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Studying Medical Laboratory Science As A Course In Nigeria – A Comprehensive Guide

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Studying Medical Laboratory Science As A Course In Nigeria – A Comprehensive Guide.

Medical Laboratory Science: Are you interested in studying Medical Laboratory Science in any Nigerian Higher Institutions? If yes, this article will serve a lot of benefits for you. At CurrentSchoolNews, we provide various resources for candidates who intend to study at any level of education in Nigeria and abroad.

Studying Medical Laboratory Science As A Course In Any Nigerian Higher Institutions

Medical Laboratory Science as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities leading to the award of B.Sc. It’s in the Faculty of Allied Medical sciences depending on school’s categorization.

Any students who successfully completed his or her studies in Medical Laboratory Science will eventually become a Medical Lab Scientist with a qualification level of undergraduate.

Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree

Course Duration of Medical Laboratory Science

The course duration is 5 years for UTME Students and 4 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).

Admission Requirements for Medical Laboratory Science

Candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 4 or 5 years programme deepening on Mode of entry (UTME or DE).

Although, admission requirements slightly differ in many schools, here are the basic admission as well as waiver considerations.

UTME  Requirements for Medical Laboratory Science

Candidates who wish to gain admission for this programme at any University in Nigeria must have at least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Some schools accepts a combination of O’Level Results to admission consideration.

JAMB-UTME Subject Combination of Medical Laboratory Science

The JAMB UTME Subject combination for this course are Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates

(i) CALABAR – same as in Medicine and Surgery.

(ii) AAU accepts B.Sc Degree in relevant fields with good grade. Remedial results   not acceptable.

(iii) IBADAN accepts five SSCE/GCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at one sitting

Direct Entry Requirements

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Medical Laboratory Science programme at any of the Universities in Nigeria at direct entry level must have;‘A’ level passes   to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates

(i) CALABAR accepts ‘A’ level in any two of Chemistry, Biology and Physics, B.SC in Biological Science; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.

(ii) MAIDUGURI and IMSU accepts certificate of   Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology   Science/Technology (IMLS/T) of Nigeria   plus ‘O’ level requirements.

(iv)    UNIZIK accepts HND/B.SC in Biological Sciences or related fields.

(v) BENIN – Same as in Medical Biochemistry. Accepts degree holders in related Science fields.

(vi) MAIDUGURI accepts Zoology in lieu of Biology.

(vii)  JOS accepts First Degree in relevant Biological Science  discipline with at least a Second Class Lower Division

(viii)   EBSU accepts AIMLS or its equivalent plus relevant UTME ‘O’ level requirements

(ix)     UNN accepts:
(a)    B.Sc in relevant courses with at least 2nd class lower Div. Plus O’ level credit in English Language, Mathematics. Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than 2 sittings.

(b)   OND in related courses with an upper credit plus O’ level entry requirement as above.
(c)   Advanced level cert in Chemistry, Physics, Biology at credit level or any upper equivalent certificate in addition two  relevant  O’ level qualification

(d) UNN requires candidates with AIMLS Professional plus O’ level entry requirement.

(x) LAUTECH accepts ‘A’ Level Passes  in Chemistry, and Biology with UTME requirements OR ND with Upper Credit /HND or First Degree in relevant discipline. (plus UTME requirements) may be considered.

(xi)    NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

(x) IBADAN accepts A’ level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology B.Sc. or HND in relevant fields; AIMLT or FIMLT with O/L requirements.

(xi) BAYERO accepts Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science
from a recognized institution

Universities that Offer Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 17 universities offer this course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;

  1. Ambrose Alli University – AAU
  2. AfeBabalolaUniversity – ABUAD
  3. Babcock University – BABCOCK
  4. Bayero University Kano – BUK
  5. University of Benin – UNIBEN
  6. University of Calabar   – UNICAL
  7. Ebonyi State University – EBSU
  8. Igbinedion University Okada – IGBINEDION
  9. University of Jos – UNIJOS
  10. Imo State University – IMSU
  11. ladoke Akintola University of Technology – LAUTECH
  12. University of Lagos – UNILAG
  13. Madonna University – MADONNA
  14. University of Maiduguri – UNIMAID
  15. Usmanu Danfodiyo University – UDU
  16. Nnamdi Azikiwe University – UNIZIK
  17. University of Nigeria Nsukka – UNN

Where to Work as a  Medical Laboratory Scientist in Nigeria

Medical Laboratory Science is one of the most lucrative course to study in Nigeria and other countries. Medical Laboratory Scientist are also one of the highest paid workers in the labour market. The profession also command huge prestige and respect in the society. They are guaranteed of work in the hospital, pharmaceutical companies, research firms, NGOs etc. They can even open their own Medical Diagnostic Lab and make huge money daily by treating patients. So, it’s a very good course to study.

