Biomedical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease using analytical methods in the clinical laboratory. Medical Laboratory Science is a field that provides professional expertise in laboratory based techniques. Members of this profession are responsible for the provision of valid and reliable laboratory based information on which crucial decisions affecting public health are based. These include monitoring, diagnosis, therapy, and food quality and policy issues. Thus, the inception of this degree program is of crucial importance to enhance practical laboratory skills, services and intellectual development of future students.Both public and private health care industry relies heavily on biomedical laboratory results in their curative, preventive and research undertakings. Currently, the national health care sector is facing an enormous shortage of qualifies medical laboratory professionals. Hence, this program is overdue in addressing the current shortage of these cadres in a bid to build a robust national health care system that responds to both national and regional community.

Laboratory science students who successfully complete this program will be equipped enough to practice safely, competently and effectively in laboratories in the health service and other industries, meeting an acute shortage of scientists qualified to national and international standards of laboratory practice.


Module Code Credits Hours
Preliminary Studies H102 10 100
Philosophy Ethics and Rwanda Culture H101 10 100
Cell Biology H134 10 70
Psychology and Social Science H131 10 100
Community Health H132 10 70


Module Code Credits Hours
Clinical Microbiology 1 H181 10 100
Parasitology and Entomology H182 10 40
Biochemistry and Genetics H183 10 30
Laboratory Safety, and Ethics H184 10 40
Clinical Chemistry 1 H185 10 40
Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation H186 10 40


Module Code Credits Hours
Clinical Heamatology and Blood transfusion 1 H231 10 100
Parasitology and Entomology H232 10 100
Clinical Parasitology 1 H233 10 1000
Histology and Cytology H234 15 150
Clinical Chemistry 11 H235 10 100


Module Code Credits Hours
Clinical Immunology Virology H281 10 100
Laboratory Managemen H282 10 100
Entrepreneurship H283 10 100
Clinical attachment 1 H284 30 300


Module Code Credits Hours
Research Methology H331 15 150
Clinical Microbiology III H332 10 100
Clinical Hematology and Blood transfusion 11 H333 15 150
Clinical Chemistry 111 H334 10 100
Molecular Biology H335 10 100

Key Facts

Award Type: Bachelors (Hons) in Medical Laboratory Science (or Advanced Diploma)
Level: Undergraduate
Study mode: Daytime
Course Length: 3-4 years
Language of teaching: English
Start Month: September/October
Entry requirements: Successful completion of secondary L6 in MCB, PCB, BCG or similar program of study, with primary passes in biology and chemistry. A2 laboratory technicians considered for admission to Level One. Ability to study in English

In line with our policy of continual improvement of all programs, program details may change