The main aims of the bachelor honours degree programme in Medical laboratory sciences
are to:
i) instil in students a sense of enthusiasm for the profession; an appreciation of its application in different contexts (in areas such as general medicine, food and beverages, pharmaceutical industries, utility departments e.g. water corporations; research
institutions, etc).
ii) involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning, studying and research.
iii) provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of medical laboratory knowledge and practical skills; performing effectively in clinical diagnostic services, academics and quality assurance; and function independently or in collaboration with
other members of the health team in the care of individuals and groups at all levels of health care.
iv) develop in students, the ability to apply their medical laboratory knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine.
v) develop in students through an education in medical laboratory sciences, a range of transferable skills of value in medical and non-medical employment.
vi) provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialised areas involving medical sciences.
vii) To generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of medical laboratory sciences in an industrial, economic, environmental, health and social context.
viii) generate students with the ability to produce biological and diagnostic reagents as well as being able to fabricate and maintain laboratory equipment.
ix) empower graduates of Medical Laboratory Sciences with skills that will enable them engage in income yielding ventures.