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

Bachelor of Health Sciences – Medical Laboratory Sciences is a four year under graduate program that aims at developing health professionals competent to work in multi-disciplinary health care settings with skills specific to medical laboratories.

Students enrolled in the MLS major will develop executive skills, logical reasoning ability and diverse laboratory science competencies for professional practice through focused coursework and hands-on experience in the medical diagnostic laboratory.

Who is a Medical laboratory professional?

A medical laboratory professional is also known as a medical laboratory technician, who analyzes biological samples / specimens and assures the quality of the results of simple to complex scientific testing on blood and body fluids. These highly trained professionals work in hospitals and independent medical laboratories performing pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical procedures using automated equipment.

Top reasons to select the MLS Major & potential Career Opportunities

  • Increasing demand for skilled laboratory technicians in health care settings.
  • Job opportunities in hospitals, diagnostic labs in public or private sectors (after fulfilling local license / regulatory requirements).
  • Join colleges/universities as laboratory assistants.
  • Pursue career as a research assistant.
  • Work as application specialists in biomedical instrument companies.
  • Pursue higher education in:
    • Hematology & Blood Transfusion
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology & Immunology
    • Cytology and Genetics
    • Biotechnology
    • Genetics
    • Clinical Research
    • Hospital Management/Administration.
  •  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.
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