Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Laboratory medicine applies scientific investigations to diagnose, treat and better understanding of disease processes. It's estimated that up to 70% of clinical decisions are based on the information provided by medical scientists. Medical laboratory scientists, also called medical technologists, are highly trained health care professionals who perform hundreds of different types of tests critical to the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease. Medical laboratory scientists work in clinical laboratories at hospitals, doctor's offices, reference labs, biotechnology labs and non-clinical industrial labs.
Medical Laboratory Scientists assist doctors and nurses in choosing the correct lab tests and ensure proper specimen collection methods. Medical Laboratory Scientists then receive the patient specimens, analyze the specimens, interpret and report results. As a graduate of the laboratory medicine program, you'll be qualified as a medical scientist and play a vital role in the healthcare system. In Iran, a medical laboratory scientist (MLS) typically earns a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science in which case certification from an accredited training program is also required. In most four-year medical laboratory degree programs, the student attends classroom courses for three years and clinical rotations are completed in their final year of study. In clinical rotations, the student experiences hands-on learning in each discipline of the laboratory and, under supervision, performs diagnostic testing in a functioning laboratory. With limited compensation, a student in the clinical phase of training usually works 40 hours per week for 20 to 52 weeks, experiencing work as a full-time employee.
• Hematology and Microbiology Laboratory
Address: Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Nazlou Campus, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, I.R.IRAN