BTEP Certificate in Applied Laboratory Science Course at Francistown College of Education (FCTVE)

BTEP Certificate in Applied Laboratory Science Course at Francistown College of Education (FCTVE)

What is Science?

Science is a systematic endeavor that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. The earliest written records of identifiable predecessors to modern science come from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia from around 3000 to 1200 BCE.

Programme Structure

Semester 1

BIO111 Principles of Biology (4)
MAT111 Introductory Mathematics (4)
CHE101 General Chemistry I (4)
COM101 Communication and Academic Literacy Skills (Health Sciences and Pre-Med) (3)
ICT121 Computer Skills Fundamentals I (2)

Optional Course

PHY112 Geometrical Optics, Mechanics, Vibrations and Waves (4)

Semester 2

BIO112 Diversity of Plants and Animals (4)
MAT122 Introductory Mathematics II (4) [Prerequisites MAT111]
CHE102 General Chemistry II (4) [Prerequisites CHE101]
COM102 Health Communication (Health Sciences and Pre-Med) (3)
ITC122 Computer Skills Fundamentals II (2) [Prerequisites GEC121]

Optional Course

PHY122 Electricity and Magnetism (4)

Semester 3

PHY161 Physics for Nurses (3)
BIO211 Cell Biology (3)
BIO212 Genetics (3)
BIO231 Human Anatomy (3)
MLS201 Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation (3)

Semester 4

BIO232 Human Physiology (3)
MLS202 Laboratory Quality Management Systems (3)
MLS203 Medical Virology (3)
MLS204 Introduction to Immunology and Serology(3)
MLS205 Medical Parasitology (3)

Semester 5

MLS206 Medical Bacteriology I (3)
MLS207 Haematology I (3)
MLS208 Immunohematology and Blood
Transfusion Techniques (3) [Prerequisites MLS204]
MLS209 Clinical Chemistry I (3)
MLS210 Principles of Molecular Diagnostics (3) [Prerequisites BIO212, MLS203]

Semester 6, Winter Semester and Semester 7

MLS301 Bacteriology, Serology and Parasitology Practicum (10) [Prerequisites MLS205, MLS206]
MLS302 Virology and Flow Cytometry Practicum(6) [Prerequisites MLS203, MLS204,MLS210]
MLS303 Haematology and Blood Bank Practicum (10) [Prerequisites MLS204, MLS207, MLS208]
MLS304 Blood Transfusion Practice Practicum (4) [Prerequisites MLS204, MLS208]
MLS305 Clinical Chemistry Practicum (10) [Prerequisites MLS201, MLS209]

Semester 8

MLS401 Medical Bacteriology II (3) [Prerequisites MLS207, MLS301]
MLS402 Haematology II (30 [Prerequisites MLS208, MLS303]
MLS403 Clinical Chemistry II (3) [Prerequisites MLS 210, MLS305]
MLS404 Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
MLS405 Research Methods and Proposal Writing (3)

Semester 9

MLS406 Clinical Immunology (3) [Prerequisites MLS205]
MLS407 Laboratory Management and Education (3)
MLS408 Special Microbiology and Medical Mycology (3) [Prerequisites MLS206,MLS401]
MLS409 Research Project (3) [Prerequisites MLS404, MLS405]

Optional Course (3)

Optional Course Menu

ENH222 Epidemiology (3)
FHS200 Health Informatics (3)
LAW441 Law and Health Care (3)
ELC451 Resource Management in Africa (3)
ECO474 Health Economics (3)