Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Dr. Adebayo Teslim Olalekan

Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Medical Laboratory Science

As-salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. Welcome to the Department of Medical Laboratory Science at Fountain University of Osogbo.

Medical Laboratory Science is a dynamic and rewarding profession with excellent long-term career prospects. Our degree programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in fundamental scientific knowledge to meet the evolving demands of modern healthcare. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students are equipped with essential skills in basic medical sciences and core Medical Laboratory disciplines including Clinical Chemistry (Chemical Pathology), Haematology/Blood Group Serology (Blood Transfusion Science), Medical Microbiology/Parasitology, Histopathology/Cytopathology, Immunology/Immunochemistry, as well as instrumentation, modern techniques, and Laboratory Management.

At the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, we offer a rigorous academic experience coupled with practical training opportunities. Our students benefit from hands-on clinical postings at State Specialist Hospital, Ashubiaro, Osogbo, Osun State, providing invaluable real-world experience in laboratory settings. The department comprises specialized units in Medical Microbiology/Parasitology, Haematology/Blood Group Serology (Blood Transfusion Science), Clinical Chemistry (Chemical Pathology), Histopathology/Cytopathology, Immunology/Immunochemistry, and Basic Medical Science (Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, and Physiology).

To ensure a well-rounded education, students are encouraged to expand their knowledge through ancillary courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and information technology/computer applications. At the clinical level (300-500 level) of the programme, courses are taught by professional Medical Laboratory Scientists. Furthermore, students undergo mandatory hospital-based laboratory postings during their 3rd, 4th, and 5th years of training, allowing them to enhance their practical skills under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Upon completion of the five-year programme, students are inducted by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and proceed for a year-long internship in accredited Medical Laboratories nationwide. Upon successful completion of the internship, graduates are awarded a license to practice by the MLSCN and are eligible for compulsory National Youth Service.

We are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive education that prepares them for successful careers in Medical Laboratory Science.

Join us at the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, where excellence meets opportunity.

About the College

Our History



As long as disease agents and their vectors continue to pose significant challenges to human health and socio-economic development worldwide, there will always be a pressing need for the prevention, management, and control of such diseases by trained personnel. To address this need effectively, it is crucial to provide comprehensive training in the field of Medical Sciences and laboratory techniques. This training equips individuals with the necessary skills to work competently in various settings, including hospital laboratories, research institutions, private diagnostic centers, universities, public health institutions, and food and beverage processing organizations. By investing in the education and training of skilled professionals, we can better combat diseases and contribute to the overall improvement of global health and well-being.


The Medical Laboratory Science department's mission is to emphasize the critical role of laboratory investigations in diagnosing, managing, and prognosticating disease states by analyzing components of biological fluids. We aim to equip students with managerial skills for leadership roles in both training and practice. Additionally, we strive to empower students to develop expertise in producing biological and diagnostic reagents, fabricating equipment, and introducing new diagnostic procedures. Our goal is to provide a solid academic and professional foundation for producing Medical Laboratory Scientists meeting international standards and capable of further specialization. We also foster entrepreneurship among graduates, enabling them to establish themselves and contribute to the advancement of laboratory sciences.


The Medical Laboratory Science department's vision is to be a premier center for excellence in laboratory sciences education and research. We aim to produce highly skilled Medical Laboratory Scientists who contribute to healthcare innovation and public health advancement globally. Through innovative teaching and cutting-edge research, we strive to shape the future of laboratory medicine and improve health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Our Programmes | Admission

1. B.MLS. Medical Laboratory Science

Candidates need to satisfy the minimum University requirements for admission. They are therefore to obtain credits in English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Mathematics in SSCE or its equivalent in not more than two sittings with an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Post-University Matriculation Examination (Post-UME).

Candidates seeking admission through this mode should in addition to the UTME requirements possess:

  1. Medical Laboratory Technician Certificate of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria who must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at ‘O’ level are eligible.
  2. Candidate holding 3 GCE A/L in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics plus O/L credits in 5 subjects -Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Language.
  3. Candidate who transfers from other Colleges of the university with relevant prerequisites.
  4. Sc./HND degree in a relevant science discipline like Zoology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, etc; at least a second class honours degree (22) in related discipline.

The factors to be considered are;

Senior Secondary School Certificate with credit in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English language.

  1. Relevant pass in the UTME
  2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.5 with no carry-over courses still outstanding.
  3. Candidates from other university should have taken and passed relevant MLS courses in their respective universities in addition to the above requirements [1-3]
  4. Candidate who has been asked to withdraw from other college and/or university shall not be considered for admission to the department.
  5. Transfer candidates have to satisfy the interview panel of the department and shall be limited in number to not more than 5% of the admission quota.

Any candidate wishing to change to the department from a relevant department/college must have spent at least one [1] academic session in the university.

Our Staff

Dr. Amudatu Ambali Adedokun


Dr. Wakeel Kamoru O


MR. Lukman Adeayo Yunus


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