Medical Laboratory Sciences (BHS - MLS) - Gulf Medical University
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Medical Laboratory Sciences (BHS – MLS)

Medical Laboratory Sciences is a healthcare profession concerned with performing various laboratory tests to aid the healthcare disciplines in the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders. Medical Laboratory Technologists analyze clinical samples to detect chemical content, blood disorders, identification of microorganisms and other special investigations. BHS (Medical Laboratory Sciences) program focuses on the imparting knowledge and developing skills to conduct various laboratory tests. This program is designed emphasizing on the modern trends of laboratory sciences and is delivered over 4 years (8 semesters) including internship. Students enrolled in MLS major will develop problem-solving skills, logical reasoning ability and appropriate laboratory science competencies for professional practice through focused coursework and hands-on experience in the medical diagnostic laboratory. On successful completion of this program, the student will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Laboratory Sciences), which would be a stepping stone to a challenging career in laboratory Sciences.

Who is a Laboratory Technologist?

  • Medical laboratory technologists collect and prepare specimens for various laboratory analysis.
  • Perform manual and automated tests by following standard operating procedure.
  • Operates and maintains highly sophisticated laboratory equipment such as Hematology analyzer, Biochemistry analyzer and Microscopes.
  • Performs various tests in the microbiology laboratory to identify the pathogenic microorganisms using highly sophisticated analyzers.
  • Laboratory technicians process the Histopathology samples for the clinical diagnosis of the various tissue diseases.
  •  The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  •  All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st December in the year of admission.
  •  The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test. A minimum score of 500 TOEFL (CBT 180, iBT 64), IELTS Academic 5.0, PTE A (36-44), Cambridge ESOL (41) or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  •  The applicants from UAE educational system must have secured an overall average of 70% or above marks as per UAE Secondary School Education Standards and should have scored an aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
  •  Applicants from non-UAE educational systems must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above and minimum marks in the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as listed below:
    CountryEducation SystemMinimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BBMS/BPT/ BHS  program
    UAEUAEStudent should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·Completed all 3 Science subjects ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades)

    ·An aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    India 

    Indian State Board

     

     

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

     

    Indian Central Board/ICSE

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    Pakistan

    Bangladesh

    Pakistan Board

    Bangladeshi Board

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    · An aggregate score of 50%or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    UKIGCSE/GCEStudied in all 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level, with a

    Minimum of:

    ·2 Cs in any of the two Science subjects in AS / A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) as equivalent to UAE criteria

    ECTSInternational

    Baccalaureate

    Student should secure an overall minimum 25 points,

    ·Must have at least 2 Science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

    USAAmerican DiplomaStudent should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above.

    ·Minimum of SAT II score of at least 550 in Molecular Biology

    Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.

  •  All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which include personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Upon successful completion of the program and fulfilling the local license/ regulatory requirements, the student can:

  • Work as
    • Laboratory in hospitals, healthcare facilities or diagnostic labs in public or private sectors.
    • Application specialist in bio medical instrument companies.
    • Laboratory technologist in Pharmaceuticals and Food laboratories.
  • Demand for qualified laboratory technicians is strong in every health care setting.
  • Join universities as instructors.
  • Pursue career as a research assistant.
  • Develop career as Medical laboratory manager.
  • Pursue career in forensic laboratories.
  • Develop career as quality Assurance supervisor.
  • Advance in career by perusing higher education in specialty areas like Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Histopathology, Cytology and Genetics and  Biotechnology.
  • Work as Program Director of Medical Laboratory Science after completing PhD in any specialty.