Preprofessional Year

The Medical Laboratory Science program at the University of Alberta has a preprofessional year that is required before admission to the program.

Preprofessional Year Objectives

In the preprofessional year, students will obtain a good basic science background reflecting the disciplines of medical laboratory science. Upon completion of this year, students will:

  1. Develop a background knowledge in basic sciences. This will include:
    • General Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology
    • Statistics
  2. Use correct technical and scientific vocabulary
  3. Practice safely in a laboratory setting
  4. Demonstrate ability to follow written and oral instructions
  5. Effectively communicate ideas in written and spoken English
  6. Be responsible for their own learning.