Overview of the Faculty
Formerly the School of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Faculty of Applied Sciences provides a congenial learning, teaching and research environment capable of producing middle-level specialists in science and commerce-related courses ready to address contemporary industrial and societal challenges in the field.
The Faculty is focused on the transfer of existing scientific knowledge to practical applications, like technology or inventions. The Faculty’s approach to tuition is a holistic one; we complement significant practical work with theoretical scientific processes and knowledge as the means of achieving a specific practical or useful result.
The Faculty continues to enrich its programmes in response to developments in the field of higher education and industry needs. We strive to equip our undergraduates with knowledge, skills and the right attitudes to face the challenges in the wider world of work.
We exist to promote skill-based learning, applied research and training, to provide the solution to industry and community challenges and help individuals achieve their full potential for sustainable development.
Our objectives are carried out by four (4) departments which comprise:
- Applied Mathematics and Statistics
- Science Laboratory Technology
- Computer Science
- Medical Laboratory Technology
Bachelor of Technology (BTech 4-year straight Degree)
- BTech Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of Technology (BTech – 2-year top-up)
- BTech Medical Laboratory Science
- BTech Science Laboratory Technology
- Analytical Chemistry option
- Environmental Technology option
- Clinical Biochemistry option
- BTech Medical Laboratory Science (top-up at Level 200 or 300)
- BTech Statistics
- BTech Computer Science
Higher National Diploma (HND)
- HND Science Laboratory Technology
- HND Statistics
- HND Computer
- Science Laboratory Technician Part I
4-YEAR MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
The continuous expansion of healthcare facilities in Ghana at both regional and districts levels and relevance of evidenced-based quality healthcare have led to the increased demand of professional medical laboratory services in the health service delivery system in Ghana. With the rapid advancements of technology in the field of clinical diagnostics, the need has arisen to train students to meet current demands and challenges. The Medical Laboratory Science Programme is a relevant innovation to produce professional medical laboratory scientists to offer quality assured services in clinical laboratory diagnostics, public health systems and medical research institutions in Ghana and beyond in a safe environment.
At the end of the programme, the graduates should be able to:
i. Write the licensure examinations for medical laboratory science graduates organised by the Allied Health Professions Council to enable them to become Licensed Medical Laboratory Scientists.
ii. Perform and evaluate laboratory-based diagnosis and prognosis of diseases by providing accurate, precise and timely results.
iii. Use the scientific know-how, principles, and methodologies for delivering quality controlled laboratory results.
iv. Assist in diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients.
v. Implement skills for problem-solving; troubleshooting; interpretation and
evaluation of clinical procedures and results.
vi. Practice quality assurance principles to ascertain the accuracy and validity of laboratory information.
vii. Calibrate, repair and maintain medical laboratory equipment.
viii. Employ statistical methods to evaluate clinical laboratory data for public health surveillance during outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics.
ix. Use managerial skills to creatively manage a medical laboratory unit in public or private health facilities and advise top management on medical laboratory issues.
x. Apply leadership, information communication technology and entrepreneurial skills in the world of work.
xi. Practice independently, collaboratively and responsibly as enshrined in the code of ethics of the profession.
xii. Relate to people, have the capacity for sound judgment and demonstrate a commitment to the patient as indicated in the patient charter.
xiii. Acquire communications skills for consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education.
xiv. Demonstrate professional conduct, ethical and moral attitudes and principles that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates, and the community.
xv. Demonstrate respect for rights and dignity of all persons and maintain acceptable standards of professional conduct and ethical behaviour in dealing with colleagues and other health professionals, patients and the general public.