Diploma In Clinical Pathology (DCP) For (MBBS)

Diploma in Clinical Pathology is a distinctive programme, recognized by PMDC that focuses on the principles and practical skills necessary for effective organizational leadership in Clinical Laboratory services. The focus is on critical thinking and problem solving skills. The DCP programme develops knowledge and skills that are critical for mid and upper level management positions in clinical laboratories. Students learn through case studies, class discussion exercise, projects and simulation. Students receive mentoring from a faculty experienced in blood bank and transfusion services. There is great emphasis on hands-on bench training along with teamwork and no emphasis on the passive absorption of knowledge. The balanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the Clinical Practicum programmes enable residents to work independently.

Clinical Training

This program at Ziauddin University offers the residents to attain the skills in the different disciplines of clinical pathology These skills will be attained in various ways during the training program, including rotation through laboratory sections, by completion of designated tasks, by participation in daily cytology/hematology read-out sessions, by interacting with the clinical pathologist on duty, laboratory technicians, students and clinicians, by inclusion in troubleshooting and laboratory operations. These trainings start after every semester examination and the cycles continues till the final year of the programme.

Programme Details

Trainee would be trained as follows:

  • Blood banking 3 months.
  • chemical pathology 7 months
    (two rotation of 4 and 3 months)
  • Hematology 7 months
    (two rotation of 4 and 3 months)
  • Microbiology 7 months
    (two rotation of 4 and 3 months)

*For all the courses, both theory as well as practical classes will be arranged.

Criteria for promotion to year II and awarding of diploma

– Minimum 80% attendance.
– Acquired 90% of all skills.
– Submitted all assignment on time.
– Pass all written and viva exam.

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 structure 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 and Clinical Laboratories are 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 Laboratories Ziauddin Hospital to implement their knowledge and upgrade their skills.

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Policy

MBBS, one year house job.

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 mid-terms, projects, portfolios, clinical practicum and competencies.

Weightage For The Final Examination

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


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

Fee Structure

Application processing fee Rs. 3,000/-
Examination Fees Rs. 25,000/-
University fee Rs. 10,000/- (Non-refundable)
Tuition fee (Current Structure) Rs. 60,000/- per annum
Student Activity fee Rs. 1,000/-
Laboratory Expenses Rs. 5,000/-

*Non refundable, once in whole programme.

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.

Examination Fee will be charged separately.

Advance fees to be paid semester wise. All dues need to be cleared within two weeks of commencement of academics years. 2% surcharge per month will be leveled on outstanding fees after the due dates.

Contact Information

Phone no. 021-36648237-9 ext 406,389
Fax no.021-36640670

Locate Us

College of Medical Technology
Oncology Building Basement 1
Ziauddin University
Block B North Nazimabad
Near Karimabad


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