- Examining and identifying bacteria and other microorganisms causing disease.
- Clinical chemistry
- Preparing specimens and analysing the chemical and hormonal contents of body fluids.
- Transfusion science
Collecting, typing and preparing blood and its components for transfusions.
Studying the structures and functions of the different types of blood cells.
Examining tissue samples.
Preparing slides of body cells and examining them microscopically for abnormalities that may signal the beginning of a cancerous growth.
Examining elements of the human immune system and its response to foreign bodies.
Identifying infections and viruses such as hepatitis, AIDS and rubella