Program Title Bachelor of Health Sciences – Major in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS).
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • 136 Credit Hours / Four years /Eight Semesters
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The Program Bachelor of Health Sciences – Major in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

MISSION OF THE PROGRAM

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.

First semester
Course No. Course name Total credits Weekly hours Prerequisite Corequisite
Lecture Lab
ENG 100 English I 3 3
MTH 104 Mathematics for Health Sciences 3 3
BMD 200 Medical Terminology 3 3
BIT 101 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

Detailed Description of the Assessment Content

  • The project will be designed to show understanding and correlate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology to their role as professionals in medical laboratory sciences.
  • A group work will be discussed in the class to acquire the skills and knowledge in medical laboratory sciences and understand how the laboratory clinical data related to medicine and patient healthcare.
  • The objective of this group work is to familiarize students with the knowledge in understanding and demonstrate professional responsibility, accountability, and confidentiality within the healthcare system required to manage the Medical Laboratory services.
  • A group work will be discussed in the class to evaluate and perform the full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, urinalysis, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics.
  • A group work will be discussed in the class to apply and evaluate theories and approaches to Demonstrate effective communication skills and behaviors as a medical laboratory team member with colleagues in the healthcare system and in a laboratory setting in the UAE.
  • A group work will be discussed in the class to demonstrate management skills responsibilities of health care professionals and the impact they have on the job duties in understanding and practicing ethical and social issues when dealing with clinical samples and patients.
  • A group work will be discussed in the class to manage and participate in the development and evaluation of test systems and standards of quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and laboratory continuing education.
  • Graduation project1 and 2 will be discussed in the presentation day the demonstration of the theoretical knowledge and technical skills in the performance of routine laboratory testing in applying the practice standards in safety, professional behavior and ethical conduct by respecting patient privacy and maintain confidentiality.
  • Internship project will be discussed in the presentation day the develop, evaluate and select applications and processes of medical laboratory technical skills through performance according established criteria in the management of healthcare in the UAE.
  • 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.

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.

Professional Occupations For Which Graduates Are Prepared In The Program

  • Hospital clinical laboratories in public or private sectors (after fulfilling local license / regulatory requirements).
  • 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.
  • Work as application specialists in biomedical instrument companies.
High School type Acceptance Average Subject score @ HS Foundation
General Track Direct 70% No
Conditional 60% – 69.9% Yes
Advanced Track Direct 70% No
Conditional 60% – 69.9% Passing math, chemistry & biology with a grade C or above in each subject @ ECT
ADEC Track Direct 70% No
Conditional 60% – 69.9% Passing math, chemistry & biology with a grade C or above in each subject @ ECT
Industrial Technical Commercial Conditional 75% Yes
British System GCSE/IGCSE (O-Level, As & A Levels) Direct 5 Subjects O-Level with a grade C or above including maths, physics/biology and chemistry, Plus 2 Subjects AS Level with a grade of C or above, in mathematics plus biology/physics/chemistry. No
Indian Board Pakistani Board American H.S. International High School General Direct 70% No
General Conditional 60% – 69.9% Yes
Advanced Direct 70% No
Advanced Conditional 60% – 69.9% Passing math, chemistry & biology with a grade C or above in each subject @ ECT
IB Diploma Direct 24 points or above including 6 Subjects with a minimum of 3 at Higher Level including math, biology & chemistry No