Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences


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Course Overview

Medical laboratory scientists are trained to work in clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, immunology and microbiology, with various sub-specialties in each of these major areas. The program of study is designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills necessary to qualify an individual for work in a diagnostic clinical laboratory, research, or industry. Students complete pre-professional courses in science and general education, and after admission into the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) professional program, complete medical laboratory science courses. The professional course work includes didactic courses, student laboratory instruction, and clinical experience rotations in medical laboratories. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
MLS 101 Principles Of Biology 5
MLS 102 General Chemistry I 5
MLS 103 Introduction To Communications And Computer Literacy Skills I 5
MLS 104 Computing & Information Skills 5
MLS 105 Introductory Mathematics I 5
MLS 106 Health Economics 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
MLS 111 Resource Management In Africa 5
MLS 112 Epidemiology 5
MLS 113 Ethics And Law In Health Care 5
MLS 114 Diversity Of Animals And Plants 5
MLS 115 General Chemistry II 5
MLS 116 Health Communication 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
MLS 201 Computing & Info. Skills Fundamentals II 5
MLS 202 Introductory Mathematics II 5
MLS 203 Cell Biology 5
MLS 204 Genetics 5
MLS 205 Human Anatomy 5
MLS 206 Introduction To Cytology And Histotechnology 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
MLS 211 Physics For Nurses 5
MLS 212 Human Physiology 5
MLS 213 Introduction To Medical Laboratory Sciences 5
MLS 214 Histotechnology Techniques 5
MLS 215 Histotechnology Techniques Practicals 5
MLS 216 Laboratory Quality Management Systems 5
Course Code Fifth Semester Courses Credit
MLS 301 Biology Of Disease 5
MLS 302 Special Histotechnology Procedures 5
MLS 303 Special Histotechnology Procedures Practicals 5
MLS 304 Normal Gynaecology Cytology 5
MLS 305 Normal Gynaecology Cytology 5
MLS 306 Practicals 5
Course Code Sixth Semester Courses Credit
MLS 311 Abnormal Gynaecology Cytology 5
MLS 312 Abnormal Gynaecology Cytology Practicals 5
MLS 313 Non-Gynaecology Cytology 5
MLS 314 Non-Gynaecology Cytology Practicals 5
MLS 315 Molecular Diagnostics In Cytology & Histology 5
MLS 316 Histotechnology Clinical Practicum 5
Course Code Seventh Semester Courses Credit
MLS 401 Cytology Clinical Practicum 5
MLS 402 Body Fluid Cytology 5
MLS 403 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology 5
MLS 404 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Practicum 5
MLS 405 Slide Screening, Case Studies & Seminars In Cytology 5
MLS 406 Introduction To Biostatistics 5
Course Code Eighth Semester Courses Credit
MLS 411 Research Methods And Proposal Writing 6
MLS 412 Laboratory Management And Education 6
MLS 413 Entrepreneurship 8
MLS 414 Bachelor Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

The Medical Laboratory Science program prepares students for a variety of careers in Laboratory Medicine. Nearly 100 percent of program graduates are successfully employed in all departments of various hospital laboratories, physician office laboratories, medical reference laboratories, public health laboratories as well as veterinary office laboratories.

Graduates also have obtained employment in various jobs as sales representatives, R&D scientists, clinical research associates, technical field representatives, regulatory affairs personnel, and quality control personnel in the biomedical device, biotechnology, health informatics and pharmaceutical industries


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