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Course Information and Fees



ND: (national diploma)

A medical technologist performs analytical procedures on specimens of human origin. These tests are conducted in specialised laboratories at hospitals and private institutions. Students are prepared for careers in the various disciplines of Biomedical Technology by means of theoretical and practical tuition in the clinical subjects Blood Transfusion Technology, Chemical Pathology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology and Microbiology.

Graduate medical technologists may specialise in one of the following disciplines once they have completed the programme: Histopathology, Cytopathology, Blood Transfusion Technology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Clinical Pathology, Virology, or Immunology

As sophisticated equipment and techniques are used for the accurate diagnosis of disease, a medical technologist must acquire a sound understanding of the procedures employed and obtain a high level of competence in order to perform the analytical procedures accurately.

Career Opportunities

A qualification in Medical Laboratory Science leads to an interesting and challenging career for a dedicated, mature and professional person who wishes to pursue a career in the field of medical science. Qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists are employed in laboratories in blood transfusion services, private pathology practices, the National Health Laboratory Services, the Medical Research Council, forensic laboratories, veterinary practices and other disciplines such as pharmaceutical companies. Those wishing to pursue a career in research can be employed in research laboratories at academic institutions. Registered Medical Laboratory Scientists may also apply for a license to practice in a private capacity in their own laboratories.

Please note that this qualification is no longer offered to first year students. Please apply for the Bachelor Degree: HEALTH SCIENCES IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
27960 ZAR

Second Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
23310 ZAR

Third Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
17150 ZAR
Experiential Learning
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Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

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NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2019 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.