Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc)

Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc)

ABOUT Medical Laboratory Science
Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct comprehensive laboratory tests, scrutinize and interpret data, and contribute to healthcare research.
The program is designed to instil enthusiasm for the profession in students, emphasizing its wide application in areas such as general medicine, the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical sector, utility departments, and research institutions. The course offers an intellectually enriching experience that blends stimulating learning and research. It aims to provide a solid foundation of medical laboratory knowledge and practical skills, enabling students to perform effectively in clinical diagnostics, academics, quality assurance, and in collaborative healthcare environments.

Course Structure

Program run for five (5) academic years for UTME candidates and four (4) years for Direct Entry candidates.

5 Years Program

Intakes: From June
Year 1 - 100 Level

Mathematics for Health Sciences
Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
General Biology I
General Biology II
Electricity and Magnetism
Physics Practical I
English & ‎Communications‎
History, Philosophy & Ethics

Physical Chemistry
Practical Chemistry
Behaviour of Matter
Practical Physics
General Biology III
General Biology IV
Statistics for Health Sciences
Use of Library, Study skills and ICT

English and Communications
Introduction to French Language I

Year 2 - 200 Level

Gross Anatomy (upper and lower limb)
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
Basic Histology and Embryology
Embryology & Medical Genetics
General Principle/Cell Physiology
Reproductive Physiology
Cardiovascular Physiology
Blood and Immunology Physiology
Gastro Intestinal Tract Physiology
Carbohydrate Biochemistry
Physical Biochemistry & Analytical Techniques
Enzymes & Introductory Metabolism
Introduction to Computer Science

Thorax, Abdomen, pelvis & perineum
Histology II
Genito-Urinary Physiology
Respiratory Physiology
Biochemistry of Lipid metabolism
Biochemistry of Proteins
General Microbiology and Parasitology.
Health Management
Application of Computer
Logic and Philosophy

Medical Microbiology and Parasitology.
Introduction to Computer and its Application
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 3 - 300 Level

Basic Chemical Pathology
Basic Haematology
Basic Microbiology
Basic Histopathology
Basic Immunology
Laboratory Posting
Biomedical Science Ethics

Basic Medical Parasitology & Entomology
Laboratory Posting II
Molecular Biology
Medical Virology
Fundamental Blood Grouping Serology
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
Basic Pharmacology &Toxicology
General Microbiology
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 4 - 400 Level

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
Molecular Biology
Point of care testing

Laboratory Posting
Health Economics
Haematology II
First Professional Examination

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing II
Medical Jurisprudence

Year 5 - 500 Level

Chemical Pathology Concentration

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
Seminar Laboratory Posting II

Haematology and Blood Group Serology Concentration

Medical Laboratory Haematology
Blood Group Serology I
Laboratory Posting I
Molecular Biology II
Forensic Science
Research Project

Blood Group Serology II
Experimental Haematology
Blood Group Serology III
Transfusion Science
Laboratory Posting II

Histopathology Concentration

Medical Laboratory Histopathology I
Histopathological Techniques
Medical Laboratory Histopathology II
Laboratory Posting I
Molecular Biology II
Forensic Science
Research Project

Medical Laboratory Histopathology II
Embalment and Museum Techniques
Exfoliative Cytology
Cancer Cytogenetics
Laboratory Posting II

Medical Microbiology Concentration

Medical Laboratory Microbiology I
Epidemiology & Public Health
Medical Virology
Laboratory Posting I
Molecular Biology II
Forensic Science
Research Project

Medical Mycology
Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Advanced Techniques
Medical Protozoology
Modern Diagnoses of Microbial Infection
Laboratory Posting II
Laboratory Posting II

Entry Requirements

Entry into 100 Level
Candidate must
- pass Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with minimum required points in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Use of English.
- pass FBIU Screening/Post UTME.
- have Credit level in 5 subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics), the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or together with an appropriate pass in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examination, at not more than two (2) sittings.
200 Level Direct Entry

Candidates with pass in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) at advanced level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology) and also with a minimum of 5 credits in the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ level: in addition to satisfying the minimum entry requirements through JAMB, or graduates with at least a second class honours degree (22) in related disciplines, but must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at ‘O’ level. Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certificate who must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at O’ level are eligible. Holders of Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate with biology, chemistry physics subjects combination with at least 12 points, and also have minimum of 5 credits in the subjects listed above.

Transfer to the program (Intra/Inter University)

This is applicable for candidates that satisfy entry level and direct entry level above and other regulations of the University as reviewed from time to time.