BMLSc. Medical Laboratory Science

Programme Duration : 5 years


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

i.      offercourses and related studies to undergraduate students as may be approved by theSenate of the University and Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigerialeading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science(BMLS);

ii.    instilin students intellectual and satisfying learning experience that will enablethem fill the manpower needs of the country in Medical Laboratory Science;

iii.   providestudents with a broad and balanced foundation of medical laboratory knowledgeand practical skills; performing effectively in clinical diagnostic services,academics and quality assurance; and function independently or in collaborationwith other members of the health team in the care of individuals and groups atall levels of health care;

iv.   developin students, the ability to apply their medical laboratory knowledge and skillsto the solution of theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine;

v.      empower graduates of Medical Laboratory Scienceswith skills that will enable them engage in income yielding ventures.


The Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) departmentis projected to:

a)  Offeroutstanding academic and professional knowledge that will produce qualityMedical Laboratory Scientists capable of working in any environment.

b) Producestudents with expertise to produce biological and diagnostic reagents,fabricate or repair new equipment or even modify existing technologies andrefine old techniques or synthesize new diagnostic procedures.

c)  Producemedical laboratory scientists with ample management skills to lead, employothers, train and partake in general practice of laboratory sciences.

Admission Requirements

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

a.      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).


b.     Direct Entry Admission

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

i.                 Pass in general certificate of education or at advanced level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology) in addition to (a) above.

ii.               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.

iii.             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.

iv.             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;

a)     Senior Secondary School Certificate with credit in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.

b)     Relevant pass in the joint Matriculation Examination (UTME)

c)     A good cumulative grade point (CGPA) not less than 3.5 with no outstanding courses still outstanding.

d)     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)

e)     Candidate who has been asked to withdraw from the other faculty and/or university shall not be considered for admission to the department

f)      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.

g)     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.

Course Outline

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