|Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Quota Based)
The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science programme prepares graduates to work independently as professional medical laboratory scientists in diverse pathology laboratories in Fiji as well as in the region. The program provides opportunities to gain experience in a clinical laboratory setting, theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills in all areas of pathology like Microbiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Transfusion Medicine, Serology, Histopathology and Cytopathology. The programme guideline is compiled in conjunction with the FNU Academic and Students Regulations with the endorsement of the Fiji Higher Education Commission. Specific issues relating to accreditation and assessment of students enrolled into the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Programme are specified in this document. This revised programme will be offered from 2023.
|Medical Laboratory Science
Direct Entry 1. Pass in Year 13 Examination or equivalent with a minimum aggregate mark of 280 out of 400 with a 50% pass in English and best three subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Computer Studies, and Chemistry. OR; 2. Pass in full Foundation Science programme or equivalent with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.5 or 5.0 with a pass in English and best three subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Physics Computer Science and Chemistry. OR; 3. A pass in Bridging or Unclassified Foundation Science programme with minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.5 or 5.0 including a pass in English, and best three subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science OR; 4. Applicants who have completed BSc (major in Chemistry or Biology) should have a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.5 or 2.53 out of 5.0 OR; 5. Graduates with Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Technology (CCLT) with a GPA of 3.0 out of 5.0 OR; 6. Graduates with CCLT attaining a GPA of less than 3.0 out of 5.0 shall be offered an entrance theory exam and must obtain a minimum pass of 65%. Page | 48 7. Regional and international applicants will need qualifications assessed by Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAPSPC) OR; 8. Other than the fresh School leavers, alternative entry criteria maybe considered by the Dean or Dean authorized teaching staff. This includes graduates of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) and other applicants who are able to demonstrate their ability to succeed in this programme on the basis of their maturity together with documented relevant work experience (from Supervisors) or/and prior learning may be considered for placement. The Dean or Dean authorized teaching staff may require such an applicant to sit for any specific or general examination as a prerequisite for any such enrolment or may restrict enrolment only to certain prescribed courses that must be passed to progress further, as per the University Academic & Student Regulations (UASR 4.4 pg. 19). 9. English Proficiency: Applicants from countries outside the Pacific, where English is not their first language, are recommended to sit and pass an English language proficiency test such as IELTS (Band 6.5) or equivalent. Applicants requiring an English proficiency test are to refer to the CMNHS Student Admission Guideline 2020. (90% will be from applicants who completed Y13CE or equivalent and 10% from alternative entry (prior learning or mature entrants) Lateral Entry Entrance Requirement for lateral entry applicants in the BMLS program: 1.0 Completed Certificate in Clinical Laboratory Technology with a GPA of 3.0 out of 5.0. 2.0 From Diploma in Medical Laboratory to BMLS requires 3 years of work experience. First Aid course Students enrolled in the BMLS programme undergo a First Aid course before conducting any practical in the teaching laboratory. This is offered during the induction week. Immunization All BMLS students are immunized (Hepatitis B) before conducting any practical sessions. Proper records of all the students immunized are documented and kept with the programme assistant. All students should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 disease to be able to handle any specimens for learning.
|Credit Points Required
|Estimated Tution Fees - Local (FJD)
|MLS604 - HISTOLOGY
|MLS601 - Transfusion Medicine I
|MLS607 - Cytopathology
|MLS600 - Clinical Biochemistry I
|MLS602 - General and Medical Microbiology I
|MLS605 - Haematology I
|MLS606 - General and Systemic Pathology
|MLS710 - Introduction to Research Communication and Proposal Development
|MLS711 - Research Project
|MLS712 - Professional Practice