Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours


Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours is a four-year degree programme which consists of 120 credits. The aim of the program is to provide an integrated education and training in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences to suit the healthcare and research needs of industrial and commercial sectors and to prepare the students for lifelong independent learning, career development and postgraduate studies.

The curriculum of the program includes core subjects relevant to Medical Laboratory Science such as Histopathology, Haematology, Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Laboratory Management. Work based training is one of the most important aspects to the program which provide opportunity for undergraduates to practice what they have learned in the real clinical setup. There are several courses in the program to prepare students for research and innovation including statistics, research methodology, literature review and the research project itself. The program also includes courses for generic skill development such as Health Communication, Ethics & Professional Development, English for General Academic Purposes and Information Communication Technology to develop overall qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist.


Programme Code :


Programme Category :

Undergraduate Programme

Conducted by :

Dept. of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

Programme duration :

Minimum 4 years

Discipline :

Medical Laboratory Science


Applicants should possess the following qualifications

1. Obtained a minimum of:

a) Three (03) Pass grades in one sitting at the G.C.E. A/Level Examination, including Biology and Chemistry, or,

b) C grades or equivalent in 60 credits at Levels 1 and 2 from among the Foundation Courses of the OUSL, including Biology and Chemistry, or,

c) An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate


d) S Pass for English at the G.C.E. O/Level examination,


2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka


3. Pass the Selection Test and be eligible for admission based on the Selection Test marks scored.


Issuing of Applications:

22nd April 2018

Closing Date for Applications :

22nd May 2018

Selection Test Date :

03rd June 2018


Application Fee: Rs. 600/= (Inclusive of selection test fee)

Further Details

This Undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences.Download Prospectusor contact Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences for further details. 

Address :

Dept. of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka

Contact :

011 288 1146

Email :

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