DEPARTMENT

OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

HISTORY

The Faculty of Medical Technology movement began in 1986 (B.E. 2529). That year Professor Dr. Vithoon Viyanant, the key promoter of the movement, came to Thammasat University first as the board of directors for establishment of Thammasat University Hospital. The hospital offered support for students at Thammasat University in the areas of medicine and other health related sciences. Professor Professor Dr. Vithoon Viyanant invited Professor Dr.Prasert Thongcharoen to draft curriculum. This invitation was then accepted and Professor Dr.Prasert Thongcharoen became a committee chair for drafting the Medical Technology curriculum proposal. The Medical Technology Curriculum committee was formed in 1996, also chaired by Dr.Prasert Thongcharoen. Professor Dr. Vithoon Viyanant served as Vice Chair of the curriculum committee. By the end of 1986 the school name changed to the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences in order to support other health professionals training programs such as physical therapy. Once the Medical Technology curriculum was approved by the Ministry of University Affairs, Thammasat University appointed Professor Dr. Vithoon Viyanant as the first Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences and opened its doors to the first group of students in 1996 (B.E. 2539). Prior to his appointment as Dean, Professor Dr. Vithoon Viyanant served as a faculty member of the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. He served for eight years as a Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (1995-2002). His leaders’ actions build an institution that is successful now and in the future.

Head of the Department of Medical Technology conduct the government of the department. Department head may serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms (six years). Assistant Professor Dr. Suwanna Cowawintaweewat became the first head of the Medical Technology Department. After settling down, the department of Medical technology has gradually expanded from a beginning with 40 students and 7 teachers to the present with 32 teachers and several hundred students.

PHILOSOPHY AND DETERMINATION

The Department of Medical Technology have taken the university’s approach to produce high-quality graduates (highly qualified professionals) and ready to serve society. The department provides equal opportunities for all to study, promotes excellence in skills and competencies on the national level and graduates individuals with high ethical standards and professional attitudes.

MISSION

The Department of Medical Technology will hold the university’s approach to produce highly qualified professionals and provides community service to the region and the world. The department provides equal opportunities for all to study, promotes excellence in skills and competencies on the national level and graduates individuals with high ethical standards and professional attitudes.

VISION

To be a leader in high-quality educational institute in Asia.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Medical Technology supports not only intellectual development, but the development of the whole student. The department promotes learner-centered approaches in teaching to support students in developing their self-study and self-directed learning skills in creative and innovative ways. The department also provides a strong foundation for whole student development through educational activities and programs to support the development of personal and social responsibility as well as ethics and moral formation. Our faculty have always been committed to quality teaching and learning though innovative coursework, clinical experiences, and research experiences.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On completion of the program, the student is awarded the bachelor degree (BS) in Medical Technology. Graduates are then eligible to take the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination as Medical Technologist (MT) given by the Board of Medical Technology Council. Our students can choose a variety of pathways and careers. The majority of our graduates find employment in hospital or clinical laboratories both in public and private sector, while other students go on to graduate or professional schools.

CONTACT

Faculty of Medical Technology
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Thammasat University Rangsit Campus

99 Moo.18 Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120 Thailand
0-2986-9213-9 # 7251
0-2516-5379