Department of Medical Laboratory Science
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.
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
(c) To involve the students in an
intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning, studying and
(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
(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
into the program would be by University Matriculation Examination (UTME) and
Direct Entry modes.