The current curriculum for diploma in medical laboratory sciences was designed in 1990 to train laboratory personnel to work in a conventional setting. The practice of this health care has been confined to laboratory work with less attention to the actual community needs.

This curriculum review is therefore geared towards correcting this anomaly by involving community in contributing to the costs of health services. There is a public outcry that the quality of services offered has deteriorated significantly; the need of focus on quality assurance in health reform is an essential component of an effective, efficient and responsive health care system.


The school of medical laboratory strives to produce competent health laboratory workers with knowledge, skills and desirable attitudes to support primary health care activities for responsive health care delivery at district health laboratory level.


To support responsive health care delivery system by training competent health laboratory technologist, the school aims to impart knowledge, practical skills and desirable attitudes for correct diagnosis hence rational use of drugs and better management and surveillance of diseases.

Major objectives of the program

  1. To train health laboratory workers competent delivery of quality laboratory services
  2. To provide support to primary health care in delivery of responsive health care system
  3. To enable health laboratory workers to conduct research on health and health related issues
  4. To promote and encourage quality assurance
  5. To give correct and cost effective diagnostic services
  6. To enable graduates to recognize their limits of scope for competence

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