Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science

2 Years

The objectives of the programme are to train Laboratory Technologists who can:

  • demonstrate adequate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical foundation of diagnostic medical laboratory.
  • show competence and generate laboratory results and practice in the appropriate areas of specialization.
  • easily show the ability to integrate current clinical developments into professional practice.
  • demonstrate the skills to manage complicated Laboratory procedures and exhibit very high organizational ability.
  • confidently apply acquired knowledge in entrepreneurship, leading to the setting up of their private diagnostic centres.


Admission Requirement for Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE), West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The minimum requirements for admission of WASSCE and SSSCE candidates to the Certificate programme are three (3) passes in three core subjects and three (3) passes in any elective subjects.

  1. SSSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-E) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language, Integrated Science, Mathematics or Social studies plus any three(3) elective subjects.
  2. WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1-E8) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language, integrated science, Mathematics or Social studies plus any three (3) elective subjects.
  3. Advanced Level Certificate Applicants
    GCE candidates must have 5 passes at the Ordinary Level Examination or equivalent including English Language, Mathematics and any other subject. In addition, candidates should obtain three passes at the GCE Advanced Level or equivalent in any subject and a pass in General Paper (E or better).
  4. Mature Applicants
    Mature applicants must be other paramedics, Certificates holders in nursing and other health fields. Candidates must have attained the age of 25 years or above with (5) passes in five (5) GCE “O” Levels or six passes in WASSCE/SSSCE subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Science or social studies and in addition to passing an interview. Successful applicants will be admitted to the First year.
  5. Foreign Students
    All foreign qualifications should be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to the programme (National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 [Act 744 (2(2b)]).
    It should be noted that the American SAT, TOEFL etc. cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into Ghanaian tertiary educational institutions.
    Evidence of proficiency in the English Language will be required in the case of applicants from non-English speaking countries.

Note: After successful completion, it can be topped up to a diploma for 2 years.


Requirements for Graduation:

1. Course Requirements; Students must pass all the courses per Miezah College of Health requirements.
2. Credits Requirements; Students must pass all the Courses per Miezah College of Health requirements.
3. To pass the Miezah College of Health examination set by the academic unit.
4. Any additional requirements for graduation e.g. attendance.
5. Students must attend a minimum of 90% of theory work and practical work per the college requirement.


Affiliation and Accreditation:

1) Name of the Mentoring Institution to which the programme is affiliated (where applicable): UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST

2) Proof of programme affiliation to the Mentoring Institution: Affiliation Agreement Signed on 5th October 2017.

3) Support:
A statement indicating that the proposed programme has the support of the following:
a. the relevant Board of the institution: Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC)
b. the mentoring institution (in the case of mentored institutions): University of Cape Coast (UCC)
c. the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations(NABPTEX)(in the case of Higher National Diploma programmes by Polytechnics)
d. and approval for funding by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE)( in the case of public institutions)


Study Options:



Public and Private sector institutions.

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September 2024 Admission in Progress