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Department of Medical Laboratory Science Havilla Univeristy

Welcome to the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Havilla Univeristy, Nde-Ikom Cross River State Nigeria.


The broad philosophy of training in medical laboratory sciences is to:

a) To provide sound academic and professional background for the production of Medical Laboratory Scientists who would be capable of working anywhere in Nigeria.
b) To produce Medical Laboratory Scientists who would satisfy internationally recognizable standards and who could undertake further training towards specialization.
c) To produce Medical Laboratory Scientists with sufficient management ability to play a leadership role and entrepreneurship in employing others, establishing self, and also in training and general practice of laboratory sciences.


The main objectives of Bachelors honors degree programmes in Medical Laboratory Sciences is to:

i) To inculcate in student a sense of eagerness for the profession of Medical Laboratory Science; an appreciation of its application in different areas such as diagnostic processes in health institution and quality control in food and beverages industries, pharmaceutical industries and utility areas such as water corporations, research institutions, etc).
ii) To equip students with a broad and balanced foundation of Medical Laboratory Science knowledge and practical skills to performing effectively in clinical diagnostic services, academics and quality assurance; and function independently or in collaboration with other members of the health care professionals in the care of individuals and groups of persons at all levels of health care.
iii) To build in students, the ability to apply their Medical Laboratory Science knowledge and skills to solve, through troubleshooting, theoretical and practical problems in laboratory medicine.
iv) To produce in students with the ability to produce biological and diagnostic reagents as well as being able to fabricate and maintain laboratory equipment.
V) To expose the students to some non-medical (an innovation) courses such as GST courses (Communication in English, Philosophy and Human Existence, Information and Communication Technology, Nigeria People and Culture, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Government and Political Institution) and HUNI courses such as Leadership, Mental hygiene, stress management, Entrepreneurial Studies and Language Acquisition - Chinese, French, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba) for wider knowledge and total human development.

Admision Requirements

Candidates can be admitted into to study and obtain a degree (B.MLS )in Medical Laboratory Science by one of the following ways:
• The Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME)
• Direct Entry

UTME Admissions

i) Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent at credit levels in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings, together with an appropriate pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). NABTEB certificate is acceptable.

Direct Entry Admission

Candidates with pass in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) at advanced level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology) and also with a minimum of 5 credits in the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ level: in addition to satisfying the minimum entry requirements through JAMB, or graduates with at least a second class honors degree (22) in related disciplines such as Zoology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry as approved by the senate of the university, but must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at ‘O’ level. Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certificate who must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at O’ level are eligible.

Transfer Student

Candidates can transfer from other departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences with CGPA of not less than 3.50