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DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Philosophy

The broad philosophy of training in Medical Laboratory Science is:

(a) To provide sound academic and professional background for the production of Medical Laboratory Scientists who would be capable of working anywhere in Nigeria.

(b) To produce Medical Laboratory Scientists who can provide quality service in Medical diagnostic and research Laboratories and satisfy internationally recognizable standards and able to undertake further training nationally and internationally towards specialization.

(c) To produce Medical Laboratory Scientists with resources and manpower management ability, and skills to play a leadership role in training and the practice of Medical laboratory science.

Objectives

The objectives of bachelor honours degree programme in Medical Laboratory sciences are:

(a) To provide students with sound knowledge of the theory and practice of Medical Laboratory sciences and its application in key areas such as Medicine, Food and Beverages, and Pharmaceutical Industries as well as utility Departments (e.g. Water Corporations).

(b) To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of medical laboratory knowledge and practical skills; performing effectively in clinical diagnostic services, academics and quality assurance; and function independently or in collaboration with other members of the health team in the care of individuals and groups at all levels of health care.

(c) To involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning, studying and research.

(d) To develop students with the ability to apply their medical laboratory knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine.

(e) To develop in students through an education in medical laboratory sciences a range of transferable of skills of value in medical and non-medical employment.

(f) To provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas involving medical sciences.

(g) To generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of medical sciences in an industrial, economic, environmental, health and social context.

(h) To produce graduates of Medical Laboratory Science who can provide quality service in Medical Diagnostic and Research Laboratories.

(i) To produce graduates with skills and ability to produce biological and diagnostic reagents as well as being able to fabricate and maintain laboratory equipment.

(j) To also empower graduates of Medical Laboratory Sciences with skills that will engage them in income yielding ventures.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

Admission into the program would be by University Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry modes.