Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is a dynamic profession that provides fundamental scientific knowledge. The application of this knowledge equips graduates with the necessary weapons to meet with the challenges commonly experienced in modern health care delivery system. The profession entails the study of human and animal tissue, body fluid excretions and production of biologicals (e.g. hyper immune serum) for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment and research. MLS is a multisectorial discipline that could be applied in medicine, food and drugs industries, pharmaceutical industries, utility department (e.g. water corporations) and research institutes. The summary of the market value of the profession is that, a medical laboratory scientist is not only employable but can also create job opportunities.
It provides an in-depth scientific and professional background for the training of medical laboratory scientists who would be capable of working anywhere in Nigeria and elsewhere including health institutions. It provides graduates of these profession sufficient management skills to play a leadership role in the training of others. As a dynamic profession, with continuous emergence of new procedures and instruments, the programme provides adequate orientation for operational research. Therefore, the graduates of this profession would be trained to keep pace with the changing trends in Science and Technology.
The Department has full accreditation from both National Universities Commission (NUC) and Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).
The Department has adequate office space for staff.