Awarded by SEGi


3 years (including placement)


January / March / May / July / September


SEGi College Kuala Lumpur
SEGi College Penang
SEGi College Sarawak
SEGi College Subang Jaya
SEGi University Kota Damansara


Acquiring Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology

Health Care is a multi-billion ringgit industry in Malaysia. However, this industry is facing a great shortage of qualified personnel. This means that there is a strong demand of graduates and holders of the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician or higher qualifications.

The comprehensive course structure, coupled with the practical aspects of the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, will prepare our students as employable staff for many areas in the healthcare industry. Our diploma programme comprises academic knowledge with practical skills in our modern and well-equipped laboratories, which will enhance your knowledge and skills.

The health care industry is in the midst of one of the most significant shortages of trained personnel in its history, and leaders predict it is a trend that will continue. In the Journal for Clinical Laboratory Science a survey indicated that within the next seven years 50% of the current practitioners will retire, and that not enough programmes exist to meet the needs of the industry.


The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology provides the academic background and technical skills necessary to enter the health care system as a practicing medical laboratory technician. You will gain educational experiences and knowledge to develop the critical thinking, technical and interpersonal skills required to be a successful clinical laboratory scientist. The programme will integrate knowledge gained from general education, health science and clinical laboratory science so that you, as the future laboratorian, will exercise good judgment, ethics and appropriate decision making abilities to serve the needs of the community and the health profession.

The programme includes a 28-week Medical Laboratory Placement in Year 2 and Year 3. The placement opportunity provides you with hands-on training in the main components of:

  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Serology
  • Histopathology
  • Cytology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology


SPM or its equivalent with 5 credits in the following subjects;

  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • At least one science subject (Biology/ Physics/ Chemisty/ General Science/ Applied Science/ Health Science); and
  • Any other one subject.
  • English for science
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Introduction to MLT
  • Computer Applications
  • Laboratory Mathematics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Histopathology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunohematology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cytology
  • Clinical Placement
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Biostatistics