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Medical Laboratory Science Program

Introduction:

The Medical Laboratory Sciences Program was launched in 2010 with 127 graduates to date. Nationally, there is a high demand on Medical Laboratory Technologists who are equipped with the necessary knowledge to perform a wide range of sample analysis, disease discovery, and confirmatory diagnosis. Medical sciences are developing rapidly and require manpower that is highly skilled and proficient enough to fulfill their roles.

Goals of Bachelor Medical Laboratory Sciences Program

Specialization in medical laboratory field assists students to achieve the following:

  • Medical laboratory graduates are equipped with the knowledge that allows them to work in medical laboratory settings. Graduates will be skilled to complete all types of laboratory analysis required in different medical fields including: Microbiology, Blood Banks, Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology & Serology, as well as, Histopathology and Cytology.
  • Research is another promising opportunity for MLS graduates. This increases their scope and understanding of sub-specialty studies, which can then be utilized for either identification of target genes, drug discovery, or any other related medical development.
  • Academic services are another golden opportunity for those interested in voicing their skills by educating juniors in colleges and universities. 

 Attributes for Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Graduates:

After completion of the MLS program, all graduates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Leadership skills: capacity to provide leadership and willingness to fully cooperate with others in academic activities, joint projects, and initiatives.
  • Problem-solving skills: the ability to investigate complex problems and develop creative solutions with limited guidance, using insights from their and other related fields of study.
  • Self-motivation: participate in activities to keep up to date with developments in their academic or professional field and continuously enhance their knowledge and understanding to become life-long learners.
  • Interpersonal skills: demonstrate a professional attitude in communicating with others.
  • Efficient: exhibiting maximum productivity.
  • The ability to prioritize: demonstrate high ability in managing time effectively and arranging tasks based on priorities and urgencies.
  • Team player: take initiative in identifying and resolving issues, both individually and/or within group situations, exercising leadership skills in pursuit of innovative and practical solutions.
  • Reliable: the ability to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the significance of the results obtained after each test.
  • The ability to multitask: demonstrate high capability to complete different laboratory/diagnostic tasks at the same time.
  • Ethical behavior: behave in a manner that is consistent with Islamic values and beliefs, and reflect high levels of loyalty, responsibility, and commitment to serve the society.

 The Bachelor Plan in Medical Laboratory Sciences:

  • It is 4 years academic program (8 semesters) to get the Bachelor degree in Laboratory Medical sciences, plus one year of clinical internship.
  • The Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences requires passing (126) credit hours, in addition to the mandatory year of clinical practice (internship).
  • The program’s teaching material is delivered in the English Language.
  • For equalization (transfer) of credit hours, the policies and regulation of college will be applied.

 Distribution of the credit hours according to the study requirements:

Required Courses

Accredited Hours

Humanities and Social Sciences

35

Allied Health Sciences

33

Basic Medical Laboratory Sciences

58

Total

126

 

Internship Year for Medical Laboratory Sciences Program:

The compulsory internship year for receiving the Bachelor Degree of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program starts after the successful completion of the four academic years with a GPA not less than 2.0 out of 5.0. The student must spend the 12 months of hospital based internship, either in Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital or in any of the other training institutions recommended by Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences, which offers the suitable training modules to meet the learning outcomes of the internship program.

Internship Rotation

No. of weeks

Main Specimen Reception

2

Phlebotomy

4

Biochemistry

8

Hematology

8

Blood Bank and Transfusion

8

Microbiology and Parasitology

12

Serology and Immunology

4

Histology and Cytology

2

Total

48