The Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory Technology (DBLT) is a three year technical course designed so as to equip the trainee with knowledge, attitudes and operative skills necessary for working in medical and veterinary laboratories as technicians; in industries as quality control and analytical technicians and in educational and research institutions as technicians and/or research assistants. In addition the course will impart general knowledge and entrepreneurial awareness that will enable the DBLT holder to contribute positively to society through salaried or self-employment.
Minimum Entry Requirements
KCSE holders with a mean grade of C-, at least a C in Biology and a C- in Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science, Mathematics, English and/or Kiswahili, KCE holders with at least Division III with a Credit pass in Biology and a Pass in Chemistry or Physical Science, English and Mathematics. KACE holders with at least a Principal Pass in Biology and a Subsidiary pass in Chemistry and/or Physics, Holders of Science Laboratory Technology Certificate from a recognized institution , Holders of Medical Laboratory Technology Certificate from a recognized institution, Holders of any other qualification that may be considered relevant to this course and/or equivalent to any of the above
Understand the principles and procedures of laboratory investigations
Appreciate the importance of laboratory procedures, Collect samples from bulks of materials, Collect and record data manually and using computers, Use appropriate instruments to analyse a given sample, Examine specimens using microscopes, Store specimens and samples appropriately, Operate laboratory instruments and equipment, Perform correct laboratory procedures, Make correct records of results, Observe laboratory hygiene and safety, Supervise and design laboratory work, Maintain laboratory equipment and systems in serviceable condition, Organise data for easy interpretation, Use acquired knowledge in problem solving