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.

LEVEL ONE,1st SEMESTER

Module Code Units Credits Practical Hours Lecturer hours
Preliminary Studies H102
  1. English Language
  2. Introduction to Computers
  3. Introduction to Moodle
0 0 100
Module 1:
Philosophy Ethics and Rwanda Culture
H101
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Rwanda Culture
10 0 100
Module 2:
Cell Biology
H134
  1. Introduction to Cells
10 30 70
Module 4:
Psychology and Social Science
H131
  1. Health Psychology
  2. Sociology
  3. Communication skills
10 100
Module 5:
Community Health
H132
  1. Communicable disease
  2. Primary Health car
  3. Epidemiology
10 30 70

LEVEL ONE,2nd SEMESTER

Module Code Units Credits Practical Hours Lecturer hours
Module 6: Clinical Microbiology 1 H181
  1. Bacteriology
  2. Mycology
10 69 100
Module 7:
Parasitology and Entomology
H182
  • Parasitology I
  • Entomology
10 60 40
Module 8:
Biochemistry and Genetics
H183
  1. Biochemistry
  2. Genetics
10 70 30
Module 9:
Laboratory Safety, and Ethics
H184
  1. Phlebotomy
  2. Lab Safety and Professional Ethics
10 60 40
Module 10:
Clinical Chemistry 1
H185
  1. Clinical Chemistry
10 60 40
Module 11:
Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation
H186
  1. Analytical Chemistry
  2. Laboratory instrumentation
10 60 40
Total Hours: 1200 Total Credits: 120

LEVEL Two,1st SEMESTER

Module Code Units Credits Practical Hours Lecturer hours
Module 12: Clinical Heamatology and Blood transfusion 1 H231
  1. Haematology
  2. Mycology
10 60 40
Module 13:
Parasitology and Entomology
H232
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
10 60 40
Module 14:
Clinical Parasitology 1
H233
  1. Parasitology
10 60 40
Module 15:
Histology and Cytology
H234
  1. Histology
  2. Cytology
15 50 100
Module 16:
Clinical Chemistry 11
H235
  1. Clinical Chemistry
10 60 40

LEVEL Two,2nd SEMESTER

Module Code Units Credits Practical Hours Lecturer hours
Module 17:Clinical Immunology Virology H281
  1. Clinical Immunology
  2. Clinical Virology
10 60 40
Module 18:Laboratory Managemen H282
  1. Laboratory management
  2. Quality assurance
10 50 50
Module 19:
Entrepreneurship
H283
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
10 60 40
Module 20:
Clinical attachment 1
H284
  1. 1Clinical Placement I
30 300 0
Total Hours: 1200 Total Credits: 120

LEVEL Three,1sp SEMESTER

Module Code Units Credits Practical Hours Lecturer hours
Module 21: Research Methology H331
  1. Biostatisitcs
  2. Research skills
15 50 100
Module 22:Clinical Microbiology 111 H332
  1. Bacteriology
  2. Mycology
10 60 40
Module 23:
Clinical Hematology and Blood transfusion 11
H333
  • Haematology
  • Blood Transfusion
15 60 40
Module 24:
Clinical Chemistry 111
H334
  1. Clinical Chemistry
10 60 40
Module 25:
Molecular Biology
H335
  1. Molecular Biology
60 40 100
Total Hours: 600 Total Credits: 60

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