Medical Laboratory Science Programme offers the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Degree (BMLS), run in a Faculty setting (Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science and each area: Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology & Blood Transfusion Science and Histopathology), but being a Department is currently located in the School of Public and Allied Health in the College of Health and Medical Sciences.


Medical Laboratory Science entails the study of human and animal tissues, body fluid, excretions and the production of biological for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment and research to the extent that they relate to the state of well-being of the person(s) or animal(s) whose tissues or excretion are involved.

1.       The broad philosophy of Medical education in Nigeria as it affects Medical Laboratory Science is to:

a.      Provide an in-depth scientific and professional background for the production of Medical Laboratory Scientists who would be capable of working anywhere in Nigeria including Primary Health Care.

b.     Produce specialist Medical Laboratory Scientist with ability to manage resources and manpower, and initiate a lead research in health and science.

2.       Medical Laboratory Science is a very dynamic profession with continuous emergence of new procedures and instruments which justify adequate orientation for operational research by practitioners. The graduates are therefore expected to keep pace with changing trends.

Our philosophy is anchored on the harmonious development of the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual potentials of students; and inculcating in men and women a nobility of character.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to team up with other Medical Professionals to continue the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ “To make man whole” Luke 9:6.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a leading Department of Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria Universities, producing graduates of Medical Laboratory Science who can provide quality service in Medical Diagnostic and Research Laboratories.


Our Programs

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We offer Programs that are competitive and industry relevant. Our Graduates from the department come out equipped to deal with real world challenges.

About us

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Babcock University was established as a full-fledged Department in 2008 having secured an approval from the NUC. Medical Laboratory Science programme offers the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Degree (BMLS), which is currently run as a Department and will later metamorphose into a School setting (Faculty). Each specialty shall be Medical Microbiology, Medical Parasitology, Medical virology, Mycology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science, Histopathology, Cytopathology, and Histochemistry. This Department currently situates in the School of Public and Allied Health in the College of Health and Medical sciences.

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Departmental Officers

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Prof Ihongbe John C.

Head of Department

Dr Sarah Doe

Vice Chair

Mr John

Departmental Secretary

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