Bachelor Of Medical Laboratory Sciences(4 years)


Mode of Study: Mutare Conventional [Double Intake]

About the Programme

In sub-Saharan Africa the health sector is currently experiencing an acute shortage of human resources at all levels of the healthcare delivery system. Provision of quality care is not always achievable in the hospitals and health centers. An important component of the services that should be readily available in the hospitals and health centers is a medical laboratory where specimens obtained from patients are processed to aid diagnosis and monitor care and treatment. Health care facilities in the African region are short of trained laboratory professionals, especially in the provincial, district and mission hospitals. However the service required at these health care facilities can be provided by a cadre of appropriately trained medical laboratory scientists.

 

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the program candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. He/She must have at least four years of secondary education and is the holder of a General Certificate of Education with 5 passes at Ordinary level with grade A, B or C in English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science or Physics or equivalent qualification if candidate is from a country other than Zimbabwe.
  2. At least two subjects at Advanced Level from recognized examination boards or equivalent qualifications in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics
  3. Applicants who wish to be considered for Mature Age entry Scheme must fulfil the requirements of the University for Admission under the Mature Age Entry Scheme.

The medium of instruction at Africa University is the English Language.

Applicants from non-English speaking background who have passed ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level examinations or equivalent will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language or must have successfully completed the Intensive English studies program at Africa University before they can be considered for admission into the Undergraduate Degree Program for the training of Medical Laboratory Scientists.

Year One Semester One

  1. HCS 101 Communication Skills I (3 Credit Hours)
  2. HSL/HFR/HPO 1 Foreign Languages (3 Credit Hours)
  3. HIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology (2 Credit Hours)
  4. SNS 304 Anatomy and Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
  5. SLS 100 Laboratory Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  6. SLS 101 Practical Laboratory Principles (2 Credit Hours)
  7. SLS 102 Clinical Chemistry I (3 Credit Hours)
TOTAL 19 CREDIT HOURS

Year One Semester Two

  1. HAS 100 African Studies (3 Credit Hours)
  2. TEV 200 Ethics and Christian Values (2 Credit Hours)
  3. HSL/HFR/HPO II Foreign Language (3 Credit Hours)
  4. SNS 305 Communication and Counselling Skills (3 Credit Hours)
  5. SLS 103 Clinical Pathology (3 Credit Hours)
  6. SLS 104 Practical Clinical Pathology (2 Credit Hours)
  7. SLS 105 Genetics and Molecular Biology (3 Credit Hours)
TOTAL 19 CREDIT HOURS

Year Two Semester One

  1. SLS 200 Transfusion Science and Immunology I (3 Credit Hours)
  2. SLS 201 Practical Transfusion Science and Immunology I (2 Credit Hours)
  3. SLS 202 Haematology I (4 Credit Hours)
  4. SLS 203 Practical Haematology I (3 Credit Hours)
  5. SLS 204 Microbiology I: Bacteriology (3 Credit Hours)
  6. SLS 205 Practical Microbiology I: Bacteriology (3)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 18

Year Two Semester Two

  1. SHA 300 Health Services Organization (2 Credit Hours)
  2. SHA 301 Health Economics and Health Care Financing (2 Credit Hours)
  3. SLS 206 Parasitology, Mycology and Virology (4 Credit Hours)
  4. SLS 207 Practical Parasitology, Mycology and Virology (3 Credit Hours)
  5. SLS 208 Immunology/Serology (3 Credit Hours)
  6. SLS 209 Practical Immunology/Serology (3 Credit Hours)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 17

Year Three Semester One

  1. SHI 100 Health Informatics I (3 Credit Hours)
  2. SHS 203 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 Credit Hours)
  3. SLS 210 Histopathology I (3 Credit Hours)
  4. SLS 211 Practical Histopathology I (2 Credit Hours)
  5. SLS 300 Laboratory Management and Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  6. SHS 204 Research Methods and Ethics in Health Care (3 Credit Hours)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 17

Year Three Semester Two

  1. SLS 301 Internship I (15 Credit Hours)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 15

Year Four Semester One

  1. SLS 400 Internship II (15 Credit Hours)
  2. SLS 401 Laboratory Research Project Proposal (3 Credit Hours)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 18

Year Four Semester Two

  1. SHA 403 Project Report (3 Credit Hours)
  2. SLS 403 Clinical Chemistry II (3 Credit Hours)
  3. SLS 404 Microbiology II (3 Credit Hours)
  4. SLS 405 Histolopathology II (3 Credit Hours)
  5. SLS 406 Transfusion Science and Immunology II (3 Credit Hours)
  6. SLS 407 Haematology II (3 Credit Hours)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: (18)

GRAND TOTAL: 141 CREDIT HOURS

Medical Laboratory Scientist

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