EDUCATION

Difference between Science Laboratory Technology & Medical Lab Science

SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY (SLT)

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MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY (MLS)

Science laboratory technology is a diploma and degree program that is offered in almost every University in the world. This is a program that is designed to train students in making scientific investigations with the use of scientific instruments in the laboratory.

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This course revolves around taking, processing and analyzing samples to get results. (It involves chemical, biological, electrical and other samples. 

Whosoever works in a laboratory is called a lab technician.

THE LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 

Science laboratory technology deals with practicals, by doing that it helps the students to build their practical skills when it comes to using instruments or equipment, it also deals with serious research.

It basically deals with analyzing chemicals and also helps in biological and microbiological analysis in the hospital laboratories, it even includes electricity (physics)

There are so many universities out there that offer science laboratory technology…

BELOW ARE THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD LABORATORY TECHNICIAN.

  • A good laboratory technician must first of all be educated.
  • Lab technician must be able to work under pressure and in any kind of situation
  • He or she must be someone who is good in making research and who is always inquisitive to learn
  • A good lab technician must have critical thinking ability in order to solve problems
  • A lab technician must be always clean
  • The knowledge and skills of maintaining the laboratory equipment is necessary
  • He or she must be a lover of science and must be good in science because it is the science field of work that requires a lot of technical work. 
  • Must always pay close attention  details without making mistakes
  • Must be a computer literate
  • A good lab technician must be able to work with a team

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A LABORATORY SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

  • It is the responsibility of The laboratory technician and to clean, monitor and maintain The laboratory equipment. 
  • It is the duty of a lab technician to take samples, test, analyzed and record results 
  • It is the duty of a laboratory technician to stay current and updated when it comes to handling equipment
  • Is the duty of a lab technician to prepare specimens for testing.

BELOW IS THE LIST OF NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFERS SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

  • Taraba State University (TASU)
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  • Gombe State University (GSU)
  • Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  • Federal University, Lafia (FULAFIA)
  • Babcock University
  • Bayero University
  • Usman Danfodio University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Lagos
  • Ladoke Akintola University
  • Madonna University
  • University of Portharcourt, Rivers State

And so many other universities out there you may wish to apply.

 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (MLS)

Medical laboratory Science is a course that is designed to give you full information on  how to use laboratory equipment to examine the human body in order to detect and prevent diseases.

Medical laboratory Science simply deals with testing or observing the human body to make sure there is no disease or to find cure for a disease. It is done by taking blood samples using the laboratory equipment, by testing and bringing out results after some minutes or hours.

This revolves around diagnosing and treatment using laboratory equipment.

BELOW ARE THE DUTIES OF A MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 

  • It is a duty of a medical laboratory scientist to ensure that the results of the patients are accurate
  • It is the duty of a medical laboratory scientist to make sure that the collected blood samples are being tested and observed to clearly know the complication in the blood tissue
  • Managing and maintaining the lab equipment is compulsory
  • Is the duty of a medical laboratory scientist to keep records of the results of the patients and keep their blood samples safe prior to the testing and observations 

BELOW ARE THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD MEDIA LABORATORY SCIENTIST (MLS)

  • A media laboratory scientist must also be intelligent
  • He or she must have the ability to understand maintain and operate a laboratory equipments
  • He or she must be very clean all the time to avoid other diseases affecting people’s blood samples
  • A good Media laboratory scientist must learn how to operate laboratory equipments in order to test, analyze and bring out results from a blood sample
  • A good Media laboratory scientist must always be able to work under pressure and stress.
  • Must have a very good communication skills in order to relate with patients or colleagues at work

BELOW IS THE LIST OF NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFERS SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

  • Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  • Federal University, Lafia (FULAFIA)
  • Babcock University
  • Bayero University
  • Usman Danfodio University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • University of Lagos
  • Bayero University
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Babcock University

And so many others

BELOW IS THE LIST OF POLYTECHNICS OFFERING SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA LABORATORY SCIENCE 

  • Taraba State Polytechnic, Jalingo (TSPJ)
  • Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi
  • Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State.
  • Sokoto State Polytechnic, Sokoto.
  • Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State.
  • Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.
  • GateWay Polytechnic, Saapade
  • Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic,
  • Abia State Polytechnic, Abia State
  • Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi State.
  • Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua. Akwa Ibom State
  • Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State.
  • Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, Benue State
  • Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State.
  • Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa, Nasarawa State.
  • Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State.
  • Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.
  • GateWay Polytechnic, Saapade
  • Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Katsina State.

And so many others 

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

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 SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Medical laboratory science and science laboratory technology are almost the same because they both operate in the laboratory with almost the same laboratory equipment.

The difference between the two is very small, which is;

Medical laboratory Science deals with biology, microbiology, human anatomy physiology, pharmacology, public health and anything that has to do with the well-being of the human body.

Science laboratory technology deals with chemistry and biochemistry, physics and electronics, biology and microbiology. It revolves around testing chemicals and technically helping out in times of research for educational purposes.

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