Bachelor of Science – Medical Laboratory Sciences (BSc. MLS)

Medical Laboratory Sciences Program (BSc. MLS) at Gulf Medical University aims to provide quality education that prepares future competent Medical Laboratory Technologist with theoretical knowledge; practical, critical thinking, communication skills; and ethics for performing, analysis, and interpretation of clinical laboratory procedures to aid the healthcare disciplines in the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders.

This program is designed emphasizing on the modern trends on theoretical and practical learning experiences that are based on laboratory sciences and focuses on specific areas such as clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, hematology, histology, immunology, and molecular biology, delivered over 4 years duration with program learning outcomes aligned to Level 7 of the National Qualifications Framework – QF Emirates.

On successful completion of this program, the student will be awarded the degree of BSc. MLS which would be a steppingstone to a challenging career in Laboratory Sciences. Graduates are prepared to enter the medical laboratory science profession and to pursue career opportunities in various laboratory settings including medical, research, and public health. The MLS curriculum also provides a solid preparation for those who wish to pursue postgraduate level. Students who successfully complete the degree program and upon fulfilling the requirement are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Technologist (MOH, DHA, and HAAD) national licence. Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) international certification exam (ASCPi) after transcript equivalency or evaluation.

Local Accreditation:

  • Initial accredited June 2014
  • Full accreditation under process 2021

Chair/ Program Director:

Dr. Ahmed Luay Osman Hashim

Vision

BSc MLS program aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally for quality education, excellence in research and innovative practice. This program envisions developing leaders in medical laboratory education whose actions, discoveries and voices strengthen and transform the healthcare of individuals and communities worldwide. 

Mission

  • Advance the profession of medical laboratory sciences in UAE as well as globally by graduating medical laboratory technologists who will demonstrate highly competent, evidence-based practice and professional behaviour in a dynamic health care environment.
  • Prepare highly skilled and competent medical laboratory technologists who demonstrate the highest quality of technical, clinical and professional competence that fosters respect for diversity, teamwork and professional growth.
  • Educate future medical laboratory technologists who will respond ethically to the needs and use the critical thinking skills in the workplace to strengthen the professional environment.
  • Promote the graduating medical laboratory technologists into lifelong learning with leadership qualities in the healthcare team in an ever-changing society. 

Core values

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Team work
  • Safety standards
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration

This Program provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate:

(i) Knowledge

On completion of the program, students will be able to:

A1: Demonstrate the knowledge of medical laboratory sciences to perform different laboratory investigations and conduct research in the field of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology and Histopathology.  

A2: Develop and apply specialized knowledge of Medical Laboratory Sciences to enable them in pursuing range of medical laboratory careers to provide patient centered care for the benefit of community and other stakeholders.

A3: Demonstrate the knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in compliance to international agency requirements facilitating the process of delivering medical laboratory services.

 

(ii) Skills

On completion of the program, students will be able to:

B1: Perform pre analytical, analytical and post analytical procedures based on scientific knowledge.

B2: Analyze problems and propose solutions through critical thinking, demonstrating effective individual, team management and professional skills in the field of medical laboratory and related areas promoting health services.

B3: Utilize laboratory informatics and communicate effectively in oral and written deploy a range of skills, techniques and strategies within workplace settings in managing cases of varied complexities with conditional autonomy.

B4: Practice the principles and theories incorporating Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) in the area of Medical Laboratory Sciences adhering to national and international regulations.

 

(iii) Competencies– Autonomy and Responsibility, Self-Development, Role in Context

Autonomy and Responsibility:        

On completion of the program, students will be able to:

C1a: Demonstrate professional competency in handling legal and ethical issues encounter during the practice of medical laboratory data management including privacy.

C1b: Act individually as well as part of a medical laboratory team to manage professional responsibility of respecting the privacy, confidentiality and safety of patients in a range of context.  

Role in Context:

On completion of the program, students will be able to:

C2: Demonstrate professional and effective performance of individual and team’s responsibilities in medical laboratory services simultaneously ensuring professional development and mentoring of the team.

