory and practical examination in each year. The students should undergo training for at least 2 weeks in one or more National reputed institutions during the period of the course especially for Virology, Mycology and recent advances in Medical technology.
Department of MLT,SME,Gandhinagar is one of the eminent departments of the centre. The department conduct seminars and conferences to improve the academic proficiency of the students since its inception.Our students participate in National conference conducted by Students Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists every year.
From the beginning of the department, our students are placed in higher positions in the University examinations, every year. Last year, Nithya Anilkumar of 2014 batch got 2nd rank in University examination.