Medical Laboratory Science (MBLs)
Develop the skills and knowledge needed to perform a wide range of laboratory tests, analyze and interpret data, and contribute to healthcare research.
Modern healthcare relies on complex laboratory tests, the results of which help diagnose, monitor and treat diseases. A Medical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) work with the analysis of a variety of biological samples, are responsible for conducting scientific tests on specimens and reporting the results to the physicians.
Scientists in medical laboratories use microscopes and other sophisticated instruments to perform complex tests on patient samples. The data found will play an important role in the detection and treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. An estimated 80-90% of all patients’ admission, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge decisions are based on the results of tests performed by Medical Laboratory Scientists.
Areas of medical laboratory practice include Biochemistry, Hematology, Tissue Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry, Immunology, Transfusion Medicine, Toxicology, and Molecular Diagnostics.
Graduates of our Medical Laboratory Science program are well-equipped to pursue diverse and fulfilling careers in the field of healthcare. Some potential roles for graduates include:
Medical Laboratory Technologist: Perform laboratory tests and analyses on patient specimens, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples, to help diagnose and treat diseases, monitor therapy, and evaluate patient health.
Clinical Research Associate: Work in clinical research organizations or pharmaceutical companies, and assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of clinical trials to evaluate new drugs and treatments.
Pathology Assistant: Work in hospitals or medical laboratories, and assist pathologists in the preparation and examination of tissue samples, to help diagnose diseases and determine the effectiveness of treatments.
Public Health Laboratory Scientist: Work in public health laboratories, and perform tests on environmental and public health samples, such as water and food, to monitor and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
In addition to these specific roles, graduates can also pursue careers in various healthcare settings, such as:
Hospitals: Work in hospital laboratories, and perform tests to help diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases.
Research Institutions: Work in research institutions, and contribute to the development of new laboratory techniques and technologies, as well as the discovery of new medical knowledge.
Pharmaceutical Industry: Work in the pharmaceutical industry, and help develop and test new drugs and treatments, as well as ensure the safety and effectiveness of existing drugs and treatments.
Public Health Agencies: Work in public health agencies, and monitor and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases, as well as develop and implement public health policies and strategies.
Furthermore, this program also prepares graduates for entrepreneurship and innovation, enabling them to start their own medical laboratory science companies or work in the startup industry. With a strong foundation in laboratory techniques, medical technology, and healthcare principles, graduates of our Medical Laboratory Science program are poised to make a significant impact in the field of healthcare.
Program Learning Outcomes
|Year 1 – Freshmen|
Mathematics for Health Sciences
|Year 2 – Sophomore|
Gross Anatomy (upper and lower limb)
Thorax, Abdomen, pelvis & perineum
|Year 3 – Junior|
Basic Chemical Pathology
Basic Medical Parasitology & Entomology
|Year 4 – Senior|
|Year 5 – Senior|
Chemical Pathology I
Toxicology & Toxinology
How to Apply?
Choose MAAUN as your First Choice on JAMB Portal.
Register on MAAUN Portal using your JAMB number.
Pay your admission fee.
Once verified, complete your application online.
Upload all the required documents and your passport size picture on the MAAUN Portal before submitting your application.
After you submit your application, an admissions representative will contact you and will help you to complete the process.
You’ll also be able to tract the progress of the application on the MAAUN portal
Once you’ve completed your application and connected with an admissions representative, you’re ready to create your schedule.