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    DMLT Syllabus & Subjects 2023

    DMLT Course Syllabus & Subjects Overview

    The Diploma in Medical Laboratory, popularly known as the DMLT course, is a two-year medical diploma course offered by medical colleges across India. Classed under paramedical sciences, the DMLT course would include subjects and topics highlighting the techniques and methods to test, analyse, interpret and report the results effectively and efficiently. The DMLT syllabus and subject, aim to provide the necessary knowledge and training to carry out such crucial tasks.

    Producing skilled and qualified Medical Laboratory Technicians, the 2-year medical diploma course encompasses a variety of medical topics and subjects. Some of the topics that would be taught across different colleges include Fundamentals of MLT, Information and Communication Technology, Metabolic and Technical Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Technical Microbiology and much more. It should be noted that each course offered in India will include a unique blend of subjects and topics decided by the institution.

    Through the training and qualifications they receive through the course, the syllabus and subjects for DMLT courses will prepare students for a range of job roles across hospitals, pathology laboratories and other medical testing centres across India. The course will also prepare the students to take up further higher studies in the field of medical laboratory technicians. On this page, we have highlighted the different DMLT subjects and topics taught across top colleges in India.

    DMLT Year-wise Syllabus

    Each university and college offering the course will define the exact DMLT year-wise syllabus that students will be asked to complete. However, there are a few subjects and topics taught across India. Listed below are some of these year-wise DMLT course syllabus and subjects, aspirants can expect to be taught at their desired universities.

    DMLT Course Syllabus for Year 1

    The table below outlines some of the common DMLT course syllabus for Year 1, taught across different universities and colleges.

                Human Anatomy and PhysiologyFrom studying the cell structure to understanding the central nervous system, and much more, Human Anatomy and Physiology are subjects that are taught across all universities and colleges offering a DMLT course.
    PathologyThe subject will cover topics related to haematology, clinical pathology, blood banking and parasitology among others.
    Fundamentals of MLTThe subject will mainly focus on different topics related to the laboratory, viz, an overview/introduction to medical lab technology and various services, the glassware and equipment used as well as the safety & maintenance of the laboratories, among others.
    Information and Communication Technology The subject primarily focuses on preparing students with the necessary computer skills, particularly in software and hardware used in the medical lab tech fields.

    DMLT Course Syllabus for Year 2

    Universities offering the course may include the following DMLT course syllabus for year 2, as listed in the table below:

    HistopathologyThe subject will include topics such as the different histopathological techniques, tissue processing and embedding, mounting and staining and much more.
    BiochemistryVarying from university to university, the subject will delve deep into topics like Biochemistrical structure, Clinical Biochemistry, Estimation of tests of different enzymes, sugar, etc.
    MicrobiologyThe subject will cover various topics ranging from sterilisation, bacterial culture, systemic bacteriology and much more.
    Coagulation and Transfusion MedicineThe subject will train students in understanding and investigating coagulation disorders while also understanding the principles of immunohematology.

    Each university will be offering a unique blend of topics and subjects for DMLT, which will prepare them for jobs and further education in the field of Medical Lab Technology.

    DMLT Important Books

    A way to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the field is to use references and guidebooks. These books will help students understand the different techniques and methodologies that have been in use in the field of medical lab technology. Some of the books recommended by faculties include:

    • Clinical Microbiology and parasitology by Nanda Maheshwari
    • Biochemistry for DMLT by Arya Bhusan and Arun Jyoti
    • Clinical Pathology by Dr J.S.Chauhan
    • Practical Human Anatomy and Physiology by Mr Mahaveer P.Kabra and Mr Atul Kabra

    While these are some of the more recommended books, the faculty at the college or university a student has been enrolled in will also suggest additional books and guides that must also be used.

    DMLT Course Structure

    While the overall course structure is defined by the government medical education body, universities and colleges have the authority to determine the course structure as well. However, the commonly followed course structure for the DMLT syllabus has been outlined in the table below.

    Duration2 Years
    Learning MethodologiesSeminars, Traditional Classroom education, Group Projects, Clinical Training and university-specific individual learning methodologies may be employed throughout the course.
    Course ProjectsEach university will define the project submission requirements, however, students will be asked to submit at least one project throughout the two-year diploma course.
    Course Structure4 semesters of core and elective subjects and topics along with laboratory sessions and project submissions.
    AssessmentSemester-wise examination along with practice tests and projects.

    Note: While the course structure for DMLT will be similar across all universities and colleges offering the course, each college can and will add different courses, and practical sessions or adopt different teaching methodologies for the course.

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