The Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques includes theoretical and practical teaching activities, making use of lectures, active teaching methods, seminars and tutorials, as well as professional and elective activities, and concludes with a final examination.
The aim of Humanitas University is to train laboratory technicians with high professional skills and strong methodological training.
During the three years of the course, students will be trained to autonomously perform biomedical and biotechnological analyses for diagnostic and research purposes, through the acquisition of technical, teaching and management skills, functional to support the development of state-of-the-art laboratory pathways.
|CHIMICA E BIOCHIMICA||5||Chimica e propedeutica biochimica
|BIOLOGIA MOLECOLARE ED ELEMENTI DI GENETICA||5||Biologia molecolare
|MORFOLOGIA CELLULARE E D’ORGANI||7||Biologia cellulare
|PATOLOGIA, IMMUNOLOGIA E MICROBIOLOGIA||6||Immunologia
|SICUREZZA E PROTEZIONE NEI LUOGHI DI LAVORO||5||Igiene generale ed applicata
Scienze tecniche nella sicurezza e protezione
Medicina del lavoro
|SCIENZE MATEMATICHE, FISICHE ED INFORMATICHE||6||Fisica applicata alle scienze mediche
|ORGANIZZAZIONE GESTIONALE DI LABORATORIO||4||Modelli organizzativi in Sanità
Organizzazione di laboratorio
Tecniche di prelievo e gestione della pre-analitica extra-laboratorio
|TIROCINIO – I ANNO||13|
|LABORATORIO PROFESSIONALE 1||1|
|LINGUA STRANIERA – INGLESE SCIENTIFICO||3|
|ATTIVITÀ A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE||2|
|SEMINARI – I ANNO||2|
|METOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI ANATOMIA PATOLOGICA||10||Anatomia patologica
Citopatologia e colpocitologia
Diagnostica istopatologica, immunoistochimica e ultrastrutturale
Metodi e tecniche di anatomia, isto e citologia
Gestione della fase pre-analitica in anatomia patologica
|METOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA||7||Microbiologia clinica
Metodi e tecniche di microbiologia diagnostica
Gestione della fase pre-analitica in microbiologia e virologia
|METOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI PATOLOGIA CLINICA||9||Biochimica clinica
Metodi e tecniche di patologia clinica
Gestione della fase pre-analitica in patologia clinica
|INFORMATICA DI PARAMETRIZZAZIONE||1||Informatica di parametrizzazione in microbiologia e patologia clinica|
|METODOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI GENETICA MEDICA||6||Genetica medica e analisi genomica
Biotecnologie ricombinanti e colture cellulari
Biologia molecolare applicata alla genetica moderna
Analisi bioinformatica di dati genomici
|TIROCINIO – II ANNO||22|
|ATTIVITÀ A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE||2|
|SEMINARI – II ANNO||2|
|METODOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI MEDICINA TRASFUSIONALE||3||Immunoematologia e medicina trasfusionale
Metodi e tecniche di immunoematologia e centro trasfusionale
|MALATTIE DEL SANGUE||3||Ematologia
Metodi e tecniche ematologiche
Metodi e tecniche di farmacologia, tossicologia e galenica farmaceutica
|DIAGNOSTICA AVANZATA E METODOLOGIE DI RICERCA||4||Diagnostica avanzata in anatomia patologica
Diagnostica avanzata in microbiologia
Diagnostica avanzata in oncoematologia
|DIRITTO E ORGANIZZAZIONE DEI SERVIZI SANITARI||6||Medicina legale
Diritto del lavoro
Psicologia e bioetica
Integrazione fra le professioni sanitarie
|SISTEMA DI GESTIONE DELLA QUALITÀ||4||Statistica medica
Gestione ed analisi dei dati biomedici
Sistemi di qualità e accreditamento dei laboratori
|TIROCINIO – III ANNO||25|
|ATTIVITÀ A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE||2|
|SEMINARI – III ANNO||2|
In order to pass to the following years it is necessary to:
- pass the clinical internship
- respect the following requirements:
To take the following examination(S) Year Semester You must have passed the following examination(s) Year Semester METODOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI ANATOMIA PATOLOGICA 2 1 Morfologia cellulare e d’organo 1 1 METODOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI MICROBIOLOGIA CLINICA 2 1 Immunologia, patologia e microbiologia 1 1 METODOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI PATOLOGIA CLINICA 2 2 Chimica e biochimica 1 1 METODOLOGIE DIAGNOSTICHE DI GENETICA MEDICA 2 2 Biologia molecolare ed elementi di genetica 1 1 DIAGNOSTICA AVANZATA E METODOLOGIE DELLA RICERCA 3 2 Metodologie diagnostiche di anatomia patologica 2 1 DIAGNOSTICA AVANZATA E METODOLOGIE DELLA RICERCA 3 2 Metodologie diagnostiche di microbiologia clinica 2 1
Teaching and assessment methods
The profit assessment methods (oral interview, written tests and practical tests) are defined by the lecturers responsible for each course. By passing the examination relating to each teaching activity, the student acquires a number of credits and a grade expressed in thirtieths.
