Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

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Assured entry to Degree Top up in Biomedical Science


Why Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology? (MLT)


A modern career opportunity in the employees dominated market! As part of the health-care team, the Medical Laboratory Technologist performs a large variety of laboratory tests and procedures that assist physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Medical Laboratory Technology is one of the most rapidly expanding healthcare fields. As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you will play an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery. The MLT Programme provides extensive training, including a clinical internship. This qualifies graduates to run clinical tests required by physicians to make life-affecting decisions in patient care.

The recognition

The Healthcare qualifications are highly recognized by educational and governmental establishments all around the world. We are proud to mention that PATHE health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland, Dubai and Cyprus. PATHE Advanced Diploma is recognized by the Ministry of Health under PHSRC and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development under TVEC Sri Lanka.

Further education opportunities

PATHE offers an Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology as a two-year programme leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science (Hons) at MSU.

Students who complete the Advanced Diploma in MLT of PATHE are guaranteed admission to enter the final year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science (Hons) at MSU through MSI Colombo.

MSU Malaysia is a 541′ QS World Ranked University and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. (ACU)

Programme delivery

The programme is delivered with emphasis stressed on vocational aspect of the course but not limiting to classroom theory, assignments, exams, classroom practices, demonstrations and Curricular Practical Training. Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party by through video presentations. PATHE management has the industrial training carried out in collaboration with major private healthcare institution networks.

PATHE Academy reserves the right to change the venue, date, and time for some modules and practical which will not be more than 30% of the whole programme.


  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry for Biology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Haematology & Blood Bank Serology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology I & II
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Analysis of Scientific Information & Data
  • Histopathology and Laboratory Management
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • 1100 hours CPT


2 Years (Full Time) / 2 Years (Part Time)

Lecture Schedule Days – Full Time Lecture Schedule Days – Part Time
 4 days for week – 6 hours per day  2 days for week – 9 hours per day

Admission criteria

  • GCE AL including chemistry S Passes (if want SLMC exam then GCE AL (3 pass including Chemistry S)- if want to go to Degree then need 3 pases for AL)

Enroll for the programme

Deadline for applications are 2 weeks before the commencement date:

To enroll you are required to come in person with a passport size colour photograph (with the softcopy), all educational and work experience documents and meet our Counsellor or chose the online enrollment option to pay by credit card or through bank.

For further information contact the Course Coordinator +94 720 239 731 / + 94 720 239 426 / 033 2053 534

Official clinical training provider

A leading private hospital in Sri Lanka is the official practical training provider for the PATHE healthcare programmes. The delivery of the programme includes one-day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital

Course Information
  • Course Id:MEDHNDMLT
  • Timings:Week days 9.am to 4.pm ( Lunch 12.noon to 1.pm ) / Weekends (Sat & Sunday) 8.am to 6.pm