BSc in Health Laboratory Science

The introduction of an undergraduate course for health laboratory scientists into our health care system aims at developing good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities such as pharmaceutical research, pathology and diagnosis as well as clinical trials. This will greatly improve the quality of laboratory services both medical and research oriented.

Broad Objective

This course aspires to educate qualified, responsible and reflective professionals for work in health      laboratories.  The graduates of this course will be in a position of specialization in health laboratory sciences combined with the ability to work independently hence having a great input in the current health laboratory system in our country.

Specific Objectives

  • To work effectively as an individual andas a member of a team
  • To exercise leadership, initiative responsibilities
  • To appreciate   the role  of science in society and the ethical issues it raises
  • To design, evaluate and  implement new methods/protocols
  • To acquire an in-depth knowledge of scientific methods and principles.
  • To participate in continuing professional development
  • To contribute to stewardship of the profession

Curriculum synopsis

Th e course is divided into introductory subjects taught in year 1 and principal subjects taught in year 2. Year 3 is devoted to research with production of a dissertation and laboratory / industrial attachments

Entry Qualifications

All courses are taught in English. Therefore it is imperative that students are proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. It is upon the candidate to satisfy oneself that he/she meets this important requirement and provides evidence thereof (e.g. TOEFL iBTTM score of 65 and above or equivalent) registering for any course at this college

 Direct Entry

Three principal passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with minimum entry of 6 points. Whereby one must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least D grade in Biology and E grade in Physics.

 Equivalent Entry

All equivalent applicants may apply for above programmes if they meet the requirements stated below:

i. Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least Five (5) passes including two credit passes in Chemistry and  Biology and a D grade in Physics PLUS appropriate Diploma or Advanced Diploma with an average of “B+’’ or GPA of 3.5

                        OR

ii. BSc (lower second) majoring in Physics/Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology /Zoology.

Holders of foreign qualifications

All applicants holding foreign qualifications must have their qualifications validated and equated by the respective regulatory bodies before submitting their applications for admissions as follows:

i. The National Examination Council of Tanzania in respect of certificates secondary education and teacher education; and

ii. The National Council for Technical Education in respect of NTA Level 6 qualification.