BACHELOR OF STUDIES MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 4 YEARS PROGRAMME

Following are the Clinical specialties of Medical Technology programmes:

  1. Cardiovascular Sciences
  2. Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  3. Dental Hygiene and Technology
  4. Radiation Therapy
  5. Radiological Imaging
  6. Neuroscience
  7. Nuclear Medicine

OVERVIEW OF SPECIALIZED FIELDS IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

1. Cardiovascular Science

A cardiovascular science is a study of heart and its function, blood vessels in human beings, cardiac disorders and diseases associated with cardiovascular systems. The students are taught and trained invasive and invasive cardiac diagnostics, therapeutic and preventive techniques used in cardiovascular sciences and its application in clinical and healthcare settings.
Cardiovascular professionals or technologists work with cardiac physicians to assist in providing treatment, monitoring and diagnosing patients with Cardiac problems. Furthermore, cardiovascular technologists pursue their career  in diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization labs in acute care hospitals, electrophysiology and echocardiography.
Cardiovascular technology is a challenging and growing profession. The B.S. MT in cardiovascular sciences program trains students with advance didactic basic and specialized courses and clinical trainings mandatory to marvel at their major studies.

Clinical Training:

The study of cardiovascular Sciences centers on the working of heart, its diagnosis and treatment therefore the CVS technologists are placed at Dr. Ziauddin Hospitals for their clinical practicum, where they utilize their knowledge of cardiovascular principles and functions in the operation of equipment, such as ECG, exercise stress tests, cardiac device follow up, ambulatory B.P. monitoring and ECG Event/loop Monitoring. The in-house training enables the student to comprehend the operation of machineries used while performing any test. These training start after every semester examination and the cycle continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

2. Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical laboratory science professionals provide laboratory services required for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. These Technologists or Scientists, by performing a number of tests, discover the diseases and lend a hand to the physicians to give quick treatment to the patients. Such Critical procedures require strong analytical skills and the ability to work under pressure.
The programme and courses offered at clinical laboratory sciences put great emphasis on students acquiring these skills by a combination of didactic sessions, group discussion, supervised training, competency assessments and clinical practicum in order to make student adroit at performing tests, analyses and interpretations.
Clinical Laboratory Scientists can set off their careers in medical and healthcare profession. Placements are also offered at scientific equipment companies, chemical and pharmaceutical companies. They can also contribute in educational sector as a faculty member or as a researcher.

Clinical Training:

The in-house training of CLS technologists encompasses observation and analysis of both manual and automated testing which involves immunoassays, Electrophoresis, Blood and urine culture, Blood Grouping and Cross matching, manual and automated cell counting. The in-house training enables the Student to master the operation of tools and equipment used while performing any test. These training start after every semester examination and the cycles continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

3. Dental Hygiene and Technology

Dental Hygiene and technology is a multi-modal course in the field of dental laboratory where dental hygiene is complemented with dental technology. It is the study of dental diseases, preventive therapy and patient’s counseling. The course is coupled with technical sides of dentistry where technologist makes prosthesis, orthodontic and maxillofacial appliances.
Dental technologists work in dental laboratories and create fabricated dental materials, using their artistic skills in fabricating the form and color of an individual’s teeth. Besides dental laboratory, technologists are also welcome in academics to hold a faculty position.
The College of Medical Technology started this programme in the year 2017 with a comprehensive course plan and training of the technologists preparing them to meet the challenges of the developments in the field.

Clinical Training:

The teaching and learning scheme at Ziauddin University provides its learner training where they can acquire the skills necessary for dental technologists. Among these skills are community disease prevention, tooth morphology, dental materials, and oral pathology. During clinical sessions, students will have hands-on technical experience on how to perform root planting, apply fluoride therapy, and develop x-rays at Ziauddin hospital under the supervision of dental physician and senior technologist. These training start after every semester examination at Dental Department of Ziauddin University Clifton and the cycle continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

4. Radiation Therapy

The Radiation Therapist is an allied health professional who works in the field of radiation oncology with radiation oncologists to administer the regular radiation treatment prescribed by the physician under their supervision and operate complex radiation therapy equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of various oncologic diseases.
The scope of practices of radiation therapist includes delivering radiation therapy to the patients of cancer, operates and examines linear accelerators that treat patients with radiation.
In B.S. MT Radiation therapy, students are taught the fundamentals of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiobiology, radiation safety and techniques, radiation oncology in addition to management electives to enable student to become competent and skilled radiation therapist.

