Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: JS3478
125 (plus 10 clinical/field credits)
Dr Polly Leung
Students will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:
BSc (Hons) in Medical Laboratory Science
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
Medical laboratory scientists perform laboratory analysis of clinical samples, which aids in disease diagnosis, treatment, risk assessment and the investigation of underlying disease mechanisms.
This programme aims to equip graduates to become medical laboratory scientists who practice competently and with integrity. Graduates of the programme posses the knowledge, skills, reasoning abilities and professional attitudes necessary to provide qualified healthcare services to the public.
This programme is the first full-time government-funded undergraduate programme in medical laboratory science in Hong Kong.
The programme curriculum is comprised of university-based education and medical laboratory science-specific subjects, which are integrated with clinical training in medical laboratories in Hong Kong.
In order to nurture students’ global perspectives, programme also provides students with the opportunities to engage in overseas exchange activities and undertake clinical attachment at overseas hospital laboratories.
This is a four-year full-time programme leading to a registrable qualification required to perform diagnostic tests in clinical laboratories in Hong Kong. Graduates are able to work in all four major disciplinary areas of medical laboratory science (cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, haematology and medical microbiology).
The programme has the following major content.
Students undertake a 12-week clinical attachment during the programme. The first part takes place during the summer between Years Two and Three (six weeks). The second part takes place during the summer between Years Three and Four (six weeks).
In addition to lectures, tutorials, case studies and seminars, this programme offers a substantial number of laboratory-based practical classes.
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at here
Graduates are eligible for registration (Part II) with the Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) Board of Hong Kong. Registration is legally required for practising as medical laboratory technologist in local medical laboratories.
Graduates are also eligible (i) for Licentiate Membership of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS, UK), and (ii) to sit the Certificate Examination of the American Society for Clinical Pathology International (MT, ASCPi).
A wide range of career opportunities are open to graduates of this programme, including careers in medical laboratories in both the public and private sectors (e.g., hospitals and clinics), in the medical biotechnology sector, and in the environmental science, agriculture and food testing industries. Graduates can also choose to pursue careers in academic or research areas through further study at the Master or PhD levels.
* Some employers from public sector may consider Hong Kong citizens/permanent residents only.
Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.
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All applicants are required to pay a HKD $450 application fee. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit your scholarship application with your university application. Submit your application online here.
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Successful applicants will receive their admission offer online. Admission results are usually announced from January to June. Scholarship results will be announced at the same time.