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Mission & Objectives

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at College of Science- Komar University of Science and Technology (KUST) aspires to become a leading academic institution at the national, regional and international levels for quality education, research, and community service.

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science at the KUST prepares competent, culturally sensitive and safe professionals, through educational programs that emphasize evidence-based practices; foster self-directed learning; encourage research and community services; promote interdisciplinary collaboration; and build professional leadership and commitment.

The MLS curriculum will enable the graduates to:
1.Develop competence in both theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary for proficient performance of clinical laboratory procedures to the best of their ability.
2.Participate in laboratory experiences that will fulfil requirements in the following areas:
  • Medical microbiology including bacteriology, virology, and parasitology.
  •  Molecular biology including molecular diagnostic techniques.
  • Clinical chemistry.
  • Hematology.
  • Immunology.
3.Develop awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the medical laboratory scientist as a member of the health care team. The program also assists the students in developing techniques and attitudes for continuous professional development.
4.Perform professional data analysis and develop independent judgment to ensure accurate and reliable test results.
5.Design research projects to address various scientific issues related to human health.