Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

Laoratorio: dettaglio pompette
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

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

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.

Graduates in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques can pursue careers in:

  • clinical biochemistry, microbiology and virology, clinical pathology, haematology and immunohematology, immunology, molecular genetics, 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, or 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.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic analytical chemistry 1 15 Italian
Life Sciences 5 55 Italian BIO/13 BIO/17 MED/03
- Experimental biology2
- Histology2
- Medical genetics1
Medical Chemistry 4 40 Italian BIO/10
Occupational health and safety 1 10 Italian
Physics, Statistics and Radioprotection 9 90 Italian FIS/07 MED/01 MED/36
- Applied physics4
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy1
- Medical statistics4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 6 60 Italian BIO/10 BIO/11
- Biochemistry5
- Molecular biology1
General Pathology, Immunology and Hystory of Medicine 6 60 Italian MED/02 MED/04
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology4
- Medical history2
Human Anatomy 4 50 Italian BIO/16
Human Physiology 4 40 Italian BIO/09
Microbiology 5 55 Italian MED/07 MED/46
- Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques2
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology3
Traineeship (first year) 8 200 Italian MED/46
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Traineeship (second year) 23 575 Italian MED/46
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Microbiology and related diagnostic techniques 5 50 Italian MED/07 MED/46
- Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques2
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology3
Histological and Cytological Tecniques 5 55 Italian MED/08
Public health and laboratory organization 6 60 Italian ING-INF/05 MED/42 SECS-P/06
- Applied economics2
- Hygiene and public health2
- Information processing systems2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Biochemistry and related diagnostic techniques 7 70 Italian BIO/12 MED/46
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology4
- Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques3
Medical Pathophysiology 6 60 Italian MED/06 MED/09 MED/13 MED/14 MED/15
- Blood diseases1
- Endocrinology1
- Internal medicine2
- Medical oncology1
- Nephrology1
Technical science of biomedical laboratory 4 40 Italian MED/46
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Traineeship (third year) 29 725 Italian MED/46
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Diagnostic Techniques in Cytopathology and Histopathology 4 45 Italian MED/08 MED/46
- Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques2
- Pathology2
Diagnostic Techniques in Microbiology, Virology, Micology and Parasitology 4 40 Italian MED/07 MED/46
- Medical and biotechnology laboratory techniques2
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology2
Medical genetics pathologies 1 10 Italian
Pharmacology/Toxycology and Legal Medicine 5 50 Italian BIO/14 MED/43
- Forensic medicine2
- Pharmacology3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Diagnostic Techniques in Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Clinical Pathology 7 70 Italian BIO/12 MED/05
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology4
- Clinical pathology3
Technical science of biomedical laboratory 3 30 Italian MED/46
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Clinical Biochemistry and related diagnostic techniques Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (compulsory)
Clinical Microbiology and related diagnostic techniques Microbiology (compulsory)
Diagnostic Techniques in Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Clinical Pathology Clinical Biochemistry and related diagnostic techniques (compulsory), General Pathology, Immunology and Hystory of Medicine (compulsory)
Diagnostic Techniques in Cytopathology and Histopathology Histological and Cytological Tecniques (compulsory)
Diagnostic Techniques in Microbiology, Virology, Micology and Parasitology Clinical Microbiology and related diagnostic techniques (compulsory)
Histological and Cytological Tecniques Human Anatomy (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory)
Medical Pathophysiology General Pathology, Immunology and Hystory of Medicine (compulsory), Human Anatomy (compulsory), Human Physiology (compulsory), Life Sciences (compulsory)
Pharmacology/Toxycology and Legal Medicine Medical Pathophysiology (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Course locations
L'attività didattica relativa al Corso di Laurea di Tecniche di Laboratorio Biomedico è svolta presso le strutture didattiche locate nell'area di Città Studi, e presso altre strutture a disposizione della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, comprese quelle, acquisite in regime di convenzione, di stabilimenti eroganti assistenza del Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, sia pubblici che privati. I Dipartimenti della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, nonché i Dipartimenti e le Unità operative di diagnostica di laboratorio delle strutture sanitarie convenzionate, dotate di moderne attrezzature scientifiche ed assistenziali e di ampie competenze nel campo delle discipline laboratoristiche e della medicina di laboratorio, sono anche utilizzati per la formazione professionalizzante e lo svolgimento di tirocini e attività attinenti la prova finale di Laurea.

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 40 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 13/07/2020 to 25/08/2020

Admission test date : 08/09/2020

Application for matriculation: from 09/10/2020 to 12/10/2020

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