Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

Bachelor's Degree - School: Medicine and Surgery - Access type: Number of available places programmed at national level

Language: Italian

General Information

o Class: L/SNT3 (Ministerial Decree No 270 of 2004)
o Course type: Bachelor's Degree
o Duration: 3 years
o Access type: Restricted number of available places
o School: Medicine and Surgery
o Department: Experimental Medicine and Surgery
o Course code: M04

Description and Teaching Objectives

This Degree trains operators with the knowledge and skills needed to perform laboratory activities related to biomedical and biotechnological analysis.
Such training consists of lectures and internships at hospital laboratories within the University or affiliated bodies - both universities and hospitals. Attendance is compulsory for at least 75% of the total number of hours.
Classes cover the study of different basic methods used in laboratory medicine (Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Microbiology and Virology, Parasitology, Haematology, Immunology, Immunohaematology, Genetics, Molecular Biology) as well as general, preparatory Pathology principles. Furthermore, the course explores methods to identify and quantify the deviation from reference ranges of analysed parameters and their clinical meaning.
These skills are complemented by excellent knowledge of the functioning, principles and use of laboratory analysis equipment; this also includes aspects such as work organisation, collaboration with other healthcare professionals, as well as economic and financial issues associated with healthcare.
Progress in the acquisition of such skills and competences is constantly monitored during classes and traineeships, and then verified though scheduled exams.

Career Opportunities
This Degree qualifies graduates as Biomedical Laboratory Technicians, i.e. operators who perform laboratory tasks in terms of analysis and research linked to biomedical and biotechnological analysis. In particular, they focus on Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Pharmacotoxicology, Immunology, Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Cytology and Histopathology.
Graduates can perform laboratory tasks in public or private facilities or work as freelancers. They can also operate in diagnostic fields, as well as pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries; further options include being employed in medical research in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, e.g. doctors or biologists.

Web References and Contacts

Degree Coordinator: Professor Cartesio Favalli

Education Director: Doctor Fabbio Marcuccilli