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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with Honours (BMLSc(Hons))

Overview

The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with Honours (BMLSc(Hons)) degree is a four-year programme that includes a comprehensive grounding in health sciences and specialised training in the various laboratory testing disciplines, such as microbiology, biochemistry, and haematology.

To be considered for admission to the honours programme, applicants must have passed the Second Year and semester one of the Third Year of the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.

The programme shall consist of the requirements for the First, Second, and Third Year papers for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science together with the Fourth Year papers. Please refer to the programme requirements table for details.

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Applying for the BMLSc(Hons)

Applicants must have passed the Second Year and semester one of the Third Year of the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, with a grade average of at least B+.

Application for admission into the honours programme must be made no later than 1 March of the Third Year of the course.

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Contact details

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Subject area

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Programme requirements

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with Honours (BMLSc(Hons)) 

Papers

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with Honours (BMLSc(Hons))

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be determined by the Board of Studies for Medical Laboratory Science subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences),
    2. To be considered for admission to the programme, applicants must have passed the Second Year and semester one of the Third Year of the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, with a grade average of at least B+. Application for admission must be made no later than 1st March of the Third Year of the course.
    3. Eligible applicants will be ranked, based on their Second Year and semester one Third Year averages and a written application. The top ranked applicants will be interviewed and, based on interview, offered admission to the programme. The number of students admitted to the Honours programme shall not exceed ten in any one year.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme shall consist of the requirements for the First, Second, and Third Year papers for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science together with the Fourth Year papers prescribed in the Schedule.
    2. A candidate shall normally complete the requirements for the degree in one year of full-time study following admission to the Fourth Year of the Honours programme.

  3. Withdrawal from the Programme

    1. The progress of each candidate towards meeting Terms requirements for any Fourth Year paper in the degree with a final examination shall be reviewed by the Board of Studies for Medical Laboratory Science before mid-year. A candidate whose progress is not satisfactory may be required to withdraw from the Honours programme.
    2. When a candidate withdraws from the programme, voluntarily or otherwise, the Board of Studies for Medical Laboratory Science may recommend that the candidate proceeds to the ordinary degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, and determine the papers which shall be credited towards that degree.
    3. The Board of Studies for Medical Laboratory Science will determine whether a student who fails any or all of the papers at Fourth Year may re-enrol in the paper(s) or recommend the student progresses to the ordinary degree of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.

  4. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours (Division I), with Second Class Honours (Division II), or with Third Class Honours. The class of Honours awarded shall be determined by the Board of Studies for Medical Laboratory Science on the performance of the candidate in the Fourth Year papers.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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