Department of Medical Laboratory Science


About the department
The department of Medical laboratory Science was established in December 2007 and began its operations in January 02, 2008. The departmental office is located on Arts complex II building, Second Floor, Room Number 2005 and 2006.
Currently, the department offers three programmes: B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Science), M.Sc. and PhD (Medical Laboratory Science). The post graduate programmes (MSc, Ph. D) offer specialized training in the following areas of specialization: Clinical Chemistry, Medical Virology, Medical Bacteriology, Medical Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Medical Immunology, Hematology, Blood transfusion, Histology and cytology. All our programmes are reviewed per a stipulated cycle with input from all stake holders with representation from the users, governance bodies, influencers and providers. This has given all the programmes a competitive edge in the market and kept the demand soaring. The teaching and technical staff have ably met the need.
The B.Sc. Programme leads to a professional qualification allowing the graduates to practice Medical Laboratory Science in all the clinical laboratories both in public and private hospitals. The graduates from this programme are licensed by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) to practice.
The B.Sc. (MLS) programme was revised in 2017 to meet the frontiers and current market demands in Medical Laboratory Science. It is a four year programme with a trimester of clinical rotations each year. The clinical phase takes 8 week for the first 3 academic years and 16 weeks in the last academic year. The B.Sc (MLS) is extremely popular and competitive programme with a very high number of applicants every year.

The M.Sc Medical Laboratory Science Programme was revised in October 2019. It provides comprehensive and focused training with strengths in the following areas: Medical Virology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Bacteriology, Medical Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Medical Immunology, Hematology, Blood transfusion, Histology and cytology. It is a more market driven reviewed programme of what was previously MSc (Infectious Diseases), geared to address evidence based diagnosis for both communicable and non-communicable diseases. The goal of this programme is to provide an opportunity for students to specialize in any of the disciplines mentioned above. The M.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Science) is a 2 year training programme with course work in the first year and thesis research in the second year of study.

The Ph.D (Medical Laboratory Science) is a three year programme was revised in October 2019. This has given it a competive edge in the market. It has a one year course work and two years research and thesis thereafter. It provides comprehensive and focused training with strengths in the following areas: Medical Virology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Bacteriology, Medical Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Medical Immunology, Hematology, Blood transfusion, Histology and cytology.
All our programmes are supported by very well equipped laboratories for practical demonstrations during training and a highly trained and motivated team of lecturers actively involved in research and development of sustainable solutions to emerging and re-emerging health challenges through evidence based diagnosis.
We work closely with Training and referral hospitals in close proximity with the University to ensure that the desired exposure in evidence based diagnosis is achieved.
This translates our contribution in the big four agenda by implementing what is discovered or explored on the laboratory bench to the bedside for improved health outcomes.

Our vision

  • To be the leading center in the training of Medical laboratory Science graduates globally.

Mission

  • To train Medical Laboratory Scientists for the service of humanity.

Objectives

  1. Produce medical science graduates with state of the art skills in all the areas of laboratory medicine and medical research.
  2. Equip medical laboratory science students with administrative and managerial skills for sound clinical laboratory practice.

Career prospects
Upon graduating from the B.Sc. and Postgraduate programs, there are ready opportunities for graduates as scientists and technologists in the private sector in hospital laboratories, in medical and biomedical research centers, in training institutions as tutors, in national quality control and regulatory bodies, in the food safety industries, reference and biotechnology laboratories , in dairy or brewing companies, in product development, in medical equipment companies in sales and marketing and in pharmaceutical companies as well. Medical laboratory scientists can progress into managerial or supervisory roles in a laboratory. With further postgraduate study, they may do research into particular disciplines and become researchers or university lecturers.

  • Professor Gabriel Gathingu Mbugua

TEACHING STAFF

TECHNOLOGISTS

  • MR PETER MUKURIA MUGO
  • MS GEORGINA MBITHE MULWA
  • MS CAROLINE GITONGA
  • MS RUTH KASYOKA MAUNDU
  • MR GIDEON MUTUKU
  • MS ALICE MORAA
  • MS MARGARET SIKUTA

1. Departmental meeting with External and Internal stakeholders during a curriculum review meeting

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2. Presentation at Biennial Research and innovation conference

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A Patented innovation on Manual Liquid Based Cytology Innovation by Onesmus Mutuku


 Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes

  •  Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Science)

Postgraduate Programmes

  • Master of Science (Medical Laboratory Science) in the any of the following fields of specialization: Clinical Chemistry, Medical Virology, Medical Bacteriology, Medical Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Medical Immunology, Hematology, Blood transfusion, Histology and cytology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Laboratory Science) in the any of the following fields of specialization: Clinical Chemistry, Medical Virology, Medical Bacteriology, Medical Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Medical Immunology, Hematology, Blood transfusion, Histology and cytology

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SERVICES RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

 1

Registration of students

-          Student unit registration forms

-          Finance clearance

Free

Immediately as per the university deadline

 2

Teaching

-          Lecturer and registered students

-          Teaching / learning materials

Free

As per timetable

 3

Laboratory practical / demonstrations/field trips

-          Lecturer and students

-          Laboratory space

-          Teaching / learning materials

Free

As per timetable

 4

Examination Results processing

-          Communication from Deans

Free

Immediately as per the university deadline

 5

Supervision of Postgraduate students

-          Registered Postgraduate student

-          Student ID

Free

2-3 years

As per schedule of Graduate school

 6

Recommendation/Introductory letter/Confirmation of Units covered

-          Student ID

-          Request letter

Free

48 hours

 7

Clearance in the department

-          Students ID

-          Clearance forms

Free

Immediate

 8

Checking on missing marks

-          Form from the school listing the missing marks

Free

1 week

 9

Preparation of departmental time table

-          University main timetable

Free

2 days

 10

Supervision of students on hospital attachment

-          Confirmation from relevant hospitals

Free

As per schedule

 11

Provision of academic advice

-          Enquirer

-          Appointment with academic adviser

-          Email enquiry

Free

Immediate

 12

Orientation of new students

-          Invitations to new students and staff

Free

2nd week after the beginning of the year

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2019 05:59