B.Sc Medical Lab Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology is an allied health specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases through the use of clinical laboratory tests. The course aims to provide the candidate with adequate knowledge and skills to carry out routine laboratory diagnostic procedures and some sophisticated laboratory diagnostic procedures. Before a doctor can properly detect and treat a disease, he/she needs accurate information about the patient’s condition. The role of a Medical Laboratory Technologist is to provide this information through the application of Clinical Laboratory Science.
In an age where man is constantly susceptible to more and more diseases, as a consequence of unhealthy lifestyle, pollution and over population, a Medical Laboratory Technologist is often the first-line medical professional in the battle for better health. Medical Laboratory Technology (also known as Clinical Laboratory Science) is an allied health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease through the use of clinical laboratory tests.
Five major areas of a clinical laboratory:
Blood bank (Study of blood typing and transfusion)
Clinical biochemistry (Study of chemical analysis of bio-molecules)
Hematology (Study of blood and its components)
Pathology (Study of body fluids)
Microbiology (Study of micro-organisms)