Health / Bachelor's degree programme
Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

General information for the a.y. 2021-2022

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
Call for Application / Short list Graduatorie di ammissione ai corsi di Laurea delle Professioni Sanitarie e successivi ripescaggi A.A. 2021-2022


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 findings.

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 graduates gain a thorough understanding of pathological processes and are skilled 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, the University Hospital (Policlinico) of Modena and OCSAE 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 Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques enables graduates to access the following programmes with no credits obligations: vocational master's programmes (1st level), which normally are one-year courses and address specific specialist sectors (The “Coordination of healthcare professions master programme” is available at this university and compulsory to start the Technical Coordinator professional career), the master's degree programme in Science of Technical and Diagnostic Healthcare Professions. The master's degree lasts 2 years and offer a single programme, open to all technical and diagnostic professionals. The Master's degree programme is compulsory to apply for the position of Health Director in technical and nursing offices of the Italian Health Authorities, and to obtain the position of Coordinator/Director of job- oriented activities in this specific Degree Programme; to other Master's degree programmes in the biomedical field (e.g. Biology, Biotechnologies) with credit obligations, if any.

After the degree

Bachelor's Degree

More information

Course Director
prof. Claudio Cermelli
dott.ssa Lorena Pozzi

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