Doctor of Medical Lab Sciences

Objective

• The enrolled students will be competent with the knowledge and technical skills to obtain national certification at the Scientist/technologist level of practice.

• They will be proficient in performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical biochemistry, immunohematology, histopathology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics.

• They will play a role in the development and evaluation of test systems and interpretive algorithms.

• They will be made capable to have diverse responsibilities in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance with applicable regulations, education, and quality assurance/performance improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed

• Graduates will possess fundamental knowledge and skills, to communicate with members of the healthcare team, customer service and patient; for financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services; Information management to enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information, and; Research design/practice sufficient to evaluate published studies as an informed consumer.

Role and Scope

Role

We are living in exciting era where evidence based medicine has become the hall mark of disease diagnosis. Hundreds of diagnostic tests have been introduced. Diagnostic laboratories have shared the burden of clinicians and it’s a revolutionary change in the field of medicine. Students of Medical Lab Sciences work as healthcare detectives. They need to be well trained to monitor testing quality and run quality assurance tests in modern diagnostic laboratories to generate accurate results. They are also required to be trained for using sophisticated and expensive biomedical instruments. A certain level of manual dexterity is also mandatory for them to perform laboratory testing on all types of human samples. Therefore, the trained and educated technologists are critical in accurate patient management.

Scope

• Laboratory scientists

• Laboratory technologists

• Laboratory managers

• Lecturers in academic institutes

• Researchers in research institutes

• Health care organizations

• Health administration

• Medical technology industry

• Lab equipment and reagent suppliers companies

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    10 Semesters, 5 years

  • Eligibility

    FSc Pre Medical with minimum 50% marks or equivalent

  • credit hours
    required

    174

 

Semester 1

course(s) credit hours
English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
Introduction to Computing 3(2-1)
General Anatomy 3(2-1)
Biochemistry-I 3(2-1)
Introduction to Medical Lab Technology and safety measures 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 17
 
 

Semester 2

course(s) credit hours
Functional English - II 3(3-0)
Lab Equipment and Quality Management 3(2-1)
Introductory Physiology 3(2-1)
Principles of Biology 3(3-0)
Biochemistry-II 3(2-1)
Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 17
 
 

Semester 3

course(s) credit hours
Technical Writing & Presentation Skills 3(3-0)
Laboratory Genetics 3(3-0)
Bio Informatics 3(1-2)
Cell Biology 3(3-0)
Molecular Biology 3(3-0)
Principles of General Chemistry 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 4

course(s) credit hours
Applied Chemistry 3(3-0)
Fundamental of Organic Chemistry 3(3-0)
Biochemical Laboratory Techniques 3(3-0)
Medical Laboratory Techniques 3(3-0)
Hematology Laboratory Techniques 3(3-0)
Immunology and Serology 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 5

course(s) credit hours
Fundamental of Blood Banking 3(3-0)
Histological Techniques 3(1-2)
Principles and Practices of Clinical Chemistry 3(1-2)
Body Fluids 3(3-0)
Principles of General Microbiology 3(3-0)
Clinical Microbiology 3(2-1)
Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 6

course(s) credit hours
Practices in Blood Banking 3(0-3)
Practices in Clinical Chemistry 3(0-3)
Practices in Hematology and Body Fluids 3(0-3)
Practices in Clinical Microbiology 3(0-3)
Lab Information System 3(0-3)
Fundamentals of General Pathology 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 7

course(s) credit hours
Practices in Histopathology 4(1-3)
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology 4(1-3)
Hematology 4(3-1)
Laboratory Research and Education 3(3-0)
Advanced Immunohematology 3(3-0))
Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 8

course(s) credit hours
Clinical Pathophysiology 3(3-0)
Advanced Microbiology 3(3-0)
Advanced Practices in Blood Banking 4(1-3)
Advanced Practices in Clinical Chemistry 3(1-2)
Advanced Practices in Clinical Hematology 3(1-2)
Credit Hours 16

 

Semester 9

course(s) credit hours
Research Project- I 3(0-3)
Advance Clinical Correlation - II 4(4-0)
Community Health Services 2(2-0)
Clinical Lab Practice -I 3(0-3)
Hospital Infection Control 3(2-1)
Clinical Practices in Surgical Unit 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 19

 

Semester 10

course(s) credit hours
Quality Control in Medical Laboratory Practice 3(0-3)
Advance Clinical Correlation - III 4(3-1)
Clinical Lab Practice - II 3(0-3)
Research Project – II 3(0-3)
Clinical Practices in Pediatric Unit 3(0-3)
Credit Hours 16
Total Credit Hours 174