1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Biomedical Laboratory techniques

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8484
Degree Programme Class L/SNT3 - Technical Health Professions
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III.
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Davide Trerè
Language Italian

Programme profile

The degree programme in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques forms healthcare professionals with in-depth knowledge of laboratory sciences and techniques, with duties attributed by decree of the Ministry of Health no. 745 of 26 September 1994 and amendments.

Biomedical Laboratory Technicians work autonomously in analytical and research laboratories, performing biomedical and biotechnological analyses, and in particular in biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology and virology, pharmaco-toxicology, immunology, clinical pathology, haematology, cytology and histopathology, immunohistopathology and molecular biology. These professional competencies are developed through a curriculum which includes a solid grounding in preparatory subjects (mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistics), biological subjects (biological chemistry, biology, molecular biology, genetics, cytology, human anatomy and physiology), and biomedical subjects (general pathology), which also help to hone the typical scientific analysis methods and methodological procedures.

This knowledge is integrated by solid knowledge of different methods used in various laboratory medicine fields (pathological anatomy, clinical biochemistry, clinical pathology, microbiology and virology, parasitology, haematology, immunology, immuno-haematology, genetics and molecular biology), as well as the learning of bio-computing methods for the purposes of organising and consulting clinical, health and scientific databases and case history archives. In order to work autonomously, graduates will also gain excellent knowledge of the operation and principles of use of laboratory instruments and understand laboratory organisation and management, including specific Italian and European legislation.

For this purpose, ample space is dedicated to learning the operating principles of analytical instruments and processes: the three-year study programme includes ample laboratory work and internship activities.

A specific feature of this degree programme is the possibility to carry out the internship, an essential element of the vocational training, in a wide range of facilities, based on the agreements signed by the university with important and prestigious healthcare and veterinary institutes. The wide range of internship opportunities allows graduates to broaden their cultural horizons and use of the acquired skills.

The progressive difficulty of the internships in different clinical departments runs hand in hand with the increasing level of complexity of the learning activities over the three-year programme.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica / magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

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