Start Date
August 2024
SASCED/P
09140402
Duration
5 years full - time
Fees
55,000 Saudi Riyals per year

Program overview

The Bachelor of Medical Laboratories Sciences (MLS) degree depends on the study of both scientific and humanity aspects, which provides the foundation for continuous development in the MLS student’s education and career. In addition to that, the MLS program reflects the recent changes in the roles of our healthcare providers to prepare students to meet the high demand in Saudi Arabia. The program was designed to allow students, during the four years of study, to build their professional competencies and give them the opportunity to enjoy academic excellence, self-direction, and the ability to realize the practical aspects of the career life. The MLS program aims to prepare qualified professional medical laboratory specialists according to national educational standards, able to participate in scientific research with commitment to community engagements. Medical sciences are developing rapidly and require manpower that is highly skilled and proficient enough to fulfill their roles.

MLS Program Study Plan

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

Description of the Courses

ARB 101 - Arabic Language I
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ENG 110 - English Language I
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ISLS 101 - Islamic Studies I
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MATH 111 – Mathematics
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BIOL 111 - Biology I
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CHEM 111 - Chemistry for Health Sciences
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ENG 120 - English Language II
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IHLS 111 - Introduction to Health Science
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BIOL 122 - Biology II
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ENG 130 - English Language & Medical Terminology I
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ISLS 102 - Islamic Studies II
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PHYS 111 - General Physics
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ARB 102 - Arabic Language II
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BICH 211 - Biochemistry for Health Sciences I
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ENG 140 - English Language & Medical Terminology II
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ISLS 103 - Islamic Studies III
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ANT 211 - Principles of Human Anatomy
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MIC 223 - Introduction to Microbiology
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PHSL 222 - Principles of Human Physiology
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BICH 222 - Biochemistry for Health Sciences II
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COMP 110 - Introduction for Computer Technology
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GEN 222 - Human Genetics
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ISLS 104 - Islamic Studies IV
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PSY 224 – Psychology
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CLS 310 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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CLS 311 - Clinical Biochemistry I
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CLS 313 - Hematology & Haemostasias I
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CLS 314 - Principles of Histopathology & Cytopathology
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CLS 312 - General Clinical Microbiology
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CLS 315 - Epidemiology, Biostatics & Quality Assurance
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CLS 318 - Electron Microscopy
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CLS 324 - Hematology & Hemostasis II
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CLS 320 – Pathophysiology
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CLS 321 - Clinical Biochemistry II
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CLS 322 - Clinical Bacteriology I
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CLS 323 - Clinical Mycology
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CLS 325 - Clinical Immunology & Serology
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CLS 411 - Clinical Biochemical Instrumentation & Methodology
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CLS 413 - Immuno-Hematology & Blood Bank I
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CLS 421 - Introduction to Laboratory Management
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CLS 326 - Clinical Parasitology
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CLS 412 - Clinical Bacteriology II
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CLS 422 - Laboratory Practice & Leadership
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CLS 423 - Immuno-Hematology and Blood Bank II
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CLS 410 - Gene Technology & Molecular
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CLS 414 - Clinical Virology
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CLS 424 - Histopathology & Cytopathology
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CLS 501 – MLS – (Microbiology Rotation)
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How you will learn?

Through different teaching and learning strategies, including curricular and extra-curricular activities to achieve the program learning outcomes in all areas. This includes interactive lecture, small group discussion, team-based learning, assignment, tutorials, flipped classes, research activities, students prepared Presentations, case based learning and practical demonstration.

How you will be assessed?

Through direct assessment method and indirect assessment method, direct assessment method includes written exams (MCQs, EMQs and Essay), assignment evaluation using rubrics, presentation evaluation using rubrics, portfolio (research activities, community services activities assignment, case study and reflection), OSPE and lab manual Evaluation, while in indirect assessment method include course learning outcomes survey.

Careers Overview

Upon successful completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, the graduates can apply for “Laboratory Specialist” license from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialist (SCFHS). Laboratory Specialist may work in hospitals, clinics, forensic, public health laboratories, biotechnology companies and research institutions. In addition, graduates may seek specializations to advance their careers through Post Graduates Studies. Also, graduates would have the knowledge, skills, and values to be eligible to apply for an academic position such “Lab Supervisor”.

Job Prospects

A Medical laboratory specialist will be responsible to analyze a variety of biological samples using sophisticated equipment, results will be reported to the physician and data provided will play a major role in diagnosing and treating different medical conditions and monitoring disease processes. There are different areas of medical laboratory which include microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunology, blood transfusion, toxicology, histology and molecular diagnostics. With additional training and experience, Laboratory Specialist can become a department leader or lab manager, and with more intellect and interest in science and technology a Laboratory Specialist may select medical laboratory scientist career to be involved in different scientific research laboratories.

Career Advice

All students are invited and encouraged to constantly meet with career counselors assigned by the Student Career and Alumni Unit (SCAU). Student career counseling is a process that helps students to know and understand their skills, abilities, and interests, and how it relates to the workplace in order to make an appropriate decision concerning their future career path. It is a dynamic and collaborative process between a faculty staff member and student, focused on the student’s needs and goals.