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Tuition Fees:$342 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences
Campus:Korle-Bu Campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Medical Laboratory Sciences is a field of applied biology and chemistry that focuses on conducting analytical tests on blood, tissue, and body fluids to provide laboratory information for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

The field of Medical Laboratory Science also involve performing chemical, haematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological diagnostic analyses on body fluids such as urine, blood, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid as well as other specimens. In this highly skilled profession, Medical Laboratory Scientists use microscopes, cell counters, and other sophisticated laboratory equipment to perform tests.

After testing and examining a specimen, the results are analysed and relayed to physicians. Medical Laboratory Scientists work in hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, forensic science laboratories and environmental laboratories.

The volume of laboratory tests continues to increase with both population growth and the development of new types of tests. Medical Laboratory Scientist predicts that powerful diagnostic tests and advances in genomic (the study of the genetic information of a cell or organism) will open new areas of testing.

Other research efforts targeted at simplifying and automating routine testing procedures are increasingly enhancing the ability of non laboratory personnel (physicians and patients in particular) to perform tests that used to be conducted in laboratories.

At the end of the programme, graduates are expected to:
• Be able to perform laboratorybased diagnosis and prognosis of diseases by providing accurate, precise and timely results.
• Be able to monitor the effectiveness of disease treatment by laboratory methods.
• Be able to apply medical laboratory procedures to research on health related problems and to the development of new technologies.
• Be able to manage a medical laboratory at least at the level of a district hospital.
• Be able to advise hospital management on medical laboratory issues
• Be able to employ quality assurance and quality control procedures in the performance of duty.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Elective Mathematics


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics and a Science subject
Electives: Credit passes in Three (3) Electives comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Further Mathematics

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects comprising Chemistry, Physics and either Biology or Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:

Applicants must have at least Grade 5 in Chemistry, and either Biology or Physics at the Higher Level.
In addition, applicants must have at least grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics SL and at least grade C for the third science at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $342
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,885

Relevant Contact

Prof.
Solomon F. Ofori-Acquah
Dean of School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences