BS Medical Lab Technology

BS Medical Lab Technology

Medical lab technology is an interdisciplinary approach that executes cutting edge study in a wide range of areas including biochemistry, bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, biotechnology, microbiology and health sciences. Department promotes excellence in inter-disciplinary biological research by encouraging independent and original work and training. The department has state-of-the-art lab facilities, including fully equipped to conduct research related to medical biotechnology, m e d i c a l microbiology, human pathology, biochemistry, and computer labs.

Admission Requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent securing at least 45% marks in aggregate.
  • CUST Admission test / HEC Approved test.

Degree Requirements

Each candidate for the BS Medical Lab Technology degree is required to successfully earn 135 Cr. Hrs. as per the following details:

Area Cr. Hrs.
a) General Education 30
b) Major Courses 72
c) Allied Courses 12
d) Elective Courses 12
e) Final Year Project 06
f) Internship 03
Total 135

General Education (30 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Functional English MLTG1113 3
Sociology MLTG1412 2
Chemistry MLTG1322 2
Chemistry Lab MLTG1321 1
Basic Mathematics MLTG1593 3
Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan MLTG1022 2
English Literature MLTG2222 2
Expository Writing MLTG1123 3
Entrepreneurship MLTG2712 2
Statistics MLTG1563 3
Islamic Studies/Ethics MLTG1012 2
Applications of Information and Communication Technologies MLTG1612 2
Applications of Information and Communication Technologies Lab MLTG1611 1
Civics and Professional Ethics MLTG2812 2

Major Courses (72 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Cell Biology BS1113 3
Cell Biology Lab BS1111 1
Introduction to Microbiology BS1143 3
Introduction to Microbiology Lab BS1141 1
Introduction to Immunology BS1153 3
Introduction to Immunology Lab BS1151 1
Clinical Haematology MLT3413 3
Clinical Haematology Lab MLT3411 1
Biochemistry BS2223 3
Biochemistry Lab BS2221 1
Molecular Biology BS2523 3
Molecular Biology Lab BS2521 1
Introduction to Genetics BS2433 3
Introduction to Bioinformatics BS2713 3
Research Methods BS3323 3
Human Physiology BC3113 3
Clinical Biochemistry BC3123 3
Clinical Biochemistry Lab BC3121 1
Clinical Lab Management and Quality Control MLT2143 3
General Pharmacology MLT3143 3
Human Anatomy MLT2713 3
Human Anatomy Lab MLT2711 1
Cytology and Histology MLT3313 3
Serology MLT3213 3
Serology Lab MLT3221 1
Protein Chemistry BS3513 3
Introduction to Biotechnology BS3813 3
Bioethics andBiosafety BS3823 3
Toxicology BC4333 3
Blood Banking MLT3133 3

Allied Courses (12 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Accounting-I ACBS2003 3
Introduction to Management MGBS4003 3
Programming for Biologists CSBS2413 3
Artificial Intelligence in Biological Sciences CSBS4623 3

Elective Courses (12 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Virology MB3333 3
Mycology MB3353 3
Food Microbiology MB4333 3
Medical Microbiology MB3313 3
Epidemiology BS3363 3
Parasitology MB3383 3
Microbial Genetics MB3413 3
Soil Microbiology MB4323 3
Microbial Biotechnology BT3373 3
Industrial Biotechnology BT3733 3
Health Biotechnology BT3843 3
Agriculture Biotechnology BT3853 3
Tissue and Cell Culture BS3713 3
Genetic Engineering BT4453 3
Nanobiotechnology BS4793 3
Environmental Biotechnology BT4873 3

Internship (MLTXXXX)

It is mandatory for every student to register in an 8-week summer internship program following their 6th semester or after the completion of 90 credit hours.

Community Service (VIS4000)

It is mandatory for every student to get involved in 65 hours community service during summer (not allowed when student is registered for internship) following their 4th semester or after completion of 50 credit hours.

