Faculty of Health Sciences
Brief History of the Faculty
This Faculty was established in the year 2018 having realized the need to have capable hands to serve humanity as scholars and practitioners in the field of Health Sciences in line with international standards. The Faculty is made up of competent, reliable and selfless scholars of national and international repute who have worked assiduously in their careers to also help you shape your future as you begin a new life.
2.1 Aim and Objectives
The main aim of the bachelor honours degree programmes in Health Sciences are to:
i) instil in students a sense of enthusiasm for the profession; an appreciation of its application in different contexts (in areas such as general medicine, food and beverages, pharmaceutical industries, utility departments e.g. water corporations; research institutions, etc).
ii) involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning, studying and research.
iii) provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of medical laboratory knowledge and practical skills; performing effectively in clinical diagnostic services, academics and quality assurance; and function independently or in collaboration with other members of the health team in the care of individuals and groups at all levels of health care.
iv) develop in students, the ability to apply their medical laboratory knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine.
v) develop in students through an education in medical laboratory sciences, a range of transferable skills of value in medical and non-medical employment.
vi) provide students with a knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialised areas involving medical sciences.
vii) to generate in students, an appreciation of the importance of medical laboratory sciences in an industrial, economic, environmental, health and social context.
viii) generate students with the ability to produce biological and diagnostic reagents as well as being able to fabricate and maintain laboratory equipment.
ix) empower graduates of Medical Laboratory Sciences with skills that will enable them engage in income yielding ventures.
3.0 Learning Outcomes
- Competencies and Skills
- At bachelors honours level, graduates are expected to have acquired a wide range of abilities and skills; including:
- Medical laboratory sciences related cognitive abilities and skills relating to intellectual tasks, including problem solving.
- Medical laboratory related practical skills i.e. relating to the conduct of laboratory research/work.
- Transferable skills that may be developed in the context of laboratory medicine and are of a general nature and applicable in many other contexts.
The main abilities and skills are as follows:
(i) Laboratory medicine-related cognitive abilities and skills.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject areas identified above.
- Ability to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems in medical laboratory sciences – both of a familiar and unfamiliar nature.
- Ability to recognise and analyse novel problems and plan strategies for their solution.
- Skills in the evaluation development, interpretation and analysis of laboratory results, researches and data, by having an advanced grip and knowledge of information technology.
- Ability to implement good laboratory practice standards.
- Skills in presenting scientific materials and arguments clearly and correctly in writing and orally to different audiences.
- Computation and data processing skills relating to laboratory information and data.
- Ability to evaluate his or her own desires and prospects for a career as an entrepreneur and select his/her own business.
Programme Structure of the Faculty
We currently have Two (2) Departments in Faculty of Health Sciences. These are: