The Biomedical Sciences program at Qatar University aims to provide a quality education that prepares future skilled Biomedical Scientists with theoretical knowledge, practical, critical thinking, communication skills, and ethics for the healthcare industry.
Our graduates are committed to life-long learning and adapt to the changing needs of society by promoting people’s health and well-being and, consequently, advance knowledge. The US National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accredits the Biomedical Science Program.
It is the first academic program outside of the US to receive accreditation by NAACLS. The program is available for females.
Admission requirements vary based on the application type (new, transfer, visiting, or non-degree applicants). Please contact us for further information about admission requirements.
A career in Biomedical Sciences offers students a broad range of opportunities: Medical Technologist (MT): Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank, Immunology and Serology, Microbiology, Molecular, and Human Genetics and Histopathology.
Researcher/Scientist in multiple research settings
Potential employers include, but are not limited to:
Hamad Medical Corporation hospitals and medical centers
Primary Healthcare Centers
Ministry of Public Health
Sidra medical and research center
Research centers across Qatar (Qatar University and Qatar Foundation)
Private hospitals and clinics
About the Department of Biomedical Sciences
Established in 1984, the curriculum of the Department of Biomedical Sciences was formulated in collaboration with leading healthcare agencies in Qatar to prepare a qualiﬁed workforce for diagnostic laboratories and to provide students with professional and rewarding careers in clinical laboratories or further postgraduate studies. In addition to the structured curriculum, the Department emphasizes independent learning and the development of professional skills through dynamic in-classroom learning, practical laboratory sessions, seminars, a capstone research project, and clinical internship. The department facilitates the career path for graduates to apply their acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies in clinical laboratories and research. The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical sciences.
The vision of the Biomedical Science Department is to prepare medical technologists and researchers—by way of an accredited and standardized education-- to apply their knowledge and skills to enhance the healthcare sector in Qatar.
The mission of the Biomedical Science Department is to provide a quality education that prepares competent Biomedical Scientists, equipping them with theoretical and practical knowledge, critical thinking and analytical skills, scientific research abilities, and communication skills, while also emphasizing ethical practice within the healthcare industry.
Accreditation and International Standardization
The MLS Program at Biomedical Sciences Department, College of Health Sciences, Qatar University is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for the period of April 2020 to April 2030. It's the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical/medical laboratory sciences and related health professions. It is the first academic program outside of the US to receive accreditation by NAACLS.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center provides counseling, training, and professional development services and helps to prepare students to engage and compete for the best career opportunities. It specializes in providing QU students with student employment during their study at QU. Additionally; the Center assists students with sponsorship, internship, and full-time job opportunities and provides numerous career-related resources, programs, and activities.
The Career Development Center at Qatar University shall be the benchmark of Career Services in the region and generate the future leaders of the Qatar National Vision 2030 by helping our students and alumni realize their career dreams.