Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences

The Program

Worldwide, many people continue to suffer from preventable communicable diseases such as diarrhea as a classical example. The need for capacity building in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences has been compounded by the continued increase of medical hazards emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement.

The Program aims at producing Medical Laboratory Scientists capable of diagnosing infections and responding effectively to health conditions that affect human health with a view to proposing possible solutions thereby enhancing good health and sustainable medical management.

Course Rationale

The  need  for diagnosis and  management  of  diseases  in  the  human  population  calls for improving physical, biological, cultural and social environmental conditions.

The labor market demand for medical laboratory practitioners over the years has not been matched with the existing training opportunities in the country and the region at large, hence ineffectively responding to deteriorating medical conditions that affect human population and health.

The need for capacity building in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences has been compounded by the continued increase population emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement hence filling the existing gaps in Medical Laboratory Sciences training.   The program intends to produce a medical laboratory scientist/practitioner who will be capable of integrating theory and practice in critically assessing, analyzing, diagnosis and managing health issues affecting the health of the individual and the community.  The medical laboratory graduate will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills through lectures, tutorials, group discussion, practical, research and field work.

Objectives of the Program

The objectives of the program are to:

  1. Play  an  effective  role  in  the  development  and  expansion  of  opportunities  for individuals wishing to continue their education in the health science disciplines
  2. To  prepare  students  academically  and  professionally  for  a  career  in  Medical Laboratory Sciences
  3. To  produce  high  quality  graduate  capable  of  critical  analysis,  problem-solving, research and life-long learning.
  4. Conduct research in Medical Laboratory Sciences   issues with a view to providing recommendations to solve health challenges
  5. Provide community service through consultation, advice, training, participation, moral and financial support to the community and other stakeholders.
  6. Generate  and  impart  knowledge,  skills  and  attitudes  that  pertain  to  effective recognition and response to health challenges.
  7. Train manpower that is adaptable to emerging and re-emerging health challenges.
  8. Enhance  appropriate  use  of  natural  and  human  resources  to  promote  good health and sustainable developmentWhy study the programThe program prepares students to be competent and professional medical laboratory science practitioners. At the end of the course, the graduates will have the mastery of all entry level competencies upon graduation that will ensure successful passing scores on national certification exams.Minimum Entry Requirements
    1. Rwanda National Examination Council high school (secondary education) certificate with at least two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry with a subsidiary pass either in Mathematics or Physics.
    2. Any other qualification recognized by Senate of Mount Kenya University, and equivalent to a Rwanda National Examination Council high school (secondary education) certificate.
    3. A diploma in a related field from a recognized institution of higher learning as per credit transfer/ exemption policy

    Course Duration

    The course takes duration of four academic years [eight semesters]

    Fees

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    Application form

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