Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques and Medical Radiology Techniques: new courses ready to start

Two new university training courses to train healthcare technicians to master complex technologies & processes and continuously update them.

The teaching activities will be held at the Pieve Emanuele Campus.

From the Academic Year 2023/24, two new three-year degree courses will be activated, at Humanitas University: Biomedical Laboratory Techniques and Medical Radiology Techniques, each open to 25 students.

The aim is to train professionals who are experts in the use of complex technologies and processes, including robotics, automation of biomedical laboratories and the use of advanced imaging and nuclear medicine scanners, as well as the most modern linear accelerators for radiotherapy.

The decision to enrich the courses for technicians on offer is due to the growing demand for these professionals in the healthcare sector, a sector that has to cope on the one hand with an ageing population and on the other with the increasing spread of high-tech equipment throughout the country.

The university felt it was important to propose two training courses aimed at future technicians, in order to complete and enrich our recent efforts to apply technology to medicine and health sciences,” comments Luigi Maria Terracciano    Rector of Humanitas University. “The two degree courses improve the range of courses on offer following the creation, in 2019, of the MEDTEC degree course in Medicine and Bioengineering. New laboratories are now being set up for future students to practise and approach the world of Research.

In terms of teaching, the approach remains the same as that of the University: focus on the student’s progress, closely assisted by tutors who oversee classroom teaching and professionalizing activities. The latter are assigned a substantial space in the study plan.

Professionalising activities are at the heart of a course which has three years, in which to train specialists capable of mastering complex and continuously updated technologies and processes,” observe Professor Valeria Cento     and Professor Marco Francone     chairmen of the degree courses in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques and Medical Radiology Techniques respectively. The two new courses provide an excellent opportunity to enter the working world, with over 75%* of graduates finding employment one year after graduation’.

The entry test for the two degree courses will be held online on Friday 1st September, 2023. It will consist of 100 questions on logical reasoning, chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics.

Tuition fees range from €1,500 to €3,500 per year of the course depending on the family’s income, and 2 scholarships, for full exemption for the three years of the course, are available.

* Data source: Alma Laurea



Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.