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Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma at Thika School of and Health Sciences

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences

Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma program.

This Medical Laboratory Technology course offered at Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences, is a 3 years Diploma program accredited by KNEC.

  • Diploma
  • 3 years
  • Medical Laboratory

The Diploma in Medical Laboratory technology seeks to adequately train top medical laboratory professionals to carry out various medical laboratory tests, analyze, interpret and report laboratory results, manage laboratory resources, initiate and participate in the improvement of diagnostic procedures, create awareness and appreciation of laboratory services to the general public, plan and set up a laboratories, carry out quality control and quality assurance, participate in continuing medical education as well as conduct medical research among other functions.

What is a diploma in medical laboratory? A diploma in medical laboratory prepares students to employ a wide variety of research and analytical methods in a clinical setting. After completing this program, students will be able to perform and analyze a plethora of medical tests and examinations.

Extensive courses in phlebotomy, biology, and clinical research methods are required, and students will spend a significant portion of their time in a laboratory setting. Students are instructed using exams, lectures, assignments, and hands-on experiments.

Earning a diploma in medical laboratory prepares students to work in a variety of clinical settings. Students who earn this degree are usually entitled to higher salaries and more job opportunities.

The cost of earning a diploma in medical laboratory is dependent on several different factors. Geographic location, institutional rates, and program length all influence educational costs. For more extensive information regarding program costs, students should contact their school of choice directly.

After completing a medical laboratory program, students generally find work in a clinical or medical environment. They perform tests that analyze bodily fluids and tissues, and often assist in collecting these samples.

More experienced workers may actually analyze these tests to see if the samples exhibit any signs of illness, disease, or injury. Many are employed specifically by medical laboratories, while others employ their skills in hospitals or clinics. Employees in this field usually work very closely with other medical professionals.

Upon completion of this medical laboratory technology program, you will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to confidently perform the following duties:

  • Drawing blood samples from patients
  • Preparing a wide variety of sample types for analysis such as blood, body fluids, tissue samples and culture swabs
  • Performing the requested testing procedures using a range of testing techniques. Examples: using an automated analyzer to perform chemical measurements; identifying cells and bacteria visually using a microscope
  • Interpreting and validating the testing results based on a quality assurance system

Career options include positions in hospital laboratories, diagnostic medical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical and biotechnology industries, biomedical science information dissemination and education. Also ;

  • Lab Technician
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Research Associate
  • Environmental Scientist

Entry requirement

  • KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) with a minimum of
  • English/Kiswahili C plain
  • Biology C plain
  • Chemistry C plain
  • Physics / Maths C plain