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Bachelor of Technology (Medical Laboratory Technology)

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BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Technical University of Kenya is one of only a handful of universities in Kenya, and the region that offer an undergraduate training in Biomedical Science and Technology. The program is a popular and fascinating field of study concerned with a detailed study and comprehension of the human body in health and disease, central to which are techniques and methodologies for disease diagnosis, monitoring and identification of treatment procedures. The program is multidisciplinary, encompassing areas such as Morphology, Cell Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Microbiology. A partnership between the university and medical and research institutions allow us to offer this unique program which permits the students access to medical research facilities and training to undergraduate students across the country.

Entry Requirements

K.C.S.E Applicant

  • The basic admission requirement shall be the minimum entry requirements set for admission into public universities, which is at least an average grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
  • In addition, applicants are expected to have obtained at least a grade C+ in each of the following cluster subjects:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics Alt. A, Mathematics Alt. B OR Physics
    • ANY Group III/any Group IV/any Group V.
  • KCSE Subject Grouping
    • Group I: English, Kiswahili, Mathematics Alt. A OR Mathematics Alt. B
    • Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology for blind, General Science
    • Group III: History and Government, Geography, Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, Hindu Religious Education
    • Group IV: Home Science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building construction ,Power mechanics, Electricity , Drawing and design, Aviation Technology ,Computer Studies
    • Group V: French, German, Arabic, Kenyan Sign Language, Music, Business Studies

A-Levels or Equivalent

  • Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) principal passes in Biology AND Chemistry, a subsidiary level pass in Mathematics OR Physics, AND a credit pass in English at O-Level.

Diploma (Technical Education Programmes) or Equivalent

  • Applicants with TEP diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology of TUK OR equivalent qualification.

Diploma in Technology (Dip.Tech.) or Equivalent

  • Applicants with diploma in Technology in Medical Laboratory Technology of Kenya Polytechnical University OR equivalent qualification.

Higher Diploma (H.Dip.) or Equivalent

  • Applicants with Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology of Kenya Polytechnical University OR equivalent qualification.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or Equivalent

  • Applicants with Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Biological Sciences OR equivalent qualification.

Course Outline

Year/Semester

Code

Course

Year I

Semester I

SHBI 1111

Chemistry A

SHBI 1112

Mathematics

UCCC1101

Communication Skills

SHBI 1113

Physics

SHBI 1114

Introduction to Information Technology

SHBI 1121

Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

SHBI 1115

Chemistry B

SHBI 1122

Introduction to Human Anatomy

UCCC1102

Critical and Creative Thinking

 

 

TOTAL

Semester II

SHBI 1211

Law and Ethics

SHBI 1212

Laboratory management

SHBI 1221

Introduction to Medical Physiology

SHBI 1213

Biochemistry A

UCCC1201

Health Education

SHBI 1222

First Aid

SHBI 1214

Probability and Statistics

UCCC1103

Society and Culture

 

TOTAL

Semester III

IBLI 1320

Internal Attachment:

  • -Microscopy practicals
  • - Medical laboratory instrumentation
  • - Handling & care of Laboratory animals
  • - Collection and handling of Laboratory samples
  • - Preparation of reagent s and Stains
  • - Good laboratory practice

Year II

Code

Course

Semester I

SHBI 2121

Bacteriology A

SHBI 2122

Virology A

SHBI 2123

Immunology A

SHBI 2124

Parasitology A

SHBI 2125

Haematology A

SHBI 2126

Clinical Chemistry A

SHBI 2127

Histocytopathology A

SHBI 2128

Biochemistry B

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

Semester II

SHBI 2221

Bacteriology B

SHBI 2222

Clinical Chemistry B

SHBI 2223

Parasitology B

SHBI 2224

Virology B

SHBI 2225

Haematology B

SHBI 2226

Immunology B

SHBI 2227

Histocytopathology B

SHBI 2228

Blood Transfusion Sciences

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

Semester III

IBLI 2320

Attachment (Hospital)

Year III

Code

Course

Semester I

SHBI 3121

Medical mycology

SHBI 3122

Community Health

SHBI 3123

Principles of Management

SHBI 3124

Biostatistics

SHBI 3125

Entrepreneurship Development

SHBI 3126

Molecular Biology

SHBI 3127

Research methods

SHBI 3128

Health Management

 

TOTAL

Semester II

SHBI 3221

Total Quality Management

SHBI 3222

Pharmacology

SHBI 3223

Forensic Science and Technology

SHBI 3224

Epidemiology

SHBI 3225

Laboratory Information Systems

SHBI 3226

Molecular Diagnostics

SHBI 3227

Business Planning

 

TOTAL

Year IV

Code

Course

Semester I

 

Core units

SHBI 4121

Behavioural Psychology

SHBI 4122

Bioinformatics

 

Clinical Chemistry(option)

SHBI 41C1

Medical Biochemistry

SHBI 41C2

Endocrinology

SHBI 41C3

Pregnancy, Fetal development and Neonatal physiology

SHBI 41C4

Excitable Tissue Physiology

 

TOTAL

 

Medical Microbiology(option)

SHBI 41M1

Microbial Genetics

SHBI 41M2

Microbial Biochemistry

SHBI 41M3

Diagnostic microbiology

SHBI 41M4

Systemic Microbiology I

 

TOTAL

 

Medical Parasitology (option)

SHBI 41P1

Protozoology

SHBI 41P2

Helmenthology

SHBI 41P3

Medical Entomology

SHBI 41P4

Diagnostic Parasitology

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

Semester II

 

 

Core units

SHBI 4120

Research Project I

 

 

 

Clinical Chemistry(option)

SHBI 42C1

Toxicology

SHBI 42C2

Oncology

SHBI 42C3

Human Genetics and Biotechnology

SHBI 42C4

Cardiovascular Homeostasis

 

TOTAL

 

Medical Microbiology (option)

SHBI 42M1

Fermentation

SHBI 42M2

Food Toxicology

SHBI 42M3

Environmental Microbiology

SHBI 42M4

Systemic Microbiology B

 

TOTAL

 

Medical Parasitology (option)

SHBI 42P1

Mamma logy / Malacology

SHBI 42P2

Biochemistry of Parasites

SHBI 42P3

Infectious Diseases

SHBI 42P4

Communicable Disease control

 

TOTAL

Semester III

IBLI 4320

SHBI 4321

Attachment (Research centers)

Research Project II