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. Nuclear Medicine
  5. Neurosciences
  6. Radiation Therapy
  7. Radiological Imaging

OVERVIEW OF SPECIALIZED FIELDS IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

1. CARDIOVASCULAR SCIENCES

A cardiovascular science is a study of cardiovascular system, Cardiac pathologies, and cardiac diagnostics. The students are skilled in invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures which include Exercise Tolerance Test, Cardiac Catheterization procedures (angiography and angioplasty) etc. The field of cardiovascular science offers many educational and professional job perspectives with interventional cardiologists, cardiologists, echocardiography and electrophysiology. Cardiovascular Sciences is a stimulating and rising profession. The BS MT in cardiovascular sciences program skills students with advance educational basics, specialized courses and clinical trainings.

The student of cardiovascular sciences is placed at Dr. Ziauddin Hospitals for their intensive clinical practicums rotations where they are trained under supervision of cardiac physicians and technologists. They utilize their knowledge of cardiovascular principles and functions in the operations of exercise tolerance test, cardiac catheterization, echo cardiograph, cardiac devices follow up, ambulatory B.P monitoring and ECG event/loop monitoring. The clinical practicums prepare the student to understand the various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. These trainings start after every semester examination and the cycle continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

2. CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

Clinical laboratory science professionals provide laboratory services required for analysis, quality work and reporting of the patient’s samples. These Technologists or Scientists, by performing a number of tests, identify the abnormality and inform the physicians to diagnose and give quick treatment to the patients. Such Critical procedures require strong background knowledge, 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 informative sessions, group discussion, supervised training, competency assessments and clinical practicum in order to make student skillful at performing tests, analyses, interpretations and reporting.
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 includes observation and analysis of both manual and automated testing which involves immunoassays, Electrophoresis, Blood and urine culture, Blood Grouping and Cross matching, Coagulation testing, 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 trainings 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 multimodal 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.

 A dental laboratory technologist is trained craftsman who works with precision, great concentration and patience, with high standard of hand skills. As a member of dental health team, a dental laboratory technologist provides a service to dentists by constructing for them a variety of appliances to repair, replace, or reposition teeth of patients whose natural teeth are broken, missing or need repositioning. The program provides theoretical and technical training for the construction of these dental appliances

The College of Medical Technology started this program 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. This course provides students with a well-rounded education in all aspects of dental technology whilst also challenging their ability to problem-solve. A Dental Technology degree provides the best foundation for the aspiring dental technologist who may progress to work in a laboratory or be self-employed

Clinical Training:

The teaching and learning scheme at Ziauddin University provides its learner training where they can acquire the skills necessary for dental technologists.

Design and construction of complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, orthodontic appliances. Dental Technologist concentrates on area of dental technology after graduation and specializes in denture construction, metal and porcelain bridge work, or tooth repositioning appliances. A licensed or registered Dental Laboratory Technician may own and operate a dental laboratory to provide services to a dentist, a number of dentists, or a group practice of dentists

Course in specialized techniques are presented to students in laboratory, demonstration and lecture classes. Practical laboratory work is emphasized in the courses to prepare the student for employment. These trainings 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. NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Nuclear medicine technologists maneuver equipment that creates images of areas of a patient’s body. They prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients. … Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals. Some work in physicians’ offices, diagnostic laboratories, or imaging clinics. They will be provided with theoretical knowledge and practical training to perform Bone scanning, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), cardiac stress tests. They can also contribute in the field of teaching and research

Clinical Training

The curriculum of BS Nuclear Medicine Technology includes basic health science education and nuclear medicine procedures, examinations and equipment. Various rotations include supervised clinical education such as general nuclear medicine imaging, cardiology imaging, radiation-sensitive cameras, dosage meters, radio pharmacy and radiation safety. These trainings are provided at Ziauddin hospitals on real time clinical cases aiming to strengthen students’ theoretical and practical understanding of neuromedicine. These trainings start after every semester 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. Neurophysiology is an important subspecialty of Neuroscience. It focuses on the physiology and functioning of the nervous system, often using electrophysiological tools.

The Neurosciences Program at Ziauddin University offers the best accredited neurodiagnostic and polysomnographic technologist training in the area. Students will learn about the function and disorders of the nervous system, as well as the principles and practical applications of neurodiagnostic and polysomnographic testing.

One of the only programs to train in five modalities, including EEG, nerve conduction studies (NCS), sleeps studies (PSG), Intraoperative Monitoring (IoM) and evoked potentials (EPs).

