The aims of the Bachelor of medical Laboratory Sciences program are to provide career and employment opportunities associated with laboratory science and to have baseline interact with other members of the healthcare team to have more meaningful role as the clinical laboratory scientist and to provide an opportunity to develop further knowledge and skills in testing technology in medical laboratory science for those already employed as medical laboratory technologists in healthcare sectors.
The program's expectation is to graduate individuals who are professionally competent; are able to develop and establish procedures for collecting, processing and analyzing biological specimens for laboratory investigations, possess a commitment to life-long learning; exhibit a sense of commitment to the ethical and humane aspects of patient care; appreciate the need for research to develop knowledge of health, disease, healthcare management and education and able to recognize the role of the clinical laboratory scientist in the assurance of quality health care.
At the date of registration applicants should possess the following qualifications:
1. Obtained registration as a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist with the Sri Lanka Medical Council or any other Regulatory Body related to Medical Laboratory Technology acceptable to the University ; and,
2. Obtained three years of post qualifying experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician; and,
3. Obtained any one of following,
a) Obtained 3 passes in 3 disciplines (Including at least a C pass for Chemistry or equivalent grade for Chemistry ) in Foundation Courses in Science offered by the University or,
b) Obtained three passes at the General Certificate of Education ( Advanced Level) with at least an ordinary pass in Chemistry subject or,
c) Obtained 3 passes in combination of Section 3 a) and 3 b) to fulfill these requirements or,
d) Obtained Advanced Certificate of Laboratory Technology with at least a B- or equivalent grade for PSC2322 or,
e) Obtained an equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate.
4. The University may select students for admission to the programme from among those deemed to be eligible for admission under Regulation 1, 2 and 3 on the basis of fair performance at test conducted for the purpose of admission