Self-Development:

On completion of the program, students will be able to:

C3: Develop personal qualities required for contributing to the advancement of one’s profession, adapting constantly to advances in technology and practicing ethical values in personal and professional life.

Competencies of Medical Laboratory Technologist:  The competencies of BSc. MLS graduate have been derived from:

  • Entry-Level Competencies of the Medical Laboratory Scientist, NAACLS Standards for Accredited and Approved Programs, 2020.
  • Competence Standards for Medical Laboratory Science Practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand, November 2018, The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

Study Plan for BSc MLS Program

Year 1 Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
ENG 101 English Language 3 3 0 None
ICU 101 Islamic Culture 2 2 0 None
BSE 101 Behavioral Sciences and Ethics 3 3 0 None
AHP 101 Arabic for Health Professionals 1 1 0 None
HS-MET 101 Medical Terminology 2 2 0 None
HS-CMB 201 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 3 0 None
LS-MLP 101 Mathematics for Laboratory Professionals 2 2 0 None
Semester Credit Hours 16 16 0

Year 1 Semester – 2

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
ITE – 101 Information Technology 1 0 2 None
USO 101 UAE Society & Cultural Diversity 2 2 0 None
HS-CSK 201 Communication Skills for Health Professionals 1 1 0 None
HS-HAP I 201 Human Body Systems I (Anatomy and Physiology) 4 2 4 None
LS-LBS 201 Laboratory Biosafety 2 2 0 None
HS-FLS 201 First Aid and Basic Life Support 2 1 2 None
HS-BIO 201 Biochemistry 3 2 2 None
Semester Credit Hours 15 10 10

Year 2 Semester – 3

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
LS-PHL 201 Phlebotomy 3 2 2 None
HS-HAP II 202 Human Body Systems II (Anatomy and Physiology) 4 2 4 None
LS-ICL 201 Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory 3 2 2 None
LS-HEH I 201 Hematology I 3 2 2 None
LS-CLC I 201 Clinical Chemistry I 3 2 2 HS-BIO 201
Semester Credit Hours 16 10 12

Year 2 Semester – 4

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
BIS 101 Biostatistics 3 2 2 None
HS-PAP 201 Patho Physiology 3 3 0 HS-HAP II 202
HS-PTH 201 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2 2 0 None
LS-CLM I 201 Clinical Microbiology I 3 2 2 HS-CMB 201
LS-PRS 201 Parasitology 3 2 2 None
LS-PRA I 201 Practicum I 3 0 9 LS-CLC I 201
Semester Credit Hours 17 11 15

Year 3 Semester – 5

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
LS-HEH II 301 Hematology II 3 2 2 LS-HEH I 201
LS-CLC II 301 Clinical Chemistry II 3 2 2 LS-CLC I 201
LS-CLI 201 Clinical Immunology 2 1 2 HS-HAP II 202
LS-MGB 201 Diagnostic Molecular Biology & Genetics 2 1 2 HS-CMB 201
LS-CLM II 301 Clinical Microbiology II 3 2 2 LS-CLM I 201
LS-PRA II 201 Practicum II 3 0 9 LS-HEH I 201, LS-PRA I 201
Semester Credit Hours 16 8 19

Year 3 Semester – 6

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
LS-LMQ 301 Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance 2 1 2 None
LS-UBF 201 Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2 1 2 HS-HAP II 202
LS-MVM 201 Medical Virology and Mycology 3 2 2 LS-CLM I 201
LS-BCU 201 Blood Coagulation 2 1 2 LS-HEH I 201
LS-IBB 301 Immunohematology and Blood Banking 2 1 2 LS-HEH II 301
LS-HPT 301 Histopathological Techniques 2 1 2 LS-ICL 201
LS-PRA III 301 Practicum III 2 0 6 LS-PRA II 201
Semester Credit Hours 15 7 18

Year 4 Semester -7

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites Co-requisites
EIS 101 Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Sustainability 3 2 2 None None
HS-RME 201 Research Methods & Epidemiology 2 2 0 None None
LS-CLC III 401 Clinical Chemistry III 3 2 2 LS-CLC II 301 None
LS-CLM III 401 Clinical Microbiology III 4 2 4 LS-CLM II 301 None
LS-TLL 401 Teaching and Learning for Laboratory Professionals 1 1 0 None None
LS-CTY 401 Cytology 2 1 2 LS-HPC I 301 None
LS-PRA IV 401 Practicum IV (Histopathology and Cytology) 1 0 3 LS-HPC I 301 None
LS-PRA V 401 Practicum V (Clinical Microbiology) 1 0 23

