Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Medical laboratory sciences (MLS) is a health care profession with special expertise in laboratory medicine. The members of this profession are responsible for providing accurate and reliable medical laboratory information for monitoring health, diagnosing and treating diseases.
Therefore, the course aims at providing health care professionals who will serve at both the public, private sector and non- profit making organizations. It is intended to equip trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them provide health services at all levels of health care services.
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Officers are involved in proactively managing preventative care, reaching out to patients to ensure they get recommended tests and follow up interventions. Their major functions include; provision of curative, promotive and rehabilitative services, management of health services, and participation in health education to the public, act as catalysts of change in ensuring community is healthy for national growth, liaising with community leaders in increasing community participation in preventive health care.
Objectives of the Course
Expected Working Field
|Entry Requirement||Mean Grade C (Plain), Eng/Kisw C (Plain), Bio C (Plain), Chem C (Plain) and C (Plain) in Maths/Phy|
|Duration of Study||3 Years|
The graduates of diploma in medical laboratory sciences can advance their career in the following areas: