Entry requirements
A candidate must satisfy one of the following alternative entry requirements: Alternative A:
Biology B, Chemistry B & Mathematics or Physics C+, Alternative B: Biological Sciences B+ and Physical Science B+, Alternative C: Equivalent qualification to alternatives A - C above OR Mean grade of C (plain) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in the relevant field of study from a recognized institution.

Duration of the MLS Programme
The B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Science) is a four (4) year degree programme and a registered
candidate must pass all the 52 MLS prescribed units including the four (4) university common units to successfully complete the degree programme. Diploma (MLS) holders may apply for unit waiver of up to 18 units in accordance with university policy on credit waiver.

Implementation of the MLS Programme
MLS programme will be implemented over three terms in a year (Trimester system). Each
unit will be run for five hours per week (2 hours lectures and 3 hours practical) during the
semester. The skills laboratory units will run for 8 hours a day for 8 weeks giving a total of 320
hours. In the fourth year, the hospital attachment requires an 8 hour day; 6 working days per
week and should run for 16 weeks. This means that the unit has a total of 768 hours of hospital attachment.

Examination Regulations in the MLS Programme
The University and the School Examination Regulations shall apply. Class attendance of 90%
is required for candidates to sit any unit examination. Each unit shall comprise of continuous assessment tests, practical examinations, oral examination and University examination. The distribution of marks shall be as follows: Continuous assessment tests (CATS) 25%, Practical examination 15%, Oral examination (Viva voce) 10%, University examination 50% (comprises short answer & essay questions and multiple choice question paper for each unit done in the term), The oral examination shall be conducted by a panel of examiners and may include the external examiners.A pass mark of 50% of the total marks is required for each unit examined Any candidate who scores less than 50% in the practical examination shall have failed the examination in that unit even if the final mark is 50% or higher.

Compensation Rule
Compensation is possible but not mandatory and shall be determined by the school board. Shall
apply only if the CAT mark for the failed unit is 50% of CAT score. That the mark for the failed unit is not less than 46%, That not more than 8 marks shall be lost by the compensating unit That the compensating unit and the failed unit shall have been done in the same semester. Failed candidates shall be recommended to do a supplementary examination (only once) in the unit they have failed provided the total number of units failed are not more than 50% of the units sat in the examination during the academic year Candidates who fail more than 50% of the units offered in a semester shall be issued with an academic warning in accordance with university regulations, A candidate who fails more than 50% of the units offered in an academic year shall repeat the year and register for all the units offered at that level Candidates who fail all the units registered in a semester or a supplementary examination shall be discontinued from the programme. Appeals against discontinuation shall be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor. The B.Sc. (MLS) degree shall not be classified to conform to the guideline on medical degree programmes in the world. In addition, the transcripts shall have no marks or grades but should indicate pass or fail status for each unit entered.
However, grading system for purposes of admission to postgraduate studies or recommendations for employment in the MLS profession shall be as follows: 75% -100% Distinction, 60 - 74 %, Credit, 50 - 59 %Pass, 49% and Below Fail.
NB: The transcripts shall contain only the remark: Distinction, Credit, Pass or Fail

University Common Units
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
UCU 105: Social-Cultural Diversity & Citizenship

Level 100
Semester One
HML 100: Basic Cell Biology
HML 101: Basic Biochemistry I
HML 102: Human Anatomy I
HML 109: Inorganic Chemistry for MLS
HML 110: Organic Chemistry for MLS
SMA 100: Mathematics for Sciences I

Semester Two
HML 103: Human Anatomy II
HML 104: Basic Biochemistry II
HML 105: Human Physiology
HML 106: Basic Virology
HML 107: Medical Bacteriology
HML 108: Basic Immunology

Semester Three
HML 111: Skills Laboratory I

Level 200
Semester One
HML 200: First Aid
HML 201: HIV, AIDS & Retrovirology
HML 202: Haematology I
HML 203: Experimental Animal Science
HML 204: Medical Physics I
HML 205: Clinical Pharmacology

Semester Two
HML 206: Haematology II
HML 207: Medical Physics II
HML 208: Transfusion Science
HML 209: Medical Mycology
HML 210: Basic Human Pathology
HML 211: Medical Parasitology I

Semester Three
HML 212: Skills Laboratory II

Level 300
Semester One
HML 300: Genetic Disorders
HML 301: Histocytopathology HML 302: Clinical Chemistry I
HML 303: Medical Parasitlogy II
HML 304: Clinical Virology
HML 305: Clinical Bacteriology

Semester Two
HML 306: Clinical Immunology
HML 307: Clinical Chemistry II
HML 308: Clinical Bacteriology II
HML 309: Diagnostic Virology
HML 310: Transfusion II
HML 311: Bioethics

Semester Three
HML 312: Skills Laboratory III

Level 400
Semester One
HML 400: Fundamentals of Epidemiology
HML 401: Fundamentals of Forensic Science
HML 402: Laboratory Management
HML 403: Basics of Nutrition, Diatetics and Nutritional Disorders
HML 404: Food & Water Microbiology
HML 405: Pharmacognosy

Semester Two
HML 406: Basic Research Methodology
HML 407: Community Health
HML 408: Forensic Pathology & Odontology
HML 409: Forensic Anthropology, Linguistics & Psychology
HML 410: Clinical Laboratory Informatics
HML 411: Practical Epidemiology

Semester Three:
HML 412: Hospital Attachment