Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technology is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in applying scientific, technical and medical principles to perform and evaluate a broad spectrum of laboratory tests in a health care environment. You will also gain an appreciation of the medical laboratory technologist’s role as a professional member of the health care team. The program is based on the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science’s competency profile (with appropriate topics added to address local needs). It includes 41 weeks of clinical experience.

Graduates are eligible to apply to write the national certification exam set by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and for licensure with the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (SSMLT).

Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Application is currently restricted to Canadian residents.

You will explore the structure and function of organs and systems in the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

This course currently has no offerings.

Building on the knowledge gained in APHY 191 (Anatomy & Physiology 1) you will continue your study of the structure and function of the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

38 hours, Additional costs: Course material
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
April 24, 2017 - July 14, 2017
Registration deadline: May 8, 2017
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$400.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201603-577
You will study the transmission of microorganisms, blood-borne pathogens (i.e. hepatitis virus and HIV), standard precautions, isolation procedures, immunization for medical workers, sterilization and disinfection, biohazardous waste, safety and WHMIS.

25 hours Additional costs: Manual
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 23, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$345.00OnlineCRN: 201604-480
You will learn the prefixes, suffixes and combining forms from which medical terms are derived. You will also learn medical abbreviations.

10 hours/9 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials including a medical dictionary
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 5, 2017 - July 28, 2017
Registration deadline: June 16, 2017
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$145.00OnlineCRN: 201604-73
PREREQUISITE: Eligibility for registration with the CSMLS. This Microbiology Refresher course wil provide the information for the isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility techniques for clinically significant microorganisms from the following body sites:
  • Urinary tract
  • Respiratory tract
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Ear/eye
  • Genital tract
  • Cardiovascular and central nervous system
  • Skin/wound/soft tissue
  • Deep wound
PREREQUISITE: Eligibility for registration with the CSMSL. The Clinical Chemistry Refresher course is the study of the principles of measurement and clinical application of the theory necessary to produce valid results to assess proteins, electrolyte and water balance, urinalysis, carbohydrate metabolism, cardiovascular function, renal function, liver function, pancreatic function, blood gases and therapeutic drug monitoring. The principles of measurement measuring, electrochemistry, osmolality, enzymology, immunology, electrophoresis, laboratory automation, and chromatography.

Additional offerings of this course may be available, please contact Laureen Millette, Continuing Education consultant at 306-659-4039 or for details.

This course currently has no offerings.