 

None LS-CLM III 401
Semester Credit Hours 17 10 16

Year 4 Semester – 8

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
LS-EPR 410 Extended Clinical Practicum and Research  

16

 

0

 

48

Successful completion of all the courses offered in semesters 1 to 7
Semester Credit Hours 16 0 48
TOTAL 128

 

Course Description

Semester – 1

ENG 101: English Language and Composition

The course provides an intensive instruction in the writing process focusing on the organization of ideas in well-developed expository and argumentative essays with emphasis on developing vocabulary and writing examination answers. In the process the students will be able to document their learning experiences effectively. This course prepares students to be proficient in spoken and written English. It is intended to improve way of the use of the English language as a basic tool for professional communications.

ICU 101: Islamic Studies

The course aims to the learner to the concepts and beliefs in Islam that form the basics of Islamic culture. The students are expected to identify the differences, compare values and preferences in Islamic culture with the existing ones. The course consists of a general review of Islam as a religion and as an approach to life. The objective of this course is to enable the student to demonstrate awareness of the effects of culture upon interpersonal communications and to interact appropriately to the culture of the colleague/patient.

BSE 101: Behavioral Sciences and Ethics

The course is designed to give an overview of the main topics in behavioral sciences and Ethics including biological basis of behavior, mental processes, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, intelligence, human development, personality and universal ethical principles. The objective of the course is to enable the student to understand and apply the knowledge, skills and attitude developed in this course to communicate effectively. Students will learn and practice strong values, ethical conduct and social responsibilities, especially personal, academic and professional integrity while developing collaboration in diverse team settings. Students will be trained to display sensitivity to cultural, psychosocial and ethical issues.

AHP 101: Arabic for Health Professionals

The course is designed for both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers to enable them to communicate in health professional settings. Many role plays will help students of basic and advanced levels at the same time to understand each other’s problems while speaking to the person with language limitations of any kind. Course will enable non- native speakers to acquire basic knowledge in greetings and simple communication with patients. All students will function as an effective team member and contribute to peer learning.

AH-MET 101: Medical Terminology

This course is an introduction to the language of medicine with emphasis on its use in radiologic technology. Students survey and become proficient in the use of medical and anatomical terminology including definitions, word construction and analysis of disease, operative procedure, diagnostic and treatment terms, and abbreviations as reflected in medical documentation.

AH-CMB 201: Cell and Molecular Biology

The course provides an overview of the organization, function, and regulation of the eukaryotic cell. The cell as a basic unit of life is dealt with extensively at the structural, functional and molecular levels. A concrete learning experience is provided in the laboratory. The course lays foundation to the understanding of the human body systems and the human body as a whole.

LS-MLP 101: Mathematics for Laboratory Professionals

This is a mathematics course that includes the study of real number system, sets, linear functions, limits, derivatives of function and integration. It is a fundamental course for laboratory sciences. The course aims at bringing in the application of mathematical principles in laboratory sciences, which help the students to perform the mathematical calculations in the different laboratory procedures.

Semester – 2

ITE 101: Information Technology

This course aims to develop effective literature search, scientific writing and presentation skills. It intends to enable the students to understand the various types of scientific literature available, perform an effective literature search, write a review on a scientific topic, prepare effective tables and graphs and present effective oral and poster presentations. The student will be made aware about plagiarism as well. Student will be able to demonstrate skills in searching a topic using various learning resources and databases (information literacy skills).

USO 101: UAE Society and Cultural Diversity

This course focuses on the unique nature of the UAE society and its political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects. It highlights the Emirati perspective of contemporary global changes. This course allows the students to explore the Emirati society in global context. The students will be able to get an insight into the unique political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects of the UAE society. They will use this knowledge in their interpersonal dealings with the individual members of this community when they meet them in the work-related settings or the community. Students will develop awareness of cultural diversity advantages and disadvantages and discuss cultural, social and communication sensitivities and will be able to relate themselves to global context.

