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B. MLS. Medical Laboratory Science Programme

About B. MLS. Medical Laboratory Science

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.



The Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) department is projected to:

  1. Offer outstanding academic and professional knowledge that will produce quality Medical Laboratory Scientists capable of working in any environment.
  2. Produce students with expertise to produce biological and diagnostic reagents, fabricate or repair new equipment or even modify existing technologies and refine old techniques or synthesize new diagnostic procedures. 
  3. Produce medical laboratory scientists with ample management skills to lead, employ others, train and partake in general practice of laboratory sciences.

Aim and Objective

The main objectives of BMLS honours degree programmes in Medical Laboratory Sciences are to:

  1. offer courses and related studies to undergraduate students as may be approved by the Senate of the University and Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS);
  2. instil in students intellectual and satisfying learning experience that will enable them fill the manpower needs of the country in Medical Laboratory Science;
  3. 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;
  4. develop in students, the ability to apply their medical laboratory knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine;
  5. empower graduates of Medical Laboratory Sciences with skills that will enable them engage in income yielding ventures.


5 years

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Admission Requirements

Candidate seeking enrolment into the BMLS programme should possess the following minimum entry qualification(s):

  1.  UTME Admission

Candidates should possess at least five credits at ordinary level West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) or its equivalent (NECO, NABTEC, SSCE, GCE), maximum at two sittings, to qualify for consideration for admission. The subject includes: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics and English Languages. The students must also have performed well in joint matriculation board examination (UME/JAMB). 



  1. Direct Entry Admission


The candidate should possess, in addition to the requirements in “a” above, one of the following:

  1. Pass in general certificate of education or at advanced level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology) in addition to (a) above.
  2. Graduates of first degree in related sciences or its equivalent in addition to (a) above (remedial result is not accepted). First degree from approved university, OND or HND certificate.
  3. Candidates who are holders of Medical Laboratory Technicians certificate from the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and who have relevant qualifications as specified in 1 above may be considered for direct entry.
  4. Transfer students. Candidates can transfer from other department in the college of Medicine and Health Sciences with CGPA of not less 3.50 without carryover courses.

Note: No differed entry requirement


Inter and Intra University transfer


The department has the prerogative for discretionary transfer. The factors to be considered are;

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate with credit in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.
  2. Relevant pass in the joint Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  3. A good cumulative grade point (CGPA) not less than 3.5 with no outstanding courses still outstanding.
  4. Candidates from other university should have taken and passed relevant courses from BMLS in their respective Universities in addition to the above requirement (a-c)
  5. Candidate who has been asked to withdraw from the other faculty and/or university shall not be considered for admission to the department
  6. Transfer candidate have to satisfy the interview panel of the department and shall be limited in number to not more than 5% of the admission quota.
  7. Any candidate wishing to change to the department from a relevant department/ faculty must have spent at least [1] academic session in the university.

NOTES: Students are required to register with the Medical Laboratory Sciences Council of Nigeria as a student member from 300 Level. Any student found unqualified shall withdraw from the programme forthwith.


100 Level First Semester

# Code Title Units Type

100 Level Second Semester

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200 Level First Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 PYS 203 Introduction to Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
2 PYS 205 Introduction to Laboratory Physiology
3 ANA 201 Gross Anatomy of Upper/Lower extremities
4 MLS 201 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
5 ANA 203 Systemic and Functional Anatomy
6 ANA 203 Systemic and Functional Anatomy
7 BMS 201 Medical Biochemistry I
8 PYS 201 Introduction to Physiology

200 Level Second Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 ANA 206 General and Systemic Embryology
2 ANA 208 Regional Anatomy
3 ANA 202 Histology of Basic Tissues
4 BMS 202 Medical Biochemistry II
5 BMS 204 Introduction to Bio-statistics
6 MLS 290 Students’ Industrial Work Experience
7 PYS 202 Principle of Cell Physiology

300 Level First Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 MLS 309 Basic Medical Parasitology
2 MLS 301 Basic Clinical Chemistry
3 MLS 303 Basic Microbiology
4 PHC 301 Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology
5 MLS 307 Practical Exercise I
6 PYS 301 Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology
7 MLS 305 Basic Immunology

300 Level Second Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 BMS 304 Chemistry and Metabolism of Nucleic Acids
2 MLS 308 Fundamental of Blood Group Serology
3 MLS 302 Basic Haematology
4 BMS 302 Chemistry and Metabolism of Amino Acids and Proteins
5 MLS 390 Students’ Industrial Work Experience
6 MLS 304 Basic Histopathology
7 MLS 306 Laboratory Posting I

400 Level First Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 MLS 409 Biomedical Engineering
2 MLS 405 Laboratory Instrumentation and Techniques
3 MLS 413 Professional Ethics in Medical Laboratory Sciences
4 MLS 411 Blood Group Serology
5 MLS 407 Medical Entomology
6 MLS 403 Medical Laboratory Histopathology I
7 MLS 401 Laboratory Management and Function

400 Level Second Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 MLS 408 Clinical Chemistry I
2 MLS 404 MLS 404
3 MLS 414 Virology
4 MLS 402 Medical Laboratory Microbiology I
5 MLS 412 Chemical Pathology
6 MLS 406 Laboratory posting II
7 MLS 410 Haematology

500 Level First Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 MLS 507 Clinical Chemistry II
2 MLS 525 Serology and Blood Transfusion Science
3 MLS 501 General Laboratory Practice
4 MLS 513 Medical Laboratory Microbiology III
5 MLS 529 Medical Mycology
6 MLS 509 Medical Laboratory Histopathology II
7 MLS 533 Research Project I
8 MLS 519 Clinical Renal, Liver, and Neurochemistry
9 MLS 517 Systemic Histopathology
10 MLS 503 Practice Exercise II
11 MLS 505 Seminar
12 MLS 515 Advanced Histopathology
13 MLS 521 Nutrition and Clinical Vitaminology/Trace Elements
14 MLS 523 Blood Group System Compatibility Test
15 MLS 511 Medical Laboratory Haematology II
16 MLS 527 Advance Medical Parasitology and Epidemiology

500 Level Second Semester

# Code Title Units Type
1 MLS 524 Advance Haematological Techniques
2 MLS 528 Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Microbial Genetics
3 MLS 510 Medical Laboratory Haematology III
4 MLS 514 Histopathology Techniques/Embalmment
5 MLS 526 Medical Virology
6 MLS 512 Medical Laboratory Microbiology III
7 MLS 516 Museum Techniques
8 MLS 506 Clinical Chemistry III
9 MLS 522 Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
10 MLS 534 Research Project II
11 MLS 520 Clinical and Reproductive Endocrinology
12 MLS 502 Laboratory posting III
13 MLS 518 Drug Monitoring, Toxicology and Inborn Error of Metabolism
14 MLS 508 Medical Laboratory Histopathology III