Students pursuing a diploma in Bio Medical Science in
Management & Science institute are required to complete a 16-week
internship programme in a medical laboratory. The main aim of this internship
programme is to expose the students to the medical laboratory and gain
experiences in a work field which are not taught in theory classes. This report
analyses the experiences gained by the internship programme in Lanka Hospitals
Diagnostics (LHD) including the effects on our professional development and
also the ability to perform the given tasks and the responsibilities. Apart from
this, the report describes the 8 departments in the LHD laboratory with the tests
that were observed during this internship. The report over views the tasks
completed in the period of the internship; the results and the difficulties
faced in the internship is discussed and analysed.

This 16-week internship programme is designed for students
to with an opportunity to integrate and apply previously learned theories and
knowledge and technical skills in an actual laboratory setting. This report is prepared
with the intention to provide the reader with the internship duties carried out
in the LHD laboratory, tasks that were carried out and different tests that
were observed while completing the internship. The students are to acquire the practical
skill performing the test procedures in LHD principles and learn the disciplines,
ethics of a medical laboratory that will directly improve and give a reliable
and accurate results for the tests that are done in the laboratory and improve
the laboratory diagnosis and the healthcare services. The beginning of the
report lists the necessary information about the LHD laboratory, stating its
mission and vision with the goals and the objectives. Following this, the
general safety procedures that the interns should know about the laboratory is
also stated in the report.

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This report also provides the reader with the management
bodies of the laboratory of LHD with the responsibilities of the staff working
in the LHD laboratory. In addition to this the report summarises the test
procedures done in each department with quality control procedures done for
each test and how they are evaluated and recorded. The internship programme spread
over 16 weeks during which the interns are trained in various discipline of laboratory
medicine e.g.,   phlebotomy, Report dispatch, Microbiology, Haematology,
Biochemistry, Immunology and Serology, Histopathology, Molecular diagnostics
and Cytogenetics. Summary of procedures observed are also given in the logbook
which was filled during the internship programme for which we intern’s covered
2 weeks in each department.