The programme of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences started at INES-Ruhengeri in 2016. This program was designed to train students with the aim of preparing professionals who are competent to analyze and interpret laboratory investigations, with competencies to explain the appropriate use and meaning of laboratory test results to other healthcare professionals. The Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences has 2 programs including BSC-BLS and MSC-BLS programs. The BSc-BLS program allows a relevant A2 qualification to develop a professional profile in biomedical laboratory sciences. The program is designed to provide practicing medical laboratory scientists with high standards quality of training. A prospective student to enroll in Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences should present the Advanced General Certificate of Secondary School Education with a minimum of 2 principal passes from (MCB, PCB, and BCG) with A to C Grades in Biology and Chemistry. The MSc-BLS program is a professional and applied research master's that includes courses, clinical placement, and research. It has been designed to cover the basic and advanced technologies of Clinical and Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and related fields. The minimum requirements to enroll in this program includes; a BSc in biomedical laboratory sciences, a BSc in clinical laboratory, and a BSc in medical laboratory technology. In addition, the candidates should have at least a Second Class Upper Division. Applicants holding certificates/degrees from outside of Rwanda which have been approved by a Rwandan relevant body may be admitted.
The graduates will have the job opportunities to work in different health facilities and establishments such as; Public and private clinical laboratories, Teaching, Referral and district hospitals, Clinical and polyclinical centres, Biomedical research centres, Quality control and quality assurance laboratories, Pharmaceutical laboratories Epidemic and Public health laboratories.
Names: Dr. IZERE Cedrick