Worldwide, many people continue to suffer from preventable communicable diseases such as diarrhoea as a classical example. The need for capacity building in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences has been compounded by the continued increase medical hazards emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement; The Diploma programme in Medical Laboratory Sciences aims at producing Medical Laboratory technologists capable of diagnosing infections by responding effectively to health conditions that affect human health with a view to proposing possible solutions thereby enhancing good health and sustainable medical management.
Why Study the Programme
Upon completion of the prescribed course of study for Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences the graduates will have acquired knowledge skills and attitude to be able to: -
The need for diagnosis and management of diseases in the human population calls for improving physical, biological, cultural and social environmental conditions.
The labour market demand for medical laboratory practitioners over the years has not been matched with the existing training opportunities in the country and the region at large, hence ineffectively responding to deteriorating medical conditions that affect human population and health.
The need for capacity building in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences has been compounded by the continued increase population emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement hence filling the existing gaps in Medical Laboratory Sciences training. The programme intends to produce a medical laboratory scientist/practitioner who will be capable of integrating theory and practice in critically assessing, analyzing, diagnosis and managing health issues affecting the health of the individual and the community. The medical laboratory graduate will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills through lectures, tutorials, group discussion, practicals, research and field work.
For admission into the above programme, a candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements,
Be a holder of K C S E certificate with a minimum aggregate of C (Plain)
And C [plain] in Biology or Chemistry
C [plain] in English or Kiswahili
C [minus] in Mathematics or Physics OR
C [plain] in Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences
Is a holder of a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences from an institution or examination body recognized by the University Senate and Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board? Those with CMLT must/should be registered with KMLTTB
Is a holder of any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above?
Exemptions and Credit Transfers
Credit transfer and exemption are possible depending on the qualification of the applicant as spelt out in the university‘s credit transfer policy.
i) Requirement for credit transfer /exemptions;
The applicant must have attained the pass mark in the subject to be considered for credit transfer /exemption from an institution recognized by the senate.
The following conditions should be met in seeking an exemption for a particular subject;
Programme Start Dates
Every January, May and Sept