Medical Lab Science
What is B.Sc in Medical Lab Sciences?
Modern health care has become increasingly dependent on complex laboratory tests—the results of which aid in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. You will gain fundamental knowledge and skills in biological, physical and health sciences.Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) also known as Clinical Laboratory Science is an advanced discipline of science which deals with the analysis, cure and prevention of diseases through various laboratory tests. MLS helps diagnose, treat and prevent disease through clinical laboratory tests. It is complementary to medical science. It involves analysis of body matter such as fluid, tissue, and blood. It also covers micro-organism screening, chemical analyses, and cell count. These professionals, medical lab scientists, play an important role in collecting information, sampling, testing, reporting and documenting medical investigations. Candidates after their successful completion of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) course in MLS have vast opportunities both in terms of higher study options and also in pursuing a profession.
Health care services are in demand twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Medical Laboratory Scientists often perform shift and weekend work, sometimes alone to ensure patients get critical lab results. MLSs must be able to make critical decisions while working in a fast-paced, high stress environment.
Medical Laboratory Science includes laboratory analysis in five different disciplines: Clinical Biochemistry, Hematology, Histotechnology, Microbiology and Transfusion Science. Medical laboratory science combines the use of sophisticated instruments and techniques with the application of theoretical knowledge to perform complex procedures on tissue specimens, blood samples and other body fluids. The tests and procedures that Medical Laboratory Technologists perform provide critical information enabling physicians to diagnose, treat and monitor a patient’s condition.
How do we see B.Sc in Medical Lab Sciences at GGI?
Medical laboratory Sciences is a constantly evolving and rewarding career. The lab of today is a far more complicated one than the lab of just ten years ago. As new discoveries advance scientific knowledge, the scientist role will continue to change and expand. Even now, we can see the impact of future tests that may be developed for diagnosing such health problems as cancer or genetic disorders.
Variety: Medical Laboratory Scientists perform tests in five different disciplines and have a wide range of career options. Every day brings a different challenge and new problems to solve.
Job Satisfaction: Test results have an immediate impact on the care of critically ill patients. Making a real difference in patients’ lives contributes to high levels of job satisfaction among Medical Laboratory Technologists.
Independence: Medical Laboratory Technologists often work independently with minimal supervision. While still a key member of the health care team, MLS have greater control over their daily routine than many other health care professionals.
Expanding Roles: Demand for faster testing and constant monitoring of patients has taken some tests out of the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. This is called “point-of-care” testing. This is an exciting new role for MLS.
Travel: A Medical Laboratory Scientist is welcome in many other countries. If you have a desire to see the world, a career as a MLS will carry you through life’s adventures.
MIOCROBIOLOGY: Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as ‘microbes’. These microbes play key roles in nutrient cycling, biodegradation/biodeterioration, climate change, food spoilage, the cause and control of disease, and biotechnology.
BIOCHEMISTRY: Clinical Biochemistry is the division of laboratory medicine that deals with the measurement of chemicals (both natural and unnatural) in blood, urine and other body fluids. These test results are useful for detecting health problems, determining prognosis and guiding the therapy of a patient.
HEMATOLOGY: Hematology is the medical specialty that studies blood (blood cells and other components), its disorders or mutations and the organs that are part of its production, such as the bone marrow, the spleen, or the nodes, among others. Hematology includes the treatment of blood disorders and malignancies, including types of hemophilia, leukemia, and lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia
HISTOTECHNOLOGY: Histology is a science dealing with the structure of cells and their formation into tissues and organs. Histotechnology centers on the detection of tissue abnormalities and the treatment for the diseases causing the abnormalities.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: Anatomy and physiology are two of the most basic terms and areas of study in the life sciences. Anatomy refers to the internal and external structures of the body and their physical relationships, whereas physiology refers to the study of the functions of those structures.
TRANSFUSSION MEDICINE (BLOOD BANKING): Transfusion medicine (or transfusiology) is the branch of medicine that encompasses all aspects of the transfusion of blood and blood components including aspects related to hemovigilance. It includes issues of blood donation, immunohematology and other laboratory testing for transfusion-transmitted diseases, management and monitoring of clinical transfusion practices, patient blood management, therapeutic apheresis, stem cell collections, cellular therapy, and coagulation.
Eligibility for B.Sc in Medical Lab Science in GGI?
Starting from 1st Year (Three Years Degree Program)
10+2 with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics / Biotechnology / Computer Science / Biology.
Minimum Percentage Required- 50%