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Provide sound academic and professional background for the production of Medical Laboratory Scientists who would be capable of working anywhere in Nigeria. Produce Medical Laboratory Scientists who would satisfy internationally recognizable standards and who could undertake further training towards specialization. Produce Medical Laboratory Scientists with sufficient management ability to play a leadership role and entrepreneurship in employing others, establishing self, and also in training and general practice of laboratory sciences.

  1. To organize and offer courses to undergraduate students as may be prescribed by the Maryam Abacha American University(MAAUN) Senate and Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (B.MLS).
  2. Instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for the profession; an appreciation of its application in different contexts (in areas such as general medicine, food and beverages, pharmaceutical industries, utility departments e.g. water corporations; research institutions, etc).
  3. Involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning, studying and research.
  4. Provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of medical laboratory knowledge and practical skills; performing effectively in clinical diagnostic services, academics and quality assurance; and function independently or in collaboration with other members of the health team in the care of individuals and groups at all levels of health care.
  5. Develop in students, the ability to apply their medical laboratory knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine.

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2021/2022 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other Science subject
Level 100
First Semester
SNo Code Course Name Credits Remark
1 BIO 101 General Biology I 3 C
2 BIO 102 General Biology II 3 C
3 BIO 107 General Biology Practical I 1 C
4 BIO 108 General Biology Practical II 1 C
5 CHM 101 General Chemistry I 3 C
6 CHM 102 General Chemistry II 3 C
7 CHM 107 General Chemistry Practical I 1 C
8 CHM 108 General Chemistry Practical II 1 C
9 CSC 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3 C
10 GST 111 Communication in English 2 C
11 GST 112 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 C
TOTAL 23  
Second Semester    
1 GST 113 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2 C
2 GST 121 Use Library, Study Skills & ICT 2 R
3 GST 122 Communication in English II 2 C
4 GST 123 Communication in French 2 C
5 GST 125 Contemporary Health Issues 2 C
6 MTH 101 Elementary Mathematics I 3 C
7 PHY 101 General Physics I 3 C
8 PHY 102 General Physics II 3 C
9 PHY 107 General Physics Practical I 1 C
10 GST 113 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2 R
TOTAL 22  
LEVEL I TOTAL 45  
Level 200
First Semester
SNo Code Course Name Credits Remark
1 ANA 202 Histology of Basic Tissues 2 C
2 ANA 211 Systemic and Functional Anatomy 2 C
3 ANA 212 Regional Anatomy 2 C
4 BCH 201 General Biochemistry I 3 C
5 BCH 202 General Biochemistry II 3 C
6 BCH 203 General Practical Biochemistry 1 C
7 GST 211 Environment and Sustainable Development 2 C
8 GST 222 Peace and Conflict Resolution 2 R
TOTAL 17  
Second Semester
1 GST 223 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 C
2 GST 224 Leadership Skills 2 C
3 MLS 201 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science 2 C
4 MLS 299 Students’ Industrial Work Experience 3 C
5 PIO 201 Introduction to Physiology 2 C
6 PIO 202 Principle of Cell Physiology 2 C
7 PIO 203 General Physiology 3 C
8 ANA 202 Histology of Basic Tissues 2 C
TOTAL 18
LEVEL II TOTAL 35
Level 300
First Semester
S.No Code Title Credits Remark
1 BCH 304 Chemistry and Metabolism of Amino acids and Proteins 2 C
2 GST 311 Entrepreneurship 2 C
3 MLS 301 Basic Clinical Chemistry 3 C
4 MLS 302 Basic Haematology 3 C
5 MLS 303 Basic Microbiology 3 C
6 MLS 304 Basic Histopathology 3 C
7 MLS 305 Basic Immunology 3 C
8 MLS 306 Laboratory Posting I 3 C
TOTAL 22  
Second Semester
1 MLS 307 Practical Exercise I 4 C
2 MLS 308 Fundamentals of blood group l 3 C
3 MLS 309 Basic Medical Parasitology 3 C
4 MLS 399 Students’ Industrial Work Experience 3 C
5 PHA 301 Basic Pharmacology &Toxicology 3 C
6 PIO 301 Endocrine and Reproductive 3 C
7 PHE 201 Biostatistics 2 C
8 MLS 307 Practical Exercise I 4 C
TOTAL 25  
LEVEL III TOTAL 47  
Level 400
First Semester
SNo Code Title Credits Remark
1 MLS 401 Laboratory Management & Function 3 C
2 MLS 403 Medical Laboratory Histopathology I 4 C
3 MLS 404 Medical Laboratory Microbiology I 3 C
4 MLS 405 Lab Instrumentation & Techniques 4 C
5 MLS 406 Research Methodology 2 C
6 MLS 407 Medical Entomology 2 C
TOTAL 18  
Second Semester
1 MLS 408 Laboratory Posting II 2 C
2 MLS 409 Biomedical Engineering 3 C
3 MLS 410 Clinical Chemistry I 4 C
4 MLS 411 Blood Group Serology 3 C
5 MLS 413 Professional Ethics in Med Lab Science 2 C
TOTAL 14  
LEVEL IV TOTAL 32  
Level 500
First Semester
SNo Code Title Credits Remark
1 MLS 501 General Laboratory Practice 3 C
2 MLS 502 Laboratory Posting III 3 C
3 MLS 503 Practical Exercises II 3 C
4 MLS 504 Research Project 6 C
5 MLS 505 Seminar 2 R
6 MLS 508 Clinical Chemistry II 3 C
7 MLS 509 Clinical Chemistry III 3 C
TOTAL 18  
Second Semester
1 MLS 510 Medical Laboratory Haematology II 3 C
2 MLS 511 Medical Laboratory Haematology III 3 C
3 MLS 512 Medical Laboratory Histopathology II 3 C
4 MLS 513 Medical Laboratory Histopathology 3 C
5 MLS 514 Medical Laboratory Microbiology II 3 C
6 MLS 515 Medical Laboratory Microbiology III 3 C
TOTAL 18  
LEVEL IV TOTAL 36  
PROGRAM TOTAL 195