Graduate Profiles

Graduate Profile (MSc)

The MSc graduates in Clinical Laboratory Science are expected to:

  • Teach clinical laboratory science in universities and colleges;
  • Independently design and undertake problem-solving research according to the national needs and priorities;
  • Work in research laboratories by developing new testing technologies;
  • Establish and implement laboratory quality assurance systems (both national and international) to improve the overall laboratory system in the country;
  • Establish Laboratory Information Systems and carry out administrative functions of a health laboratory;
  • Design, evaluate and implement new test methods;
  • Perform complex laboratory tests that require special skills and share expertise to subordinate staff;
  • Confirm and verify results through an in-depth knowledge of scientific methods, principles and instrumentation theory.

Graduate Profile (BSc)

Students who have successfully completed a BSc Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences will be able to apply their knowledge, skills, and attitudes as follows:


  • Use their critical thinking skills to improve the laboratory-working environment;
  • Familiarize themselves with the latest scientific findings to improve the quality of services rendered to the society;
  • Recognize the relationship between laboratory findings and common disease pathogenesis;
  • Identify factors that affect procedures and results, and take appropriate actions within predetermined limits;
  • Recognize ways of surveillance of communicable diseases;
  • Confirm and verify results through an in-depth knowledge of scientific methods, principles and instrumentation theory;
  • Correlate and interpret data based on knowledge of pathophysiology;
  • Establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of tests;
  • Participate and contribute to laboratory logistic procurement, evaluation, set up specification and equipment auditing.


  • Maintain the medical laboratory ethical code of conduct standards;
  • Advocate the proper use of laboratory tests;
  • Contribute to stewardship of their profession;
  • Recognize, adhere and promote established safety rules;
  • Pursue graduate training in medical laboratory science and other health related disciplines;
  • Institute and promote safety, quality control and quality assurance in clinical and public health laboratories;
  • Participate in policy, professional standards, continuing professional development issues pertaining to the medical laboratory profession;
  • Respect and be compassionate to patients, their relatives and other professionals.


  • Perform advanced chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and molecular tests;
  • Perform routine laboratory tests;
  • Participate in and contribute to the detection, investigation, information dissemination in disease outbreak situations;
  • Involve in surveillance and control of communicable diseases;
  • Participate in research and  development of new medical laboratory diagnostic technologies;
  • Assist, participate in and conduct research;
  • Analyze environmental samples to detect toxic contaminants such as lead, pesticide residue, heavy metals;
  • Perform tests on specimens from persons, food, water and beverage implicated in food and water borne illness;
  • Plan laboratory logistic procurement, evaluation, setup and auditing;
  • Monitor the inventory of laboratory equipment and supplies in storage areas;
  • Provide professional services, leadership and quality assurance in clinical/public health laboratory;
  • Monitor and maintain the proper functioning of medical laboratory equipment/reagents;
  • Store and use laboratory supplies and dispose wastes safely;
  • Test  blood levels of some drugs;
  • Screen for the presence of drugs of abuse and toxins;
  • Supervise medical/clinical laboratory technicians;
  • Develop and modify clinical laboratory procedures;
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills;
  • Engage in policy, professional standards, and continuing professional development issues pertaining to the medical laboratory profession;
  • Collect, preserve, store and transport referral specimens for proper and safe testing;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Collect, document, retrieve and interpret laboratory data clearly and safely.