Neurophysiologic and polysomnographic technologist perform a variety of testing such as EEG, NCS, PSG, IoM and evoked potentials to assist physicians in the diagnosis and evaluation of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and disorders of sleep.

Clinical Training

Neurosciences curriculum includes a mixture of classroom learning that includes hands-on practice sessions, and plenty of clinical experience working with real patients.

Neurodiagnostic studies are performed in a laboratory, emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, special monitoring units or at the patient’s bedside.

The Neurosciences Program includes clinical rotations in the EEG, EMG (NCS and EPs) and the sleep centers. Each area has state-of-the-art electronic digital instrumentation for patient test recordings.

During rotations in the EEG and EMG laboratories, students are exposed to the technical aspects of neurophysiology and surgical monitoring of spine related disorders in the operating room.

6. RADIATION THERAPY

The Radiation Therapist is an allied health professional who works along with Radiation Oncologists to administer the prescribed Radiation Treatment. They are trained to delegate the process of Radiation treatment which includes explaining the treatment plan, ensuring preventive measures to reduce undesired radiation exposure, explaining preventive therapies to the patient under treatment, maintain the operative state of the radiation therapy .These professionals are well equipped to take care of cancer patients.

In B.S. MT Radiation therapy, basic medical sciences and clinical details are integrated. Guidelines and procedures related to Radiation safety, techniques and management courses will be taught during the four year program that will shape students to become competent and skilled radiation therapist.

Clinical Training:

The BS RT Programme offered at Ziauddin University imparts practical skills by providing clinical training to prepare competent professionals. During the clinical practicums, students are provided assisted teaching and training sessions in the areas of patient assistance, patient preparation for radiation procedures, quality assurance of radiation therapy process and equipment.  These trainings sessions are conducted on real-time clinics, patients and equipment

7. RADIOLOGICAL IMAGING

Radiological Imaging Technology is the study of techniques and procedure of medical images used for diagnosis of various diseases. Radiologic technologists are professionals who conduct medical imaging procedures such as ultrasound, X-Rays, fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)) scans. They are imparted understanding of anatomy, patient positioning, radiation protection and radiographic exposure.
Radiologic technologists are responsible for ensuring the quality of diagnostic image. They play an instrumental role in timely and accurate diagnosis of disease. The doors of radiological technologists are opened at radiology departments of hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers, mobile dispensaries and field hospitals.

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 trainings start after every semester examination and the cycle continues till the final year of the undergraduate programme.

BS MT RI (Majors in Ultrasonography, Majors in Echocardiography)

 This year Ziauddin University is offering Bachelors of studies of Medical Technology Radiological Imaging with majors in Ultrasonography and Echocardiography. These two technologically advanced programs are uniquely offered. This program intends to develop professionals who will be to work as radiological imaging experts and will also function as Ultrasonographers and Cardiac Sonographer.

The four year program is offering strong base in basic health and physical sciences in the first year. The second and third year studies are offering various courses of cross sectional anatomy, Brain radiography, contrast radiography and patient care.

Fourth year studies will offer course specific to ultrasonography and related clinical measurements.

The successful candidates from the program will be worthy human resource for hospital diagnostic centers teaching institutes and related professionals health science providers.

 Majors in Echocardiography

Fourth year students will offer courses specific to echocardiography and related clinical practices.

The successful candidates will be able to function as radiographers and Echocardiographer.

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

ZIAUDDIN COLLEGE OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Ziauddin University, College of Medical Technology offers ample of facilities to its students. The central location of College of Medical Technology in North Nazimabad makes it convenient, easy to approach and accessible for the students primarily.

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 2020-21) BS – MT Program

Application Fee5,000
Admission Fee15,000
Lab Coat Expense5,000
Student Fund3,000
Academic Transport40,000
Tuition Fee171,600
Examination Fee18,000

*Will be charged as per ongoing conditions of semester studies that are currently affected by COVID -19

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 45% 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.:

  • SSC marks
  • HSSC marks
  • 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, ZCMT.

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.

GRADUATION AND DEGREE AWARDING CRITERIA

  1. A minimum cumulative rate point (CGPA) 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.

CGPA CHART

GradeGrade Point%EquivalenceRemarks
A3.67 – 4.0085 and above 
A-3.34 – 3.6680 – 84 
B+3.01 – 3.3375 – 79 
B2.67 – 3.0071 – 74 
B-2.34 – 2.6668 – 70 
C+2.01 – 2.3364 – 67 
C1.67 – 2.0061 – 63 * 
C-1.31 – 1.6658 – 60 
D+1.01 –1.3054 – 57 
D0.10 –1.0050 – 53 
F0.00Below 50