Medical Laboratory Sciences

Degree: B.Sc. (Honors) Medical Laboratory Sciences (Five Specializations)
Duration of Study: Four years: (8 semesters/165 credit hours)

The great advances in health services in the Sudan and the worldwide progress in (and proliferation of) medical laboratory diagnostic technologies, have necessitated increasing the number and quality of specialized Sudanese technologists and laboratory scientists. The program leads to Bachelor Degree of Medical Laboratory Science and Technology [B. MLST- Honors’]. The goal of this program is to respond the needs of local (rural and urban) and world labor markets and to improve performance in diagnostic medical laboratory units, which increase in scope and detail on daily basis.

Key information

• Phase One: Semester 1: university requirements
• Phase Two: Semesters 2-4: human and laboratory sciences
• Phase Three: Semester 5-8: specializations and rotation
In this phase students specialize in either of the following:
o Microbiology and Immunology
o Parasitology and Medical Entomology
o Hematology and immunohaematology
o Clinical chemistry
o Histopathology and Cytology

This is in addition to graduation projects and courses related to professionalism and legal issues in laboratory sciences.

Entry requirements

A student interested in joining the Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, has to:
1. Obtain pass mark in in seven subjects including: Arabic language, religious studies, English language, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. International students who have not studied Arabic and religious studies may have more alternative subjects from an approved list of subjects
published in the webpage of Ministry of Higher Education.
2. Achieve the percentage in Sudan School Certificate announced every year (International students may have 10% less in the School Certificate scores.
3. Apply electronically though the website of the Admission and Accreditation Office, Ministry of Higher Education, or apply directly in Admission Office in the National University, and pass the health examination, aptitude tests and interview at the Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Fees

Sudanese students…18,000 SDG
International students…$4,500

Stategy and methods

As stated in the Academic Regulations (NC-Docs 7/4, dated January 2005) and in the general Prospectus of other programs, the learning strategies emphasize the following: (1) early acquisition of basic skills, (2) studentcentred learning , and maximum student responsibility in the learning process, (3) problem-based and problem-oriented instruction, (4) community-oriented and community-based activities, (5) integration of basic science, community and clinical practice, in a multidisciplinary approach, (6) self- and peer- education and evaluation, wherever relevant, (7) team-work attitude, (8) a range of elective modules, (9) continuous evaluation, (10) preparation for continuous professional development. The Faculty adopts the following methods in the daily programme of activities: (1) problem-based learning (PBL) sessions- one problem/ week at most, (2) seminars and small group discussions – once/ week at least (3) field practice in rural and primary health care settings and societies not less than 1/5th of the timetable, (4) practical sessions (laboratory, clinical, pharmaceutical industries) not less than 1/4th of the curriculum timetable, (5) skill laboratory (weekly) sessions, (6) lectures -not more than 1/3rd of the curriculum timetable (not more than 3
lectures/day). (7) educational assignments, reports and research activities (as many as the programme would
allow- at least one per module), (8) electives -not more than 10% of the curriculum timetable, and (9) graduation
project.
A full overview of the course outline and detailed specific objectives can be found  in the Curriculum Manual and Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences prospectus.

Careers

Students qualified with this Bachelor degree pass through a track decreed by the Health Professions Council, and are accredited as technicians. They may pursue postgrad studies to obtain master’s degree PMLS honours or PhD in the field of medial labs to qualify for a university teaching job, in programmed of health professions. The graduate may be interested in managerial, commercial, industrial or charity career, related to one of the various specialties in the discipline. International graduates can follow the same track if they preferred to stay in the Sudan, but may also start their registration and internship in their own countries or residence.

Prospectus

Contact information

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