Program Duration

This is a four-year degree program comprising of 8 semesters with minimum of 135 semester credit hours (Cr. Hrs). There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year.The summer session will be utilized for internships or deficiency courses. The maximum duration to complete BS is 7 years.

CGPA Requirement

A student is required to earn a minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his/her degree requirements.

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
MLTG 1113 Functional English 3
MLTG 1593 Basic Mathematics 3
MLTG 1612 Applications of Information and Communication Technologies 2
MLTG 1611 Applications of Information and Communication Technologies Lab 1
MLTG 1412 Sociology 2
MLTG 1012 Islamic Studies/Ethics 2
BS 1113 Cell Biology 3
BS 1111 Cell Biology Lab 1

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
MLTG 1123 Expository Writing 3
MLTG 1022 Ideology and Constitution of Pakistan 2
MLTG 1563 Statistics 3
MLTG 1322 Chemistry 2
MLTG 1321 Chemistry Lab 1
BS 1433 Introduction to Genetics 3
BS 1143 Introduction to Microbiology 3
BS 1141 Introduction to Microbiology Lab 1

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
CSBS 2413 Programming for Biologist 3
BS 2223 Biochemistry 3
BS 2221 Biochemistry Lab 1
BS 1153 Introduction to Immunology 3
BS 1151 Introduction to Immunology Lab 1
MLTG 1132 English Literature 2
MLT 2143 Clinical Lab Management and Quality Control 3
MLTG 2712 Entrepreneurship 2

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
BS 3813 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
BS 2523 Molecular Biology 3
BS 2521 Molecular Biology Lab 1
MLT 2713 Human Anatomy 3
MLT 2711 Human Anatomy Lab 1
CSBS 2413 Artificial Intelligence in Biological Sciences 3
MLTG 2812 Civics and Professional ethics 2

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
BGBS 4003 Introduction to Management 3
BS 3823 Bioethics and Biosafety 3
BS 3513 Protein Chemistry 3
BC 3113 Human Physiology 3
BS 3xx3 Elective-I 3

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
BS 3323 Research Methods 3
MLT 3143 General Pharmacology 3
BC 3123 Clinical Biochemistry 3
BC 3121 Clinical Biochemistry Lab 1
BS 3xx3 Elective-II 3
ACBS 2003 Accounting-I 3

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
MLT 3313 Cytology and Histology 3
MLT 3133 Blood Banking 3
MLT 3213 Serology 3
MLT 3221 Serology Lab 1
BS 3xx3 Elective-III 3
BS 4912 Project Design-I 2

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs.
BS 2713 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
BC 4333 Toxicology 3
MLT 3413 Clinical Haematology 3
MLT 3411 Clinical Haematology Lab 1
BS 3xx3 Elective-IV 3
BS 4924 Project Design-II 4
 Sr. # Statement
  PEO-1 The graduate will contribute competently in the industry by applying requisite technical skills.
  PEO-2 The graduate will demonstrate advancement in biological profession by enhancing their knowledge and skills.
  PEO-3 The graduate will demonstrate ethical values and contribute positively towards the society.
  Sr. # Learning Objective Statement
  PLO-1 Knowledge

An ability to apply fundamental and specialized knowledge of medical sciences to the solution of complex health problems.

  PLO-2 Hypothesis Formulation

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, analyze complex biosciences problems, and reaching substantiated conclusions towards formulation of hypothesis using fundamental principles of medical technologies.

  PLO-3 Experiment/ Process Design

An ability to design experimental solutions to validate medical science hypothesis and design process while maintaining scientific standards, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

  PLO-4 Investigation

An ability to investigate complex issues related to health biology in a methodical way including literature survey, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to draw conclusions.

  PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage

An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex biological activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

  PLO-6 Impact Analysis

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional medical practice and solution to complex diagnostic problems.

  PLO-7 Management Skills

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply scientific principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

  PLO-8 Team Work

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and/or multidisciplinary settings.

  PLO-9 Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of biosciences practice.

  PLO-10 Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex medical science activities with the biosciences community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  PLO-11 Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.