Diploma In Medical Technology (1 Year)

Diploma Courses (1 Year)

College of Medical Technology offers diploma courses in the following disciplines of Medical Technology.
1. Phlebotomy
2. Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is the science of techniques and handling of blood collection, and laboratory procedures. Phlebotomists are healthcare professionals that perform these crucial procedures and are the back bone of clinical laboratories. They work directly with the patients therefore; this program also trains the students in customer service, ethics and communication. Phlebotomists are responsible for drawing blood from patient in safe and sanitary manner for prescribed tests or for blood donation purposes, perform the venipuncture process, test labeling, data entry and quality assurance.

Clinical Training

The students of Ziauddin University are privileged to have in-house training during their degree programme. Diploma in phlebotomy emphasizes more on clinical experience and therefore students are placed at Ziauddin laboratory for the training of the collection of the blood samples of the patients. By the end of their training students have to take a competency test.
Pulmonary Function Test is the study of function and procedures involve in the testing of lungs that tests measure lung volume, capacity rates of flow, and oxygen exchange. Moreover, Pulmonary Function Technologists run test with respiratory disorders that assists the physician in deciding the relevant treatment. These technologists work with healthcare team in hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers. They can also contribute their services in academic and research labs.

Pulmonary Function Test

Pulmonary function test is the study of function and procedures involve in the testing of lungs that tests measure lung volume, capacity rates of flow, and oxygen exchange. Moreover, Pulmonary Function Technologists runs test with respiratory disorders that assists the physician in deciding the relevant treatment. These technologists work with healthcare team in hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers. They can also contribute their services in academic and research labs.

Clinical Training

The students of Ziauddin University are privileged to have in-house training during their degree programme. Diploma in phlebotomy emphasizes more on clinical experience and therefore students are placed at Ziauddin laboratory for the training of the collection of the blood samples of the patients. By the end of their training students have to take a competency test.

Programme Details

DURATION

Total course duration: 12 months
Academic Teaching: 05 Months
Clinical Practicum: 07 Months
Note: During clinical practicum, students will be posted to morning, evening and night rotations to the assigned departments.

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

INTERMEDIATE (science/arts/ commerce)/medical technology laboratory sciences with a minimum of 50%

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

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 fees Rs. 3,000/-
Admission Fee Rs. 10,000/-
Tuition fee (Current Structure) Rs. 20,000/-(Annual)
Examination Fee Rs. 3,000/- (Annual)

NOTE: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be 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.

Career Opportunities

Phlebotomists and pulmonary function technologists are in great demand in Pakistan. They can works in

  • Clinical laboratory team
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Physician’s offices

Experienced phlebotomists and pulmonary function technologists may be promoted to the position of supervisor, team leaders, trainers and service managers.

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