Clinical Training:

The B.S. RT programme offered at Ziauddin University give students practical skills by providing in-house training after every semester to build a strong foundation of the course. During their clinical practicum, students are taught to assist oncology patients by delivering chemotherapy to them. Moreover, the training also involves the working on radiation equipments and producing a diagnosis. These trainings start after every semester examination and the cycles continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

5. Radiological Imaging

Radiological imaging is the study of techniques and procedure of medical images used for diagnosis of various diseases. Radiologic technologists are specialized at the use of medical imaging such as X-Rays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) scans, ultrasound, sonography and fluoroscopy. They have an acute understanding of anatomy, positioning, radiation protection and radiographic exposure.
Radiologic technologists are responsible for producing quality diagnostic image. They act as an expert to the physician by providing them proper examination of the disease, interpreting the resulting medical images. The doors of radiological technologists are opened at various technical departments in hospitals followed by physicians, medical laboratories outpatient imaging centers.
Radiological imaging is the demanding profession therefore; the College of Medical Technology has designed the program with intensive coursework along with the technical handling been practiced throughout the 04 year studies.

Clinical Training:

The programme offers training to the students at Ziauddin hospital under the guidance of supervisors and experienced technologists who coach students to perform X-rays, MRI, CT scans, mammography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, sonography and fluoroscopy. These training help students to become expert in their relevant fields before entering into professional life. These trainings start after every semester examination and the cycle continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

5. Neurosciences

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary study of brain system including brain, spinal cord and nerve cells throughout the body. It examines the complex interaction of multiple neuronal systems that underlie the emergence and rich diversity of cognitive functions, the regulations and expressions of all form of human behavior.
Neuroscientists can research on the behavior of nervous system. They can also work in operating EEG and EMG in clinics or hospital to evaluate and monitor patients. Further, they can work as a faculty member in the field of education.
In B.S. MT Neurosciences programme, students are educated and trained in neurosciences techniques like EEG, EMG, evoked potentials etc. During their bachelors studies students are exposed to analyzing and the diagnosis of nervous system diseases in human beings in addition to extensive courses and practices in neurosciences.

Clinical Training:

Ziauddin university facilitates its neurosciences technologists by providing in-house training in the areas of neuroscience intensive care, neuromedicine and neurosurgery , EEG and EMG, where students exercise their trainings. These trainings start after every semester examination and the cycles continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

5. Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is study of nuclear properties of stabile Nuclides that enables the technologist to diagnose, to determine the complexity of a disease and to suggest treatment to a variety of diseases. The technologists primarily work on the isotopes present in human body.
Graduates of Nuclear Medicine are called Nuclear Medicine Technologists who studies basic science subjects required for patient education and electives including radioisotopes and radiological imaging, and to work directly with patients during imaging procedures.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists work in hospital and laboratories in the diagnosis of various diseases such as cancers, heart diseases, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Furthermore, they perform bone scanning, PET and Nuclear cardiac stress tests. They can also contribute in the field of teaching and research

Clinical Training:

The curriculum of B.S.NS includes supervised educations which offer a sufficient and well-balanced variety of nuclear medicine procedures, examinations and equipment. Various rotations include supervised clinical education such as general nuclear medicine imaging, cardiology imaging, SPECT/CT, PET/CT, radiation-sensitive cameras, and dosage meters, radio pharmacy and radiation safety. These trainings are provided at Ziauddin hospitals aiming to strengthen students’ theoretical and practical understanding of neuromedicine sciences. These trainings start after every semester examination and the cycles continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES

Ziauddin University, College of Medical Technology promotes culturally inclusive, impelling and constructive learning environment giving specific consideration to student’s own psychological and sensory status and recognizing, nurturing and developing one’s strength to foster the learning process and positive interaction among the peers, groups and stimulates independence to meet the challenges of the real world. Subsequently, explicit and structured teaching is practiced and supported by audio and visual materials installed in each classroom. Contemporary practices such as blended learning, flipped classroom, and facilitation are provided meeting the course requirement of the programme. The brightest feature of College of Medical Technology is that academic block is under the same roof which reinforces learning by implementing teaching examples in real time cases. Finally, at the end of each semester, students are posted in Clinical Departments Ziauddin Hospital to implement their knowledge and upgrade their skills.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Medical Laboratory scientists have a huge demand both nationally and internationally. A survey recently conducted suggests that the demand of medical technologists is projected to grow 21% from 2014-2024 much faster than the average of all the occupations due to the greater need of diagnosis and of medical conditions through medical procedures.

