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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Health Sciences

Program Name : Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Sciences) programme)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language and a grade of B in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or a minimum of grade AA in Science Double Award or equivalent, or a minimum of grade A in Physical Science and a grade B in Biology, or equivalent. The BSc CHS programme is designed to develop competencies to: • evaluate Pap smears and other nongynaecologic specimens for the presence of abnormal cells, and • process and screen biopsy samples for diagnostic purposes. Entrance Requirements

  • 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.
Elective Course

One course at Level 400 outside medical laboratory sciences.

Assessment
  • Continuous Assessment shall be according to General Academic Regulations 00.81 shall be based on tests and/or assignments, and where applicable, clinical laboratory practice
  • Final Examinations shall be conducted according to General Academic Regulations 00.82.
  • The ratio of Continuous Assessment to Final Examination shall be 1:1.
Progression from Semester to Semester

To proceed from one semester to the next, a student must pass at least 50% of the attempted semester credits and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above as specified in General Academic Regulation 00.9.

Award of Degree

To be awarded a degree, a student must satisfy the relevant General Academic Regulations 00.851 and 00.852. The Degree shall be classified in accordance with the provisions of General Academic Regulations 20.4, with the cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above calculated in accordance with General Academic Regulation 00.86.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY Credits : 4
  GENERAL CHEMISTRY I Credits : 4
  INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER LITERACY SKILLS I Credits : 2
  COMPUTING & INFORMATION SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I Credits : 4

Optional Courses

  HEALTH ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA Credits : 3
  EPIDEMIOLOGY Credits : 3
  ETHICS AND LAW IN HEALTH CARE Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  DIVERSITY OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS Credits : 4
  GENERAL CHEMISTRY II Credits : 4
  HEALTH COMMUNICATION Credits : 2
  COMPUTING & INFO. SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS II Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  CELL BIOLOGY Credits : 3
  GENETICS Credits : 3
  HUMAN ANATOMY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO CYTOLOGY AND HISTOTECHNOLOGY Credits : 3
  PHYSICS FOR NURSES Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES Credits : 4
  HISTOTECHNOLOGY TECHNIQUES Credits : 3
  HISTOTECHNOLOGY TECHNIQUES PRACTICALS Credits : 3
  LABORATORY QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  BIOLOGY OF DISEASE Credits : 4
  SPECIAL HISTOTECHNOLOGY PROCEDURES Credits : 3
  SPECIAL HISTOTECHNOLOGY PROCEDURES PRACTICALS Credits : 3
  NORMAL GYNAECOLOGY CYTOLOGY Credits : 3
  NORMAL GYNAECOLOGY CYTOLOGY PRACTICALS Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  ABNORMAL GYNAECOLOGY CYTOLOGY Credits : 3
  ABNORMAL GYNAECOLOGY CYTOLOGY PRACTICALS Credits : 2
  NON-GYNAECOLOGY CYTOLOGY Credits : 3
  NON-GYNAECOLOGY CYTOLOGY PRACTICALS Credits : 2
  MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS IN CYTOLOGY & HISTOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  HISTOTECHNOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICUM Credits : 8
  CYTOLOGY CLINICAL PRACTICUM Credits : 16

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  BODY FLUID CYTOLOGY Credits : 4
  FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY Credits : 4
  FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY PRACTICUM Credits : 4
  SLIDE SCREENING,CASE STUDIES & SEMINARS IN CY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS Credits : 3
  RESEARCH METHODS AND PROPOSAL WRITING Credits : 3
  LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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