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

Vision:

The vision of the department is to lead, through academic and research excellence, regional and national health care delivery in the field of medical laboratory sciences..

Mission:

The mission of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences – Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences is to be a premier in improving medical laboratory sciences through graduating fully qualified graduates to fulfill the need in the community and the region an excellent health care promotion, also to deliver high quality research in the field of medical laboratory sciences.

Objectives:

The goal of the program is to produce competent, skilled practitioners who can be effective in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories and industry, professionally. Furthermore, students are prepared to be good researchers who can pursue their studies in the future. So, the program was designed to:

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

Program Learning Outcomes

    1. After completing this program, students should be able to:
  • Correlate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to their role as professionals in medical laboratory sciences
  • Acquire the knowledge & skills in medical laboratory sciences and understand how the laboratory clinical data related to medicine and patient healthcare.
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility, accountability, and confidentiality within the healthcare system required to manage the Medical Laboratory services.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and behaviours as a medical laboratory team member with colleagues in the healthcare system and in a laboratory setting.
  • 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.
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of test systems and standards of quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and laboratory continuing education.
  • 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.
  • Develop, evaluate and select applications and processes of medical laboratory technical skills through performance according to established criteria.

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:

  1. Hospital clinical laboratories in public or private sectors (after fulfilling local license / regulatory requirements)
  2. Commercial or reference laboratories
  3. Public health laboratories
  4. Pharmaceutical or chemical industries
  5. Biotechnology companies
  6. Forensic and law enforcement laboratories
  7. Veterinary clinics
  8. Research Pursue career as a research assistant.
  9. Teaching institutions Join colleges/universities as laboratory assistants.
  10. Transplant and blood donor centers
  11. Fertility clinics
  12. The cosmetic or food industry
  13. Work as application specialists in biomedical instrument companies.
First semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Corequisite
Lecture Lab
ENG 100 English I 3 3
MTH 100 College Mathematics 3 3
BMD 200 Medical Terminology 3 3
BIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology Skills 2 1 1
CHEM 100 General Chemistry for Health Sciences 3 2 2
GEN 306 Human Biology 3 3
CMLS 100 General Safety in Medical Laboratories 1 1
TOTAL 18 16 3
Second Semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Corequisite
Lecture Lab
ENG 104 English II 3 3 ENG 100
BMD 204 Human Physiology 3 2 2 GEN 306
GEN 102 Islamic Culture 3 3
CMLS 121 Medical physics 3 2 2
CHEM 124 Analytical Chemistry 3 2 2 CHEM 100
CHEM 123 Organic Chemistry 3 2 2 CHEM 100
TOTAL 18 14 8
First semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Corequisite
Lecture Lab
BMD 210 General Microbiology 3 2 2 GEN 306
BMD 209 Gross Anatomy and Histology 3 2 2 BMD 204 BMD 204
GEN 201 General Psychology 3 3 ENG104
BMD 208 Biochemistry for health sciences 3 2 2 CHEM 123, 124
MMLS 211 Fundamental Biochemical Laboratory Methods 2 1 2 CMLS 100
MMLS 212 Clinical Hematology I 3 2 2 GEN 306
TOTAL 17 12 10
Second Semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Co-requisite
Lecture Lab
BMD 203 Biostatistics for Health Sciences 3 3 MTH 100
AHS 221 Introduction to Public Health 3 3 GEN 306
BMD 307 Epidemiology 3 3 GEN 306 BMD 203
BMD 205 Pathophysiology 3 3 BMD 204,208,209
MMLS 224 Clinical Hematology II 3 2 2 MMLS 211, 212
MMLS 223 Diagnostic microbiology 3 2 2 MMLS 211, BMD 210
TOTAL 18 16 4
First Semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Co-requisite
Lecture Lab
ENG 205 Health Communication Skills 3 3 ENG 104
MMLS 314 Clinical Chemistry 3 2 2 MMLS 211, BMD 205, 208
MMLS 313 Medical Parasitology 2 2 0 MMLS 211,BMD 205, 210
MMLS 311 Cytology & Histology techniques 2 1 2 MMLS 211, BMD 209
MMLS 312 Clinical Immunology and Serology 3 2 2 MMLS 211, MMLS 224
INFO 311 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 2 2 BIT 100
TOTAL 16 12 8

Second Semester
Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Co-requisite
Lecture Lab
General & Diagnostic Virology 2 2 – BMD 205, MMLS 223
Concept of Genetic 2 2 BMD 208 BMD 210
Medical Mycology 2 2 BMD 210
Molecular Diagnostics 3 2 2 MMLS 211,223, 311 CMLS 321
MLS Education and Management 1 1 INFO 311
Immunohematology 3 2 2 MMLS 211, 312
Ethics in applied medical careers 2 2 ENG 205
Scientific Research Methodology 2 1 2 BMD 203,307
AHS 221
TOTAL 17 14 6
First semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Co-requisite
Lecture Lab
CCMLS 415 Graduate Research Project 3 1 4 Completing at least 100 Credits
MMLS 412 Clinical Correlations 2 2 Completing MLS Major

courses

MMLS 414 Medical Lab Seminar 1 2 Completing MLS Major

Courses

HIM 407 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 3 BMD 205
GEN302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 3 ENG104
TOTAL 12 9 6

Second semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Co-requisite
Lecture Lab
MMLS 493 Internship Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Hematology 3 Completing previous Courses
MMLS 494 Internship (Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Microbiology) 3
MMLS 495 Internship (Clinical Parasitology and Urinalysis

Hospital Laboratory)

2
MMLS 496 Internship (Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Clinical Chemistry) 3
MMLS 497 Internship (Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Immunohematology ) 2
MMLS 498 Internship (Clinical Rotation in Immunology and Serology) 2
MMLS 499 Internship ( Clinical Laboratory Rotation in Molecular Diagnostic) 2
TOTAL 17

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.

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

Code Courses
GEN General Requirements
MMLS Major Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)
CMLS Core Supporting Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)
BMD Biomedical Sciences.
  1. The first digit denotes the year level of the course according to student’s study plan as follows:
Code Level/year
1 First
2 Second
3 Third
4 Fourth

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:

Classification Credit hours
General Requirements 23
Core Supporting Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) DiagnosticImaging 29
Biomedical Courses 24
Major Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) 40
Internship 17
TOTAL 133

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