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Medical Laboratory Technology
What is this course?
Medical Laboratory Technology is an allied medical course. The job entails running tests that detect disease. They find help in diagnosis of diseases. Their findings help doctors to make decision and the course of treatment for their patients. Almost everyone has at least one medical test, usually a blood test or a drug test. Medical technologists perform these routine lab tests under the supervision of medical personnel. Medical technologists, with their more extensive training, have more authority to make decisions. Owing to rising health complications, professionals are always on demand in this field.
Eligibility - For admission into bachelor's degree a student must have passed 10+2 exam with biology, chemistry and physics. For entrance into most colleges, a student will also have to appear for a competitive entrance exam. The tenure of the course is 3½ years including a six-month internship period as well. The course is affiliated to Ragiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences -- a government university. A working professional can also apply for the course and switch from an existing career path to become a medical laboratory technologist.
A day in the life of a Medical Laboratory Technologist:
Colleges & Seats -
A.J.Institute of Medical Science (MLT Course), Mangalore (25 seats)
Acharya Institute of Health Science College of MLT, Bangalore (40 seats)
Bangalore Medical College & Research, Banglaore (30 seats)
Alva's College of Medical Laboratory Technology, Moodbidri (50 seats)
Basaveshwara College of Para Medical C Sciences, Chitradurga (30 seats)
Cauvery Institute of Health Sciences, Mysore (30 seats)
City College of MLT, Mangalore (25 seats)
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College (Dept. of MLT), Bangalore (10 seats)
Father Muller's Medical College (B.Sc.M.L.T Course), Mangalore (25 seats)
Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (B. Sc MLT), Bangalore (10 seats)
Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, (MLT Course), Bangalore (8 seats)
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, [MLT Course], Bangalore (6 seats)
M.V. Shetty Institute of Health Sciences, (B.Sc.M.L.T Course), Mangalore (50 seats)
Padmashree College of MLT, Bangalore (40 seats)
Sanjeevini Institute of Para Medical Sciences, Davangere (30 seats)
Shridevi Institute of Para Medical Sciences (B.Sc. MLT), Tumkur (40 seats)
Sri Sathya Sai Institutr of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore (10 seats)
Fortis Institute of Medical Sciences, (B.Sc MLT), Bangalore (10 seats)
St.John’s Medical College, (B.Sc MLT), Bangalore (20 seats)
Cost - The average learning cost across colleges for the entire course ranges between Rs. 4 - 5 lakhs. The hostel costs normally range from Rs. 60,000 per year. The cost might vary depending on colleges. Direct Admission is also available. Please contact Sisir Mukherjee at 093312 64455/09945832377 to know more.
Prospect - A student can either go for higher studies or enter the job market directly. With adequate knowledge and experience, medical laboratory technologists can advance to supervisory or management positions in laboratories and hospitals. They can also run private pathology laboratories. A medical lab technician also have high demand in foreign countries, particularly USA. The number of jobs available right now.
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