Associate degree of medical laboratory (ADML)

We follow the national curriculum on nursing, midwifery and medical laboratory of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. The nursing program is divided into 6 semesters with a total of 143 credits (excluded 33 credits of English and basic computer). Students conduct their clinical placement in the Institute, the community, public and private hospitals in Phnom Penh and Provinces, under the guidance and supervision from senior health workers and medical preceptors. On top of medical and technical studies, students have opportunities to enhance their basic computer and English proficiency. Basic computer and English are additional subjects to the national curriculum on medical laboratory of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Acquire and apply knowledge, skills and competencies in medical laboratory techniques and management with high competency, professionalism and working ethics.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of conduct and policies in medical laboratories in Cambodia and overseas.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in research, the use of data and evidence in conducting health education and in improving health for all.
  • Obtain and apply high skills and appropriate behavior in communications with patients, families, and clients, regardless of their gender, political beliefs, living standards, religion and race.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in the management of health services and to be able to work independently and in a team with people with different disciplines and nationalities.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in the management of health services and become effective in both working independently and in a team with others who have the same but sometimes different disciplines.
  • Obtain and apply knowledge and skills in basic technology and are ready to learn and share new knowledge and skills.
  • Be able to communicate in English.

Semester 1

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADML01-EM English for medicine Elective/classroom 8
ADML01-SOC Sociology Core/classroom 1
ADML01-PHB Psychology and health behavior Core/classroom 1
ADML01-LSD Life span development Core/classroom 2
ADML01-HE Human ecology Core/classroom 1
ADML01-EFMM English and French medical terms Core/classroom 2
ADML01-HE Human ethics Core/classroom 1
ADML01-LNP Law and nursing practice Core/classroom 1
ADML01-ONS Overviews of nursing science Core/classroom 1
ADML01-FNT Fundamentals nursing theory Core/classroom 1
ADML01-AP1 Anatomy and physiology 1 Core/classroom 3
ADML01-AP2 Anatomy and physiology 2 Core/classroom 3
ADML01-HP1 Human pathology 1 Core/classroom 3
ADML01-FNM1 Fundamentals of nursing methodology 1 Core/classroom/practices 3
ADML01-BC Basic computer Elective/practices 1
Total 32

Semester 2

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADML02-EM English for medicine Elective/classroom 8
ADML02-LME Laboratory materials and equipment Core/classroom 4
ADML02-LEML Law and ethics medical laboratory technology practice Core/classroom 1
ADML02-AP3 Anatomy and physiology 3 Core/classroom 2
ADML02-LMG Laboratory management generality Core/classroom 2
ADML02-GSM General specimen examination Core/lab 3
ADML02-LSC Laboratory specimen collection Core/lab 4
ADML02-LMG Laboratory and management generality Core/lab 1
Total 25

Semester 3

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADML03-EM English for medicine Elective/classroom 8
ADML03-Microb Microbiology Core/classroom 2
ADML03-CP1 Cyto-pathology 1 Core/classroom 1
ADML03-CP 2 Cyto-pathology 2 Core/classroom 1
ADML03-Phar Pharmacology Core/classroom 2
ADML03-LTM2 Laboratory technique in microbiology 2 Core/classroom 1
ADML03-SS Statistic science Core/classroom 1
ADML03-Bioc Biochemistry Core/classroom 3
ADML03-Bioc1 Biochemistry 1 Core/lab 2
ADML03-LTHI 1 Laboratory technique in hematology and immunology 1 Core/lab 2
ADML03-Bact Bacteriology Core/lab 1
ADML03-Hema Hematology Core/lab 1
ADML03-CM Clinical mycology Core/lab 1
Total 29

Semester 4

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADML04-Micro Microbioloy Core/classroom 2
ADML04-Immun 1 Immunology 1 Core/classroom 2
ADML04-Sero Serology Core/classroom 2
ADML04-LTM 2 Laboratory techniques in microbiology 1 Core/lab 6
ADML04-LTM 1 Laboratory techniques in microbiology 2 Core/classroom 1
ADML04-LTHI 1 Laboratory techniques in hematology and immunology 1 Core/lab 4
ADML04-Para Parasitology Core/lab 1
ADML04-IS Immunology-serology Core/lab 1
ADML04-CV Clinical virology Core/lab 1
ADML04-CCP Clinical cyto-pathology Core/lab 1
Total 21

Semester 5

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADML05-Hema Hematology 2 Core/classroom 2
ADML05-LTM 2 Laboratory techniques in microbiology 2 Core/classroom/lab 3
ADML05-Bioc 2 Biochemistry 2 Core/classroom/lab 3
ADML05-LTHI 2 Laboratory techniques in hematology and immunology 2 Core/lab 2
ADML05-Bioc Biochemistry Core/lab 1
ADML05-Bact Bacteriology Core/lab 1
ADML05-Hema Hematology Core/lab 1
Total 13

Semester 6

Subject code Subject Requirement Credit
ADML06-Immun2 Immunology 2 Core/classroom 2
ADML06-LTM2 laboratory techniques in microbiology 2 Core/classroom/lab 3
ADML06-LTHI2 Laboratory techniques in hematology and immunology 2 Core/lab 1
ADML06-Para Parasitology Core/lab 1
ADML06-IG Immunology-gerology Core/lab 2
Internship 6
Total 15
 Note:
ADML total credits = 143 credits (included English and basic computer)
ADML program total credits = 110 credits (excluded English and basic computer)
ADML program total hours = 3090 hours (excluded English and basic computer)
Theory = 1135 Hours = 36.73% Practie = 1955 Hours = 63.27%