Medical Technologists may apply for:

  • Hospitals, Health care and related fields
  • Diagnostic Facilities
  • Clinical Laboratory positions
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Management positions
  • Academic Positions
  • Public Health Agencies
  • NGOs

Facilities

In pursuit of exploring the quality education accompanied with the facilitated environment. Ziauddin University is extending its new University Campus at E40/1, North Nazimabad Block – B.

The College of Medical Technology is located in state of the art building that is modernly designed, with huge lobbies, lecture halls and laboratories. The classrooms of College are spacious, well-furnished, equipped with multimedia facility which enhance teaching-learning process in effective way. It is complemented with an air-conditioned environment that helps students to endure the harsh climatic conditions of the city. There is a seminar room available primarily to organize workshops and seminars that can accommodate more than 150 learners.

Training labs are turned as skill labs which are replica of  hospital/ clinical labs and surroundings. Skills laboratories are well-equipped consisting of hi-tech instruments to provide  hands-on training to students prior to dealing with patients.

Ziauddin is following the trails of modernization and since the concept of library has changed; it has evolved to a LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER which is a comprehensive learning area awarded for the concept of libraries and plastic museums.  Therefore, Ziauddin has developed the latest Learning Resource Center which is a combination of library with wide range of books and plastic museum. It comprises of 4D models along with computing facility that provides access to e-books, e-journals and academic articles. In addition to this students can also benefit from the main library located at Ziauddin Hospital, North Nazimabad for utilizing extensive learning opportunities after university hours.

The College of Medical Technology is skill oriented program and therefore, has made it mandatory for all the students to do practicums as a part of their course work. To achieve this College of Medical Technology as a privilege, posts students on rotations within concerned departments of Ziauddin Hospitals during semester and after successful completion of semester and they don’t have to wander to other hospitals to seek internship offers .The practical labs are located within the hospital premises which train the students to have multiple clinical case scenarios amalgamated with theoretical teaching. The facility aims at developing students’ Knowledge and skills along with direct implementation of knowledge on actual patients.

Our students entering professional education level are exposed to relatively low level of clinical human teaching therefore counseling sessions are provided with individual attention towards removing barriers to teaching-counseling session offered discussion on learning strategies with those students who encounter hurdle in teaching-learning process at times of high demand

To evoke the sense of healthiness and fitness, a recreational area consisting of gymnasium and indoor games is being built where these facilities can be availed by the students.

Within the university premises two tuck shops are located, which caters the nutritious side of the students , and provide with the students healthy food and snacks during university hours.

Furthermore, students are monitored 24/7 via security cameras installed at different locations. This makes the college environment secured and under surveillance.

First aid treatment and general medication are also available for students in any unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, students have an access to make an appointment at hospital doctors’ consultation.

Alumni Achievements

Ziauddin College of Medical Technology is the reputed pioneer of Medical Technology course in Pakistan. It offers HEC recognized certified courses, and the students who are graduated from College of Medical Technology are eligible to apply in all hospitals located nationally and internationally and in foreign universities. The degrees awarded are accepted and verified by International equivalency licensing systems and universities.

The alumni of Ziauddin College of Medical Technology are residing over the highest academic and professional pyramid in their respective departments and are educated and skilled technical heads, managing their departments according to international standardized system of health care according to the policies of I.S.O and C.A.P.

Mr. InnaitUllah Khan (Quality Assurance Officer at Blood Bank of Ziauddin Hospital)

Mr. Mubarak Zeb (Supervisor at Microbiology Lab of Ziauddin Hospital)

Ms. Madiha Khan (Supervisor at Blood Bank of Ziauddin Hospital)

Mr. Usman Khan (Supervisor at Blood Donor Center of Ziauddin Hospital)

Mr. Imdad Hussain (Supervisor at Blood Bank of Aga Khan University Hospital)

Ms. Saba Waheed (Supervisor at P.W.A Blood Bank)

Ms. Ayesha Sheikh (Supervisor at Muhammadi Blood Bank)

Local Placement

After successful completion of Bachelors programs, College of Medical Technology students are offered jobs from well recognized tertiary and secondary care and educational institutions. They are hired as Technologists, supervisors, Instructors in multidisciplinary organizations where they are known as competent and skilled prestigious employs Ziauddin’s students stand out among all other candidates of the same field on the basis of their skills and prescribed training. They are doing their duties successfully in the department of Hematology, Blood Bank, Histopathology, Chemical Pathology, Cytology, Microbiology, Radiology, Neurosciences, Cardiology, Operation Theatre, Dental Hygiene, Nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. The fields are immensely diverse and the alumni could accelerate up to the highest level of their career if they also pursuit their post-graduation in the specified discipline.

