- Category: School of Health Sciences
Graduates of this program will be individuals who will value human life and will use the clinical laboratory science knowledge to maintain and save life. They will be part of the health care teams whose members will work collectively to find solutions to the health problems of individuals. They will be expected to discharge their duties with diligence in the fear of God, and with a sense of commitment to the healing ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.
To train technically competent and scientifically innovative clinical laboratory scientists who will serve the people of Kenya and Africa with Christian devotion whether at hospital clinical laboratories, in rural clinics, in government service or private settings.
To raise the standard and quality of Clinical Laboratory Science training and implementation in Kenya, and in the African continent as a whole.
To prepare students to:
1. Accurately perform all of the laboratory examinations commonly offered by well-equipped hospitals.
2. Acquire knowledge in pathological physiology involved in the diseases for which they test in order to increase accuracy in:
a) Recognizing abnormal results and their possible causes.
b) Detecting results which may be unreasonable or in error.
c) Monitoring the course of change in abnormal results in disease or recovery.
3. Relate to physicians, colleagues, and patients in a professional and ethical manner and exemplify Christian love and service values.
4. Select, properly use and maintain laboratory equipment and quality control programs.
5. Demonstrate basic administrative ability in laboratory supervision and Management.
6. Effectively instruct others in laboratory procedures.
7. Set up a laboratory in areas where none exists.
8. Utilize both manual and automated clinical laboratory methods and be innovative and aware of alternative methods to be used when supplies are unavailable
9. Design, complete and evaluate simple research projects to solve clinical laboratory science problems.
10. Enter graduate schools specializing in different disciplines of clinical laboratory science and other related areas.
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
There is a vast market with a wide variety of options including:
1. Hospitals (private or government)
2. Research Institutions - NGOs, Governmental, university, pharmaceutical, industrial
3. Privately Owned Laboratory Business
4. Privately Owned Medical Laboratory School
6. Government Public Health Departments, Environmental laboratories
7. In vitro fertilization labs
8. Blood Banks, Red Cross
9. Crime labs, forensics
10. Inspectors accreditation agencies
11. Infection control officer, epidemiology
12. Quality assurance director
13. Advance to Medicine/Pre-Med Degree
14. Masters Degree in Immunochemistry, Education, Immunology, Parasitology, Immunohematology, Clinical Microbiology, Laboratory Administration, Clinical Chemistry, Virology, Cyto-Histology, etc.
1. grade of C+ or better in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), with a grade of C+ or better in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics or Physics.
2. Candidates holding baccalaureate degrees in the sciences must show evidence of having relevant transferable credits or evidence of having completed all pre-clinical courses including cognates and general education requirements. The science courses must have been completed within the past eight years (or updated to the satisfaction of relevant department instructors).
3. Candidates holding a Medical Laboratory Technology diploma and qualifying as upgraders will be accepted into the program. Upgraders will be exempted from taking some courses approved by the department. The conditions for consideration as an upgrader are:
a) Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution
b) Have a current registration with KMLTTB or any other recognized registering body
c) Present a transcript, diploma, and KMLTTB registration certificate or certificate from another recognized registering body
d) Present a course syllabus from previous training
e) Have an updated CV
4. The prospective entrants into the MLS program should be able to hear safety alarms, timers, instrument alarms and beepers, and telephone/intercom communications, and possess visual acuity and ability to discriminate colour distinctively.
Regulations concerning inter-departmental transfer found in the relevant UEAB Bulletin will be adhered to. In addition, the following will also apply: a GPA of 2.5 or better in MATH 101, CHEM 111, and BIOL 155. An overall GPA of 2.5 is required for all general education requirements, science cognates and mathematics at the time of transfer. No grade should be less than a C in science cognates.
CONDITIONS FOR ADVANCEMENT TO CLINICAL YEAR
1. The student should have successfully completed all general education requirements.
2. The student should have successfully completed all science cognates and pre-clinical courses, with a minimum grade of C.
3. The student should have clearance from the Clinical Year Admissions Committee.
4. The student should have attained an overall GPA of 2.5 or above.
Provisional Admission to Clinical Year
An individual with a grade-point average of less than 2.50 but greater than 2.35, or a student with another deficiency may be admitted to clinical year if there are extenuating circumstances and it is the professional judgement of the program of Medical Laboratory Sciences Admissions Committee that the student exhibits reasonable prospects for successful completion of the program. No more than 10% of the admitted class will be comprised of these special-case admissions.
1. No more than four MLS core or cognate courses may be repeated. A course may be repeated only once. A student who fails to meet this standard will be required to discontinue from the MLS programme.
2. No student will be allowed to take subsequent courses in series if they fail the prerequisite course with a D or F, and has to repeat the course. A student will be allowed to continue to the next course with a C-.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
In addition to the requirements for graduation printed in the relevant UEAB Bulletin the following will also be applicable for prospective graduands in the MLS program:
1. An overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 at completion of prescribed courses in the curriculum.
2. A minimum grade of C in all Cognate Courses, including each class in a series.
3. A minimum grade of C in all MLS courses, pre-clinical and clinical.
LICENSING AND REGISTRATION
Each student will be registered with a specified fee by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) upon entry into the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. The board is also responsible for licensing students after completion of the degree program.