Skyline University Nigeria

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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

The broad philosophy of the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) is designed to provide sound academic and professional background for the production of Medical Laboratory Scientists who would be capable of working anywhere in Nigeria, who would also satisfy internationally recognizable standards and undertake further training towards specialization. The programme is meant to also produce Medical Laboratory Scientists with sufficient management ability to play leadership roles and entrepreneurship in establishing self, employing others, and also in training and general practices of laboratory sciences.

The aim of the Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science is to instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for the profession, and an appreciation of its application in different contexts; such as general medicine, food and beverages, pharmaceutical industries, utility departments (e.g. water corporations), research institutions etc.

The objectives of the programme are to develop in BMLS students:

  • An intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning, studying and research
  • A broad and balanced foundation of medical laboratory knowledge and practical skills, performing effectively in clinical diagnostic services, academics and quality assurance, and also functioning independently or in collaboration with other members of the health team in the care of individuals and groups at all levels of health care
  • The ability to apply their medical laboratory knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine
  • Through an education in medical laboratory sciences, a range of transferable skills of value in medical and non-medical fields
  • Knowledge and skills-base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas involving medical sciences
  • An appreciation of the importance of medical laboratory sciences in an industrial, economic, environmental, health and social context
  • The ability to produce biological and diagnostic reagents, as well as being able to fabricate, use and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Empowerment and skills that will enable them engage in income yielding ventures.

Course Structure for 100 Level Medical Laboratory Sciences Programmeme

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

GST 111

Use of English

2

C

30

-

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

R

30

-

GST 121

Use Library, Study Skills & ICT

2

C

30

-

BIO 101

General Biology I

3

C

45

15

CHM 101

General Chemistry I

3

R

45

15

MTH 101

Elementary Mathematics I

3

R

45

-

PHY 101

General Physics I

3

R

45

15

CSC 101

Introduction to Computer Science

2

C

30

45

  

20

   
      

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

GST1222

Communication in French

2

 GST

     30

         -  

GST1224

Logical Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

2

 GST

   30

       -  

BIO 102

General Biology II

3

C

45

-

CHM 102

General Chemistry II

3

R

45

-

PHY 102

General Physics II

3

R

45

-

PIO 201

Introduction to Physiology

2

R

30

 
 

TOTAL

15

   
  

 

   

 

Course Structure for 200 Level Medical Laboratory Sciences

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

GST 223

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

-

GST 224

Leadership Skills

2

R

30

-

GST 2215

Core Life Skills and Happiness

2

R

30

 

ANA 211

Systemic and Functional Anatomy

2

R

15

45

BCH 201

General Biochemistry I

3

R

45

15

PIO 203

General Physiology

3

R

45

-

PHE 201

Biostatistics

3

C

45

 
 

Total

17

   

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

GST 222

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

R

30

-

GST 211

Environment and Sustainable

Development

2

R

30

-

ANA 202

Histology of Basic Tissues

2

R

15

45

ANA 212

Regional Anatomy

2

R

45

45

BCH 202

General Biochemistry II

3

R

45

-

MLS 201

Introduction to Medical Laboratory

Science

2

C

15

45

PIO 202

Principle of Cell Physiology

2

R

30

-

 

Total

15

   

 

Course Structure for 300 Level Medical Laboratory Sciences

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

MLS 301

Basic Clinical Chemistry

3

R

30

45

MLS 303

Basic Microbiology

3

R

30

45

MLS 305

Basic Immunology

3

R

30

45

MLS 309

Basic Medical Parasitology

3

R

30

45

PHA 301

Basic Pharmacology &Toxicology

3

R

30

45

PIO 301

Endocrine and Reproductive

3

R

30

45

BCH 304

Chemistry and Metabolism of Amino

acids and Proteins

2

R

30

-

Total

 

20

   

 

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

MLS 302

Basic Haematology

3

R

30

45

MLS 304

Basic Histopathology

3

R

30

45

MLS 306

Laboratory Posting I

3

C

30

45

MLS 308

Fundamentals of blood group

3

R

30

45

MLS 307

Practical Exercise I

4

C

15

13

MLS 401

Laboratory Management & Function

3

C

15

90

MLS 403

Medical Laboratory Histopathology I

4

R

30

90

Total

 

23

   

 

Course Structure for 400 Level Medical Laboratory Sciences Programmeme

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

MLS 405

Lab Instrumentation & Techniques

4

C

15

135

MLS 407

Medical Entomology

2

R

15

45

MLS 409

Biomedical Engineering

3

R

15

90

MLS 411

Blood Group Serology

3

R

15

90

MLS 413

Professional      Ethics   in   Med   Lab Science

2

C

15

45

MLS 404

Medical Laboratory Microbiology I

3

R

15

90

MLS 408

Laboratory Posting II

2

C

15

45

MLS 410

Clinical Chemistry I                              

4

R

30

90

MLS 406

Research Methodology

2

C

15

45

Total

 

25

   

 

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

MLS499

SIWES

6

C

  

Total

 

6

   

 

Course Structure for 500 level Medical Laboratory Sciences

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

MLS 501

General Laboratory Practice

3

C

15

90

MLS 503

Practical Exercises II

3

C

15

90

MLS 505

Seminar

2

C

-

-

MLS 509

Clinical Chemistry II

3

R

30

45

MLS 511

Medical Laboratory Haematology III

3

R

30

45

MLS 513

Medical Laboratory Histopathology

3

R

30

45

MLS 515

Medical Laboratory Microbiology III

3

R

30

45

Total

 

20

   

 

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

MLS 502

Laboratory Posting III

3

C

15

90

MLS 504

Research Project

6

C

-

270

MLS 508

Clinical Chemistry III

3

R

30

45

MLS 510

Medical Laboratory Haematology II

3

R

30

45

MLS 512

Medical Laboratory Histopathology

3

R

30

45

MLS 514

Medical Laboratory Microbiology II

3

R

30

45

Total

 

21

   

 

Total number of credits for the Programmeme: 182