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Any vocation requires training, and hands-on training is the best since it gives you the opportunity to gain real-world experience. This is the exact reason why there aren’t many careers as rewarding as a Lab technician if you want to crack the code of the research world. Yes, the pay of an entry-level position may not be very high but the hands-on experience one will gain will be enough to ensure one excels at any career in this industry.
However, being a Laboratory Technician can be a difficult career because of the technical and scientific nature of the work. It requires a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, as well as the ability to follow strict protocols and procedures. Additionally, laboratory technicians are responsible for maintaining a safe and clean work environment, which requires a great deal of care and attention.
Despite the challenges, being a Laboratory Technician can be a good career choice for those who are interested in healthcare and science. It offers a chance to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, and to contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Laboratory technicians play a critical role in the healthcare system, and their work is essential for the accurate and timely diagnosis of diseases.
Additionally, the salary for a Laboratory Technician is quite reasonable in many places and it offers a good work-life balance. It's a great opportunity for those who are interested in healthcare but don't want to work in the front line. Enrol in our course now and gain all the required theoretical knowledge and skills needed to start your journey.
Upon completing the course, learners will be able to:
- Understand and explain the role and responsibilities of a laboratory technician in medical laboratory services.
- Identify and properly use different types of laboratory equipment, including microscopes.
- Prepare and handle solutions used in clinical and medical laboratories.
- Implement appropriate sterilisation, disinfection, and decontamination procedures.
- Perform basic haematology tests and interpret results.
- Understand the principles of basic haemostasis (coagulation) and perform related tests.
- Explain basic immunology and immunohematology concepts and perform related tests.
- Perform urinalysis and interpret results.
- Perform basic clinical chemistry tests and interpret results.
- Understand basic clinical microbiology and perform related tests.
- Understand basic parasitology and perform related tests.
- Follow safety procedures and respond appropriately in case of laboratory accidents.
- Implement quality assurance processes in the laboratory setting.
Here is the curriculum breakdown of the course:
- Module 1: Introduction to the Course
- Module 02: Medical Laboratory Services
- Module 03: Laboratory Equipments (Part-01)
- Module 04: Laboratory Equipments (Part-02)
- Module 05: Microscope and How to Use It
- Module 06: Solutions Used in Clinical/Medical Laboratory
- Module 07: Sterilisation, Disinfection and Decontamination
- Module 08: Basic Haematology
- Module 09: Basic Haemostasis (Coagulation)
- Module 10: Basic Immunology and Immunohematology
- Module 11: Urinalysis
- Module 12: Basic Clinical Chemistry
- Module 13: Basic Clinical Microbiology
- Module 14: Basic Parasitology
- Module 15: Laboratory Accidents and Safety
- Module 16: Quality Assurance
Method of Assessment
To successfully complete the course, students will have to take an automated multiple-choice exam. This exam will be online and you will need to score 60% or above to pass the course.
After successfully passing the course exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate as proof of your expertise.
All students who successfully complete the course can instantly download their free e-certificate. You can also purchase a hard copy of the certificate, which will be delivered by post for £9.99.
Who is this course for?
This course is for -
- Individuals interested in pursuing a career in the medical laboratory field
- Healthcare professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills
- Science graduates who want to specialise in laboratory techniques
- Experienced laboratory technicians seeking professional development opportunities
No prior qualifications are needed for Learners to enrol on this course.
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Clinical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Technologist
- Medical Laboratory Scientist
The salary range in the UK for a Laboratory Technician role is between £18,000 to £26,000 per annum.
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