Medical Laboratory Techniques

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

The purpose of the program is training technicians to follow the recent scientific and technological developments and perform the traditional and modern analyses in accordance with universal norms for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes with a commitment and in a team oriented manner. Graduates do not have the right to work individually but have the opportunity to find jobs in private or public health institutions. The program includes theoretical and practical courses as well as internship experience. As linked with technological advances and depending on the rapid population growth, the future of the profession is promising. Graduates who succeed in KPSS exam can be employed in public institutions. The professionals can also be employed in the private sector.

AIM of the PROGRAM:

To educate qualified intermediate staff who can work in hospitals, other health institutions, and laboratories.

DURATION of EDUCATION: 

2 years

CERTIFICATE:

Associate Degree

NUMBER of STUDENTS: 

140 (1st and 2nd class)

EDUCATION TYPE: 

Normal and Evening Programs

CLASSROOMS: 2

LABORATORIES: 1

PROPERTIES of STUDENTS: 

Physical properties: 

Although there is no legal restriction, the coordination of eyes and hands skillfully are required in this profession. Since day/night shifts may be required, and standing over the course of the shift is needed, consideration should be given to the fact that orthopedic problems can be restrictive in the laboratories.

Capability:

Good hand-eye skills and patience are needed. Since the profession requires to treat blood, sputum, urine, feces, semen and other biological fluids, the candidates are expected to be comfortable with specimen handling. 

Interests:

To be interested in technical equipment and computers.

INTERNSHIP:

30 workdays, at the end of 1st class.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE OF GRADUATES: 

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of “Health Technician”.  The technicians can be employed in private or public medical laboratories. 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

There are job opportunities (hospitals and clinics) in the government sector (appointed depending on KPSS score) or in private  laboratories, clinics, hospitals, and other health care facilities. 

FUTURE: 

Since the number of medical laboratories are increasing day by day, there is need to qualified employee in Turkey. In the past,  there was no medical laboratory trained-specialized staff, therefore graduates from high school or chemistry and biology departments were recruited for the positions. Today, graduates from medical laboratory techniques program can find job easily, and it is expected that the program and the graduates will be more valuable in the future.