At the end of each year of the course, students must undergo the annual internship examination, which, on passing, allows admission to the following year of the course.
The assessment of the internship is also expressed in thirtieths.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
The ECTS is the unit of measurement of the study work, including individual study, required by students to complete ech training activity. Each ECTS corresponds to 25 hours of learning activity, divided as follows:
- 10 hours devoted to lectures or equivalent teaching activities; the remaining 15 hours for individual study;
- 8 hours of seminar; the remaining 17 hours for individual study;
- 20 hours of internship and practical activities; the remaining 5 hours dedicated to individual revision.
Curricular courses or lectures may be spread over one or more semesters and may include, in addition to lectures and/or seminars, non-formal teaching methods.
Curricular lectures, even if spread over several semesters and/or taught by several lecturers, lead to a single examination with a single grade expressed in thirtieths.
Active teaching methods
The degree course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques utilises active teaching methods, which integrate face-to-face teaching activities with alternative methods, in which the student is acitvely involved in his/her own learning process.
These involve interactive activities, addressed to small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor, with the aim of helping students acquire technical and behavioural knowledge and skills.
Teaching and learning take place mainly through the analysis of problems and the development of the methodological skills necessary for their solution, in the context of practical exercises and/or attendance in clinical departments, outpatient clinics, community facilities.
- Didactic tutors
- Clinical tutors
Practical workshops on the development of technical skills, including advanced ones, through virtual reality simulations.
In turn, students present a scientific article from the scientific literature in the classroom in the form of a conference speech.
Thematic seminars aimed at improving specific technical skills, held by experts in the field and internal or external lecturers.
Professionalising activities include workshops aimed at learning professional skills in simulated situations, as well as clinical internships aimed at achieving specific objectives for each individual year of the course.
A clinical internship is the best way to learn professional skills through practical experience and the integration of theoretical-scientific knowledge with professional and organisational practice, in order to acquire a progressive functional and managerial anatomy.
At the end of the internship there is an assessment in thirtieths which is based on an evaluation of the student’s compulsory attendance to the internship, and the outcome of the final exam at the end of each year of the Course.
Elective activities are training activities chosen by the student from a range of proposals. They may be individual or combined in “homogeneous training paths” and consist of lectures, conferences, seminars and other international training programmes, interactive courses in small groups, internships at research facilities or particular clinical contexts; summer internships abroad.
Over the three years, the student must acquire a total of 6 credits as part of the elective activities.
Assessment of the individual elective activities is not expressed in a numerical grade, but only in the acknowledgement of the corresponding credits, following certification of attendance at the activity.
The final examination consists of
- a written thesis and dissertation;
- a demonstration of practical skills.
In order to be admitted to the final examination, it is necessary to have obtained all the credits in the training activities specified in the study plan, including those relating to internship and seminar activities.
The preparation of the thesis – to be written under the guidance of a supervisor – is awarded 6 ECTS.