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Medical Laboratory Science - Bridge

Program details

Faculty
Health Sciences

Degree
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

Experiential learning
Clinical
Practicum

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Six semesters

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DHM

Overview

Student looking in a microscope. Medical laboratory technologists are in high demand due to the health-care system becoming increasingly dependent on sophisticated laboratory technologies to diagnose, monitor and treat disease.

Modern health care has become increasingly dependent on complex laboratory tests, the results of which aid in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. You will gain fundamental knowledge and skills in biological, physical and health sciences. The medical laboratory science-specific courses cover five laboratory disciplines: biochemistry, hematology, histotechnology, microbiology and transfusion science.

This program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association. Upon successful completion, you are eligible to write the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science national certification examination and subsequently work in all Canadian provinces and territories.


I recommend the Medical Laboratory Science program at Ontario Tech because you finish the program with a degree that allows for further educational opportunities, as well as a professional career qualification enabling you to enter the industry immediately. This program gives you multiple career opportunities, making it perfect for those who like a challenge. Courtney Coughlan Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in Medical Laboratory Science Class of 2012


Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario college advanced diploma in Biotechnology - Advanced* with a minimum B+ average. Successful applicants with be required to present a comprehensive Human Anatomy and Physiology course at the college or university level.

*Only graduates from Durham College and Fleming College will be considered for admission.

The following Anatomy and Physiology courses have been pre-approved: 

Durham College
  • ANAT 1500 Anatomy and Physiology 

or

  • BIO 1581 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 2582 Anatomy and Physiology II

or

  • BIO 1502 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 2502 Anatomy and Physiology II
Fleming College
  • NRSG 163 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • NRSG 167 Anatomy and Physiology II
Mohawk College
  • HSCI 10027 Anatomy and Physiology
Michener Institute
  • AP807 Gross Anatomy and Physiology
Trent University
  • BIOL 1050H Human Anatomy 
  • BIOL 1051H Human Physiology 
Ontario Tech University
  • HLSC 2202U Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology

Last year's cut-off80 per cent
Expected cut-offLow-80s
Once you have successfully completed the bridge semester, you will receive 13 courses toward a 40-course BHSc degree.

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program details

Faculty
Health Sciences

Degree
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

Experiential learning
Clinical
Practicum

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Six semesters

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DHM

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • Administrative and/or policy development
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical researcher
  • Commercial laboratories producing reagents, vaccines
  • Computer and information systems companies
  • Reagent, instrument and pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Registered medical laboratory technologist (MLT)

Experiential learning

Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and get hands-on experience in the simulation laboratories. As theoretical knowledge expands, so does experiential knowledge. In fourth year, students will be placed in a diagnostic medical laboratory for the final two practicum semesters where they will work under the supervision of a medical laboratory technologist and perform increasingly complex procedures on human specimens. Clinical placements give students hands-on practice, experience in different work environments and the opportunity to network with potential employers.

Although some exceptional circumstances may be considered, practicum sites are assigned on a random basis; therefore, students may be placed in any affiliated site within the province of Ontario. Students are responsible for any costs associated with relocation.


Did you know?

1 of 2
degree-granting Medical Laboratory Science programs in Canada
of students are employed within six months of graduation
  • Sample courses
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Clinical Hematology
    • Clinical Microbiology
    • Histopathology
    • Immunology and Hemostasis
    • Microanatomy and Histotechnology
    • Molecular Techniques and Complementary Technologies
    • Pathophysiology
    • Transfusion Science

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

  • Med Lab tour