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BSc Medical Laboratory Sciences and BSc Cytotechnology & Histotechnology Sciences

Admission requirements

Undergraduate;

  • School leavers with Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) must satisfy the University of Botswana General Academic Regulations 20.21.
  • Admission into Level 100 shall be according to performance at BGCSE or equivalent as stipulated by the University with a the specific requirement of a grade B or better in mathematics, chemistry, and biology or physics and a grade C or better in English, or must have obtained grade A for double science in lieu of the subjects listed here.
  • An applicant who holds Advanced Level passes in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology/Physics with a grade C or better will be admitted into Level 200 but will be required to take GEC courses COM101 and COM102.
  • An applicant who holds a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology obtained from the Institute of Health Sciences or its equivalent and registered with Botswana Health Professions Council as a medical laboratory technician will have advanced placement. He/she will be exempted from Level 100 courses, but will be required to take GEC courses COM101 and COM102.
  • An applicant who holds a BSc degree in biological science/biochemistry or equivalent will be admitted into Level 200 and may be exempted from equivalent courses prescribed in the degree Programme, subject to the recommendation of the Department.
     

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)

Admission requirements

There is no direct entry into the B. Pharm degree programme for school leavers with Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE).
 
  • Applicants who have completed BSc Year 1 and have passed BIO111 Principles of Biology; BIO112 Diversity of Plants and Animals; CHE101 General Chemistry I; CHE102 General Chemistry II; MAT111 Introductory Mathematics I; MAT122 Introductory Mathematics II; PHY112 Geometrical Optics and Mechanics; PHY122 Electricity, Magnetism and Elements of Modern Physics can apply to transfer to the BPharm degree programme.
  • Applicants who hold Advanced Level passes in (i) Chemistry with B or better, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Biology and (iv) Physics with grade C or better will be admitted into Level 200, but will be required to take GEC courses COM101 and COM102 if not already done.
  • Applicants who hold a Diploma in Pharmacy Technician obtained from Institute of Health Sciences or its equivalent shall be admitted into Level 200, but will be required to take GEC courses COM101 and COM102 if not already done.
    • These candidates will not be exempted from practicums.
  • Holders of a degree in Pharmaceutical Science will be considered for advanced placement on-a-case-by-case basis with the decision guided by other pharmacy courses already completed, the duration and the area of pharmacy practice since graduation. However, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics courses will be mandatory.
  • An applicant with a BSc degree in chemistry/biological science or equivalent, may be exempted from equivalent courses prescribed in the degree programme, subject to the recommendations of the School. Applicants may be interviewed and personal and professional behaviours will be considered in the process.

Graduate programs

Master of Philosophy/PhD in Medical Sciences

  • An applicant must have obtained a first degree in medical laboratory sciences, medicine, pharmacy, or physiotherapy from this University or from other recognized university or equivalent institution. This should have been passed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.
  • An applicant with a first degree in pure or applied biological science subject or related science field obtained with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or equivalent plus relevant experience in a clinical laboratory may also be considered.
     
Duration of the MPhil Programme
  • A minimum of 2 semesters (1 academic year) and a maximum of 6 semesters (3 academic years) on full time basis.
  • A minimum of 4 semesters (2 academic years) and a maximum of 12 semesters (6 academic years) on a part time basis.
     

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science

  • Applicants must hold an appropriate MPhil degree to apply for direct entry into the PhD programme.
  • An applicant with an appropriate first degree or MSc by coursework must apply for MPhil studies at the first instance and apply to transfer his/her registration to a PhD programme after two semesters of successful academic work and upon the recommendation of School of Allied Health Professions and the School of Graduate Studies. 
 
Duration of the PhD Programme
  • A minimum of 6 semesters (3 academic years) and a maximum of 8 semesters (4 academic years) on full time basis.
  • A minimum of 8 semesters (4 academic years) and a maximum of 16 semesters (8 academic years) on a part time basis.
 
 
 
 
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