Bachelor Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (Full-Time)

  • Award:Bachelor Degree
  • Study Mode:Full-Time
  • Duration:4 Years


The programme consists of four (4) years of study. The curriculum is composed of didactic scientific knowledge relating to the laboratory diagnosis of human diseases as well as the attainment of practical laboratory skills. On completion of the programme, the student will have attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science - Clinical Laboratory Science.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into the College are: 

  • Five (5) passes at CSEC General Proficiency Level with Grade 1, 2, or 3 (from June 1998 only) OR
  • Five (5) passes at GCE Ordinary Level with Grades A, B or C OR
  • The Pre Health Sciences Certificate OR
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the abovementioned.

NB English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology or Human & Social Biology are compulsory.

Applicants must have attained their 17th birthday by December 30th of the year of entry.

Students who have been enrolled in another faculty may request a transfer into this programme, but should have demonstrated a satisfactory performance while in the institution. Students from other institutions are also eligible to apply.


Skills of the Clinical Laboratory Scientist

At career entry, the Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist is expected to have the attained the following competencies.

  1. Perform analyses in a clinical laboratory reflective of that previously learnt at the College.
  2. Successfully demonstrate knowledge of instrumentation, including the performance of maintenance procedures.
  3. Recognise factors which may adversely affect the sample, testing procedures and results,
  4. Demon knowledge of the various tests performed within each specialist area through practical applications.
  5. Be versed in the use and monitoring of quality control programmes, as well as be able to recognise and correct errors which may occur during the analysis of patient samples.
  6. Participate in the development of new and approved procedures by the pathologists.
  7. Participate in research opportunities as assigned within the respective department or area.
  8. Operate data management systems and be well organised in the logging of specimens and accurate record keeping.
  9. Assume the administrative and technical supervision of subordinate personnel not only in their area but also in the establishment of new procedures, and the evaluation of new students.
  10. Perform routine procedures and assist in the medical and laboratory teaching of others.


Continuing Education

The Clinical Laboratory Scientist should ensure that they are actively participating in continuing education programmes, to remain current in their field. Additionally be at their maximum degree of effectiveness in professional attitudes, attributes and patient relations.


Employment Opportunities

At the end of the programme, the Clinical Laboratory Scientist would be able to enter into the field of:

  • Clinical, Veterinary or Industrial Technology
  • Teaching
  • Medical Sales
  • Laboratory Equipment Sales
  • Clinical and Applied Research

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