The Department of Medical laboratory technology was established in 2010 at Institute of
Paramedical Sciences, Anjarakandy Integrated Campus, Kannur Medical College The
course of study enhances student’s knowledge and skills in several major categorical
areas of medical laboratory technology. The degree in medical laboratory technology
provides advanced skills to practicing laboratory professionals in health administration,
leadership, quality assurance and health informatics.
Medical Laboratory Technology is an Allied Health specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases through the use of clinical laboratory tests. As vital members of the health care team, medical laboratory professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to give the best care to an ill or injured patient. The fact is that the practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the laboratory.
Objectives of course
1. Aware of the principle underlying the organization of a clinical laboratory.
2. Able to do routine and special investigative procedures in medical laboratory practice.
3. Provide a good theoretical and practical education who plan to work with in the field of medical laboratory technology and science.
4. Develop knowledge and skill in accordance with the society’s demand in medical Laboratory technology.
5. Qualify the students for official approval as medical laboratory technologist.
6. Able to operate and maintain all equipment used in laboratory diagnostics.
7. Able to establish and manage a clinical or Research laboratory.
Medical laboratory professionals have unlimited choices of practice settings. Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, public health facilities, and commercial laboratories all have positions open right now for qualified laboratory professionals. In these settings, communication and research skills are highly valued. Employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow as the volume of laboratory tests increases with population growth and the development of new types of tests.