Title of the Programme
The programme shall be Bachelor of science in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences B.Eng. (BLS)
The Bachelor Programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science is a unique and exciting combination of health sciences and technology education.
Biomedical Laboratory Scientists are responsible for the technical work in the medical laboratories, analysis of biological samples, quality assurance of analytical methods and test results, maintenance of complex technological equipment and testing, development, standardization and adaptation of new methods.
Biomedical Laboratory Scientists are also responsible for procedures for sampling and sample processing, and for training and counseling of patients and other health professionals on how they performed. This means that Biomedical Laboratory Scientists are responsible for patient samples from the ordered to the final results are available. Biomedical Laboratory Scientists help in the diagnosis to give patients the correct treatment.
The biomedical laboratory science (BLS) academic program (major) is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of applied biomedical sciences. These include careers in the medical laboratory, public health, research, industry, human medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, graduate school or other human health professional education. The BLD courses are focused in curricular spirals within six disciplines: Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, Immunology and Immunohematology, Hematology and Hemostasis, Medical Microbiology and Professional Writing (with a research and laboratory medicine emphasis). The medical laboratory experience required for national certification as a medical laboratory scientist is not included in this program, though BLS program advisors help students plan their career pathways. Students desiring Medical Laboratory Science certification are recommended to complete the Biomedical laboratory science concentration and are responsible for securing accredited clinical experiences subsequent to completion of the degree. The Biomedical Laboratory science Program will advise students in securing clinical practicum experiences. The program will also provide advising and career support for students pursuing career pathways in public health, research, industry, human medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or graduate school.