DMLT is a 2-year diploma course pursued after the successful completion of the 10+2 level of education. It is the fast growing fields across the globe in the Health Care area. The full name of the DMLT course is Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. It is a Medical Lab Technologist Diploma course. It generally deals with the study of laboratory investigations relating to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. With this course the basic aim is to provide knowledge and training to the candidates so that they can work in various lab settings.
Eligibility for Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
Below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
- Successful qualification of the 10+2 level of education from a recognized educational Board.
- Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as the main subjects of study at the 10+2 level.
- A minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2 level.
DMLT Course Duration
- 2 years ( 4 semesters) course after 12th
- 1 year (2 semesters) course after Graduation (B. Sc.)
DMLT (Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology) Admission Process
Admission to the DMLT programme is done on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test, and followed by a round of personal interview. A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidateâ€™s performance at the 10+2 level.
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Syllabus and Course Description
A year-wise breakup of the courseâ€™s syllabus is tabulated below.
DMLT Year I Syllabus
- Basics in laboratory equipment and chemistry
- Basic Hematology
- Blood banking & Immune Hematology
- Clinical Pathology (body fluids) and Parasitological
DMLT Year II Syllabus
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Histopathology and Cytology
DMLT Career Prospects and Job Scope
After the successful completion of DMLT courses, candidates can expect good job opportunities in hospitals, emergency or trauma centres, nursing homes, private diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centres and medical clinics. They can also work with medical equipment manufacturing companies, research facilities, public health organisations and pharmaceutical firms. With the rapid growth in the private health sector, there is a number of job opportunities springing up in:
- Private hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Blood banks
- Pathology laboratories
- Molecular diagnostics
- Molecular biotechnology
- In-vitro fertilization laboratories
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such professionals are listed below along with their corresponding job description and salary offered for each post.