WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$565 /year
Applications Begin:May 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Technology
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Bio-security
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology programme is an evening programme that runs for a period of three years (six semesters) and involves lectures, practicals, industrial training, tutorials, seminars, field visits and a project written and submitted for examination in the second semester of third year.


Year One
First Semester:
– Bioethics, Human Rights, Laboratory Safety & Procurement
– Instrumentation Principles And Techniques
– Microscopy And Microphotography
– Functional Anatomy And Physiology
– Applied Chemistry And Biochemistry
– Histology, Histopathology & Histochemistry
– Hospital Attachment I
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment I Students Will Undertake A Practicum At A Research And Academic Institution In Form Of An Attachment For A Training Period Of 8 Weeks.

Second Semester:
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment III
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Herbarium & Museum Technology)
– Principles Of Quality Assurance And Control
– Biomedical Microbiology
– Biomedical Parasitology
– Hematology & Blood Transfusion Science
– Clinical Chemistry & Clinical Pathology
– Hospital Attachment II
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment II
– Hospital Attachment III

Year Two 
First Semester:
– Serology, Immunology & Immunochemistry
– Applied Nutrition & Food Laboratory Science
– Plant Biology, Museum & Herbarium Technology
– Environmental Toxicology & Aquatic Laboratory Science
– Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Fundamentals
– Genetics, Breeding And Gene Bank Technology
– Biologicals & Vaccine Production
– Hospital Attachment IV
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment IV

Second Semester:
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Applied Nutrition & Food Science)
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Physiological & Chemotherapeutic Technology)
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Environmental & Aquatic Laboratory Science)
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Biomedical Equipment Maintenance & Instrumentation)
– Bio-Statistics
– Laboratory Computing & Information Technology
– Research Methods & Communication Skills
– Hospital Attachment V
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment V
– Hospital Attachment VI
– Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI

Year Three
First Semester:
– Laboratory & Captive Animal Management
– Diagnostic Endocrinology & Reproductive Health
– Principles Of Epidemiology & Disease Prevention

Second Semester:
– Special Clinical & Diagnostic Technologies
– Project Planning, Management And Evaluation
– Management & Entrepreneurship
– Non-Thesis Research Project

Admission Requirements

Each applicant should:
Have the Uganda Certificate of Education with at least (five passes), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Advanced Level obtained at the same sitting.
Hold at least a Second Class or Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma  from a recognised institution, relevant to this programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $47

**Local Students:
1. Application forms and other relevant information may be obtained from undergraduate admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University. Admissions are processed in May/June every year.
2. Non-refundable application fee of UG Shs.50,000 plus Bank charge of UG Shs.2,500/= should be paid from the following banks using Makerere University Paying-in-slips:

3. After paying, each applicant must attach a copy of the paying – in slip to the application form and submit the completed application form to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Senate Building, Makerere University.
Candidates who hold grades X, Y, Z, 7 and 9 of ‘O’level results should not apply because they are Not eligible for admission.
Diploma holder applicants who hold class three (3) Diploma Certificates are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the diploma holders requirements.

**International Students:
Makerere University welcomes International Students who should follow the Application Procedure below;
1. Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
2. After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
3. On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
4. Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
5. Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.
6. Completed forms should be returned to level 3, Senate Building, Room 316, and the following documents MUST be attached to the application form:
– Original Pay in slip from the Bank
– One Passport size photograph of the applicants’ current likeness
– Photocopies of Secondary School  Certificates (i e Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) or its equivalent.
7. Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions.
8. Applicants from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to bring evidence of proficiency of English. However, Makerere University (School of Languages) conducts proficiency tests on request.
9. Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme offered by Makerere University are required to take a pre-entry examination.
10. International students MUST present insurance certificates from a reputable insurance firm at the time of admission. So, the insurance firm should cater for any eventuality not Makerere University.
11. The Academic Year normally starts in August every year. Applicants can download the form and send it with academic documents attached to; The Academic Registrar (Admissions), Makerere University, P O BOX 7062, Kampala-Uganda.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Technology include:
– Laboratory Technician
– Biomedical Technician
– Research Technician
– Supervisory Medical Technician
– Senior Research Scientist

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $565
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,441

Tuition Fee Per Year for Ugandan Students = 2,073,680 UGX
Tuition Fee per Year for International Students = 5,290,000 UGX

NOTE: Students from countries within the East African Community (EAC), as well as Refugee students, pay the same tuition fee as Ugandans.
**Member countries of the EAC sub Region include; Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Relevant Contact

Prof. John David Kabasa
Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Bio-security
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries