Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (AMS) launches a new program to graduate a clinical laboratory specialist, by which the student will obtain a bachelors degree (B.Sc) in clinical laboratory sciences “laboratory medicine”.
This program is designed according to British Institute of Biomedicine (IBMS) standards. Upon applying to this program, students will experience an environment of enthusiasm, knowledge, research and laboratory management skills and upon meeting all requirements, graduates will be able to begin practicing their work directly as a clinical laboratory specialist.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program is one of the most important specializations of Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (AMS), which depends on the diagnosis or prevention of diseases through largely relying on laboratory analyzes, through which diseases are diagnosed and treated, and early diagnosis of disease possibilities.
Where the study is based on:
- Lab lessons.
- Field visits.
- Practical training in laboratories and medical centers.
- It also includes research preparation, laboratory management and quality.
- Obtaining national and international academic accreditation such as accreditation of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
- Preparing graduates who possess the knowledge, skills, training and competencies necessary in the laboratory diagnosis of various diseases.
- Preparation of the graduate researcher.
- Opening the door for professional fellowships for subspecialties such as the fellowships of the Royal College of Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
- Hospitals and medical laboratories: where the specialist works in various laboratory departments such as Chemistry laboratory, Pathology laboratory, Blood laboratory and its diseases.
- Laboratory quality control, where graduate is also able to work in research centers where the specialist studies a specific research, takes the appropriate samples, examines them, and records the results of the research.
The Specifications of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Graduate
By the end of the program, the graduates will:
- They have the knowledge to relate the relationships between laboratory evidence, health and pathological changes.
- They have the talent to design, implement and evaluate new methods in various medical laboratories.
- They have experience in the performance and quality control of routine and specialized medical laboratory procedures and an understanding of the theoretical basis for these procedures.
- They have the ability to identify and solve problems, familiar with the foundations of quality and safety assurance, familiar with laboratory regulations, information and management systems, and have the ability to design research and educational methodology.
- They have the ability to work in a team or independently and implement critical thinking skills in solving problems in various areas of diagnostic laboratories.
- They have the ability to deal professionally with colleagues, accept criticism and develop themselves.
- The student must have a high school diploma or its equivalent recognized and approved by the authority for which the specialization is held.
- The student must be able to continue studying in his major.
- The student must have obtained the approved percentage of admission to the faculty.
- That the student believes in the values and orientations of society.
- If the applicant is a non-Libyan, the procedures for his residency in Libya during his study period must be in accordance with the applicable laws, laws and regulations.
- The student must pay fees and study expenses in accordance with the rules and regulations established at the university.
- The number of students admitted to study must be in proportion to the capacity and capabilities of each college.
If the student applying to study meets all of the previous conditions, a personal interview will be conducted and based on its outcome, the student’s acceptance or rejection is determined. Faculties, according to their bylaws, may also conduct entrance examinations for applicants to the faculty.
Duration of Study and Fees
The duration study is four (4) academic years, including an intensive training period in the faculty laboratories, hospitals, diagnostic and research centers developed in accordance with the requirements of accreditation of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Those with a laboratory diploma and holders of a bachelor’s degree in animal science, botany, chemistry and other related majors can also join the program after conducting the necessary equation, which often recommends studying only two (2) academic years to fulfill the requirements for obtaining a bachelor’s in Clinical Laboratories Science.