First cycle degree in

Biomedical laboratory techniques (2020/2021)

Class: L/SNT3 - Technical health professions

Class L/SNT3 - Technical health professions
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study MATTEO FASSAN
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of medicine, Scuola di medicina e chirurgia

Every day many medical decisions are made based on the results from the laboratories of immunohematology, microbiology, pathological anatomy, medicine, molecular biology, and medical genetics. The biomedical laboratory technician is the person in charge of the control of the machinery and the correct execution of the analyzes. With this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of physics, statistics, computer science, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and biochemistry, as well as the skills needed for the execution and management of the analysis techniques of biological materials. You will address issues related to management regulations, certifications, and the accreditation of specific machinery and biomedical laboratories. The course will allow you to enter into the workforce and carry out your professional path in both public and private structures.

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Characteristics and objectives
During the course, students study useful scientific disciplines for future execution and management of techniques for biological material analysis to laboratory diagnostics. Furthermore they learn about regulations for the management, certification and accreditation of a biomedical laboratory and the ethical and deontological problems associated with the profession. Students study physics, statistics, computer science, anatomy, physiology, chemistry and biochemistry, as well as analytical and diagnostic techniques in clinical laboratories of laboratory medicine, immunohematology and transfusion center, microbiology and virology, histological and cytopathological anatomy, molecular biology and medical genetics.

Occupational opportunities
The Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical techniques allows graduates to carry out professional activities, even autonomously, in the public and private chemical and clinical-diagnostic laboratories, organized either departmentally or by discipline (clinical biochemistry, microbiology virology, pathological anatomy, transfusion center and molecular biology). It will also allow to work at analysis laboratories of prevention and protection services of regional agencies for the protection of the environment (ARPA), at regional zooprophylactic experimental institutes and at pharmaceutical industries.
Graduates can organize and participate in studies and scientific research, training and professional development activities and carry out teaching activities for university courses and in other educational realities. They can carry out their professional activity as an employee or in private practice.

From Bachelor’s degree to Master's degree
According to the requirements that will be indicated in specific admission notices, the undergraduate course gives access to the master's degree in sciences of the health, technical and diagnostic professions and to the master's degree in biomedical technologies.