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.

Career Opportunities

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
Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Practical Chemistry I
General Biology I
General Biology II
Electricity and Magnetism
Physics Practical I
English & ‎Communications‎
Introduction to French Language IPhysical Chemistry
Practical Chemistry II
Behaviour of Matter
Practical Physics
General Biology III
General Biology IV
Statistics for Health Sciences
Use of Library, Study skills and ICT
Introduction to French Language II
Nigerian people & Culture 

Year 2 – Sophomore

Gross Anatomy (upper and lower limb)
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
Basic Histology I
Medical Genetics
General Principle/Cell Physiology
Blood and Immunology Physiology
Gastro Intestinal Tract Physiology
Biochemistry Practical I
General Biochemistry I
Physical Biochemistry & Analytical Techniques
Enzymes & Introductory Metabolism
Introduction to Computer Science
Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence
French Language I 

Thorax, Abdomen, pelvis & perineum
Histology II
Respiratory Physiology
Cardiovascular Physiology
General Biochemistry II
Biochemistry Practical II
General Microbiology and Parasitology.
Health Management
Logic and Philosophy
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Introduction to Computer & its applications 

Year 3 – Junior

Basic Chemical Pathology
Basic Haematology
Basic Microbiology
Basic Histopathology
Basic Immunology
Genito-Urinary Physiology
Laboratory Posting
Biomedical Science Ethics
Peace & Conflict Resolution
French Language II

Basic Medical Parasitology & Entomology
Laboratory Posting II
Molecular Biology
Medical Virology
Fundamental Blood Grouping Serology
Special topics in Biochemistry
Basic Pharmacology &Toxicology
General Microbiology
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Venture Creation 

Year 4 – Senior

Laboratory Management
Medical Laboratory Histopathology I
Medical Laboratory Microbiology I
Lab Instrumentation & Techniques
Research Methodology
Microbial Genetics & Metabolism
Biomedical Engineering
Clinical Chemistry I
Haematology I
Professional Ethics in Med Lab Science
Point of care testing
French Language III

Laboratory Posting
Health Economics
Haematology II

Year 5 – Senior

Chemical Pathology I
Chemical Pathology II
Clinical Enzymology
Laboratory Posting, I
Molecular Biology II
Forensic Science
Research Project

Toxicology & Toxinology
Chemical Pathology procedures
Endocrine disorders
Chemical Pathology III
Laboratory Posting II

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