MAHSA University’s Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is a highly-specialised 3-year programme which will cater to students who have completed SPM or its equivalent, and are interested in a career as a medical laboratory technologist.

Students will learn how to collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.

They will learn diverse medical subjects such as clinical chemistry, clinical biology, haematology, hemopathology, histotechnology, immunology, specimen collection and handling, transfusion science, and other such specialised subjects. They will also be trained to think logically and to be very meticulous and committed to detail, adhering always to stringent professional standards, and to be adept at critical thinking.

This Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology will ensure students are ready for a career in hospitals and medical centres, educational institutions, and in clinics and laboratories both in the government and private sectors.

Aims & Objectives

To enable the students to acquire and demonstrate competent practical skills; identify, formulate and provide creative, innovative and effective solutions to problems while applying knowledge of science fundamentals to medical laboratory technology

Why Study Diploma In Medical Lab Technology At Mahsa?
  • Large modern laboratories with individual bench space & personalized attention
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Integrated training with collaboration within the Faculty of Medicine
  • Our diploma programme comprise academic knowledge with practical skills in our modern and well-equipped laboratories, which will enhance the student knowledge and skills 
  • High employability rate
  • Spacious go green eco-friendly Campus, Close to upcoming LRT Putra Heights

Programme Structure

1 Biochemistry MLT 111 BCH
Human Biology 1 MLT 112 BIO1
Biostatistics MLT 113 BST
Chemistry MLT 114 CHE
English for Academic Purposes MLT 116 ENG / ENG 4112
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science MLT 117 MLS
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (For International Student) MPU 2133
Diploma Pengajian Malaysia 2 (For Local Student) MPU 2163
2 Human Biology 2 MLT 121 BIO2
Clinical Biochemistry 1 MLT 122 CBC1
Diagnostics Haematology 1 MLT 123 HEM1
Immunohaematology 1 MLT 124 BBK1
Immnunology MLT 125 IMM
Microbiology 1 MLT 126 MIC1
Parasitology 1 MLT 127 PAR1
English for Academic Writing MLT 129 ENG 2/ ENG 4122
Creative and Critical Thinking MPU 2222
1 Clinical Biochemistry 2 MLT 211 CBC2
Cytology 1 MLT 212 CYT1
Diagnostics Haematology 2 MLT 213 HEM2
Immunohaematology 2 MLT 214 BBK2
Microbiology 2 MLT 215 MIC2
Parasitology 2 MLT 216 PAR2
Pathology 1 MLT 217 PAT1
Time Management MPU 2312
2 Clinical Biochemistry 3 MLT 221 CBC3
Cytology 2 MLT 222 CYT2
Diagnostic Haematology 3 MLT 223 HEM3
Immunohaematology 3 MLT 224 BBK3
Microbiology 3 MLT 225 MIC3
Pathology 2 MLT 226 PAT2
Personal and Professional Development MLT 227 PPD
Co-Curricular Project MPU 2412
1 Clinical Attachment 1 MLT 311 ATT
2 Clinical Attachment 2 MLT 321 ATT

Entry Requirement

SPM or equivalent with 5 credits in the following subjects:
Bahasa Malaysia; English; Mathematics
1 Science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science; any other 1 subject

GCE / 0 Level or equivalent with 5 Grade C in the following subjects:
English; Mathematics
1 Science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science; any other 2 subjects
Certificate related to Health Sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75

Career Opportunities

  • Medical lab technologist in private/public sector

  • Research Assistants in medical centers

  • Areas of research & quality control in industries

  • Sales/technical representatives with manufacturing companies’ or distributors of laboratory equipment & supplies

  • Demonstrators/tutors in training institutes & universities.

Industrial Training

Students are sent for their clinical attachments for duration of 28 weeks at Pathology labs in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Selayang, Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah Klang, Hospital Melaka, Hospital Pulau Pinanag.

Student placements

Since 2005 MAHSA generated more than 500 MLT’s, our students placed globally. The students working in Gribbles Pathology & Clinical Laboratory Sdn Bhd , Path lab, Institute Jantung Negara, CCM Chemical Sdn Bhd and Assuntha Hospital…so on.

Progression Pathway

SPM/0—Levels > Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology > Bachelor’s Degree > Post—graduate


The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in medical laboratories and hospitals.
Clinical Exposure
Students of the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology gain experience in our rather exhaustive list of panel of hospitals and medical laboratories throughout Malaysia
Tuition fees for the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia


Feedback from the student

Niranginee Chandra, Medical Lab Scientist, GRIBBLES PATHOLOGY

“During my 3 years course at MAHSA, I had pleasant experience, suitable ambiance for studies, a resourceful library, fully equipped lab, helpful, dedicated lecturers, most of all a compact well-structured syllabus, which have prepared me as marketable and knowledgeable MLT, I have realized it during my interviews, as I was able to answer the employer's question without any struggles. Phlebotomy training provided during college days was an added advantage, as most lab institution and hospitals required these criteria to recruit a MLT. Furthermore, during my college days lecturers have also given a lot of guidelines on how to cope with working life which is now very handy. I am truly satisfied with my choice 6 years ago, to do my diploma with MAHSA, which have now, given me a bright, promising future.”