BSc.Medical Laboratory Science

Description

Medical Laboratory Science is the applied science dealing with the application of science, technology, engineering or mathematics to the effective delivery of healthcare. Healthcare scientists are scientists directly involved in the research diagnosis, treatment, care and support of patients in healthcare systems.

Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is a key component of healthcare science. It is the application of biology-based science to medical use, be it research, health monitoring or treatment. As 21st century medicine and healthcare become increasingly sophisticated, the demand grows for highly skilled medical laboratory scientists capable of performing and analyzing a battery of technical procedures to screen, treat, maintain and improve human health. The medical laboratory scientist has a critical role to play in supporting the delivery of essential health care all over the world through good laboratory services.

It is generally expected that at the end of the training, students would be familiar with current technological developments in medical diagnostics in the specialty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, and therefore, be in a position to coordinate laboratory services in their communities. Graduates are expected at the end of their studies to be involved in high quality and innovative biomedical research and therefore contribute to the improvement of currently available diagnostic methods or knowledge of the pathogenesis of a variety of disease states.

 

Candidates applying to the programme must meet the following entry requirements:

WASSCE   – Grade C6 or better in three (3) core subjects ie English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and three (3) elective subjects namely Biology, Chemistry, Physics  and Elective Mathematics. 

SSSCE   – Grade D or better in three (3) core subjects ie English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and three (3) elective subjects namely Biology, Chemistry, Physics  and Elective Mathematics. 

GCE Advance Level: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). Also, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject for Science students

Mature Students’ Entry: Applicants should be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the application by;

  1. Showing proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date which is at least 5 years old at the time of application.
  2. Providing an introductory letter from employer or show any other proof of In addition should have;  OR
  3. FIVE (5) credits at the ‘O’ level, including English language and mathematics; OR
  4. WASSCE/SSSCE credit passes in THREE relevant Elective Subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Elective Mathematics, Food and Nutrition, Forestry, Crop Husbandry, Fisheries, Clothing and Textiles. OR
  5. Applicants with Ministry of Health Certificates in Medical Laboratory Technology or Science Laboratory Technology with elective science background shall be interviewed and successful applicants placed in the FIRST YEAR. However, those without elective science background will go through Access Course that encompasses the Six (6) major areas in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Mathematics and Integrated Science facilitated by KAAF in conjunction with the affiliate institution before being admitted to the FIRST YEAR. OR
  6. Applicants with Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology with at least One year post qualification experience shall be interviewed and successful Applicants placed in the SECOND YEAR. OR
  7. Candidates with University Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Ministry of Health Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and HND in Medical Laboratory Technology with certificate from NABTEx would be placed in the THIRD YEAR, whilst Candidates with or HND in Science Laboratory Technology will be placed in the SECOND YEAR. All Candidates must have TWO (2) YEARS Post-Qualification Experience and must have passed an Interview.
  8. Candidates who are 25 years and above by the time of admission and have credit in Math and English from WASSCE and SSCE and with Science background but lack the other requisite passes must go through Access Course that encompasses the Six (6) major areas in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Mathematics and Integrated Science facilitated by KAAF in conjunction with the affiliate institution before being admitted to the FIRST YEAR.

Study Options:

  • Regular (day)
  • Weekend
  • Evening
  • Sandwich

First Year: Level 100 First Semester

SEMESTER 1

 

Course Code

Course Title

KARC 101

Academic Writing

KARC 103

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

KAF 103

French I

CHEM 105

Biological Chemistry

PHYS 107

Biophysics

BMLS 109

Medical Genetics

BMLS 111

Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences

MATH 151

General Mathematics (Algebra)

First Year: Level 100 Second Semester

SEMESTER 2

 

Course Code

Course Title

BMLS 102

Human Anatomy

KAF 104

French II

BMLS 104

Human Anatomy Practical

BMLS 106

Basic Physiology

BMLS 108

Basic Physiology Practical

CHEM 112

Biochemistry I

KARC 114

Liberal and African Studies

PSYC 116

Medical Psychology

GCOM 118

Communication Skills

BMLS 122

Laboratory Health, Safety & Ethics

MATH 152

General Mathematics (Calculus)

SECOND YEAR: LEVEL 200 FIRST SEMESTER

SEMESTER 3

 

Course Code

Course Title

SOCI 201

Medical Sociology

COMP 203

Basic Computer Application

STAT 205

Introduction to Statistics

CHEM 207

Biochemistry II

BMLS 209

Cell Biology

BMLS 211

Cell Biology Practical

BMLS 213

General Pathology

BMLS 215

Introduction to Molecular Biology

KNUR 257

Pharmacology and Therapeutics I

 SECOND YEAR: LEVEL 200 SECOND SEMESTER

SEMESTER 4

 

Course Code

Course Title

BMLS 202

Immunology

BMLS 204

Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics

BMLS 206

Introduction to Haematology

BMLS 208

Introduction to Clinical Chemistry

BMLS 212

Introduction to Microbiology

BMLS 214

Introduction to Cellular Pathology

KNUR 264

Pharmacology and Therapeutics II

 THIRD YEAR: LEVEL 300 FIRST SEMESTER

SEMESTER 5

 

Course Code

Course Title

BLAW 301

Health Law and Ethics

STAT 303

Biostatistics

BMLS 305

Haematology I

BMLS 307

Haematology I Practical

BMLS 309

Microbiology I

BMLS 311

Microbiology I Practical

BMLS 313

Clinical Chemistry I

BMLS 315

Clinical Chemistry I Practical

BMLS 317

Cellular Pathology I

BMLS 319

Cellular Pathology I Practical

THIRD YEAR: LEVEL 300 SECOND SEMESTER

SEMESTER 6

 

Course Code

Course Title

BMLS 302

Principles of Laboratory Management

BMLS 304

Immunohaematology

 

BMLS 306

Immunohaematology Practical

BMLS 308

Microbiology II

BMLS 312

Microbiology II Practical

BMLS 314

Clinical Chemistry II

BMLS 316

Clinical Chemistry II Practical

BMLS 318

Cellular Pathology II

BMLS 322

Cellular Pathology II Practical

KNUR 358

Research Methods

 FOURTH YEAR: LEVEL 400 FIRST SEMESTER

SEMESTER 7

 

Course Code

Course Title

BMLS 401

Haematology III

BMLS 403

Haematology III Practical

BMLS 405

Clinical Chemistry III

 

BMLS 407

Clinical Chemistry III Practical

BMLS 409

Microbiology III -Virology

BMLS 411

Microbiology III Practical

BMLS 413

Cellular Pathology III

 

BMLS 415

Cellular Pathology III Practical

 

BENT 417

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

 

BMLS 400

Project (Critical Review and Design)

 FOURTH YEAR: LEVEL 400 SECOND SEMESTER

SEMESTER 8

 

Course Code

Course Title

BMLS 402

Health Services Management

BMLS 404

Haematology IV

BMLS 406

Haematology IV Practical

BMLS 408

Clinical Chemistry IV

 

BMLS 412

Clinical Chemistry IV Practical

BMLS 414

Microbiology IV

BMLS 416

Microbiology IV Practical

BMLS 418

Cellular Pathology IV

 

BMLS 422

Cellular Pathology IV Practical

BMLS 400

Project (Theses writing)

 

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