History


I welcome you all to our 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, Histopathology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion
Science.
This handbook provides detailed information about the department of Medical Laboratory
Science in line with the mission of Igbinedion University, Okada. The programmes have been
expanded and updated to facilitate easier studying and understanding.
You must endeavour to be familiar with all the rules and regulations of the department and
University so as to avoid problems. Please be reminded that the University will confer degree
only on those students who are found worthy in character and learning, as such, avoid any
misconducts or social vices tantamount to suspension or expulsion from the programme and
University.

INTRODUCTION
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.
Medical Laboratory Science is a promising and dynamic profession that is designed to
provide broad bases of fundamental scientific knowledge and its application such that the
graduates are well prepared to meet with changing needs of modern scientific knowledge
considering their pivotal role in the Health care delivery system. The training exposes
students to application of Medical Laboratory Science in key areas such as clinical diagnostic
services, food and beverages, pharmaceutical industries, Breweries, utility departments e.g.
Water Corporation, academic and research institutions.
The training also exposes students to Basic Medical Sciences and to core areas like Clinical
Chemistry, Haematology/Blood Transfusion Science, Medical Microbiology/Parasitology,
Histopathology, Immunology/Immunochemistry, as well as Laboratory Management and
Instrumentation. Mode of admission is by UME (5- year program) and by direct entry (4-
year progam). Students accepted for the BMLS program are expected to register with the
Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and be indexed as student
Members soon after admission into the program. On successful completion of the BMLS
programme, induction into the profession and mandatory one year internship preceding
NYSC program, graduates are registered as Associate of Medical Laboratory Science Council
of Nigeria (AMLSCN) with the professional body, MLSCN, subject to meeting its other
requirements