Students pursuing a diploma in Bio Medical Science inManagement & Science institute are required to complete a 16-weekinternship programme in a medical laboratory. The main aim of this internshipprogramme is to expose the students to the medical laboratory and gainexperiences in a work field which are not taught in theory classes. This reportanalyses the experiences gained by the internship programme in Lanka HospitalsDiagnostics (LHD) including the effects on our professional development andalso the ability to perform the given tasks and the responsibilities. Apart fromthis, the report describes the 8 departments in the LHD laboratory with the teststhat were observed during this internship.
The report over views the taskscompleted in the period of the internship; the results and the difficultiesfaced in the internship is discussed and analysed. This 16-week internship programme is designed for studentsto with an opportunity to integrate and apply previously learned theories andknowledge and technical skills in an actual laboratory setting. This report is preparedwith the intention to provide the reader with the internship duties carried outin the LHD laboratory, tasks that were carried out and different tests thatwere observed while completing the internship. The students are to acquire the practicalskill performing the test procedures in LHD principles and learn the disciplines,ethics of a medical laboratory that will directly improve and give a reliableand accurate results for the tests that are done in the laboratory and improvethe laboratory diagnosis and the healthcare services. The beginning of thereport lists the necessary information about the LHD laboratory, stating itsmission and vision with the goals and the objectives. Following this, thegeneral safety procedures that the interns should know about the laboratory isalso stated in the report. This report also provides the reader with the managementbodies of the laboratory of LHD with the responsibilities of the staff workingin the LHD laboratory.
In addition to this the report summarises the testprocedures done in each department with quality control procedures done foreach test and how they are evaluated and recorded. The internship programme spreadover 16 weeks during which the interns are trained in various discipline of laboratorymedicine e.g., phlebotomy, Report dispatch, Microbiology, Haematology,Biochemistry, Immunology and Serology, Histopathology, Molecular diagnosticsand Cytogenetics. Summary of procedures observed are also given in the logbookwhich was filled during the internship programme for which we intern’s covered2 weeks in each department.