HS-CSK 201: Communication Skills for Health Professionals

The course introduces the student to the principles of communication that enhance interpersonal communication between self and other individuals in small and large group settings. Examples from hospital settings will help the learners to visualize themselves in their future roles; lay emphasis to the increasing importance of communication between patient/client and care providers; and the connection between communication practices and quality patient care outcomes.

HS-HAP I 201: Human Body Systems I (Anatomy and Physiology)

The first part of the 2-semester course is designed to introduce the student to the major organs and tissues that form the human body systems including body planes, directions and cavities, Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous Systems and Special Senses.  This will be done through didactic sessions in the multimedia labs with opportunities for interactive learning activities. The Gross Anatomy Laboratory sessions will use models and manikins as well as plastinated body parts to make the learning a truly concrete experience.

LS-LBS 201: Laboratory Biosafety

Throughout this course, emphasis shall be made to the relative hazards of infective microorganisms by the WHO Risk Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 to highlight how the practice of good microbiological technique and appropriate use of biosafety equipment by well-trained staff remain the fundamental elements of laboratory biosafety. Biosecurity concepts will be introduced and the latest international regulations for the transport of infectious substances will be reviewed.

HS-FLS 201: First Aid and Basic Life Support

This course is an essential for all students pursuing a health professional career. The course introduces them to the proper techniques of administering first aid limited to bleeding, shock, poisoning, burns, heat and cold exposure, bone and joint injuries and sudden illness. Methods of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants, children, adults and choking victims are also covered in this course.

HS-BIO 201: Biochemistry

The students will be introduced to the different metabolic pathways, amino acids/proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, kinetics, energy requirements, metabolic regulation in living cell. The Biochemistry course covers fundamental biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques, supporting concepts, and data analysis.

Semester – 3

LS-PHL 201: Phlebotomy

This unit introduces the student to the role and duties of the phlebotomist.  The basic knowledge of equipment and supplies with study and practice of safety measures required in the performance of phlebotomy is taught in the skills lab. Personal relations with patients, laboratory personnel and physicians will be stressed as well as the importance of professionalism.

AH-HAP II 202: Human Body Systems II (Anatomy and Physiology)

The second part of the 2-semester course is designed to introduce the student to the major organs and tissues that form the human body systems including, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine and Reproductive Systems and common tests and procedures specific to the organ systems.  This will be done through didactic sessions in the multimedia labs with opportunities for interactive learning activities. The Gross Anatomy Lab sessions will use models and manikins as well as plastinated body parts to make the learning a truly concrete experience.

LS-ICL 201: Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory

The student will be introduced to the clinical laboratory settings, basic laboratory equipment and glassware, laboratory safety, laboratory math, and quality control in the laboratory.

LS-HEH I 201: Hematology I

This course is designed to introduce the students to the principles and concepts of performing basic hematologic procedures performed routinely in the clinical laboratory on blood samples. They will be able to understand the significance of the laboratory findings with reference to the range of the normal hematology values observed in healthy individuals and deviations from it in disease states.

LS-CLC I 201: Clinical Chemistry I

In this course, the student will be introduced to principles and procedures of common tests performed in Clinical Chemistry.   Basic chemical laboratory techniques, and instrumentation for estimation of analytes like proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, electrolytes and acid-base balance, methodology and clinical correlations/lab diagnosis will be discussed to highlight the physiological basis for the test, the principle and procedure for the test, and the clinical significance of the test results, including quality control and normal value.

Semester – 4

HS-PAP 201: Patho Physiology

This course introduces the students to the study of causes and mechanisms of diseases. The responses to injury are dealt first at the cellular level followed by changes at the level of tissues and organs. The topics include cellular pathology, inflammation and tissue repair, hemodynamic, genetic and immune disorders, neoplasia, disorders of nutrition and environmental pathology. The students then learn to apply the concepts of disease mechanisms in the setting of each organ system. The underlying pathologic basis of systemic diseases will be dealt extensively.

