Health / Bachelor's degree programme
Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

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

Presentation

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 biologic samples.

Course content

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. Class attendance and participation in internship are mandatory. 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 Hospital of Baggiovara, the Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia-Arcispedale S.M.N., and the experimental zooprophylactic institute of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.

Career options

Graduates will be able to carry out laboratory, analysis, and research activities as employees or self-employed practitioners in: laboratories of clinical-chemistry analyses; drug toxicology; endocrinology; immunohematology and transfusion haematology; microbiology; virology; pathological anatomy; forensic pathology, medical genetics, veterinary, 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 programme in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques allows students to gain access, without any educational debts, to one-year first-level Master's degree programme in specific specialist areas (The “Coordination of healthcare professions master programme” is available at this university and compulsory to start the Technical Coordinator professional career), and to the (second-level) Master's Degree Programme in Science of Technical and Diagnostic Healthcare Professions. The Master's Degree Programme lasts two years and is a unique course open to all professionals in the technical-diagnostic area. It is compulsory for access to the role of Health Manager in the nursing-technical office of the Health Authorities and to hold the role of Coordinator/Director of Professional Training Activities in the specific degree programme. In addition, graduates can enrol in master's degree programmes in Biology and Biotechnologies.

After the degree

Bachelor's Degree

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Milena Nasi
e-mail milena.nasi@unimore.it
Tutor
dott.ssa Lorena Pozzi
e-mail lorena.pozzi@unimore.it

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