Medical Degree Program in China - Medical Laboratory medicine

Laboratory Diagnosis mainly inspects the patient's blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, tissues and cells by using the experimental techniques and methods of physics, chemistry and biology, by means of sense organs, reagent response, instrument analysis and animal experiment, to obtain the objective data reflecting body functional state, pathological changes and causes

I.  Program in Brief

The Program of Medical Technology/Laboratory Medicine is a specialty of medical technology developed by integrating modern clinical medicine with laboratory science and technology. As an important branch of clinical medicine, laboratory medicine, by using modern instruments and experimental means, is to analyze and study cell morphology and structure, biological molecular changes and laws in metabolism, structure and function of cells, in vivo immunity, microorganisms, chemical changes in biochemical and active ingredients, to detect activity status and laws of changes of pathogenic organisms in human body, and to understand the etiology and pathogenesis of diseases under normal physiological or various diseased conditions of human body to provide a scientific basis for pathological and clinical diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. With the advent of the genomic medicine era, clinicians increasingly rely on medical tests to provide them with richer, more efficient, accurate and trustworthy data and information. As a result, laboratory medicine has evolved from relying on diagnostic technologies to comprehensive technologies that involve health assessment, disease prediction, risk assessment and efficacy evaluation.

II. Training Objectives

The Program is aimed at cultivating professionals of applied laboratory medicine with noble character, solid academic foundation and proficient skills who are comprehensively developed in moral, intellectual, and physical aspects. Students majoring in this Program should have a good command of basic knowledge, theories and skills of laboratory medicine as well as related knowledge of basic medicine and clinical medicine. They should have a good command of advanced technologies and preliminary professional competence for laboratory medicine. They should have lifelong learning ability, critical thinking ability and find out certain-level potentials for research and development. They should be competent for clinical laboratory testing, health inspection and other work at medical laboratories in medical and health institutions and medical inspection agencies as required by the development of China’s medical and health undertakings and social development.  

III. Training Requirements

(I). Ideological, moral and professional quality requirements

1. Observing law and discipline, having a scientific world outlook, outlook on life and values, and the socialist concept of honor and disgrace, being in love with the motherland and loyal to the people, being willing to struggle for the development of the motherland’s laboratory medicine cause and the physical and mental health of the people;

2. Establishing the concept of lifelong learning, recognizing the importance of constant self-improvement, and unceasingly striving for excellence;

3. Honoring the ethics of medical treatment and respecting the subjects’ privacy and personality in professional activities;

4. Respecting the subjects’ individual beliefs and understanding their humanities and cultural background and values;

5. Seeking truth from facts, taking the initiative to seek the help of other technical staff and physicians in case of problems beyond one’s own capacities and skills;

6. Respecting colleagues, having the concept of collectivism and teamwork, and safeguarding medical ethics as an obligation; 

7. Establishing the concept of practice by law and knowing how to protect the rights of the subjects and one’s own rights by law;

8. Having a scientific attitude and the spirit of innovation and critical analysis.

(II). Knowledge requirements

1. Having a good command of the basic knowledge and scientific methods of mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, behavioral sciences and social sciences relating to laboratory medicine, and being ready for the application in future study and work;

2. Being familiar with the laboratory tests, detection methods and the clinical applications of the testing results for a variety of common and major diseases;

3. Having the understanding of the normal structure, function and physiological state of human body at all stages of life.

(III). Skill requirements

1. Having basic theories and techniques of clinical biochemical tests, clinical basic tests, clinical immunology tests, clinical microbiology tests, clinical hematology tests, clinical transfusion tests and clinical molecular tests;

2. Having a good command of basic medical knowledge and certain-level of basic knowledge of clinical medicine;

3. Having a good command of literature retrieval and basic methods for getting related professional information, and certain level scientific research ability;

4. Being familiar with guidelines, policies and regulations relating to health administration and clinical laboratory management; 

5. Being familiar with the basic structure and performance of commonly used medical testing equipment;

6. Understanding the developments of the frontier theories and technologies of laboratory medicine.

7. Having the basic ability in medical English, mathematical statistics and computer application; 

8. Having the ability to communicate effectively with the subjects and their families;

9. Having the ability to communicate with doctors, nurses and other health professionals;

10. Having the ability for self-learning and lifelong learning.

IV. Major Discipline/Core Curriculum

(I) Major Discipline:

Medical laboratory technology, Basic Medicine, Clinical Medicine

(II) Main Content and Core Curriculum:

 Clinical hematology test
 Excreta, secretions and body fluids test
 Clinical biochemistry test
 Clinical immunology test
 Clinical pathogen test

Analytical Chemistry, Histology, Systemic Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Medical Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Medical Immunology, Introduction to Microbiology, Clinical Basal Tests, Clinical Hematology Tests, Clinical Biochemical Tests, Clinical Microbiological Tests, Clinical Immunology Tests, Clinical Molecular Biology Tests, Medical Laboratory Instruments, Clinical Laboratory Quality Management, General Introduction to Clinical Medicine, etc.

(III) Time distribution.

The whole course is scheduled for 205 weeks, 100 weeks of teaching, 48 weeks of graduation practice, 12 weeks of examination, 3 weeks of entrance education and finishing education , and 6 weeks of labor education, military training and social practice, and 36 weeks of cold vacation and summer vacation.


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