? BSc Medical Laboratory Technology

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY


INTRODUCTION:

The Medical laboratory Technology Department was started in 2010 as a Certificate programme.


Currently, the Department runs a degree programme in Medical Laboratory Technology. The Medical Laboratory Technology programme is practically oriented, grounded in the basic sciences and supported by clinical courses and internships in hospitals. The programme aims at producing graduates who can efficiently collect, process and analyze biological samples of patients for the accurate diagnosis of diseases.
The curriculum is based on the belief that a well-trained Medical Laboratory Technologist is an asset to the health care team, and therefore, needs to be equipped with the required knowledge and skills to ensure accurate and safe diagnostic approach, in addition to having an interest in active research in prevention, cause and treatment of diseases.



General Aims


The objective of the course is to produce versatile Medical Laboratory Technologists equipped with adequate knowledge and skills in performing various laboratory analyses and tests related to patients diagnosis and treatment and also for the prevention of disease.

Objectives:

The medical laboratory technology course is aimed at producing competent medical laboratory technologists of high professional standing in the delivery of laboratory practice and:

  1. Able to practice in all spheres of medical laboratory technology or other related areas of employment;

  2. Capable of functioning as informed professionals in a changing health care system and have the ability to evaluate and construct their own approach to medical laboratory science practice;

  3. Inculcated with values necessary to serve the patient and society as a caring, ethical, knowledgeable professionals and enlightened citizens, be it independently or as active members of the healthcare delivery system;
  4. Having skills in critical observation and enquiry through placement in different units of specialties;
  5. Possessing the capacity to continue as productive and responsible members of the profession and assume leadership roles as appropriate to the profession and society;
  6. Possessing good understanding of current and future health issues, public health policy and international health rules and regulations.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


NUMBER QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LEVEL ON ENTRY
1 SSSCE/WASSCE holders
SSSCE/WASSCE holders must have an aggregate of 24 or better,
which should include credits in three core subjects
(i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and
or Social Studies) and Credits in 3 elective subjects including :
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics[ OR Elective Mathematics]
Senior High Secondary School holders shall be admitted into level 100 (First Year) of the program
2
General Certificate of Education Examination
(ordinary and advanced Levels) Science Students holders
Holders of GEC O and A levels Must have credits in at least five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Science at the GCE ordinary level and three (3) passes at the GCE Advanced Level. Two (2) of the advanced level passes must be grade D or better. A pass in General Paper must also be obtained General Certificate of Education Examination (ordinary and advanced Levels) Science Students shall be admitted into level 100 (First Year) of the program
3
Holders of certificate in medical laboratory technology with a minimum of 3-year qualification experience will be
Holders of certificate in medical laboratory technology, must have at least two year post qualification experience Holders of certificate in medical laboratory technology shall be admitted into level 100 (First Year) of the program