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BS in Medical Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BS MT) is a four-year degree program that equips students with knowledge and skills in laboratory tests used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. Students will also learn how to use modern equipment, instruments and scientific methods to provide accurate laboratory results.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Medical Technology are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. The strand provides the basics of applied mathematics and sciences that will be useful in their college life.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Introduction to Medical Technology with Science, Technology, and Society
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Community and Public Health
  • Principles and Strategies of Teaching in Health Education
  • Biological Science
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Medical Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Perform technical clinical laboratory tests in aid of diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases accurately
  • Think analytically and critically in the workplace
  • Participate in improving the health care management system by engaging in the collection, analysis, and projection of health information
  • Apply medical technology research skills and methodologies
  • Abide with ethical practices and standard procedures of the profession

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in various clinical and hospital laboratories. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Licensed Medical Technologist in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Medical Technology needs to pass the Medical Technology Board Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Board of Medical Technology under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Medical Technology may pursue a career path in various community clinics and hospitals and medical facilities. They may apply as a biochemist, bacteriologist, blood bank technologist, clinical pathologist, histologist, microbiologist, parasitologist, medical research assistant, toxicologist, cytotechnologist, or a crime lab analyst. 

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Reviews of BS in Medical Technology graduates:

M. G.
◈ Studied BS Medical Technology
◈ At University of Santo Tomas
◈ Graduated 2008

list bulletWhy did I choose Medical Technology: I really wanted to take up something related to medicine.

list bulletAbout my college education: MedTech is a very interesting course. You can learn about chemistry, microbiology, hematology and other related disciplines. It is very tough and you need to have retentive memory for all the information and the theories that you need to remember and understand. You also need a lot of positive outlook and patience.

list bulletMy current job: I am a laboratory technician.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 17 months

list bulletDo I recommend studying Medical Technology: At this time, job availability to qualified candidates is relatively good.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Every course out there are difficult on it's own, you just have to find that one degree program that will suit your skills and your interest best! And when you happen to discover that it is MedTech, then, good for you! For this will be a wonderful journey for you! I hope you will be able to surpass all the difficulties that you may encounter! Have a great learning experience!
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