Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

A modern career opportunity in the employees dominated market! As part of the health-care team, the Medical Laboratory Technologist performs a large variety of laboratory tests and procedures that assist physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Pathway to USA

Why Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)?

Medical Laboratory Technology is one of the most rapidly expanding healthcare fields. As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you will play an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery. The MLT Programme provides extensive training, including a clinical internship with supervised work experience. This qualifies graduates to run clinical tests required by physicians to make life-affecting decisions in patient care.

The recognition

The Healthcare qualifications are highly recognized by educational and governmental establishments all around the world. We are proud to mention that PATHE health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland, Dubai and Cyprus. PATHE Advanced Diploma is recognized by the Ministry of Health under PHSRC and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development under TVEC Sri Lanka.

Further education opportunities

Higher Diploma in Health Sciences – MLT TOP UP

The successful Advanced Diploma students can enroll to Higher Diploma in MLT TOPUP programme which leads to guaranteed admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Health Care Leadership programme at Cleary University (USA). Or directly can apply for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Healthcare Management final year, at Cleary University (USA) after completing the Advanced Diploma at PATHE Academy.

Graduate abroad

Admission for 2nd year/credit exemptions of Degree programmes in USA, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Contact PATHE-Study Abroad for more information.

Programme delivery

The programme is delivered with emphasis stressed on vocational aspect of the course but not limiting to class room theory, assignments, exams, class room practices, demonstrations and Curricular Practical Training . Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party by through video presentations. PATHE management has the industrial training carried out in collaboration with major private healthcare institution networks.

PATHE Academy reserves the right to change the venue, date and time for some modules and practical which will not be more than 30% of the whole programme.


  • General English
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Chemical pathology
  • Histopathology & Laboratory management
  • Parasitology
  • Hematology & Blood bank serology
  • Microbiology 1 & 2
  • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Equipment
  • 2500 hours CPT

Electives (one subject out of the below list)

  • Psychology 1
  • Sociology
  • Pathology


MLT (Full Time) Feb 2019, May 2019
MLT (Part Time) Feb 2019, May 2019


Two years

Lecture Schedule Days & Time –


Lecture Schedule Days & Time –


Monday to Friday

9.00 to 4.00

Saturday & Sunday

9.00 to 4.00

Admission criteria

  • A/L pass for either of subject out of Chemistry or Physics with O/L pass for Mathematic and English, OR
  • Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences conducted by PATHE Academy, OR
  • Not less than one year working experience in related filed.
  • RPL: Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience & qualification in the health sector.

Enroll to the programme

Deadline for applications are 2 weeks before the commencement date:

To enroll you are required to come in person with a passport size colour photograph (with the softcopy), all educational and work experience documents and meet our counselor or chose the online enrollment option to pay by credit card or through bank.

For further information contact the Course Coordinator +94 721 566 566 / +94 720 239 735

Official clinical training provider

Park Hospitals, a leading private hospital in Sri Lanka is the official practical training provider for the PATHE healthcare programmes. The delivery of the programme includes one day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital