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.