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Degree of BSc in Medical Laboratory Science

General Information

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry offers an undergraduate degree program in Medical Laboratory Science to meet the demand for more highly qualified research laboratory personnel; for senior and supervisory technologists in large hospitals, government, and private laboratories; and for teaching positions in various schools of medical laboratory technology. The BSc in Medical Laboratory Science is a versatile degree that allows access to a multitude of advanced degrees and programs.

The preprofessional year and Phases I and III of the program are normal university years. Phase II, beginning approximately July 1, consists of clinical hospital laboratory training under the direct supervision of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. If successful in all competency based objectives, students may write certification examinations with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.

Note: Because individuals working in hospital laboratories run some risk of infection from materials they handle, all students in the Medical Laboratory Science program must take a series of immunizations approved by the Office of the Dean of Medicine and Dentistry before beginning Phase I.


It is mandatory that each student, after acceptance into the program, attend Orientation. This is scheduled immediately before the beginning of the first term.

Program of Courses


  1. During the Phase II clinical rotation, students are assigned to hospital laboratories approved for this purpose by the Council of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
  2. ★3 in a Science option are required if a ★3 project is attempted. ★0 in a science option are required if a ★6 project is attempted.