ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA

TECHNICAL

UNIVERSITY

Integrity, Creativity & Excellence

ACCRA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Medical Laboratory Technology Department

Overview of the Department

The Department of Medical Laboratory Technology under the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Accra Technical University runs a 4-year Bachelor of Technology Medical Laboratory Science Programme.

The BTech Medical Laboratory Science programme provides an opportunity to qualified graduates of Senior High Schools and Technical Schools who want to pursue a Bachelor of Technology in Medical Laboratory Science. More so, the programme offers an opportunity to graduates working in the medical laboratories with HND Science Laboratory Technology, Diploma/HND Medical Laboratory Science and a degree in life science disciplines to obtain a professional license after completion of the BTech Medical Laboratory Science programme. Graduates of BTech Medical Laboratory Science will have the opportunity to work as licensed professionals in public and private hospitals and health facilities in the districts and regions across the country. They will also be equipped to operate clinical laboratories as entrepreneurs and business owners.

The continuous expansion of healthcare facilities in Ghana at both regional and districts levels and the relevance of evidence-based quality healthcare have led to the increased demand for 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.

Programme Structure of the Department

YEAR 1 (SEMESTER I)

All courses in year 1 (level 100) are compulsory

Course Code                       Course Title                                                        Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                T     P     C

MLB 101                               General Physics                                                     2    3       3

MLB 103                              Biological Chemistry                                              2   3       3

MLB 105                              Cell Biology and Genetics                                     2    3       3

MLB 107                              Computer Literacy                                                 2     3       3

MLB 109                              African Studies                                                       2     0        2

MLB 111                              Communication Skills                                           3       0      3

MLB 113                               General Mathematics                    `                     3        0      3

                                                                                                                              16     12    20

YEAR 1 (SEMESTER II)

Course Code                       Course Title                                                        Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                T      P      C

MLB 102                              Anatomy I                                                                2      3      3

 MLB 104                              Biochemistry I                                                       2      3      3

MLB 106                               Physiology I                                                            2      3      3

 MLB 108                              Biophysics                                                              2      3       3

MLB 110                              Molecular Biology and Diagnostics                     2      3       3

MLB 112                              Immunology                                                            2       0       2

MLB 114                              Intro to Med. Lab. Science                                    2       0        2

MLB 116                           Critical Thinking and Writing                                   2       0        2

                                                                                                                                16     15     21

 YEAR 2 (SEMESTER I):

All courses in year 2 (level 200) are compulsory.

Course Code                       Course Title                                                                  Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                            T      P     C

MLB 201                              Anatomy II                                                                            2     3      3

MLB 203                            Biochemistry II                                                                       2     3      3

MLB 205                              Physiology II                                                                         2      3      3

MLB 207                              Functional Histology                                                           2      0     2

MLB 209                              Functional Histology Practical                                           0      3      1

MLH 211                               Haematology I                                                                    2      0       2

MLH 213                              Haematology I Practical                                                     0      3      1

MLM 215                             Microbiology I (Bacteriology I)                                           2      0      2

MLM 217                             Microbiology I Practical                                                      0      3      1

MLB 219                              Statistical Methodology                                                      2       0     2

 MLB 221                             Vacation Attachment I                                                        0       6      1

                                                                                                                                             14   24   21

 YEAR 2 (SEMESTER II):

Course Code                       Course Title                                                                                 Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                                         T      P     C

MLP 202                               General Pathology                                                                         2      0      2

MLB 204                              Pharmacology                                                                                  2      0     2

MLH 206                              Haematology II                                                                                2      0     2

MLH 208                              Haematology II Practical                                                               0      3     1

MLM 210                             Microbiology II (Parasitology I)                                                     2      0     2

MLM 212                             Microbiology II Practical                                                                0       3    1

MLB 214                               Immunodiagnostic Techniques                                                  2       0     2

MLB 216                              Immunodiagnostic Practical                                                        0       3     1

MLB 218                              Occupational Health and Safety                                                 2       0      2

MLB 220                              Lab Equipment Instrumentation & Maintenance                    2        3     3

MLB 222                              Total Quality Management                                                         2        0     2

MLB 224                              Vacation Attachment II                                                                0        6     1

                                                                                                                                                       16    18   21

 

YEAR 3 (SEMESTER I):

All courses in year 3 (level 300) are compulsory.

Course Code                       Course Title                                                        Credit Hours

                                                                                                                            T      P     C

MLC 301                              Chemical Pathology I                                         2       0     2

MLC 303                              Chemical Pathology I Practical                          0       3     1

MLH 305                              Haematology III                                                   2       0     2

MLH 307                              Haematology III Practical                                  0       3     1

MLP 309                              Histopathology I                                                  2       0      2 

MLP 311                               Histopathology I Practical                                0        3     1

MLM 313                             Microbiology III (Mycology)                               2        0      2

MLM 315                             Microbiology III Practical                                  0        3      1

MLB 317 `                            Health Law and Ethics                                       2        0      2

MLB 319                              Entrepreneurship                                               2        0     2

MLB 321                              Vacation Attachment III                                    0         6      1

                                                                                                                            12    18    17

 YEAR 3 (SEMESTER II):

Course Code                       Course Title                                                        Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                T      P     C

MLC 302                              Chemical Pathology II                                           2      0       2

MLC 304                              Chemical Pathology II Practical                          0       3       1

MLP 306                               Histopathology II                                                 2        0       2

MLP 308                               Histopathology II Practical                                 0        3       1

MLH 310                               Haematology IV                                                  2         0       2

MLH 312                              Haematology IV Practical                                   0        3       1

 MLM 314                            Microbiology IV (Virology)                                  2         0      2

MLM 316                             Microbiology IV Practical                                    0         3      1

MLB 318                              Biostatistics                                                           2          0      2

 MLB 320                             Health Systems Management                            2          0      2

MLB 322                              Vacation Attachment IV                                      0         6      1 1

                                                                                                                              2       18    17

 

YEAR 4 (SEMESTER I):

All courses in year 4 (level 400) are compulsory

Course Code                       Course Title                                                        Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                 T      P     C

MLC 401                              Chemical Pathology III                                            2     0       2

MLC 403                              Chemical Pathology III Practical                           0      3        1

MLH 405                              Haematology V                                                       2     0        2

MLH 407                              Haematology V Practical                                       0      3       1

 MLP 409                             Histopathology III                                                   2       0      2

MLP 411                               Histopathology III Practical                                  0      3       1

MLM 413                             Microbiology V (Bacteriology II)                             2      0     2

MLM 415                             Microbiology V Practical                                        0      3       1

MLB 417                               Research Methodology                                         2      0       2

MLB 419                               Project I (Study Design and Critical Review)      1       6      3

 MLB 421                              Vacation Attachment V                                          0      6      1

                                                                                                                                 11    24   18 

YEAR 4 (SEMESTER II)

Course Code                       Course Title                                                        Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                 T      P     C

MLP 402                               Chemical Pathology IV                                           2     0       2

MLP 404                               Chemical Pathology IV Practical                            0     3      1

MLH 406                              Haematology VI                                                       2      0      2

MLH 408                              Haematology VI Practical                                       0      3      1

MLP 410                               Histopathology IV                                                   2       0      2

 MLP 412                             Histopathology IV Practical                                   0        3      1

MLM 414                             Microbiology VI (Parasitology II)                          2        0       2

MLM 416                             Microbiology VI Practical                                      0         3      1

MLB 418                              Project II                                                                   0      12      4 

                                                                                                                                 8     24     16