Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Undergraduate Courses

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.

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Graduate Profile

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 phases.
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in medical laboratory management
  • Communicate effectively with public and professional community in writing, speaking and presentation
  • 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 professional limitations.


  • 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