Program TitleBachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • 137 Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The ProgramBachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences

The mission of the Bachelor of Health Sciences major in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is to prepare graduates to effectively serve in medical laboratory healthcare institutions through implementing a wide range of relevant knowledge, skills and competencies.

Professional Occupations For Which Graduates Are Prepared In The Program

Clinical laboratory science professionals (also called medical laboratory scientists or medical laboratory technicians) are highly skilled scientists who discover the presence or absence of disease and provide data that helps physicians determine the best treatment for the patient.

Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) (Clinical laboratory professionals) can work in:

  • Commercial or reference laboratories
  • Public health laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical or chemical industries
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Forensic and law enforcement laboratories
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Research Pursue career as a research assistant.
  • Teaching institutions Join colleges/universities as laboratory assistants.
  • Transplant and blood donor centers
  • Fertility clinics
  • The cosmetic or food industry
  • Work as application specialists in biomedical instrument companies.

Program Goals

    1. Understand the components of the diagnostic process and perform diagnostic laboratory analysis in accordance with the established laboratory procedures and professional standards of practice without error of clinical significance.
    2. Maintain laboratory equipment in accordance with laboratory procedures to the extent that laboratory safety and test results without error of clinical significance are assured.
    3. Demonstrate professionalism reflective of the standards of practice and code of ethics which underlie the profession.
    4. Demonstrate essential knowledge in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, immunology, and biostatistics
    5. Perform and interpret results of clinical laboratory tests including: blood bank, urinalysis and other body fluids, chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology.
    6. Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals and the public.

Program Learning Outcomes

    After completing this program, students should be able to:

  1. Correlate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to their role as professionals in medical laboratory sciences
  2. Acquire the knowledge & skills in medical laboratory sciences and understand how the laboratory clinical data related to medicine and patient healthcare.
  3. Demonstrate professional responsibility, accountability, and confidentiality within the healthcare system required to manage the Medical Laboratory services.
  4. Evaluate and perform the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as haematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, urinalysis, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills and behaviours as a medical laboratory team member with colleagues in the healthcare system and in a laboratory setting.
  6. Identify the responsibilities of health care professionals and the impact they have on the job duties in understanding and practising ethical and social issues when dealing with clinical samples and patients.
  7. Participate in the development and evaluation of test systems and standards of quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and laboratory continuing education.
  8. Demonstrate the theoretical knowledge and technical skills in the performance of routine laboratory testing in applying the practice standards in safety, professional behaviour and ethical conduct by respecting patient privacy and maintain confidentiality.
  9. Develop, evaluate and select applications and processes of medical laboratory technical skills through performance according to established criteria..

Study Plan of Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
The Courses codes are as follows:

GENGeneral Requirements
MMLSMajor Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)
CMLSCore Supporting Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)
BMDBiomedical Sciences.
  1. The first digit denotes the year level of the course according to student’s study plan as follows:

A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences is awarded after completing (136) credit hours successfully.
The study plan composed of the following:

ClassificationCredit hours
General Requirements26
Core Supporting Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) DiagnosticImaging26
Biomedical Courses24
Major Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)40
First semester
Course No.Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCorequisite
ENG 100English I33
MTH 100College Mathematics33
BMD 200Medical Terminology33
BIT 100Introduction to Information Technology Skills211
CHEM 100General Chemistry for Health Sciences322
GEN 306Human Biology33
CMLS 100General Safety in Medical Laboratories11
Second semester
Course No.Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCorequisite
ENG 104English II33ENG 100
BMD 204Human Physiology322GEN 306
GEN 102Islamic Culture33
CMLS 121Medical physics322
CHEM 124Analytical Chemistry322CHEM 100
CHEM 123Organic Chemistry322CHEM 100
First semester
Course No.Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCorequisite
BMD 210General Microbiology322GEN 306
BMD 209Gross Anatomy and Histology322BMD 204BMD 204
GEN 201/303General Psychology or Sociology33ENG104
BMD 208Biochemistry for health sciences322CHEM 123, 124
MMLS 211Fundamental Biochemical Laboratory Methods212CMLS 100
MMLS 212Clinical Hematology I322GEN 306
Second semester
Course No.Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCo-requisite
BMD 203Biostatistics for Health Sciences33MTH 100
AHS 221Introduction to Public Health33GEN 306
BMD 307Epidemiology33GEN 306BMD 203
BMD 205Pathophysiology33BMD 204,208,209
MMLS 224Clinical Hematology II322MMLS 211, 212
MMLS 223Diagnostic microbiology322MMLS 211, BMD 210
TOTAL18 164
First semester
Course No.Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCo-requisite
ENG 205Health Communication Skills33ENG 104
MMLS 314Clinical Chemistry322MMLS 211, BMD 205, 208
MMLS 313Medical Parasitology220MMLS 211,BMD 205, 210
MMLS 311Cytology & Histology techniques212MMLS 211, BMD 209


Clinical Immunology and Serology322MMLS 211, MMLS 224
INFO 311Introduction to Healthcare Informatics322BIT 100

Second semester
Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCo-requisite
General & Diagnostic Virology22– BMD 205, MMLS 223
Concept of Genetic22BMD 208 BMD 210
Medical Mycology22BMD 210
Molecular Diagnostics322MMLS 211,223, 311CMLS 321
MLS Education and Management11INFO 311
Immunohematology322MMLS 211,


Ethics in applied medical careers22ENG 205
Scientific Research Methodology212BMD 203,307

AHS 221

First semester
Course No.Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCo-requisite
CCMLS 415Graduate Research Project314Completing at least 100 Credits
MMLS 412Clinical Correlations22Completing MLS Major


MMLS 414Medical Lab Seminar12Completing MLS Major


HIM 407Health Promotion and Disease Prevention33BMD 205
GEN302Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship33ENG104


Second semester
Course No.Course nameTotal creditsWeekly hoursPrerequisiteCo-requisite
MMLS 493Internship Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Hematology3Completing previous Courses
MMLS 494Internship (Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Microbiology)3
MMLS 495Internship (Clinical Parasitology and Urinalysis

Hospital Laboratory)

MMLS 496Internship (Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Clinical Chemistry)3
MMLS 497Internship (Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Immunohematology )2
MMLS 498Internship (Clinical Rotation in Immunology and Serology)2
MMLS 499Internship ( Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Molecular Diagnostic)2

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