Faculty of Health Sciences

At the end of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in medical sciences;
  • Perform medical laboratory procedures, validate and refer findings competently;
  • Assist in advanced medical laboratory procedures;
  • Perform quality control procedures competently;
  • Identify technical errors, perform basic troubleshooting and related problem-solving procedures;
  • Assist in the management of the laboratory;
  • Practice according to bio-safety and chemical safety requirements and regulations;
  • Demonstrate sensitivities and responsibilities towards the community, culture, religion and environment;
  • Adhere to the legal, ethical principles and the professional code of conduct in medical laboratory sciences;
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written forms with patients, their family /caregiver, peers, healthcare professionals and the stakeholders at large;
  • Demonstrate leadership, interpersonal and social skills;
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals;
  • Formulate solutions based on critical and lateral thinking;
  • Participate in research related to medical laboratory sciences and health sciences; and
  • Demonstrate ICT, entrepreneurial and lifelong learning skills in their practice.

Students can apply for diagnostic laboratory and continue their studies at a higher level such as, bachelors, masters and doctorate programs in the following areas:


●       Biomedical

●       Medical

●       Microbiology

●       Medical Laboratory Technology

●       Dietetics and Nutrition

●       Biotechnology

●       Genetics

●       Biology

  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Science
  • Basic Pathology
  • Human Physiology
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Basic Histopathological Techniques
  • Haematology
  • Research and Biostatistics
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Special Techniques in Histopathology
  • Medical Parasitology & Entomology
  • Cytology And Cytopathology
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Health Informatics
  • Industrial Training
  • Diagnostic Studies

All of the requirements need to be fulfilled

  1. Malaysian citizen
  2. Have the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum honours in FIVE (5) subject including Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia and pass in History subject.
  3. Obtained a minimum of Grade C in following subject at SPM Level
    • Physics
    • Biology / Chemistry
    • Bahasa Inggeris
    • Mathematics
  4. No limb disability, speech, blind, deaf, dumb, short-sighted and not color blind.

Faculty of Health Sciences,
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin,
Gong Badak Campus,
21300, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu

Tel: +609-6688515/ 8516
Fax: +609-6687896

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology was established to train graduates who will begin their career in Medical Laboratory Technology. As stated in the objectives of conducting the course, the faculty design the course in order to produce graduates who are competent in the field of medical laboratory technology by leveraging the knowledge and skills of the latest technology.

In line with this, the faculty has identified a number of specific employment sectors that could be met by graduates from the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology. The selection of medical laboratory sector is based on the need of trained workers and labor deficit in this sector which is expected to last into 2010 (Reference : “The outlook for stocks and Manpower Requirements Members of Allied Health Sciences”, Training Division Ministry of Health Malaysia, January 10, 2005). As such, the faculty justify this course offerings based on the needs and projections for skilled workers in the health sector, particularly in the field of laboratory medicine.

Duration of study: 3 years