The department of Medical Laboratory Science which was established in September, 2005 in the Oba Okunade Sijuwade College of Health Sciences. The department undertakes programmes for Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) in Medical Microbiology, Chemical Pathology,

Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science.

In line with the mission of the University which is to develop the human mind to be creative, innovative, research oriented, competent in areas of specialization, knowledgeable in entrepreneurship and dedicated to service, the Medical Laboratory Science Department offers courses leading to the award of bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) Honours degree

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME


The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science degree is designed to:

            Highlight the central role that laboratory investigation of components of biological fluids, blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, secretions, excretions, tissues or organs, play in the diagnosis, management and prognosis of disease states.

            Have sufficient management ability to play a leadership role in the training and practice of Medical Laboratory Science.

            Enable students acquire the required expertise to produce biological and diagnostic reagents as well as fabricate equipment, repair or even modify existing ones and update old techniques or invent new diagnostic procedures.

 PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

             To uphold the academic standards stipulated by the Igbinedion University, Okada.

             To organize and offer courses and other related studies to undergraduate students as may be prescribed by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC),Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and Senate of the University, leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS).

   To assist students in learning to solve problems by exposing them to problem situations and by solving them in research projects.

    To train and develop undergraduate students to fill the manpower needs of the country in Medical Laboratory Science.

    To graduate professional Medical Laboratory Scientists capable of providing high quality laboratory services to individuals, families and communities of diverse background and in a variety of social and cultural settings nationally and globally.

   To produce Medical Laboratory Scientists who satisfy international standards and who can undertake further training towards specialization.

    To train research scientists who are able to make researches in the various disciplines of Medical Laboratory Science.

  To Contribute to the improvement of Medical Laboratory Science practice by participating in interdisciplinary research, utilizing the research process and publishing research findings in Medical Laboratory Science practice situations.