The Medical Laboratory Sciences at UOB

The Medical Laboratory Sciences program at UOB offers undergraduate and graduate studies leading respectively to a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and a Professional Master’s.
The Program aims at educating resourceful, multidisciplinary, competent, and ethical individuals to serve as medical lab science professionals.


The Program is also committed to contribute to the field of laboratory sciences through research and scientific investigation. Currently, the number of students enrolled in the Program is around 160 with an average of 50 new students enrolled every year. The undergraduate program is a three year program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences both at Ashrafieh Campus and at the Main Campus-Koura. The Program is offered in partnership with St George Hospital University Medical Center.


The multidisciplinary nature of the program allows students to cover a broad range of subjects. The curriculum provides knowledge in basic sciences, clinical pathology, microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, humanities, management, research methods, epidemiology, and biostatistics. In addition to acquired laboratory skills, students are trained to analyze laboratory test results as an essential step in the process of diagnosis and patient care. Students will have the chance to work with precision instruments and equipment vital to their professional formation. Practical training includes modular rotations and is conducted at the premises of the Faculty of Health Sciences laboratories, as well as those of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at St George Hospital University Medical Center.
A number of developments took place in the last 3 years. Major developments included updating curricula, expanding hands-on training, upgrading Laboratories, and standardizing operating procedures.Graduates are well prepared to pursue careers as lab technologists in hospitals and private clinical laboratories, or as lab administrators. Graduates may also identify careers in pharmaceutical industries, research centers, and public Health agencies. They can also pursue graduate studies in medicine, clinical lab sciences, and biomedical sciences or a related discipline.


Students who are interested in medicine can choose to enroll in a premedical track:
It allows capable students to complete PREMED requirements in a period of three years in addition to the B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
It prepares students for the MCAT examinations.
It qualifies students to apply for early admission to the Medical School.
It prepares students for graduate education.