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Applications open: Medical Laboratory Science Diploma from PPTC

Published on: 01 Dec, 2018

Applications are now open for enrolment in Pacific Paramedical Training Centre’s Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science, starting March 2019. PPTC is a partner of POLHN, and with assistance from the New Zealand Government provides sponsorship for students from Pacific island countries.

What is the Medical Laboratory Science Diploma?

Each module is divided into six sections to cover the basic principles and theory of that laboratory science with emphasis on the ‘how and why’ and the importance and relevance of accurate and reliable laboratory testing in both the initial diagnosis of disease and the monitoring of treatment. At the end of each section there are a series of multi-choice questions, which must be completed and returned to the PPTC for marking. There is also an associated logbook with each module (except Laboratory Technology and Laboratory Quality Management System), which the student must complete.

The content of each logbook is based on routine procedures currently employed within each discipline and as each logbook task is completed, signoff by the charge technician or head of department is required until the logbook is fully completed. Each logbook not only details the practical tasks to be carried out, but also contains a comprehensive theory section associated with each procedure and therefore acts as an information resource once completed by the student. Each log book will be returned to the student once completed and marked by the PPTC so as it can be used by the student as a reference.

On successful completion of each module, which includes theory and practical requirements, successful students are awarded a certificate of achievement in the discipline studied.

Students who successfully complete all six modules and the respective end of the year examinations will be awarded a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science granted by the PPTC.

What will I study?

The modules on offer are:

Laboratory Technology                                         March – May 2019

Haematology                                                            June – August 2019

Biochemistry                                                            September 2019 – November 2019

Examination Part 1                                                  December 2019

Laboratory Quality Management System      March – May 2020

Microbiology                                                            June – August 2020

Transfusion Science                                               September – November 2020

Examination Part 2                                                  December 2020

What is the application process?

The deadline for applications this round is 28 December 2018 and students must make their applications online. To be eligible, a history of academic achievement must be demonstrated. Make sure to check the application criteria and fill out the application form.

For more information and for the relevant forms, visit the POLHN page on PPTC sponsorship by clicking here.