Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Medical Laboratory Science

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Program Information

School:Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Description:Medical laboratory science is a regulated health profession. Michener’s Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association Conjoint Committee on Accreditation, and graduates are eligible to write the national certification examinations conducted by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS). Certification qualifies the graduate for registration with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), which is a requirement to practice in Ontario.

Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) are health professionals who perform laboratory analyses and in some locations, perform Phlebotomy to obtain samples. They provide the results of laboratory analysis to Physicians who use this information to diagnose and treat patients, as well as monitor and prevent disease. Medical Laboratory Technologists operate a variety of complicated instruments. They must have good motor skills, hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. In addition to technical skills, they must have a strong attention to detail in order to detect subtle change to the microscopic appearance of blood, tissue and bacterial cells. MLTs must also determine the validity of the results they obtain, which requires analytical and critical thinking. MLTs work in an ever-evolving environment, and on occasion need to design new procedures to reflect the rapid pace of change in their workplace. Whether working alone or as a member of a team, the MLT must be able to manage time efficiently and communicate clearly, sometimes in high stress situations.
URL:Medical Laboratory Science at Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics 

If you have university experience, a minimum 2.70 university CGPA is required (regardless of length of time university was attended). Applicants to the Medical Laboratory Science program must possess the following qualifications: an Ontario Secondary School Diploma; four grade 12 University (U) level courses (Grade 12 English (U), Grade 12 Mathematics (U), Grade 12 Chemistry (U), and Grade 12 Biology (U) OR Physics (U) (Biology is strongly recommended)); two University (U) or University/Mixed (U/M) level courses; and an overall average of 75% in all the six courses used to meet the admission requirements (with no grade lower than 70% in the six courses). Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : Since all lectures, seminars, and clinical laboratory sessions are conducted in English, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for student success.This requirement of proficiency in English may be satisfied by passing ONE of the following English language assessments: the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) measures English Language proficiency in four skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing - a minimum score of 8 on all components is required to be considered for admission to Michener programs; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above (?academic? test format is required); or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE) - the scores required for TOEFL are a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) with a minimum of 22 on the Writing Section or 250 (computer) or 600 (written) and TWE of 5.0. Unless applicants have written a TWE along with the paper-based TOEFL test, they will be required to write that portion of the assessment. Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 08, 2019