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Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)


Dr mohamed elfatih abdalla abdellatif

Dean, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)

Welcome to Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences – UMST

The Faculty of MLS was established in May 1996 to meet a growing need for well trained medical laboratory scientists who are proficient at applying manual and automated methods of laboratory testing. We aspire to remain abreast of advances in the field of diagnostic testing, and of the challenges created by the demands of the health services community by constantly upgrading the curriculum.
MLS Student Handbook

Objectives :

The Faculty aims to qualify professional medical laboratory scientists who are:

- Competent at offering cost-effective, quality laboratory testing service, mindful of high standards of ethical commitment and professionalism.
- Able to conceptually assimilate, and effectively conduct manual and automated procedures; calibrate and standardise automated equipment, and correct operational faults within a framework of providing a premier service at a competitive cost.
- Are efficient managers of laboratory operations including customer service, record keeping, human resources, and material supply maintenance; being mindful of environmental, occupational, public and personal safety.

Course Phases

A full time four-year course (8 semesters) is offered. The type of teaching is a combination of both product-oriented and patient-oriented learning. The Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers a four-year professional degree programme. Other than the choice of the specialization subject offered at the beginning of the fourth year, all other subjects are compulsory. This fully integrated programme consists of three phases:
Faculty of MLS Course Phases