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History
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences was first established in ISPM (Institut des Sciences Paramédicales) in the early 1970s, which explains the lengthy experience the Department has in this field. When LGU was founded in 2008, all TS programs were transferred to BS programs. With the help of dedicated faculty and staff members, the Department has evolved to become one of the best departments of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the country, and its national reputation is well established.

Description
A medical laboratory scientist or technician is a healthcare professional who performs biochemical, hematological, microbiological, immunologic, and cellular and molecular analyses on body fluids, such as blood, urine, sputum, cerebrospinal fluid as well as other specimens.

Currently, there is an increasing demand for skillful medical technicians both in Lebanon and the region, especially with the development of new tests and clinical techniques in clinical medicine and public health.

To be eligible to graduate with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences, a student must have satisfactorily completed 180 credits through a three-year program. All courses are taught in French. The program includes internships that prepare students for their practical career after graduation. This early introduction of professional practice provides students with skills which may lead to part-time employment before graduation and eventually to full-time employment after graduation.

Why choose LGU?

  • No entrance exam is required. All students are given equal opportunity to enroll in our BS program.
  • Students with TS diplomas are accepted.
  • Students with special cases are accepted after their files are studied for the «equivalence of diplomas».

Curriculum

Agreements
In order to be well prepared for the work field, students go through training in many hospitals among which Notre Dame du Liban Hospital, Notre Dame des Secours Hospital and St Joseph Hospital, as well as private laboratories, such as Saliba Laboratory, ElieTaleb Laboratory, El Hindi Laboratory, and Wakim Laboratory…

Events/ Conferences
The department schedules conferences that are related to scientific advances in public health. Those conferences increase public awareness of diseases, their treatments, vitamin medications, and reasons for their introduction in the market.

Some conferences held at LGU are listed below:

  • Notty, TrioMag and VitexD3: a great solution for stress and pain relief.
  • Vitamine D, santé des os et au-delà …- Anémie ferriprive et sa gestion.
  • Vitamines D3 et K2 : Métabolismes et maladies.
  • Dyslipidémie: actualitésthérapeutiquesCoq 10.
  • Free Health Day

Job opportunities
The satisfactory completion of a BS program in Medical Laboratory Sciences qualifies graduates for professional opportunities in:

  • Medical laboratories inside and outside hospitals
  • Private companies including pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies
  • Academic institutions
  • International health organizations and others
  • Food industries

Future studies
LGU students can decide to enroll in the MPH program offered at the Faculty of Public Health in collaboration with the Faculty of Business. They can also choose to go for one of the MBA programs in the Faculty of Business.
Students’ Testimonials

Rima EL HAJJ MOUSSA

Graduated in 2013

LGU has provided me with the tools necessary to face professional life. Notions learnt in class are realistic and close to the requirements of the labor market. Today, I am proud and entirely satisfied to have been part of LGU family.
It has also given me memories and friends I shall cherish for the rest of my life. It has opened my mind to new avenues in the academic world. I will be back very soon for my MS.
Anthony KHOUEIRY

Graduated in 2014

Studying at LGU provided several key elements and skills that I now use in my current position at HNDL which is affiliated to LGU. The numerous courses we took during our BS program prepared me well for my job in the hospital. I also had a great opportunity to learn German which is an important language.
My experience at LGU was not purely academic but revealed an amazing and well-rounded social life perspective. Overall, it has been an enriching experience.

 

Student’s Testimonials

Rima EL HAJJ MOUSSA
Graduated in 2013
LGU has provided me with the tools necessary to face professional life. Notions learnt in class are realistic and close to the requirements of the labor market. Today, I am proud and entirely satisfied to have been part of LGU family.
It has also given me memories and friends I shall cherish for the rest of my life. It has opened my mind to new avenues in the academic world. I will be back very soon for my MS.
Anthony KHOUEIRYGraduated in 2014 Studying at LGU provided several key elements and skills that I now use in my current position at HNDL which is affiliated to LGU. The numerous courses we took during our BS program prepared me well for my job in the hospital. I also had a great opportunity to learn German which is an important language.
My experience at LGU was not purely academic but revealed an amazing and well-rounded social life perspective. Overall, it has been an enriching experience.

Success Stories
Our real success story lies in the ease with which our students find jobs. The following are examples of graduates in Medical Laboratory Sciences who are currently working in reputable hospitals/laboratories and who were recruited directly after their graduation or even before they obtained their diploma.

Abdo BOUYOUNES, Med. lab. Technician (St Louis hospital), recruited in 2010 (before graduation)
Christine SALAMEH, Med. lab. Technician (St Louis hospital), recruited in 2011 (directly after graduation)
Tsoline MELKONIAN, Med. lab. Technician (Serhal hospital), recruited in 2011 (directly after graduation)
Rita MERHEJ, Med. lab. Technician (Wakim laboratory), recruited in 2011 (directly after graduation)
Stephanie ZGHEIB, Med. lab. Technician (Medical lab-Sarba), recruited in 2011 (directly after graduation)
Patricia CHALFOUN, Med. lab. Technician (St Louis hospital), recruited in 2012 (directly after graduation)
Joyce SEMAAN, Med. lab. Technician (Notre Dame hospital), recruited in 2012 (directly after graduation)
Cynthia KEYROUZ, Med. lab. Technician (Kortbawy& Lux lab), recruited in 2012 (directly after graduation)
Roula AKIKI, Head of Blood Banking service(St Joseph hospital), recruited before graduation
Sr. Nadia ANDRAOS, Laboratories director(St Joseph hospital), recruited before graduation
Sr. Gretta SLAIBE, Purchasing manager (St Joseph hospital), recruited before graduation
Rima ELHAJJ MOUSSA, Med. lab. Technician (LaboratoireDr.ElieTaleb),recruitedin 2013 (before graduation)
Catherina EL KHOURY, Med. lab. Technician (Lux Lab), recruited in 2013 (before graduation)
Anthony KHOUEIRY, Med. lab. Technician (Notre Dame Hospital), recruited in 2014 (before graduation)