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Introduction
The BSc. Medical laboratory science is a professional course which is intended to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to work as medical laboratory technologists.

The courses was established on the 27th sept 2010. It’s the first four(4) year degree course in medical laboratory technology ever establish in SOMALILAND and SOMALIA. Medical laboratory technology training combines theoretical knowledge of the basic natural and medical sciences with the skillful use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to provide vital information that may be required for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, quality control, quality assurance, research development and production. In addition to the medical scientific knowledge and good technical skills, attention to detail, analytical and critical thinking are required for certification as a medical laboratory technologist .

Vision
Is to be an excellent school of laboratory technology to produce highly skilled, competent, and professional lab technologists.

Mission
The Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences will produce highly trained and skilled Clinical Laboratory technologist who  have the capabilities and drive to:
Be leaders in clinical laboratories, universities, as well as other medical related services.
Improve laboratory diagnostic services, locally and globally.
Conduct high level scientific research to gain better understanding and offer new diagnostic tools for endemic diseases.

Objectives
Objectives of the school is to:

  • Apply the principles that form the basis of the medical laboratory practice to select, set up and operate laboratory equipment carry out standard procedures to obtain quality results.
  • Manage services and resources of a medical laboratory.
  • Participate in the multidisciplinary planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of healthcare of the individual and community.
  • Contribute to the development of science and technology through creativity and application of acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Initiate and participate in the improvement of the diagnostic procedures.
  • Create awareness and appreciation of laboratory services to the general public.
  • Carry out quality assurance and quality control.
  • Participate in continuing medical education.

Strategy

Most subjects are taught with a variety of methods including lectures, projected materials with lecturers notes presented to the students, practical work and seminars.

  • Problem based learning
  • Self directed learning
  • Group dynamics
  • Team work
  • Early practical training at all levels of health services (individuals, families and communities)
  • Staff training and development

Criteria for admission

The students entering the school should have the following minimum requirements:

  • Completed secondary education
  • Have completed one year of freshman course
  • A freshman GPA of greater than 3.0
  • An interest in medical laboratory

Or

  • Holder of diploma of medical laboratory sciences from an institution recognized by Amoud university.

Curriculum Evaluation

Graduation requirements
The credit hour per semester forms the basis of awarding a degree at the university.
in order to be eligible for a degree, a student must earn successfully a minimum of 124credit hours with an overall GPA( grade point average) of at least 2.5.

Academic Calendar
The university operates on a semester system and academic year commences mid September the previous calendar year and continues until mid July the following calendar year. There is a one month holiday break after the first semester and a two –month holiday at the end of the academic year.

Students enrollment of the school
#    class    # students
1    1st year lab technology    25
2    2nd year lab technology    25
3    3rd year lab technology    27
4    4th year lab technology    18
total    total    95

Students' Assessment
Written examinations: multiple choices questions, for example single best answer, extended matching questions (EMQ) and short answer questions (SAQ).
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
Individual student portfolios including work at rural & Health centers and students assignments.
Research project.

Educational resources
Text books
Library
Teaching Hospitals
Educational development Unit.
Community sites
MHC’s

Teaching Hospital    Teaching Hospital
1    Allaaleh Hospital
2    Al-hayatt Hospital
3    BoramaRegional Hospital
MCH’s    MCH’s
 1     Four main MCH’s in Borama

Tel      + 252 63-4542041
     + 252 63-4455191    
     + 252 63-4546844

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Program Structure

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY
Yearly/ Semester Distribution of Courses

Year I

Semester I

 

No

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hour

1. ARA 111 Freshman Arabic 3
2. MATH 111 Pre-calculus 3
3. BIO 111 Gen. Biology 3
4. ENG 111 Writing I 3
5. ENG 111 Reading I 3

Year I
Semester II

 

No             

Course code

Course Title

Credit hour

1. ISL 121 Islamic Studies 3
2. ENG 121 Reading II 3
3. MATH 121 Calculus I 3
4. CHEM 121 Gen. Chemistry 3
5. PHYS 121 General Physics 3

Year II
Semester I

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1. CYTO111 Cytology 2
2. CHEM112 General Chemistry 4
3. MATH113 Mathematics 2
4. EMBRY114 General Embryology 3
5. COMMI115 Community Medicine 4

 

Year II
Semester II

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1. CHEMOR121 Organic Chemistry 4
2. HIST122 Histology 4
3. GENE123 Human Genetics 3
4. PHY124 Human Physiology 4
5. ANOT125 Human Anatomy I 4
6. LABEQ126 Lab – equipment procurement 3

 

Year III
Semester I

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1. HEMI211 Hematology I 4
2. MBIO212 Medical Biochemistry 4
3. IMUN213 Immunology and Serology 3
4. MICRO214 General Microbiology 4
5. PHY215 Systemic Physiology 4
6. COMM216 Community Medicine II 4

 

Year III
Semester II

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1. PHRM407    General Pharmacology 2
2. BACT402 Bacteriology I 2
3. PARS302 Parasitological I 2
4. PHLOB405 Phlebotomy 2
5. BIOST305 Biostatistics 2
6. COMMD216 Community Medicine III 4

 

Year IV
Semester I

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1. PROS501  Bacteriology II  2
2.  OPED502  Parasitology II 2
3.  ORPH503  Systemic Pharmacology 4
4.  ORS504  Body fluids and Urine analysis 4
5.  PHYS505  Hematology 4
6. ORMD506 Research Methodology 2

 

Year IV
Semester II

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1.  GPATH321  General Pathology 3
2.  ISLAM322  Islamic Medical Ethics 3
3.  VIRO323  Virology 3
4.  MYCO324  Mycology 3

 

Year V
Semester I

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1. BLOOD411  Blood Transfusion and Banking  4
2.  CLCHEM412  Clinical Chemistry and Endocrine 4
3.  TOXIC413  Toxicology and Pollution 3
4.  ORS504  Body fluids and Urine analysis 4

 

Year V
Semester II

No.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1.  CMCSL421 Communications and Counsel  2
2.  FMEG422  First aids and Medical Emergency 2
3.  HISPAT423  Histopathology 4
4.  PQCA424  Principle of quality control 2