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Biomedical Laboratory Techniques  Tecniche di laboratorio biomedico

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L/SNT3 Health professions for technical assistance
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply.
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico - via F. Sforza 35 - Milano
Lecture rooms in Città Studi - Milano
Head of Studies Lorenzo Drago
Course Website Programme Description (Italian text)

Course Objectives

Biomedical Laboratory Methods graduates are healthcare professionals that deal with the laboratorial, assessment and research activities associated with biomedical and biotechnological analyses, particularly in relation to biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology and virology, pharmaco-toxicology, immunology, clinical pathology, haematology, cytology and histopathology.

Graduates provide autonomous professional services in direct collaboration with the qualified laboratory personnel in charge of all associated operational duties.

In laboratory facilities, they:

  • are responsible for the correct completion of analytic procedures and for their own conduct within their sphere of duty, in compliance with the work protocols set out by the managers in charge
  • verify that the services provided correspond to the indicators and standards set out by the centre manager
  • monitor and check that the equipment used is functioning correctly
  • oversee the standard maintenance and potential elimination of minor difficulties
  • assist in the planning and organisation of operations within the their place of work.

A sufficient command of English enables graduates to enter relevant working environments not only nationally but also at the European and non-European level. 

Career and Employment

Biomedical Laboratories graduates can pursue careers in:

  • clinical biochemistry, microbiology and virology, clinical pathology, haematology and immunohematology, immunology, molecular genetics, cyto- and hysto-clinical pharmacology and toxicology, anatomy and pathology analysis laboratories operating in hospitals and other institutes on the National Health System and related private centres, and in scientific recovery and treatment institutes
  • quality control laboratories in the biomedical field of pharmaceutical industries
  • production industries and sales agencies operating in the laboratory diagnosis sector
  • university and non-university research laboratories in the biomedical sector.