Medical Laboratory Techniques

AIM

To provide the necessary training for persons whom the physician deems necessary for medical analysis in relation to patient's condition within the laboratory diagnosis and treatment in health institutions

DEGREE

Associate of Science degree diploma and Health Technician (Medical Laboratory Techniques) degree is given to those who have completed this programme.

JOB DESCRIPTION OF MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS

A medical laboratory technician is a member of health profession who has graduated from schools in which associate of education degree in medical laboratory techniques is given and has a duty in the establishment and preparation of laboratory analysis under the observation and directives of a managining medical laboratory specialist medical doctor.

DUTIES , POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Controls the laboratory test equipments and machines
  • Prepares the samples used in analysis and tests
  • Prepares the chemical solutions and physical environment for the analysis of solid and liquid the samples for the tests
  • Performs the tests and analyses by using the laboratory equipments
  • Prepares, reports and makes follow-up processes of the analysis, tests and experiments
  • Cleans, disinfects and makes maintenance of laboratory equipments
  • Helps laboratory researchers in their research studies

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Students are offered theoretical and practical courses , term and summer practices to teach the use of laboratory equipments and various laboratory tests used in hospital laboratories and clinics.

A student planning to enter this program should have a good background in biology, physics, chemistry and human sciences.

To become a medical laboratory technician, one should;

  • have an interest and success in the fields of biology and chemistry,
  • be able to comcentratr on subjects for a long time and be patient,
  • use eyes and hands in harmony
  • be ready to do routine jobs
  • have a sense of responsibility
  • have well-developed skills of communication with other people

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF GRADUATES

Graduate students can work in university and government hospitals, health centers, private clinics and analysis laboratories, public health institutions, food industry enterprises, research centers of health institutions.

In laboratories and departments, they gain experience of using laboratory equipments, machines and instruments to perform biochemical, microbiological, pathological and hematological analyses . Medical Laboratory technicians can be responsible for laboratory tests and become specialized in a certain field.

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENTS

Medical Laboratory graduates can attend nursery,biology,moleculer biology etz bachelor programs if they are successful in vertical pass examination performed by Student Selection and Placement Center.

 

Hacettepe Universty Vocational School of Health Services
06100 Sıhhiye- Ankara