Higher National Diploma (HND) in Medical Laboratory Technology

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Medical Laboratory Technology
@ PATHE Academy

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.

Medical Laboratory Technology focuses on the analysis of human blood and body fluids for microorganisms and cellular and chemical components. Preparation of tissue samples for microscopic examination is also covered.

Although they are not often personally involved with patients, laboratory technologists and technicians play a crucial role in the process of providing personalized care. They generate vitally important data for identifying and treating cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many other health conditions.

PATHE Academy enjoys status of being the exclusive private educational institution in Sri Lanka to provide a wide range of programmes in healthcare sector. The programme curriculums are designed according to the international standards & are upgraded yearly in order to meet the ever-changing employment demands.

Employment of medical laboratory technologists is expected to grow by 11 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of medical laboratory technicians is expected to grow by 15 percent between 2010 and 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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. 


  • GCE AL simple pass for either chemistry or Physics  with GCE OL simple passes for mathematic and English OR
  • GCE OL simple passes for mathematic and English with Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences conduct at PATHE Academy

NOTE - Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience in the medical sector related to the HND programme.


PATHE HND is recognized by the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka and recognized worldwide including in private health sector in Sri Lanka.


Possibility of admission to B.Sc. Degree in foreign Universities with credit/year exemptions.


The programme is part time based.

The programe is delivered with emphasis stressed to vocational aspect of the course and but not limiting to class room theory, assignments, exams, class room practices, demonstrations, job training and internships. Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party by online or 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 Equipments
  • 960 hrs Internship
  • Electives (one subject out of the below list)
    • Psychology 1
    • Sociology
    • Patholog


2 1/2 Years

Course Level





Medical Laboratory Technology

Contact Details

+94 11 5 883087, +94 72 1566566


No.7, Rajaguru Sri Subuthi Mw , Colombo 06

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