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Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

The course is managed by the Surgical, Medical and Dental Department of Morphological Sciences related to Transplant, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine


The Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques trains highly qualified professionals with specific skills that can be used in the world of work immediately after graduating.The main sector is technical healthcare within human and veterinary diagnostics and environmental prevention, in which graduates carry out in full professional independence the technical procedures needed for the execution of diagnostic methods on materials and biological samples.

Programme contents

During this three-year programme, students will be trained to practice their future profession through an intense programme of lectures and practical laboratory work, carried out under the supervision and guidance of professional tutors, in conformity with European standards. Attendance to lectures and internships is compulsory. The programme provides a solid preparation in both standard scientific and specialised disciplines, so that the graduates gain a thorough understanding of pathological processes and have the skills to provide effective diagnostic support. Students are also required to learn the English language, which is necessary for them to keep up-to-date and possibly participate in the Erasmus project. Practical activities are performed in various laboratories of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University Hospital (Policlinico) of Modena and the Hospital of Baggiovara, the Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia-Arcispedale S.M.N., and the experimental zooprophylactic institute of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.

Job opportunities

Graduates will carry out laboratory, analysis, and research activities as employees or self-employed practitioners in: chemical-clinical analysis laboratories, Pharmacotoxicology, Endocrinology, Immunohaematology and Transfusion, Microbiology and Virology, Pathological anatomy, Forensic medicine, Veterinary medicine etc. in public and private facilities; university research laboratories; zooprophylactic institutions; companies operating in the biomedical, food, and pharmaceutical field; regional agencies in charge of environmental quality control; private laboratories dealing with research and diagnostics. The degree course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques provides access to one-year Master programmes, for example, the Master programme in 'Coordination of Health Professions', which is a compulsory qualification for a career as a technical coordinator, is held at this university. The Degree Programme also provides access to the Master's Degree Programme in Science of Technical and Diagnostic Healthcare Professions. The Master's Degree lasts two years and is a single pathway to which all professionals in the technical-diagnostic area have access and is compulsory for access to the role of Healthcare Manager at the Directorates of Health Authorities and to hold the position of Director of Professional Training Activities at the same university. In addition, graduates can enter master's degree programmes in Biology and Biotechnology.

More information

Course Director:
prof.ssa Milena Nasi
tel. 059 205 5422
Tutoring delegate:
dott.ssa Lorena Pozzi (Direttore della Didattica)
tel. 059 4225793

dott.ssa Barbara Restani (Tutor della didattica professionalizzante)
tel. 3481222246