Degree courses

The BAMS degree course trains biology laboratory technicians from Mali and Haiti.


The BAMS training was established with the aim of strengthening the theoretical and practical skills of senior laboratory technicians, emphasizing good laboratory practices and logistics, with a view to enhancing service quality and improving the quality of diagnosis.

Training is provided by experts in clinical biology (cellular and molecular biology, immunology, parasitology, bacteriology, epidemiology, virology, hematology and pharmacology). Besides biomedical analysis techniques, the course participants deepen their understanding of good laboratory practices, quality control, biosecurity and the logistics of managing a laboratory.


The degree program BAMS Mali, created in 2007, trains biology laboratory technicians from several West African countries, such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

In 10 years, the BAMS Mali degree program has benefited to more than 200 West African laboratory technicians

Year Number of trained technicians
2016 24
2015 24
2014 28
2013 28
2012 28
2011 16
2010 16
2009 16
2008 14
2007 14

Start in the academic year in 2018, BAMS Mali will be officially transformed into a Master’s degree at the Bamako University of Science, Techniques and Technologies.

BAMS Haiti

Following the success of training created and developed in Mali, the Mérieux Foundation established in 2011 a BAMS degree program for Haitian laboratory technicians.

BAMS Haiti trains around 20 Haitian technicians

Year Number of trained technicians
2016 20
2015 20
2014 18
2013 18
2012 18
2011 18

Download admissions list 2017-2018 (in French)

Bachelor of Medical Biology

As part of a partnership between the State University of Haiti and the BAMS partners, it was decided to integrate the training program into the SUH Bachelor of Medical Biology as a fourth year of the course.


The BAMS course is delivered in partnership with the School of Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (ESTBB) of the Catholic University of Lyon, responsible for the pedagogical part of the training.

The local partners of BAMS are the National Laboratory of Public Health in Haiti and the Charles Mérieux Center for Infectious Disease in Mali. The BAMS Haiti and Mali also receive financial support from Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux, and from the RESAOLAB partners for the training in Mali.