HS-PTH 201: Pharmacology and Therapeutics

This course presents basic pharmacologic principles along with the mechanism of action and side effects of drugs commonly used in health professional practice. The lessons are organized using a systems approach and will deal with the pathophysiology of disease and discuss the drug groups used for treatment. Case studies will be used to discuss how drugs affect medical intervention and how host factors may affect drug effectiveness.

BIS 101: Biostatistics

This course introduces the basic concepts of Biostatistics and Research methods.  The students learn to compute simple qualitative or quantitative data into meaningful information using statistical techniques and to design a research project.

LS-CLM I 201: Clinical Microbiology I

The course introduces the student to general properties of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. The student will learn collection and processing of infected samples for laboratory examination. The role of the laboratory findings in the diagnosis of infectious diseases by identification of morphology of microbial agents on microscopy and in colonies supported by biochemical findings will be highlighted. The application of microbial testing in treatment of infectious diseases will be stressed.

LS-PRS 201: Parasitology

This course provides students with an understanding of parasitic infections of humans (especially those caused by protozoa and helminths). The course will cover the biology of the parasites, life cycles, epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human parasitic infections. Students will gain practice in the laboratory diagnosis of human parasitic infections (especially those caused by intestinal parasites).

LS-PRA I 201: Practicum I

The course is designed to provide practical general training and experiences in the workplace.  The student is expected to develop a personal learning plan with the help of the worksite supervisor. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.  This course is repeated, and the topics and learning outcomes vary with the completion of courses in each preceding semester.

Semester – 5

LS-HEH II 301: Hematology II

Introduction to the theory and practical application of special hematology procedures, both manual and automated; red blood cells and white blood cells, maturation sequences, normal and abnormal morphology and associated diseases.

LS-CLC II 301: Clinical Chemistry II

In this course the student will learn the assessment of the functions of the different organ system through an integrated approach using the knowledge of the normal anatomy and physiology of the organ and pathologic changes to explain the abnormal laboratory findings observed on investigation of the diseases of these organs.

LS-CLI 201: Clinical Immunology

The course helps the student to lay a strong foundation of the knowledge and skills of basic immunologic mechanisms and serologic concepts of procedures commonly performed in the laboratory.

LS-MGB 201: Diagnostic Molecular Biology & Genetics

The course will give a profound insight into human genetics, comprising the structure and function of genes at a molecular level. Classification and diagnostic screening of genetic disorders will also be covered, as well as biotechniques applied in genetics and molecular biology.

LS-CLM II 301: Clinical Microbiology II

Clinical Microbiology II course focuses on medical aspects of bacterial pathogens, cultural, biochemical, serological and other unique characteristics that might aid in the process of identification of these pathogens. The course addresses the basic medical bacterial groups in detail (Gram negative and gram-positive bacilli as well as the Gram-negative and positive cocci. In addition, Mycobacterium and Spirochetes are discussed in detail.

LS-PRA II 201: Practicum II

The course is designed to provide practical general training and experiences in the workplace.  The student is expected to develop a personal learning plan with the help of the worksite supervisor. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.  This course is repeated, and the topics and learning outcomes vary with the completion of courses in each preceding semester.

Semester – 6

LS-LMQ 301:   Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance

The course serves to introduce the student to management concepts, techniques, models, and tools and emphasizes the importance of leadership, staff retention, and communication in successful personnel management. The course also focuses on the tools and concepts employed by finance officers that will be useful to understand the basis of planning a budget to contain the cost of the laboratory services provided. In addition to that the course provide a comprehensive view of the control processes that serve to assure and control the quality of testing of samples submitted to the clinical laboratory. The details of the ongoing inspection of the total testing process will be studied in particular.

LS-UBF 201: Urinalysis and Body Fluids

The course introduces the student to laboratory analysis of urine and other body fluids like cerebrospinal fluid, serous fluids, amniotic fluid, synovial fluid and semen in health and disease. Urinalysis also includes structure and function of the kidney and the physical, chemical and microscopic examination of urine.