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  1. ogah sunday says:

    pls i score 183 in utme waec result math A1 Eng C5 Bio B3 Chem C5 Phy C5 H\sci A1 Civic A1 What Is My Chances Of Gaining Admmision Into Unn For Medical Lab

  2. Ayomipo Samuel says:

    Are you aware that some higher institutions offer medical laboratory science course for BSC microbiology graduate for one or two years?The likes of Unilag and so one was doing it as programme before. Pls can u lead me further on this issue? As I really want it asap. I studied microbiology and I want to do Medical laboratory science for just one or two years to be qualified as a medical lab. scientist. Thanks

  3. Nanah says:

    Please I Scored 197 In My Jamb After I Had Already Put Medicine And Sugery At ABU Zaria As My First Choice If I May Ask What Are The Chances Of Me Gaining Admission

  4. samawilu says:

    medical lab tech i want to join my study at unversity of ibadan

  5. Lizzy says:

    Pls does uni ibadan accept ND in Slt as direct entry requirement into Mls dept

  6. Jabir AM says:

    Please am a medical laboratory technician can i use my result to apply for direct entry to study medical lab sci.in any of the nigeria university.

  7. Wasilat says:

    Pls I studied mlt nd want to go direct entry in UI. Wat r d chances

  8. oluebube says:

    can one with 246 get medlab in unn

  9. Derayo says:

    I have 229 in jamb..wat my chance of gaining admission university of Ibadan

  10. Joan Ugolo says:

    I scored 257 pls wat are the chances of gaining add in Uniben

  11. I hv been graduate at SlT can I get admission

  12. destiny joseph says:

    my name is desting
    i want to study medical laboratory science in River state uviversty of sicience nd technology.
    i wrote nine subject including physics in weac but when i check my result i saw eight subect but no physics
    wil the result be acepted to study medical laboratory sicienc

  13. Can science laboratory technology at ND level be accepted 4 medical laboratory science (Direct Entry)

  14. Will science laboratory technology (SLT) be taken 4 D.E for Medical laboratory science

  15. Chioma Jane Iwuchukwu says:

    I studied Medical laboratory technician and I want to further to Medical LAB science. what do I do pls?

  16. Ibrahim says:

    I scored 244 in my jamb and also had 2b and 3c in my O’level result. What are the chances of getting admitted into UI to study medical laboratory science. Pls reply me @[email protected]

  17. Esther says:

    Pls i av OND in science lab tech and want direct entry into kwara state university to study medical lab science. Wat r d requirements pls answer with immediate effect tnks

  18. Esther says:

    Pls i av OND in science lab tech and want direct entry into kwara state university to study medical lab science. Way r d requirements pls answer with immediate effect tnks

  19. barnabas says:

    I scored 269 in jamb, c parrallel in olevel. Pls, what’s my admission chance to mls in uniben.?

  20. qudus says:

    pls i score 198 in utme and i wnt to study medical lab science in unical wt are my chance of gaining admission….pls reply me through email,…[email protected]

  21. Ayodele quadri adekunle says:

    please I score 199 in jamb can I gain admission in Kwara state university to study medical laboratory science please I need a fast comment for god sake

  22. Ogolo says:

    Hello i scored 239 in jamb what r d chances getting medlab in unical as a second chioce.

  23. IV says:

    Hello, I scored 203 in Jamb, what are my chances of gaining admission into the Medical laboratory science department of UNICAL?

  24. Sesugh says:

    I’m a UTME candidate, I want to apply MLS in unical. My question is, will they admit me? I’m from Benue State.

  25. Laura says:

    I have a BSc in science lab tech and I want direct entry admission into university of Ibadan or any other school within or close to Lagos state.

  26. samuel Dadzie says:

    I am Samuel Dadzie presently studying medical laboratory science in USMAN DANFODIYO UNIVERSITY SOKOTO, I’m realy impressed and enlightened by this article. but I have a question. how can a medical laboratory scientist in Nigeria become a forensic pathologist? What are the requirement?

    pls reply through gmail via [email protected]