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Medical Laboratory Sciences

Qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists are highly trained health professionals who work in pathology laboratories and play a crucial and integral role in the healthcare of South Africa.

It is a specialized profession providing analytical and diagnostic services to private and public pathology laboratories by analysis of blood, other body fluids and tissues samples.

Medical Laboratory Scientists can be employed at various pathology laboratories, in medical research, as well as food and pharmaceutical industries



The three year National Diploma in Biomedical Technology is in the process of being phased out  and is replaced by the four year Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Laboratory Science pending final HPCSA approval.    See program info

The BTech Biomedical Technology will continue to be offered to ND Biomedical Technology graduates for the foreseeable future, but will ultimately be phased out.