The Bachelor of Science, in Medical Laboratory Science is a pre registration course designed to produce
Medical Laboratory Science graduates. The curriculum of the MLS degree programme provides a sound
scientific foundation for medical laboratory technologies enabling the student to develop competencies
necessary for the provision of modern laboratory service for the public. The programme is designed further to
encourage the students to acquire knowledge in the bio medical fields of relevance by which students will be
able to interpret results, understand sources of errors and solve problems.
New Curriculum of the Department of MLS
Students who have successfully completed a BSc in Medical Laboratory Science will be able to apply their
knowledge, skills, and attitudes as follows:
Demonstrate sound knowledge in medical laboratory diagnostic procedures and the relationship
between the laboratory findings and disease conditions.
Perform routine and advanced biochemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microbiological,
and molecular laboratory tests.
Respect and be compassionate to patients, their relatives and other health professionals while
maintaining the medical laboratory ethical code of conduct.
Participate in research and development of new laboratory diagnostic technologies.
Establish and monitor programs to ensure the quality of pre analytical, analytical and post analytical
Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in medical laboratory management
Communicate effectively with public and professional community in writing, speaking and
Use appropriate and modern ICT tools in academic and professional work
Be committed to provide quality services to the society and to contribute in general to socio- economic
development of the country
Take part in continuing education, training and professional development
Develop interpersonal skills to interact with health professionals as a team and be aware of the
Postgraduate training opportunities locally and abroad
Research opportunities locally and abroad
Academic positions in Universities, other teaching institutions, public and Private sectors both local and foreign
Managerial positions in public and private institutions
Running a private laboratory service
To work as a medical laboratory scientist in government and private sector