Contact Information

OFFICE OF THE ACADEMIC REGISTRAR
Senate Building
Makerere University
(+256) 414 533332

HOURS
Office: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
Phone: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30

QUESTIONS?
Email us at: info@acadreg.mak.ac.ug

Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology

Duration: 
3 years

BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL LABARATORY TECHNOLOGY (BBLT)
Programme Objectives
The Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology Programme addresses the following:
1. Enhance laboratory Investigation for purposes of diagnosis, therapy, monitoring, research and Quality control.
2. Develop appropriate laboratory protocols, quality control systems and standardization of laboratory procedures.
3. Initiate, plan and implement laboratory-based research and evaluations.
4. Develop and evaluate laboratory procedures for training, research and  industry.
5. Maintain and sustain Laboratory Equipment.
6. Manage and supervise science-based and all manner of laboratories
7. Plan and institute laboratory safety measures
8. Collect, manage, analyse, correlate and interpret laboratory test results.
9. Assist in supervision of laboratory-based training.
 
Minimum admission requirements
· Diploma entry scheme: A minimum of an Ordinary Diploma in Laboratory Technology (ODST or its equivalent) from a recognised institution.
· Mature age entry scheme: A candidate must possess specialized knowledge relevant to Laboratory Technology to ensure satisfactory completion of the course. In addition, the candidate must fulfill the mature age entry requirements of the university.
· Direct entry: UCE certificate and two advanced passes in Biology (or Zoology) and Chemistry taken at the same sitting of the U.A.C.E. examinations (or equivalent).

Programme Structure
The Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology programme is an evening programme that runs for a period of three years (six semesters) and involves lectures, practicals, industrial training, tutorials, seminars, field visits and a project written and submitted for examination in the second semester of third year. The programme structure is summarised below:
LH = Lecture Hours, PH = Practical Hours, T/SH = Tutorial or  Seminar Hours, F/ITH = Field / Industrial Training Hour, CH = Contact Hours, CU = Credit Hours

AttachmentSize
revised_curr.pdf117.5 KB

Curriculum Summary

Year: 1
Semester: 1
Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Microscopy and Microphotography BLT 1103 2
Functional Anatomy and Physiology BLT 1104 4
Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry BLT 1105 3
Hospital Attachment I (General Lab Practice, Routines & Management) BLT 1107 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment I (General Lab Practice, Routines & Management) BLT 1108 3
Bioethics, Human Rights, Laboratory Safety & Procurement BLT1101 2
Microscopy and Microphotography BLT1103 2
Histology, Histopathology & Histochemistry BLT1106 4
Year: 1
Semester: 2
Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Principles of Quality Assurance and Control BLT 1201 3
Biomedical Microbiology BLT 1202 4
Biomedical Parasitology BLT 1203 4
Hematology & Blood Transfusion Science BLT 1204 4
Clinical Chemistry & Clinical pathology BLT 1205 4
Hospital Attachment II (Histology, Histopathology & Histochemistry) BLT 1206 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment II (Histology, Histopathology & Histochemistry) BLT 1207 3
Hospital Attachment III (Biomedical Microbiology & Parasitology BLT 1207 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment III (Biomedical Microbiology & Parasitology) BLT 1208 3
Year: 2
Semester: 2
Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Serology, Immunology & Immunochemistry BLT 2101 4
Applied Nutrition & Food Laboratory Science BLT 2102 5
Bio-statistics BLT 2201 3
Laboratory Computing & Information Technology BLT 2204 2
Research Methods & Communication Skills BLT 2205 2
Hospital Attachment V (Immunology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology) BLT 2206 3
Hospital Attachment V (Immunology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology) BLT 2207 3
Hospital Attachment VI (Clinical Chemistry & Clinical Pathology) BLT 2208 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Crop & soil science) BLT 2209 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Breeding & Gene Bank Technology BLT 2211 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Physiological & Chemotherapeutic Technology) BLT 2212 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Herbarium & Museum Technology) BLT 2213 3
Industrial, Research & Education Attachment VI (Environmental & Aquatic Laboratory Science) BLT 2214 3
Year: 2
Semester: 1
Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Plant Biology, Museum & Herbarium Technology BLT 2102 3
Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Fundamentals BLT 2103 4
Environmental Toxicology & Aquatic Laboratory Science BLT 2103 4
Pharmacology & Chemotherapeutic Technology BLT 2105 3
Hospital Attachment IV (Haematology & Blood Transfusion Science) BLT 2106 3
Year: 3
Semester: 1
Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Laboratory & Captive Animal Management BLT 3101 3
Principles of Epidemiology & Disease Prevention BLT 3104 2
Year: 3
Semester: 2
Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Special Clinical & Diagnostic Technologies BLT 3201 4
Project Planning, Management and Evaluation BLT 3202 3
Management & Entrepreneurship BLT 3203 3
Non-Thesis Research Project BLT 3204 10

© Copyright 2013 - Academic Registrar - Makerere University