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.

This is a high demand program. The application period is October 1 to February 15 each academic year. 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.

42 hours Additional costs: Course manual
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 2, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration deadline: May 13, 2016
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$390.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201504-55
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.

Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology 1 (APHY 191)

38 hours, Additional costs: Course material
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
February 8, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Registration deadline: February 19, 2016
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$390.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-1004
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
April 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016
Registration deadline: April 15, 2016
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$288.00OnlineCRN: 201503-529
May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration deadline: June 3, 2016
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$288.00OnlineCRN: 201504-60
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
March 21, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration deadline: April 1, 2016
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$127.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201503-526
May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration deadline: June 3, 2016
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$127.00Home Study (Print)CRN: 201504-59
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

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 1, 2015 - May 2, 2016
Registration deadline: May 2, 2016
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$565.00DistanceCRN: 201509-255