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Sulaiman AlRajh University are committed to our cultural and value-oriented international standards of medical science and its allied fields of education in the local environment. We therefore look forward to exploit our local and regional available human resources of both students and Faculty with a vivid concept of religious and cultural values. We have a clear mission to produce leaders for the future who aspire to solve the diverse social and health issues that confront our people in the Kingdom and a vision to be ranked amongst worlds’ leading institutions providing education and health care.

Our program of Applied Medical Sciences at SRU is an amalgam of basic sciences and clinical laboratory skills which has been designed by the experts in the field and keeping in view the recent advances in the field to achieve international standards. We have hired international faculty to deliver the curriculum each one of whom has previously served in the esteemed institutions around the world. Moreover, we have well-equipped laboratories to re-enforce the theoretical knowledge gained by the students. The state of the art Library facilities link our students with hundreds of books, journals and relevant websites around the world. Similarly, the support facilities, transportation and financial support system make it possible for the students to focus on their learning. Together, our college provides an optimally conducive environment for students to excel in pursuit of the educational and professional aspirations. We are already in our second year since the inception of the program and look forward to incur the feedback from our students. We are committed to excellence in education and professional behaviour while maintaining our cultural heritage.

Main MLS Program objectives

Highly competent skilled medical laboratory professionals with up-to-date knowledge.

Effective communicators within the medical laboratory environment and in the broader professional circles.

Aware of the professional safety standards, good practices, and relevant ethical/ legal standards.

Well-trained to join advanced medical and related research centers.


To develop future distinguished leaders in the medical laboratory through evidence-based education, state-of-art research, and involved community services.

Chairman’s Message

The department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) has been established to be a source of professionals who would be leaders in their field serving the Kingdom and the adjoining regions, with the top professional and moral ethics. Our department is dedicated to offering state of the art academic and research programs and offers a conducive environment to groom our students and Faculty. Following the Quranic message of “Iqra” and tracking the Footsteps of the greatest teacher of all times Muhammad (SAW) and his companions, we are committed to educate our students with the best scientific knowledge to compete the advancing world. Moreover, we are keen to the welfare of our society and well-being of the individuals.

Our program of Medical Laboratory Sciences at SRU has been designed such that it encompasses a diverse array of subjects including human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology, and microbiology and laboratory sciences. The curriculum provides an interface where these basic science subjects mingle with clinical laboratory skills to offer our students an opportunity to comprehend their significance in the clinical perspective. Similarly, learning of basic laboratory techniques involved in both basic and clinical research ensures that our graduates would be able to manage and work independently at the highest level in the research as well as clinical laboratories with confidence besides translating the medical advances. Our professionalism, morals values and ethics of the highest esteem lists us as a unique educational institution in our part of the world. At the same time, we are committed to establish international standards so that our graduates could have broader opportunities in their careers.

I invite you to join us and to be a part of the selected professionals whose sole dictum in their life is to serve people and persevere for excellence.

Mateq Ali Alreshidi, Ph.D

Why Medical Laboratory

Health care and related biomedical fields are among the fastest growing industries because of large population, expanded health care coverage, and technological advances. Recognizing this, the number of MLS programs here in the kingdom is rapidly increased in the last few years to meet this concept. Unfortunately, despite the much growing specialties and subspecialties within this field, most if not all MLS programs offered one track; professional Medical (Clinical) Laboratory Technologists.

Most recently, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties offered many specialties and subspecialties for the Medical Laboratory Technologists; so, MLS programs should offer many tracks to meet this progress. The most popular tracks offered by many international universities (The University of Rhode Island, Eastern Michigan University, Indiana University and University of Wisconsin) are DNA biotechnology, histopathotechnology, medical laboratory science, each leads to the bachelor of MLS degree. Furthermore, the design of this program opens the door for further subspecialty if it is needed to meet the requirements of medical laboratories professionals such as Histopathotechnology track.