Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Bachelor of science Medical Laboratory Sciences

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 5years

Course Overview

Bachelor of science Medical Laboratory Sciences at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) is a professional course under the umbrella of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB). KMLTTB was established by an Act of Parliament to regulate Medical Laboratory Sciences training  and practice  in Kenya.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of science Medical Laboratory Sciences at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following minimum entry requirements;

  1.  The candidate must have a minimum KCSE mean grade of C+. In addition, a student must have either of the qualifications listed below:
  2.  Have the following combinations of cluster subjects at the minimum grades shown:

Alternative A
Biology C+
Chemistry C+
Mathematics or Physics C
English/Kiswahili C+

Alternative B
Biological Sciences C+
Physical Sciences C+
English/Kiswahili C+

1.1.3.2 Have a minimum of 2 principal passes in science subjects in IGCE/GCE.
1.1.3.3 Have a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or any other relevant Diploma from an institution recognised by the University Senate, and registered with the KMLTTB.
1.1.3.4 Have a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Medical Laboratory Technology or any other relevant HND from an institution recognised by the University Senate, and registered with the KMLTTB.
1.1.3.5 Have any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to 1.1.3.1 to 1.1.3.4 above.

1.1.4 Credit Transfer System
1.1.4.1 Students who have successfully completed one or two years of a B.Sc. MLS level study in any institution recognized by the Senate may be allowed to transfer to the JKUAT B.Sc. Programme, and shall be considered for appropriate credits based on the years of study in the institution(s) they are transferring from.

1.1.5 Exemption
1.1.5.1 Applicants, who hold the qualifications 1.1.3.3 from a middle-level institution recognized by the JKUAT Senate, may at the discretion of Senate be admitted directly to the upgrading module.
1.1.5.2 Applicants, who hold the qualifications 1.1.3.4 from a middle-level institution recognised by the JKUAT Senate, may at the discretion of Senate be admitted directly into the upgrading module.

Course Objectives

Bachelor of science Medical Laboratory Sciences at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) focuses on production of leaders in training, research and innovation in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Technology, other applied sciences and health-related enterprise development to support the JKUAT mission and to suit the needs of a dynamic world.

 

Course Program

Bachelor of science Medical Laboratory Sciences at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following course units;

Year 1
First Semester
HRD 2101 Communication Skills
HRD 2102 Development Studies & Social Ethics
MLS 2100 Mathematics for Medical Sciences
MLS 2102 Physics for Medical Sciences
MLS 2104 Human Anatomy
MLS 2105 Human Physiology I
MLS 2111 Biochemistry I
SZL 2111 HIV/AIDS

Second Semester
MLS 2101 Chemistry for Medical sciences
MLS 2103 Medical Diagnostic Imaging Science
MLS 2106 Human Physiology II
MLS 2107 General Microbiology
MLS 2108 Principles of Organic Chemistry
MLS 2109 Experimental Animal Science
MLS 2110 Biomedical Analytical Techniques
MLS 2112 Biochemistry II

Year 2
First Semester
MLS  2200  Introduction to Computing
MLS  2202  First Aid
MLS  2204  Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy
MLS  2206  General and Systemic Pathology
MLS  2207  Clinical Haematology I
MLS  2209  Principles of Immunology

Second Semester
MLS  2201  General Parasitology
MLS  2203  Food and Water Microbiology
MLS  2205  Clinical Pharmacology
MLS  2208  Clinical Haematology II
MLS  2210  Immunological Techniques
MLS 2211 Human Nutrition, Dietetics & Nutritional Disorders
MLS  2212  Medical Laboratory Practical/Oral I

Year 3
First Semester
MLS 2300 Clinical Chemistry I
MLS 2302 Clinical Protozoology
MLS 2304 Clinical Virology I
MLS 2306 Clinical Cytology
MLS 2308 Clinical Bacteriology
MLS  2310 Principles of Blood Transfusion
MLS  2311  Immunopathology

Second Semester
MLS 2301 Clinical Chemistry II
MLS 2303 Clinical Helminthology
MLS 2305 Clinical Virology II
MLS 2307 Histopathology
MLS 2309 Clinical Mycology
MLS 2312 Biomedical Research Methodology
MLS 2313 Institutional Attachment
MLS 2314 Medical Laboratory Practical/Oral II

Year 4
First Semester
HRD  2401  Entrepreneurship Skills
MLS  2400  Biomedical Research Project I
MLS  2402  Medical Entomology
MLS  2404  Medical Statistics
MLS  2406  Medical Molecular Genetics
MLS  2408  Health Systems Management
MLS  2410 Healthcare Ethics and Law
MLS  2412  Clinical Laboratory Rotation

Second Semester
MLS 2401 Biomedical Research Project II
MLS 2403 Forensic Medicine
MLS 2405 Epidemiology
MLS 2407 Medical Biotechnology
MLS  2409 Health Economics
MLS  2411  Radionuclide Technology

The Upgrading Module For Mature Entry Students
First Semester

MLS  2100 Mathematics for Medical Sciences
MLS  2102 Physics for Medical Sciences
MLS  2104 Human Anatomy
MLS   2105 Human Physiology I
MLS  2111 Biochemistry I
MLS  2101 Chemistry for Medical sciences
MLS  2109 Experimental Animal Science
MLS  2108 Principles of Organic Chemistry

Second Semester
MLS  2203 Food and Water Microbiology
MLS  2204 Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy
MLS  2206 General and Systemic Pathology
MLS  2208 Clinical Haematology II
MLS  2209 Principles of Immunology
MLS  2210  Immunological Techniques
MLS 2211 Human Nutrition, Dietetics & Nutrit. Disorders
MLS  2310 Principles of Blood Transfusion
MLS  2212 Medical Laboratory Practical/Oral I

Third Semester
MLS  2205 Clinical Pharmacology
MLS  2300 Clinical Chemistry I
MLS  2302 Clinical Protozoology
MLS  2304 Clinical Virology I
MLS  2306 Clinical Cytology
MLS  2308 Clinical Bacteriology
MLS  2311 Immunopathology
MLS  2406 Medical Molecular Genetics

Fourth Semester
MLS  2301 Clinical Chemistry II
MLS  2303 Clinical Helminthology
MLS  2305 Clinical Virology II
MLS  2307 Histopathology
MLS  2309 Clinical Mycology
MLS  2312 Biomedical Research Methodology
MLS  2400 Biomedical Research Project I
MLS  2407 Medical Biotechnology
MLS  2411 Radionuclide Technology
MLS  2314 Medical Laboratory Practical/Oral II

Fifth Semester
HRD  2401 Entrepreneurship Skills
MLS  2408 Health Systems Management
MLS  2402 Medical Entomology
MLS  2404 Medical Statistics
MLS  2409 Health Economics
MLS  2410 Healthcare Ethics and Law
MLS  2403 Forensic Medicine
MLS  2405 Epidemiology
MLS  2401 Biomedical Research Project II

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