UDS inducts 147 laboratory scientists into professional practice

Medical Laboratory Science Students Association of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has inducted the first batch of Doctors who are specialized in the laboratory Science.

The induction ceremony was held at the Dungu campus of the University for Development Studies under the theme: “Beyond the Lens”. The ceremony was held to officially induct 147 laboratory scientists into the profession.

Professor Nafiu Amidu, the dean of students at the School of Allied Sciences-(SAHS-UDS) commended the Medical Council, Board and Directors of the University for initiating such very important programme at the university. He said doctor of medical science programme is the first of its kind not only in Ghana but in the whole of Africa.

Professor Nafiu Amidu, noted that the successful implementation of the programme by UDS has attracted the attention of the Namibian government, which in turn invited UDS the help the country in mounting similar programme in Namibian Universities.

Professor Amidu also praised the Medical Laboratory Science Students Association and advised them to take their profession seriously as they go into the various health facilities across the country to ply their trade.

Dr. Ignatius Awinibonu, the chief program Officer and the Director of Allied Sciences at the Ministry of Health assured the students of employment opportunities as government is working around the clock to secure clearance from the Ministry of finance their engagement.

The president of the UDS Medical Laboratory Science Students Association, (UDS-MELSSA), Emmanuel Kwame Frimpong, said the lab coat ceremony is a novel idea with the central objective of officially ushering preclinical year students into the clinical years.

“Per the structure of the six year Doctor of medical laboratory science, levels 100 to 300 are for the basic fundamental courses from the various health and science disciplines like Anatomy and Physiology,Pharmatology,Embryology,Biochemistry,Histology and General Chemistry while the levels 400 to 600 focus mainly on exposing students to more practical skills and clinical knowledge acquisition through courses like Histopathology, Chemical Pathology, Clinical Haematology,Cytotechnology,Immunohaematology,Microbiology and also others like Guidance and Councelling,Lab ethics and law which are taught in a very holistic manner to ensure that by the end of the 6-years of study.

In all there were 147 Docters who were officially inducted into the Medical Laboratory Science Profession including 99 males and 48 females.

The Registrar of Allied Health and Professional Council, Dr.Samuel Yaw Opoku took the newly Medical Laboratory Science Doctors to Swore an oath of Office and secrecy” he noted.

Source: radiotamaleonline.com/Al-Husein Gunu

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