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Master Program of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Master Program of Medical Laboratory Sciences


The faculty offers the MSc degree of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the following specialties:

  • Microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Chemistry

Objectives of the MSc program

The aim of the program is to teach and train medical laboratory graduates in each specialty at a postgraduate level and to provide them with a qualification indicative of a high level of knowledge, competence and practical skills. The main objective of the course is to enable the participant to practice at a supervisory level in a clinical laboratory. The course, however, prepares the participant for other careers in clinical and scientific laboratories\ and healthcare administration.

Methods of instruction

To achieve the objectives of MSc. program, we use the following methods:

  • Lectures
  • Small group sessions
  • Problem-based sessions
  • Student directed learning (SDL)
  • Laboratory sessions
  • Research dissertation
  • Degree structure and content

    The MSc. program lasts for two semesters for holders of higher diploma, qualifying certificates of BSc. honors in medical laboratory sciences. Graduates of four years BSc. Program have a preparatory (as qualifying) semester before they have been introduced to the core of the program. The following are details of the degree structure:

    1. Foundation Program

     Includes the following subjects:

    • Principles of Human diseases
    • Literature review and writing skills
    • Molecular Biology
    • Quality control & Laboratory management
    • Immunology

    2. Semester one

    Include the following courses:

    • Physiology and Body systems
    • IT and Medical Ethics
    • Total Quality Management of clinical laboratories
    • Biomedical statistics & Research methodology
    • Selected topics in medical laboratory sciences
    • Body fluids analysis
    • Diagnostic clinical immunology
    • Diagnostic molecular biology
    • Essential laboratory techniques

    3. Semester two (Specialization semester)

    a. Clinical chemistry

    • Advanced Techniques and updated procedures
    • Diabetes and Lipids
    • Liver and GI systems
    • Renal diseases, fluids and electrolytes disturbances
    • Endocrinology
    • Selected topics in clinical chemistry
    • Therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology
    • Inherited metabolic disorders
    • Total quality management of clinical chemistry laboratory
    • Practical Clinical chemistry

    b. Hematology

    • Analytical systems in Hematology
    • Disorders of the Hematopoietic system
    • Disorders of Hemostasis
    • Pregnancy and Neonatal Hematology
    • Hematological Neoplasms
    • Advanced diagnostic Hematology
    • Hematological aspects of systemic and infectious diseases
    • Blood transfusion and blood banking
    • Total quality management of Hematology laboratory
    • Practical Hematology

    c. Microbiology

    • Bacteriology
    • Medical Virology
    • Medical Mycology
    • Selected topics in Microbiology
    • Systemic Bacteriology
    • Diagnostic molecular Bacteriology
    • Total quality management in Microbiology laboratory
    • Practical Microbiology

    Dissertation plus presentation

    Participants are eligible to start their dissertation once they havebeen enrolled in the program, and they can submit the thesis for discussion once they pass the final semester two examinations.

    Studying time

    All teaching activities take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 04:00 and 09:00 pm.

    Examinations take place on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday between 04:00 and 09:00 pm.

    Detailed academic calendar will be submitted for participant once they have been enrolled in the program, demonstrating dates of all activities throughout the program.