Medical Laboratory Science
Medical laboratory sciences is a chemistry / biology degree that prepares students for the rewarding and dynamic careers in places such as hospital laboratories and clinics, forensic labs, veterinary clinics, industrial research labs and molecular biotechnology labs.Medical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
Level of education: Bachelor and Masters Programmes
Type of instruction: Full-time
Duration: 2 or 4 years
Language of instruction: English
Graduates are prepared to assume significant responsibility in this fast-growing and ever-changing field of professional service. You will learn how to examine and analyse body fluids, and cells. Med. Scientist look for bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms; analyse the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions; and test for drug levels in the blood that show how a patient is responding to treatment.Specialty areas of laboratory science include clinical chemistry, haematology, transfusion services, clinical immunology, clinical microbiology and the emerging field of molecular diagnostics.In high demand, clinical laboratory science offers rapid advancement, multiple employment opportunities, and a competitive salary. It’s a great career opportunity!
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