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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

A student enrolled in this program should have an aptitude in mathematics, chemistry, physics, hematology, immunology, histology and related disciplines. You will spend 4 years for the paper chase, 3 years for academics and 1 year for clinical study. Are you getting goose-bumps so far? Don’t be, the health care industry is booming, providing better job opportunities to qualified students. The medical technologist’s work involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. With the changing landscape your task encompasses evaluation and improvement of conventional technical processes and the use of the latest complex instruments. It would be an advantage if you have completed a medical electives abroad that is reflected in your CV. You will stand out from non-mobile colleagues. It’ll catch the eyes of approving authorities in your application for a clinical study or in pursuit of a job. GEP Limited’s medical electives overseas will bring you to the Philippines or Kenya. Get up close experiences with diseases that are not found in medical records. Work in a clinical setting with substandard equipment. Get compensated with a smile from locals as you get blood samples from them.

WIDER SCOPE

In this program, you will have the opportunity to analyze samples of body fluids and cells, study the specimens for bacteria and parasites and identify chemicals contained in them, perform blood matching for patients who require transfusions and analyze drug levels in a patient’s blood to determine his reaction to treatment, study test results and communicate the findings to doctors.. You have the option to be assigned in a community center or a hospital laboratory or both. Perform diagnostic examinations in the following specializations: • Blood Banking–involves the collection (donation), testing, processing, and storing blood for later use (transfusion) important in emergency and surgical medicine. It is dependent on the clinical laboratory for ensuring the safe use of blood and its components. • Chemistry–a specialized area concentrating on the measurement of different proteins and electrolytes, as well as drug levels used to monitor patient therapy. • Hematology–specialized area that includes the collection, study and analysis of blood samples and blood diseases. • Immunology–a branch of medical technology that focuses on the study of foreign bodies and how they affect the immune system. • Microbiology – the study of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and how they affect the human body
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