LS-MVM 201: Medical Virology and Mycology

A course primarily designed to study diagnostic virology, an offshoot of medical microbiology, covering the basic principles of viral structure and classification. It will also discuss viruses of medical significance, emphasizing on their control and possible prevention, in addition to laboratory techniques used for diagnosis. In addition, the course investigates the general characteristics and classification of various classes of fungi. Their mode of infection, disease spectrum, laboratory diagnosis and treatment of medically significant fungi will be covered.

LS-BCU 201: Blood Coagulation

This course deals with the normal blood coagulation the pathophysiology of haemorrhagic and thrombotic diseases and the various techniques used to assay hemostasis. The laboratory practical involves the performance, interpretation and quality control of routine and specialized tests in the evaluation of hemostasis. Routine coagulation tests, factor analysis, aggregation studies and special hematology procedures are included.

LS-IBB 301: Immunohematology and Blood Banking

This course addresses the fundamental knowledge and skills required by students to work in a blood-banking laboratory. It integrates basic theory (genetics, immunology, and immunohematology) with practical, problem-solving exercises. Clinical scenarios and critical thinking exercises help the students to apply basic concepts to modern transfusion and blood bank settings.

LS-HPT 301: Histopathological Techniques

The course has been designed to serve as an introduction to additional special techniques that are performed by highly trained technologists in reference/ research laboratories attached to the hospital clinical laboratory. It also serves to introduce the learner to the concepts and principles of these techniques for application in part II of the course that incorporates advances in existing practice.

LS-PRA III 301: Practicum III

The course is designed to provide practical general training and experiences in the workplace.  The student is expected to develop a personal learning plan with the help of the worksite supervisor. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.  This course is repeated, and the topics and learning outcomes vary with the completion of courses in each preceding semester.

Semester – 7

LS-CLC III 401: Clinical Chemistry III

In this course, the student will study the special clinical chemistry testing performed as part therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, diagnosis and treatment of tumors, cardiac profile, vitamins and nutritional assessment and inborn errors of metabolism in the pediatric patients and the impact of aging on clinical chemistry testing in the geriatric patients.

HS-RME 201: Research Methods & Epidemiology

This course introduces the basic concepts of Research Methods and Biostatistics. The students learn to compute simple qualitative or quantitative data into meaningful information using statistical techniques and to design a research project.

EIS 101: Entrepreneurship, Innovations and Sustainability

This course aims to initiate final year students in innovation process, enable them with basic entrepreneurship skills and make them understand the concepts of sustainability in modern word in the field of their future profession. Course is designed in 3 parts to explain main principles of entrepreneurial process; to link them with concept of innovation and to engage in sustainability leadership to affect positive societal change. For future medical professionals, this course must ensure ability of medical decision making properly balanced between professional, ethical approaches on one side and finance and business on the other side.

LS-CLM III 401: Clinical Microbiology III

The student will learn to use an organ system-based approach in the diagnosis of infectious diseases based on microbiology laboratory testing. The application of microbial testing in treatment of systems based bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases will be stressed emphasized.

LS-TLL 401: Teaching and Learning for Laboratory Professionals

The course focuses on the role of the laboratory professional as educator of patients/clients, staff, and students in both clinical and classroom settings.  Key principles of teaching and learning, the characteristics of the learner, and techniques and strategies of teaching and learning will be covered.

LS-CTY 401: Cytology

This course is focusing primarily on the foundational knowledge required to assess patient samples, for gynecological and non- gynecological cytology. It provides a detailed look at the current theories related to the conventional and liquid-based “Pap Test.” Detailed morphologic appearance of normal, benign, pre-cancerous and cancerous cells and correlated with clinical information and patient impact. Quality Management and Quality Assurance Procedures are introduced related to areas such as specimen adequacy, specimen procurement, diagnostic interpretation, microscope maintenance and the use of The Bethesda System standardized reporting terminology.

LS-PRA V 401: Practicum IV (Histopathology and Cytology)

The course is designed to provide practical general training and experiences in Histopathology and Cytology.  The student is expected to develop a personal learning plan with the help of the worksite supervisor. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.  This course is repeated, and the topics and learning outcomes vary with the completion of courses in each preceding semester.

