Laboratory Medicine

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) was established in 1999. At present, the department is offering Diploma in Medical Technology (Laboratory) Course which is affiliated with State Medical Faculty of Bangladesh & approved by Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Course Aims:

To prepare Medical Laboratory Technologists with knowledge, skill and attitude to bring about behavioural changes for enabling them
to perform assigned responsibilities in their individual working stations.

Course Objectives:

After successful completion of the 3 years Diploma course in Medical Laboratory Technology the students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge base in Medical Laboratory Technology discipline.
  • Carry out medical laboratory works in different laboratory settings: public & private.
  • Organise and maintain a medical diagnostic laboratory.
  • Use, operate and maintain equipment, apparatuses and glassware’s of medical laboratory.
  • Examine specimens, prepare reports with sign, maintain records & submit periodical reports of a medical laboratory.
  • Maintain laboratory safety and undertake measures for prevention of laboratory infections and accidents.
  • Manage emergency medical situations arising out of laboratory diagnostic procedures.
  • Carry out the role and responsibility of a Medical Laboratory Technologists.
  • Carry out supervisory role of Medical Laboratory Technologists.
  • Deal with common health problems and health care delivery services in Bangladesh.
  • Demonstrate values and attitudes consistent with ethical and professional conduct.
  • Contribute to the future development of Medical Laboratory Technologists.

Conditions for entrance :

1. Qualifications & prerequisite:

(i) SSC Science or equivalent with Science with Physics ,Chemistry & Biology.

(ii) Candidate has to secure 2nd division or GPA 2.5 in the SSC examination. Candidate passed S.S.C. exam current year or previous three years or as decided by the authority for each year of admission.

2. Current SSC & Previous 3 years, Examinations for Entrance/Admission Test:

All candidates are to sit for admission tests through prescribed rules and examination method as specified in the advertisement by Directorate General of Health Services, Bangladesh. Candidate who passed in admission test will be eligible for admission.

Course structure and duration:

The course will be of three years duration. The total period is divided into 3 parts – 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year. In each year there will be 40 weeks ((Teaching/Learning hours: 900- 1500 hours/year) of teaching and learning at the end of which there will be an year final examination. Supplementary examinations will be held 6 months of the year final examination.

Year Institutional teaching Clinical placement Revision & exam
1st Year 36 weeks 04 weeks
2nd Year 36 weeks 04 weeks
3rd Year 18 weeks 18 weeks 04 weeks