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

    173

 

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-111 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
IS-112 Islamic studies 2(2-0)
IT-113 Introduction to computing 3(2-1)
ANA-114 General Anatomy 3(2-1)
BIO-101 Biochemistry-I 3(2-1)
MLS-116 Medical Laboratory Techniques (MLT) 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 17
 
 

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-121 Functional English-II 3(3-0)
MLS-122 Laboratory Safety 3(2-1)
PHY-124 Introductory Physiology 3(2-1)
BIO-121 Principle of biology 3(3-0)
BIO-102 Biochemistry-II 3(2-1)
PS-112 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours 17
 
 

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-216 Technical writing and presentation skills 3(3-0)
MLS-211 Laboratory Genetics 3(3-0)
MLS-212 Bioinformatics 3(0-3)
MLS-213 Cell biology 3(3-0)
MLS-214 Molecular biology 3(3-0)
MLS-215 Principle of General chemistry 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MLS-223 Applied chemistry 3(3-0)
MLS-224 Fundamentals of organic chemistry 3(3-0)
MLS-225 Basic & inferential statistics 3(0-3)
MLS-226 Biochemical Laboratory Techniques 3(3-0)
MLS-227 Hematology Laboratory Techniques 3(3-0)
MLS-228 Immunology and serology 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MLS-229 Fundamental of blood banking 3(3-0)
MLS-230 Histological techniques 3(1-2)
MLS-231 Principle of Clinical Chemistry 3(1-2)
MLS-232 Body fluids 3(3-0)
MLS-233 Principle of General Microbiology 3(2-1)
MLS-234 Clinical Microbiology 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MLS-235 Practices in Blood banking 3(0-3)
MLS-236 Practices in clinical chemistry 3(0-3)
MLS-237 Practices in hematology and body fluids 3(0-3)
MLS-238 Practices in clinical Microbiology 3(0-3)
MLS-239 Laboratory information system and Management 3(0-3)
MLS-240 Fundamentals of general pathology 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MLS-241 Practices in Histopathology 3(1-2)
MLS-242 Fundamental of Molecular Pathology 3(1-2)
MLS-243 Advanced hematology 3(1-2)
MLS-244 Laboratory Research and education 3(3-0)
MLS-245 Advanced immunohematology 3(1-2)
MLS-246 Practices in cytopathology 3(1-2)
  Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MLS-247 Clinical Pathophysiology 3(3-0)
MLS-248 Advanced Microbiology 3(3-0)
MLS-249 Advanced practices in Blood banking 3(1-2)
MLS-250 Advanced practices in clinical chemistry 3(1-2)
MLS-251 Advanced practices in clinical hematology 3(0-3)
MLS-252 Advanced practices in clinical microbiology 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 9

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MLS-253 Research Project synopsis 3(0-3)
MLS-254 Clinical rotation in dermatopathology 2(0-2)
MLS-255 Clinical rotation in Forensic Pathology 2(0-2)
MLS-256 Hospital Infection control 3(0-3)
MLS-257 Community Health Services 3(0-3)
MLS-258 Clinical practices in Surgical unit 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours 16
 
 

Semester 10

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MLS-259 Clinical practices in Medical Unit 3(0-3)
MLS-260 Clinical rotation in pediatric Unit 3(0-3)
MLS-261 Clinical rotation in Gynaecological unit 3(0-3)
MLS-262 Clinical Practices in OPD 3(0-3)
MLS-263 Research project (Thesis write-up & defense) 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours 15
  Total Credit Hours: 173