BSc Medical Laboratory Technology

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Medical laboratory technology is an important sub-discipline within the allied health sciences. The medical laboratory technologist is an important member of the healthcare team and plays a critical support role in the provision of quality diagnostic laboratory work. Students in the programme acquire knowledge and practical skills in microbiology, haematology, immunohaematology, clinical chemistry, immunology, histology, health policy, molecular biology, applied research and clinical appraisal. The curriculum is organized around a sound foundation in the natural and social sciences and develops the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed for clinical pathological testing.  Instructional activities are designed to allow students to demonstrate growth, empathy, competence and confidence; to apply scientific principles, and to develop problem-solving skills which will enable them to easily adjust to changes and function effectively as an allied health professional and a member of society.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics, chemistry and biology and/or human and social biology, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

 

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DURATION
4 Years (FT)
5-6 Years (PT)

CAMPUS
El Dorado/ South

JANUARY
Open

                                                   COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                                   CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
MDLT 120 MLT Orientation 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3
MDLT 121 Medical Terminology 1 SOCI 102 OR PSYC 103 Introduction to Study of Society OR Understanding Human Behaviour 3
MDLT 125 Lab. Techniques/Phlebotomy 2 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
MDLT 134 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 4 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
MDLT 235 Community Project 2 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3
MDLT 297 Medical Microbiology 1 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
MDLT 298 Medical Microbiology 1 Practical 4 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
MDLT 299 Development of Research Proposal 2 Total Core Curriculum Courses 21
MDLT 320 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health 3 SUPPORT COURSES
MDLT 340 Immunology/Serology 4 HLED 100 First Aid and Occupational Safety and Health 3
MDLT 341 Clinical Biochemistry I 4 MATH 117 College Algebra 3
MDLT 344 Biochemistry Internship 0 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3
MDLT 345 Histopathology Internship 0 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
MDLT 346 Hematology Internship 0 BIOL 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
MDLT 350 Histological Techniques 4 BIOL 174 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
MDLT 352 Clinical Biochemistry II 4 BIOL 241 Genetics 3
MDLT 353 Haematology 4 BIOL 242 Cell Biology 3
MDLT 360 Basic Pathology 3 Total Support Course Credits 24
MDLT 371 Research Statistics and Critical Appraisal 3  FREE ELECTIVE(S)
MDLT 397 Medical Microbiology II 4  One (1) free elective 3
MDLT 411 Quality Management in the Laboratory 3 Total Credits from Elective Courses 3
MDLT 441 Immunohaematology 4
MDLT 444 Immunology/Serology Internship 0
MDLT 445 Blood Banking Internship 0
MDLT 446 Microbiology Internship 0
MDLT 452 Haematology II 4
BIOL 465 Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics 3
HLED 410 Health Policy 3
 MDLT 499 Medical Microbiology II- Simulated Practicum 2
Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 73
CLINICAL EXPERIENCES AND PRACTICAL EXAMS
NURS 181 Clinical Experiences (Level I Practical Examination) 2
NURS 372 Clinical Experiences (Level II Practical Examination) 3
NURS 373 Clinical Experiences (Level III Practical Examination) 2
Total Clinical Experiences Credits 7

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.

 

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

Important:
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.

 

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

 

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

To be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology, students must successfully complete 121 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Courses in the major area of study 73 credits
Total credits in the major area of study 73 credits
Core curriculum courses 21 credits
Support courses 24 credits
Elective courses 3 credits
A portfolio 0 credits
Six (6) MLT internships 0 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 121 credits

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