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Course Outlines/Content for B.MLS Medical Laboratory Science

Course Philosophy

The programme provides an in-depth scientific and professional background for the production of medical laboratory scientists skilled enough to work in health institutions anywhere in the world.

Course Objectives

    • Training of medical laboratory scientists for hospital diagnostic services, preventive and public health services, research, academics and quality assurance laboratories in industries and other organizations.
    • Production of biological and diagnostic reagents as well as fabrication and maintenance of medical equipment.

DURATION OF COURSE

The BMLS degree programme runs for 5 years for Joint Matriculation entry candidates and 4 years for direct entry candidates.

The BMLS programme is being handled by the professional Medical Laboratory Scientists in the cadres of Professor to Lecturer II’s cadre. The first two years of the programme will partly be handled by other Departments of Basic Sciences.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Instructions by structured course system and clinical practice both within and outside the department shall be provided.  During the course of training, at the end of each year, student is expected to write and pass series of comprehensive examinations constituting pre-requisite to the professional examination.

–        A total of 215 semester credits for Histopathology.

–        A total of 217 semester credits for Haematology/Blood Group Science.

–        A total of 218 semester credits for Chemical Pathology.

–        A total of 220 semester credits for Medical Microbiology.

–        All 300 and 400 level core courses are required for 1st professional examination

–        All 100 – 500 level core courses are required for final professional examination.

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Course Content


1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
CHM 101Physical Chemistry I3
CHM 111Inorganic Chemistry3
BIO 102Animal Forms & Functions3
PHY 101Introduction to Mechanics and Properties of Matter3
PHY 102Introduction to Heat, Wave, Motion and Matter3
PHY 161Basic Experimental Physics I1
MTH 102Elementary Mathematics (Algebra and Trigonometry)2
GST 111Communication in English2
GST 122Use of Literature & Study Skills2
TOTAL UNITS22
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
CHM 121Organic Chemistry3
BIO 104Introduction to Genetics and Heredity3
PHY 103Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism3
PHY 162Basic Experimental Physics II1
MTH 101Elements of Calculus2
STAT 101Elements of Statistics2
BIO 101Plant Forms and Functions3
PHY 104Introduction to Optics and Modern Physics2
GST 112Logic and Critical Thinking2
GST 113Nigerian Peoples and Culture2
GST 123Information and Communication Technology2
TOTAL UNITS26

1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
ANA 211Anatomy I (Histology)3
ANA 212Anatomy II3
BCH-AM 211Principles and Chemistry of Biomolecules3
S-PHY 201Physiology of Essential Organs I3
S-PHY 202Physiology Practical I2
MLS 203Histochemistry2
GST 211Communication in English II2
GST 221History and Philosophy of Science2
GST 231Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skill2
TOTAL UNITS22
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
ANA 221Anatomy III3
ANA 222Anatomy IV3
BCH-AM 221Metabolism of Biomolecules of Special Topics3
S-PHY 203Physiology of Essential Organs II3
S-PHY 204Physiology Practical II2
GST 212Philosophy and Human Existence2
GST 224Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution2
TOTAL UNITS18

1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
MLS 311Medical Laboratory Science Ethics2
MLS 312Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science I4
MLS 313Biomedical Engineering3
MLS 314Biostatistics I2
MLS 315Laboratory Management and Organization2
MLS 316Basic Immunology2
MLS 317General Pharmacology including Practical2
MLS 318Basic Microbiology I2
MLS 319Laboratory Posting/Practical Exercise2
TOTAL UNITS21
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
MLS 321Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science II4
MLS 322Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science (parasitism)2
MLS 323General Pathology3
MLS 324Instrumentation in Medical Laboratory Science (parasitism)4
MLS 325Systemic Pharmacology2
MLS 326Basic Virology I2
MLS 327Biostatistics II2
MLS 328Laboratory Posting/Practical Exercises II2
TOTAL UNITS21

1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
MLS 411Basic Chemical Pathology3
MLS 412Basic Haematology3
MLS 413Basic Histopathology3
MLS 414Basic Bacteriology/Mycology2
MLS 415Basic Blood Group Serology2
MLS 416Immunology II2
MLS 417Counseling Skill2
MLS 418Medical Microbiology I3
MLS 419Laboratory Posting/Practical Exercise III3
TOTAL UNITS24
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
MLS 421Medical Parasitology/Entomology3
MLS 422Medical Virology2
MLS 423Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship2
MLS 424Toxicology3
MLS 425Chemical Pathology I3
MLS 426Histopathology I3
MLS 427Haematology I3
MLS 428Laboratory Posting/Practical exercise IV3
TOTAL UNITS21

CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY (SPECIALTY)
1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
CPY 511Chemical Pathology III3
CPY 512Chemical Pathology III2
CPY 513Endocrinology2
CPY 514Clinical Enzymology2
MLR 515Medical Research Methodology2
CPY 516Laboratory Posting/Practical3
TOTAL UNITS12
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
CPY 521Advanced Chemical Pathology Techniques3
CPY 522Toxicology/Practical3
CPY 523Laboratory Posting/Practical3
MLS 525Seminar2
MLP 599Project6
TOTAL UNITS17
HISTOPATHOLOGY (SPECIALTY)
1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
PTH 511Histopathology I3
PTH 512Histopathology II2
PTH 513Exfoliative cytology2
PTH 514Cytogenetics3
PTH 515Museum Techniques/Practical3
MLR 515Medical Research Methodology2
PTH 516Laboratory Posting II3
TOTAL UNITS18
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
PTH 521Histopathology III3
PTH 522Advanced Histopathology Technique/Embalmment/Practical3
PTH 523Laboratory Posting/Practical3
MLS 525Seminar2
MLP 599Project6
TOTAL UNITS17
HAEMATOLOGY (SPECIALTY)
1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
HAE 511Haematology I3
HAE 512Blood Group Serology I3
HAE 513Blood Group Serology II2
HAE 514Cytogenetics2
HAE 515Advanced Haematology Techniques3
HAE 516Laboratory Posting/Practical3
TOTAL UNITS18
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
HAE 521Advanced Blood Serology Techniques3
HAE 522Laboratory Posting/Data Interpretation3
MLS 525Seminar2
MLP 599Project6
TOTAL UNITS14
MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (SPECIALTY)
1ST SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
MMP 511Medical Microbiology I3
MMP 512Medical Microbiology II3
MMP 513Systematic Virology3
MMP 514Medical Mycology3
MMP 515Microbial Genetics3
MMP 516Public Health Microbiology3
MMP 517Laboratory Posting II3
MLR 515Medical Research Methodology2
TOTAL UNITS23
2ND SEMESTER COURSES
CodeTitleUnits
MMP 521Advanced2
MMP 522Pharmaceutical Microbiology and3
MMP 523Clinical (Diagnostic) Parasitology3
MMP 524Laboratory Posting III3
MLS 525Seminar2
MLP 599Project6
TOTAL UNITS19


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