Biomedical Laboratory

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 MODULE (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

  1. Philosophy
  2. Ethics
  3. Rwanda Culture

 

10

0

100

Module 2:

Cell Biology

H134

1. Introduction to Cells

10

30

70

Module 3:

Anatomy and Physiology

H104

1. General Anatomy

2. General Physiology

15

50

100

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 care

3. Epidemiology

 

10

30

70

 

LEVEL ONE MODULE (2ND SEMESTER)

 

Module

Code

Units

Credits

Practical Hours

Lecture hours

Module 6:

Clinical Microbiology 1

 H181

1.      Bacteriology

2.      Mycology

  10

60

40

Module 7:Parasitology and Entomology

H182

1. Parasitology I

2. 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

 

 

 

1200

 

Total Hours: 1200                      Total Credits: 120

 

LEVEL TWO MODULE (1ST SEMESTER)

 

Module

Code

Units

Crdits

Practical Hours

Lecture hours

Module 12:

Clinical Heamatology and Blood transfusion 1

 H231

1. Haematology

2.Blood transfusion

15

80

70

Module 13:

Clinical Microbiology 11

H232

1.Bacteriology

2.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 MODULE (2ND SEMESTER)

 

Module

code

Units

credits

Practical Hours

  Lecture  Hours

Module 17:

Clinical Immunology Virology

H281

1. Clinical Immunology

2.Clinical Virology

10

60

40

Module 18:

Laboratory Management

H282

1.Laboratory management

2.Quality assurance

10

50

50

Module 19:

Entrepreneurship

H283

1.Management

2.Entrepreneuship

10

30

70

Module 20

Clinical attachment 1

H284

1Clinical Placement I

30

300

 

 

Total

120

 

 

1200

 

Total Hours: 1200                  Total: 120 Credits 

 

LEVEL THREE MODULE (1ST SEMESTER)


 Module

Code

Units

Credits

Practical Hours

Lecturer Hours

Module 21:

 Research Methology

H 331

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

1.Haematology

2.Blood Transfusion

15

60

40

Module 24:

Clinical Chemistry111

 

H334

1.Clinical Chemistry

10

60

40

Module 25: Molecular Biology

H335

1.Molecular Biology

10

40

60

 

Total

 

60

 

600

LEVEL FOUR MODULE (2ND SEMESTER)

Module

code

Units

Credits

Practical Hours

Lecture Hours

Module 26:

Molecular  Laboratory Techniques

H431

1.Molecular Technique

 

10

60

40

Module 27:

Advanced Immunology

H432

 1.Advanced Immunology

10

60

40

Module 28:

Histotechnology and Cytotechnology

H433

1.Histotechnology

2.Cytotechnology

10

60

40

Module 29:

Clinical attachment 11

 H434

1.Clinical Attachment

30

300

 

 

Total

 

60

 

600

Total Hours: 600                 Total: 60 Credits

LEVEL FIVE MODULE (1ST SEMESTER)

Module

Code

Units

Credits

Practical Hours

Lecture hours

Module 30:Bioinformatics

H531

1. Bioinformatics

15

50

100

Module 31:Clinical Chemistry 1111

H532

1.Clinical Chemistry

10

50

100

Module 32:Clinical Heamatology and Blood Transfusion 111

H533

1.Haematology

2.Blood Transfusion

15

50

100

Module 33:

Research project

H500

1. Research Proposal & Project

20

200

0

 

LEVEL FIVE MODULE (2ND SEMESTER)

Module

Code

Units

Credits

Practical Hours

Lecture Hours

Module 34:             

Clinical Placement 111

H554

1. Clinical Placement III

2. Seminars

60

600

0

 

Total

 

 

 

1200

 

Total Hours: 1200                     Total: 120 Credits

 

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