A medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also traditionally referred to as a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS), is a healthcare professional who performs chemical, hematological, immunologic, histopathological, cytopathological, microscopic, and bacteriological diagnostic analyses on body fluids such as blood, urine, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid, as well as other specimens. Medical laboratory scientists work in clinical laboratories at hospitals, reference labs, biotechnology labs and non-clinical industrial labs.
Degree Awarding Institutions Offering Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) in Nigeria
1. Adeleke University Ede (AUE)
The institution is a privately owned university located in Ede Osun State. AUE admits candidates for Medical Laboratory Science JAMB UTME and DE.
2. Ambrose Alli University (AAU
3. Abia State University (ABSU)
4. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
5. Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
6. Achievers University (ACHIEVERS)
DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENT
A Level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology
UTME ENTRY REQUIREMENT
Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
JAMB UTME SUBJECT COMBINATION
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Admission Conditions to Note for Medical Laboratory Science
ABUAD requires three (3) A Level passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Zoology
BAYERO accepts Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution.
BENIN – Same as in Medical Biochemistry. Accepts degrees in related Science programmes.
CALABAR accepts A Level passes in any two (2) of Chemistry, Biology and Physics, B.SC Biological Science; AIMLT or FIMLT plus UTME requirements.
EBSU accepts AIMLS or its equivalent plus relevant UTME requirements.
IBADAN accepts A Level passes to include Physics, Chemistry and Biology B.Sc. or HND in the relevant programme; AIMLT or FIMLT plus UTME requirements
JOS accepts first degree in relevant Biological Science programme with at least a Second class lower division.
JUPEB/A Level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
B.Sc Degree First Class/Second class upper in medically related programmes.
LAUTECH accepts A Level passes in Chemistry, and Biology with the UTME requirements OR ND/HND upper credit or first degree in relevant programme plus the UTME requirements.
MAIDUGURI and IMSU accept the certificate of Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology, Science/Technology (IMLS/T) of Nigeria plus the UTME requirements.
MAIDUGURI accepts Zoology in lieu of Biology.
NDU requires five (5) O Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
UNIZIK accepts HND/B.SC in Biological Sciences or related programme.
RSUST in addition to O Level requirements accepts:
(a) HND (Lower Credit) in relevant discipline.
(b) OND/ND (Upper Credit) in relevant discipline.
(c) At least two (2) A Level passes in Biology and Chemistry.
B.Sc in relevant programmes with at least second 2nd class Lower Division plus O Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two (2) sittings.
ND upper credit in related programmes plus the UTME requirements.
A Level passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or credit passes in two (2) relevant O Level subjects.
Candidates with AIMLS professional plus the UTME requirements.
A Level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements.
B.Sc. in relevant fields not below Second Class Lower Division
OND/HND in related courses with an upper credit plus O Level entry requirement.
AAU accepts B.Sc in the relevant programme with good grades. Remedial results not acceptable.
CALABAR – same as in Medicine and Surgery.
IBADAN accepts five (5) 0 level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at one (1) sitting.
EUI requires five (5) credit passes at SSC or its equivalent in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(i) BABCOCK accepts any three (3) of Physics, Chemistry Biology and Mathematics.
(ii) RSUST requires Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics.