Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES | Department of Nursing and Health Sciences | Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology  | NDU


The mission of the MLT program is to prepare highly competent medical laboratory technologists who will become leaders in the profession of MLT. The program provides qualified students with both the theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in various areas of clinical laboratory science. Students are trained to perform clinical laboratory tests, evaluate and report accurate test data/ results used by physicians to properly diagnose and treat patients. Principles of quality assurance, laboratory safety assurance and provision of timely and cost-effective services are emphasized. Graduates of the program shall be able to demonstrate high ethical and moral standards, professional responsibility, and the desire for learning throughout their careers.

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Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program are to:

  1. 1.Provide students with comprehensive theoretical knowledge of clinical laboratory sciences and practical experience;
  2. 2.Develop in students’ career entry-level competencies in clinical laboratory testing, quality assurance, and professional ethical practice;
  3. 3.Provide students with the background adequate to follow graduate studies or specialization in an area of clinical laboratory sciences;
  4. 4.Cultivate the development of leadership, communication skills, and lifelong learning.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the MLT program, students shall be able to:

  1. 1.Define the basics and principles of clinical chemistry, general microbiology, clinical hematology, histopathology, blood banking, cytogenetics and molecular laboratory sciences. (POb a H and POb c H);
  2. 2.Establish proper procedures, for collecting, processing, and analyzing biological specimens and other substances. (POb a H, POb b H and POb c H);
  3. 3.Perform microscopic examination and analytical tests of cells, tissues, blood, body fluids, and other materials. (POb a H, POb b H and POb c H);
  4. 4.Employ problem solving and sound critical thinking skills to recognize and confirm abnormal laboratory results. (POb a H and POb b W);
  5. 5.Exercise the principles of management, safety and quality assurance programs. (POb b H);
  6. 6.Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal skills, professional conduct, and the desire for continuing education. (POb b H, POb c H and POb d H).

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must fulfill all requirements of the undergraduate degree program, with an overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.3/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the University. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying of graduation.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Free Electives (3cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (16cr.)
BIO 211 General Biology I 4 cr.
CHM 205 Basic Chemistry 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (16cr.)
NHS 205 Physiology for Nursing & Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
BIO 222 Immunology 3 cr.
CHM 215 Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.
CHM 213 Basic Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
NHS 203 Principles of Epidemiology 3 cr.
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
ARB   GER 3 cr.
ENL 223/
GER 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (16cr.)
BIO 227 Introduction to Biochemistry 3 cr.
CHM 273 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
MLT 311 Clinical Chemistry I 2 cr.
MLT 314 General Microbiology 4 cr.
MLT 318 Hematophysiology 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (14cr.)
MLT 320 Clinical Parasitology 3 cr.
MLT 322 Clinical Chemistry II 2 cr.
MLT 321 Clinical Mycology 1 cr.
MLT 325 Clinical Bacteriology 2 cr.
MLT 327 Clinical Virology 1 cr.
MLT 339 Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine 1 cr.
MLT 329 Hematopathology 2 cr.
MLT 330 Clinical Histopathology and Cytology Techniques 2 cr.
Summer Session Year II (6cr.)
REG   LAC 3 cr.
_ Free Elective 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
MLT 340 Serology 2 cr.
MLT 400 Selected Topics in Laboratory Medicine 1 cr.
MLT 410 Training in Clinical Chemistry 4 cr.
MLT 420 Training in Clinical Hematology 4 cr.
MLT 430 Training in Clinical Bacteriology 4 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (15cr.)
MLT 440 Training in Clinical Parasitology & Urinalysis 2 cr.
MLT 450 Training in Serology 2 cr.
MLT 460 Training in Blood Banking 2 cr.
MLT 470 Training in Phlebotomy, Cytogenetics & Histological Techniques 2 cr.
MLT 480 Practical Training in Pathology 1 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.


Total 103 Credits
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