LS-PRA IV 401: Practicum V (Clinical Microbiology)

The course is designed to provide practical general training and experiences in Clinical Microbiology.  The student is expected to develop a personal learning plan with the help of the worksite supervisor. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study.  This course is repeated, and the topics and learning outcomes vary with the completion of courses in each preceding semester.

Semester – 8

LS-EPR 410: Extended Clinical Practicum and Research

The course is designed to provide practical general training and experiences in the workplace.  The student is expected to work independently in all areas of the laboratory by rotation. The students will be required to work independently with minimal supervision and gain mastery of the procedural skills in clinical chemistry, hematology and hemostasis, microbiology, body fluids, immunology and immunology. They will record the findings and will draft reports for verification of the lab supervisors. They should be able to apply quality control measures throughout the pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical pathway of the sample/analyte being examined or estimated. The student will also perform a research study and submit a project report.

Admission requirements for BSc. MLS program

  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  • All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follows:
    • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
    • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic
    • 36 – 44 in PTE A / or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  • Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the minimum requirements listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BSc. MLS program
UAE UAE

(Advanced Track/General Stream or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria)

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

India Indian State Board or

Indian Central Board-CBSE/ICSE

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

Pakistan Bangladesh Pakistan Board
Bangladeshi Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

UK IGCSE/GCE Student should have been studied all the Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level with a Minimum of:

·         ‘C’ in all ‘O’ level subjects and

·         ‘D’ any of the two Science subjects in AS level or ‘E’ inany of the two Science subjects in A Level

Science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

ECTS International
Baccalaureate
Student should have secured an overall minimum 24 points.

(Must have at least 2 Science subjects (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

USA American Diploma Student should have secured an overall minimum score of 70%.

(Student should complete all Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

(SAT Chem / Math) to be completed for equivalency)

Africa WAEC

NECO

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

    • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System.
  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their High School certificate from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  • Applicants who did not study the science subjects (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) in Grade 12, may register for the preparatory course offered by the University.
  • All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview.
  • Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Criteria for applicants holding a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology/Sciences:

  • The applicant must have successfully completed high school (Grade 12) and minimum two years Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology/Sciences from an accredited university.
  • The applicant must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their Diploma from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  • The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follows:
    • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic

Highlights

  • Emphasis on advanced laboratory diagnostic skills
  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Hands-on training in state-of-the-art research facility
  • Feasible study schedule for becoming a competent professional.
  • Curricular Concentration on Medical Laboratory Sciences competencies
  • Graduate with cutting-edge clinical skills with our on-campus Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine (TRIPM) located in the premises of Gulf Medical University Ajman
  • 360-degree clinical assessment and feedback.

Clinical Training

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program (BSc. MLS) at Gulf Medical University is an undergraduate program aimed to equip students with advanced Laboratory diagnostic techniques in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Banking, Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Histopathology and Cytology.

Medical Laboratory Technologists specialize in the diagnosis of laboratory investigations with a strong foundation of clinical training at our state of art Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine (TRIPM) & Thumbay Labs, Ajman [Link]

Clinical Training Sites

Completion Requirements of the BSc. MLS Program includes:

  • Successful completion of 128 credit hours.
  • A minimum pass mark of 60% (Grade D) for each course.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0.
  • Submission of a research project.

Clinical Laboratory Science is a dynamic profession!

With a Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, you could get into numerous careers:

  • Laboratory technologist in
    • Hospital Laboratories
    • Reference or Industrial Laboratories
    • Forensic/Crime Labs
    • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research Assistants
  • Lab instructor/ lab assistant in University Laboratories
  • Lab Supervisor or Manager
  • Quality manager, Quality executive in Diagnostic Medicine Quality Control
  • Safety officer in Infection Control units
  • Application specialist, Scientific officer in Laboratory equipment companies
  • Develop, evaluate, and select new techniques, instruments and methods in terms of their usefulness and practicality within the context of a given laboratory’s personnel, equipment, space, and budgetary resources.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and interpersonal skills with patients, laboratory personnel, other health care professionals, and the public.
  • Establish and maintain continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
  • Provide leadership in educating other health personnel and the community.
  • Exercise principles of management, safety, and supervision.