Diploma In Medical Laboratory Technology


Program Educational Objectives


The aim of this program is to produce medical laboratory technologist with deep knowledge and skills in various medical laboratory sciences disciplines and practice excellent work culture.


Program Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge related to medical laboratory sciences.
  • Perform medical laboratory procedures by standards.
  • Carry out responsibility for personal, patient and environmental safety.
  • Serves as a professional medical laboratory technologist.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, leadership and teamwork within the organization.
  • Completely and accurately solving problems related to laboratory tasks.
  • Adapt to the latest technology in professional development.
  • Use resources at a cost-effective basis.

Program Structure


Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is offered as three year full time program. Course contents are divided equally between academic and clinical components. The academic components include lectures, tutorials, seminars and demonstrations sessions and the clinical components include the clinical practice. The clinical placements are mainly in the Laboratories Medical Division and other laboratories in University Malaya Medical Centre.


Credit System and Values


Credit requirement for the award of the Diploma = 98 credits
CGPA requirement for the award of the Diploma = Above 2.0

Year 1

  • Malaysian Study II
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Laboratory Sciences & Instrumentation
  • Communication
  • English For Health Sciences
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Principle of Laboratory Animal Sciences
  • Introduction to Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Clinical posting


Year 2 

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Basic Medical Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Humanities
  • Psycology & Behavioral Sciences
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Basic Entrepreneurship
  • Transfusion Science & Blood Banking
  • Hematology
  • Cytopathology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Posting

Year 3 

  • Transfusion Science & Blood Banking
  • Histopathology
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Hematology
  • Professional development
  • Khidmat Masyarakat
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Clinical posting
  • Industrial Training

Clinical Posting Assessment


Clinical posting will be assessed continuously. The continuous element will enable problems to be identified and rectified at an early stage. This will enable the student to build confidence within a safe learning environment. Student’s performance on clinical posting will be graded based on the assessment.


Program Fees


  • Programe Fees
    • RM45,000.00 (RM7,500.00 per semester)
    • Fees are inclusive of course fees, hostels, transportation and facilities.
    • Students may apply for PTPTN loan.