MLTT Programs  

 

Program Overview:

The Medical Laboratory Technology Training Program (MLTTP) is developed and managed under the aegis of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The MLTTP is the only institution of its kind in Saudi Arabia, and the unique features of this program make it ideal for graduates to obtain a sound post-graduate level vocational education and training, meanwhile strengthening their overall knowledge base and clinical laboratory theoretical/practical skills.

The MLTTP currently consists of three clinical laboratory Programs: Clinical Biochemistry, Diagnostic Cytology, and Electron Microscopy.

The ultimate aim of the MLTTP is the development of skilled and qualified candidates to relieve occupational demand both within Saudi Arabia and abroad. Candidates navigate through tailor-designed fast-track curricula to complete one-year full time study. Curricula have been specifically designed to reflect both the current international standards and the regional needs for all disciplines. Successful graduates from Clinical Chemistry and Diagnostic Cytology will also be eligible to secure professional certification credentials from international colleges and academies (i.e., International Academy of Cytology {IAC}; American Society for Clinical Pathology {ASCP}).

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, is a robust, comprehensive operation accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission for International Accreditation (JCIA) and American Association of Blood Banking (AABB). It employs state-of-the-art technology and expertise that supports effective training and development.

The MLTTP academic year consists of 4 blocks, of 12 weeks each. Each School is carefully defined by discipline-specific lectures; but additionally, all candidates are subject to a core program designed to reinforce universal knowledge, such as: human physiology, pathology, professional development, and laboratory management / safety, medical terminology. Likewise, ample opportunity for clinical placement training has been designed into these curricula.

It is mandatory for all candidates, and for all Schools, to possess a University Bachelor’s Degree; preferably from Applied Medical Science faculties or equivalent. Required also is a commensurate command of English language; as demonstrated through English Proficiency Examinations and interview exchanges.

Faculty:

The training staffs are clinical scientists, medical doctors (consultants) and master degree holders (lecturers). All have great experience in the field of medical laboratory technology, teaching and research, all have an academic title with King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS).

Intended Outcomes and Future opportunities:

The MLTTP is empowered to produce qualified, skilled and credentialed clinical laboratory professionals. Target career opportunities include clinical laboratories in hospital settings, and diagnostic clinics; including medical research facilities, industry, and Government Agencies such as the Saudi Food and Drug Administration, and of course, University teaching laboratories.

Graduates from the medical laboratory technology training program will gain the knowledge and the experience that will entail them have a better chance in passing the International Certification Exam , and/or The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCPi) Exam for each speciality. 

Medical Laboratory Technology Training Program

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:

It is mandatory for all candidates, and for all Schools, to possess a University Bachelor’s Degree; preferably from Applied Medical Science faculties. Required also is a commensurate command of English language; as demonstrated through English Proficiency Examinations and interview exchanges.

  • Clinical Biochemistry Program – Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biology/ Chemistry/ Biochemistry or equivalent, to be eligible to apply.

  • Diagnostic Cytology Program – Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biology, Physiology or equivalent, to be eligible to apply.

  • Electron Microscopy Program – Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biology, Physiology or equivalent, to be eligible to apply.

Application and Registration:

To apply, the following are required:

  • Completed Registration Form – Mail or fax;

  • Verified official University Degree from an accredited institution, in a sealed envelope

  • Verified official transcript(s) from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, in a sealed envelope;

  • English language proficiency certificate (i.e., TOEFL, or IELITS scores);

  • Three Letters of Recommendation (minimum one from an academic reference);

  • A statement describing your interest in graduate clinical laboratory training, emphasizing the reasons for your Program selection.

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