Welcome to Medical Laboratory Science Department
What We Do
Medical laboratory science is a profession which provides a broad based fundamental scientific knowledge of medical laboratories and their uses. The graduates are equipped to meet the challenges of modern scientific knowledge in Health Care and enables them proceed to further training. Students of this discipline at this level are exposed to application of Medical Laboratory Science in the areas of Medicine, Pharmaceutical industries, utility Department (e.g. water cooperation), Research institutes, Food industries as well as Diagnostic kit/ Machine production.
The courses are designed to expose the student to core areas like Clinical Chemistry, Haematology and Blood Group Serology, Histopathology and Cytology, Medical Microbiology, Immunology as well as Instrumentation, Laboratory Management and Entrepreneur skills. Students are required to broaden their knowledge in the core areas by taking ancillary courses in chemistry, mathematics, statistics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and biology. They are also expected to understand the working of laboratory instruments and existing techniques and to modify them where possible. The practical aspect of the programmes prepares the students always to think in terms of diagnostic criteria in the assessment and evaluation of clinical samples. The students so trained will fit into any diagnostic laboratory in hospitals, research institutes and industries, food laboratories and other allied field or they may be self-employed.On the successful completion of the five years Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Programmes and one year internship, preceding participation in the NYSC programme, graduates are registered as Associates members of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Council of Nigeria.
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