International Equivalence Achievements

International Equivalency has been accorded to Ziauddin University Bachelors’ in Medical Technology this includes equation by American credential agencies and qualifications of certification examination. The curriculum, credit hours and the training provided by the professionals of the College of Medical Technology cater the excellence of international standards. Hence, Ziauddin College of Medical Technology is proud to announce that its alumni are eligible for ASCP certification. Moreover, Applicants demonstrating a valid registration/examination pass record of the Authorities’ recognized international examinations (ASCP, AIMS, CSMLS, HPSCA and HSPC) will be exempted from all components of assessment as defined by the Middle East, providing that these exams certification are not older than five years

FEE STRUCTURE

(For Academic Year 2018-19) BS – MT Program

Admission FeePKR 15,000/- (Non Refundable)
Tuition fee (current structure)PKR 109,250/- 1st Year
Examination FeePKR 13,200/   1st Year
Total FeePKR 137,450/-

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.

The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

Advance fees to be paid semester-wise. All dues need to be cleared within two weeks of commencement of the academic year. 2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.

Need cum merit based scholarship are available.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Eligibility requirements for admission in Bachelor of Studies in Medical Technology (BS MT)

BS Medical Technology is a four year semester based program. Admissions are announced once a year. Candidate with minimum 50% marks in Pre-Medical and Medical Technology group from recognized board /authority are encouraged to apply.

A Level applicant is required to produce IBCC equivalence for enrollment in the program.

Merit is the prime criteria for selection i.e.:

  • S.S.C marks
  • H.S.C marks
  • Aptitude test
  • Interview marks

 

Assessment policies and procedure

Enrolled candidates are assessed and examined for theory and skills with periodic examinations. Continuous assessment is practiced incorporating multiple summative and formative assessments to measure the extent to which students have achieved the desire outcome. It includes continuous assessments, projects, portfolios, clinical practicum and competencies.

 

Weightage for the Final Examination

  • Attendance* 10%
  • Continuous assessments 40%
  • Final Examination 50%

Attendance

Attendance in classes is mandatory
Attendance grid
0.75% marks per 10% attendance until 80%, I:e., for every 10% attendance, 0.75% marks will be awarded in that course up till 80% attendance . for example ;

  • For 80% attendance, 6 marks will be awarded for 80% attendance, 2% marks per 10% attendance will be awarded in that course. For example;
  • For 90% attendance: 8 marks
  • For 100% attendance: 10 marks

 

Academic and Disciplinary Committee

The academic and disciplinary committee is responsible for case to case reviews and decision regarding students’ continuation and graduation from Ziauddin University, College of Medical Technology, ZCoMT.

The following actions are undertaken with appropriate approval from the faculty and academic staff of the committee

  1. Review the academic progress of students not meeting ZCoMT Academic Standards (as per HEC Pakistan).
  2. Review allegations of students violating the ZCoMT Professional Behavior Code.
  3. Determine the appropriate conditions and/or sanctions in cases involving unsatisfactory academic progress or unethical behavior.

 

Graduate and Degree Awarding Criteria

  1. A minimum cumulative rate point (CPGA) of 2.0 or above i.e.  61%
  2. A student who is at CGPA below 2.0 in more than 2 courses at any point in academic tenure will stand ineligible for the promotion to next level. (semester/year)
  3. Completion of mandatory Clinical Practicums.

Note: It is notified that for clinical practicum students may be rotated on different locations of Ziauddin Hospitals i.e. North Nazimabad, Clifton and KDLB.

 

GCPA Chart

GradeGrade PointsPercentage obtained in a Semester System
A+4.0085 and above
A3.6680-84
B+3.3375-79
B-3.0071-74
B2.6668-70
C+2.3364-67
C2.0061-63
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