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Department of Medical Lab Technology
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The Department of Medical Lab Technology was established under the World Bank Project. . Presently two batches are undergoing the training in the said Department. The Medical Lab Technology is a job Oriented and need based course and there are lot of employment opportunities available in this field.

The labs established in this department are:

1. Pathology Lab
2. Bio Chemistry Lab
3. Microbiology Lab.

Salient Features of the Diploma Programme in
Medical Laboratory Technology

Name of the Programme Diploma programme in Medical Laboratory
Technology
Duration of the Programme Three Years
Entry Qualification 10+ or as per AICTE/ State Board of Technical
Education, J&K
Intake 30 or as approved by SBOTE, J&K
Pattern of the Programme Semester System (Full Time)
Each semester is of 16 weeks and each week
has 40 hrs of teaching-learning process
Ratio between theory and Practice
25:75 (Approx.)
Project Based Professional Training To develop practical skills in the students, in final year (fifth and sixth semester), only project based professional training in various medical colleges/hospitals/clinical laboratories have been incorporated. Professional training will have 800 marks. Out of which 300 marks will be awarded by the organization where placed for practical/professional training and 500 marks are for (Board) external examination.
Ecology and Environment As per Govt. of India directives, an awareness camp on Ecology and Environment has been incorporated during second semester.
Entrepreneurship Development An Entrepreneurial Awareness Camp and a full subject on “Generic Skills and Entrepreneurship Development” has been incorporated in the scheme.
Personality Development A Personality Development Awareness Camp has been included in the 4th Semester
Student Centred Activities A provision of 3-4 hrs per week has been made for organizing Student Centred Activities for overall personality development of students. Such activities will comprise of co-curricular activities like extension lectures, library studies, games, hobby clubs e.g. photography, painting, singing, seminars, declamation contests, educational field visits, N.C.C., NSS, Cultural Activities, Civil Defence/Disaster Management activities etc..

 

Employment Opportunities for Diploma Holders in
Medical Laboratory Technology

A diploma holder in Medical Laboratory Technology may be employed in the following organizations:

  1. Government Hospitals/Private Hospitals/ Primary Health Centres/Private Nursing Homes/Private Diagnostic Centres/Clinics/National Institute of Communicable diseases
  2. Medical Colleges/Dental Colleges (Clinical Laboratories)
  3. Medical Research Laboratories/Reference laboratories/R&D biotechnology Laboratories
  4. Pharmaceutical Firms ( analytical kits, instruments etc)
  5. Self-employment


Competency Profile of Diploma Holders in
Medical Laboratory Technology

Based on employment opportunities for diploma holders in Medical Laboratory Technology, following competency profile is arrived at:

  1. Knowledge about basic anatomical structure of human body and physiological functions
  2. Awareness of different laboratory hazards and safety precautions during sample collections and laboratory investigations and biological waste management
  3. Ability to collect, prepare, transport and preserve clinical samples such as blood, urine, stool, sputum, swabs etc and carry out laboratory investigations for diagnostic purposes
  4. Knowledge and skill of operating, handling, care and preventive maintenance of various types of laboratory equipment (routine and sophisticated)
  5. Knowledge about the procurement of laboratory equipment, glasswares/plastic wares, chemicals and reagents for laboratory investigations
  6. Knowledge of reference values for various types of clinical investigations and ability to ensure quality assurance as per national standards.
  7. Knowledge about lab management and record keeping
  8. Ability to make use of computer for information storage and retrieval pertaining to laboratory investigations
  9. Knowledge of automation in Medical Laboratory Technology
  10. Understanding importance of human relations, professional ethics, medico legal aspects in the field of medical lab technology
  11. Ability of self-learning and independent thinking for solving problems related to the field of Medical Laboratory Technology
  12. Understanding of basic principles of management of manpower, material and resources for their optimum utilization and effectiveness.
  13. Ability to communicate effectively in the world of work.


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