Career Opportunities:

  • Medical technologist profession is integral to practicing the medical profession.
  • After completion of Master in Medical Laboratory Technology (MMLT) course, individuals are likely to get challenging jobs in both the public and the private sector.
  • The scope for medical technologists is on the swing-up owing to the expansion of the healthcare industry in India.
  • There are immense opportunities for degree holders in private/government hospitals, pathology laboratories, blood banks and nursing home centers.
  • Major areas of employment for Master in Medical Laboratory Technology (MMLT) graduates would be in the departments of Microbiology, Mycology, Haematology, Biochemistry and Pathology in:
    • Blood banks
    • Hospitals
    • Emergency Centres
    • Doctor’s Clinics
    • Pathology Labs
    • Health Care Departments.
    • Educational Institutions
  • Self-practicing or owning a Diagnostic Laboratory has become a rewarding career option as there is a high demand for pathology labs in both rural and urban areas.

About the Department:

The aim of our department is to be the best and visibly so, in the University system in terms of academic excellence in training medical undergraduates and postgraduates on professional skills necessary for the practice of Hematology and Blood Transfusion medicine and provision of specialized professional services.
We aim to produce medical graduates who have acquired knowledge and skill in the laboratory diagnostic and clinical therapeutic approaches to primary and secondary Hematological disorders and Ontological diseases, the department’s focus is in line with our vision is to promote friendly, conducive and supportive environment for the purpose of teaching, learning, research, specialized professional service delivery and community service in the field of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Medicine.

About the Course:

Master in Medical Laboratory Technology (MMLT) teaches its participants on how to analyze body matters like fluids, tissues and blood and how to conduct cell count, chemical analyses and micro-organism screening. The course shall teach its students subjects and in areas like Blood banking, Blood Sample Matching, Hematology,

A Postgraduate Degree in MMLT will help medical technologists to conduct research under the supervision of medical researchers. They are responsible for maintaining accurate report and conduct tests that are complex in nature. Postgraduates of Master in Medical Laboratory Technology (MMLT) course are more trained than a normal laboratory technician performing routine tests under the given conditions.
Medical laboratory technologists play an important role in the collection of information required for treating pathological cases through sampling, testing and analyzing such investigations.
From the future perspective, practicing a profession after Master in Medical Laboratory Technology (MMLT) will help a professional develop a scientific and analytically inclined mind that can be used to adhere to protocols and procedures set up by scientific establishments. Students with expertise in the field will always have ample job opportunities to explore across the industry.

Affiliations:

  • Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Duration:

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Eligibility:

  • A pass in B.Sc MLT course from institutions affiliated to RGUHS, or from other Universities considered equivalent by RGUHS.
  • A candidate who has completed B.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry/Medical Biochemistry or B.Sc in Clinical Microbiology/Medical Microbiology are eligible to join for M.Sc MLT in Clinical Biochemistry or M.Sc MLT in Microbiology and Immunology respectively.
  • Candidates passing B.Sc MLT through correspondence course shall not be eligible.
  • No candidate shall be admitted for the postgraduate degree course unless the candidate has obtained and produced the eligibility certificate issued by the university. The candidate has to make the application to the university with the following documents along with the prescribed fee.
  • Pass / degree certificate issued by the university.
  • Marks cards of all the university examinations passed.
  • Migration certificate.
  • Certificate of conduct.
  • Proof of SC/ST or category- I as the case may be.
  • Candidates should obtain the eligibility certificate before the last date for admission as notified by the university.

Syllabus

Biochemistry-I

  • Over View
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino Acids and Proteins
  • Non-Protein Nitrogenous Compounds
  • Plasma Proteins
  • Diganostic Enzymology
  • Lipoprotein
  • Specimen Collection
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Analytical Considerations
  • Water Electrolyte Balance
  • Acid-Base Balance
  • Energy Metabolism and Nutrition
  • Radio Active and Nutrition

Microbiology-I

Section-A: Clinical/Generalmicrology

  • General Aspects
  • Infection and Infectious Agents
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Biomedical Waste and Disposal
  • Antimicrobial Agents

Section-B:

  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology

Haematology and Blood Transfusion-I

Section-A: Haematology and Clinical Pathology

  • Haematopoiesis
  • Disorders of Erythrocytes
  • Disorders of Haemoglobin
  • Harmolytic Anaemias
  • Hdn
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Bonemarrow Examination
  • Leucocyte Disorders
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders
  • Platelets
  • Haemoparasites
  • Automation in Haematology-Demonstration
  • Cleaning of Glassware
  • Biomedical Waste Management
  • Ordering of Reagents, Storage and Maintenance of equipment’s
  • Organization and Quality Control in Haematology Laboratory

Clinical Pathology

Section B: Immunopathology and Medical Genetics

 

 Section-A:

 Haematology

  • Normal Haemostasis:
  • Haemorrhagic Disorders:
  • Platelets
  • Platelet Quantitative Disorders:
    • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Platelet Qualitative Disorders:
    • Functional Disorders:
  • Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia,
  • Bernard Souilier Syndrome.
  • Coagulation Disorders:
    • Haemophilia A & B,
    • Von -Willebrand’s Disease
  • Investigation for Haemorrhagic Disorders
  • Approach for Coagulation Disorders:
    • Screening Tests
    • Second Line Tests -Mixing Experiments.
    • Coagulation Factors Assays.
    • Urea Solubility Test for Factorxiii.
    • Factor Ix Inhibition Studies.
    • Fibrinogen Assays.
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Thrombotic Disorders:
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Automation in Haematology, Quality Control In Automation.
  • Flowcytometry

Section-B:

Blood Transfusion

Introduction to Immune Hematology

  • History of Transfusion Medicine
  • Blood Groups & Genetics: Abo System, Secretors, Nonsecretors, Rh System, Importance of Rh System. Du Red Cells [A Variant of Rh System], Mns System, – Clinical Significance.
  • Blood Transfusion – Indications for Blood Transfusion.
  • Blood Donation, Donor Registration, Donor Selection, Blood Collection. Adverse Donor Reaction.
  • Anticoagulants Used to Store Blood, Changes Occurring I N The Stored Blood.
  • Blood Group Systems Antigen Antibody Reaction, Abo System – Forward Grouping, Reverse Grouping.
  • Rh System – Inheritance & Nomenclature Rh Grouping, Rh Antigen & Antibodies. Du Variant, Anti D Type of Reagents And Their Application.
  • Coombs Test Application: Dct, Ict Rh Antibody Titre.
  • Compatibility Testing: Major & Minor. Coombs Crossmatch.
  • Blood Components – Indications, Preparation of Blood Components.
  • Autologous Transfusion.
  • Transfusion Transmitted Disease.
  • Hemolytic Disease of The New Born And Exchange Transfusion.
  • Transfusion Therapy.
  • Transfusion in Special Situations – Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia.
  • Transfusion Reactions and Investigation of Transfusion Reaction.
  • Immunomodulation And
  • Graft Versus Host Reactions.
  • Haemapheresis – Definition, Types of Pheresis, Machines and Techniques.
  • Tissue Banking.
  • Cord Blood Banking.
  • Stem Cell Processing, Storage & Transplantation.
  • Disposal of Wastes & Biologically Hazardous Substance in The Blood Bank.
  • Medico Legal Aspects of Blood Transfusion.
  • Technical Advances & Future Trends in Blood Banking.
  • Paternity Testing.
  • Orientation of A Routine Blood Bank.
  • Quality Assurance – General Condition, Equipment, Reagents, Donor Processing.
  • Drugs Control Regulation & Blood Bank.