Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

The graduates in biomedical laboratory techniques are educated through the course which fully complies with the needs expressed in the law on 10th August 2000, no. 251, art. 3, comma 1, professional healthcare workers of the technical-diagnostic area which carry out, with professional autonomy, the technical procedures needed to execute the diagnostic methods on biological materials or on people. In other words techno-assistance activities in what was foreseen in the regulations concerning the identification of figures and relative professional profiles defined in the decree of the Health ministry. The graduates in biomedical laboratory techniques are given a suitable preparation in the basic disciplines in order to provide them with the best understanding of the most important elements that are the foundation of the pathological processes that are developed during childhood, adulthood and geriatric ages on which the diagnostic intervention in focused on.

 

DEGREE IN BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

FIRST YEAR - FIRST TERM

TOT CREDITS

SSD

DISCIPLINE

PARTIAL CREDITS

Mathematics, physics and information technology

8

 

 

 

 

 

fis/07

medical physics

3

 

 

med/01

medical statistics

3

 

 

inf/01

Information technology

2

Histology, biology anatomy and genetics

8

 

 

 

 

 

bio/17

histology

2

 

 

bio/16

human anatormy

2

 

 

bio/13

general and cellular biology

2

 

 

med/03

medical genetics

2

Microbiology and clinical microbiology

8

 

 

 

 

 

med/07

microbiology, bacteriology, virology

4

 

 

med/42

hygiene and environmental prevention

1

 

 

vet/06

general parasitology

1

 

 

med/46

technical sciences of laboratory medicine

2

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biochemistry, physiology and microbiology

10

 

 

 

 

 

bio/09

physiology

2

 

 

bio/10

biochemistry

4

 

 

bio/12

applied biochemistry

1

 

 

med/07

microbiology

2

 

 

med/46

technical sciences of laboratory medicine

1

Scientific English

3

 

 

3

Information technology/seminar activities

2

 

 

2

Clinical practice

20

med/46

 

20

Professional laboratories

1

 

 

1

TOT CREDITS I YEAR

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND YEAR - FIRST TERM

TOT CREDITS

SSD

DISCIPLINE

PARTIAL CREDITS

Clinical biochemistry, clinical molecular biology and statistics applicata

6

 

 

 

 

 

bio/12

clinical biochemistry and clinical molecular biology

2

 

 

ing-inf/05

data processing systems

1

 

 

secs-s/02

experimental research statistics

1

 

 

med/46

technical sciences of laboratory medicine

2

General and clinical pathology

7

 

 

 

 

 

med/04

general and cellular pathology

2

 

 

med/05

clinical pathology and immunohematology

3

 

 

med/46

technical sciences of laboratory medicine

2

Clinical biochemistry and immunology

6

 

 

 

 

 

bio/12

laboratory biochemistry

2

 

 

med/04

general pathology (immunology, physiopathology)

3

 

 

med/46

technical sciences of laboratory medicine

1

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pathological anatomy

5

 

 

 

 

 

med/08

general and cellular pathology

4

 

 

med/46

technical sciences of medical laboratory -histo-cytopathology

1

Clinical biochemistry and pharmaceuticals toxicology

5

 

 

 

 

 

bio/12

special clinical biochemistry

2

 

 

bio/14

pharmaceuticals toxicology

3

Information technology/seminar activities

2

 

 

2

Elective exams

3

 

 

3

Clinical practice

25

med/46

 

25

Professional laboratories

1

 

 

1

TOT CREDITS II YEAR

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR - FIRST TERM

TOT CREDITS

SSD

DISCIPLINE

PARTIAL CREDITS

 

 

 

 

 

Microbiological diagnostics

6

 

 

 

 

 

med/07

bacteriological, virological, parasitological diagnostics

3

 

 

vet/06

parasitological diagnostics

1

 

 

med/46

diagnostic laboratory techniques

2

Pathological anatomy 2

5

 

 

 

 

 

med/08

elements of autopsy, cytopathological, histological diagnostics, autopsy techniques

4

 

 

med/46

molecular pathology techniques

1

Economics and social and international politics

11

 

 

 

 

 

secs-p/07

business administration

2

 

 

secs-p/02

Economic politics

4

 

 

med/42

hygiene and environmental prevention

1

 

 

med/44

Occupational medicine

1

 

 

med/43

forensic medicine

1

 

 

med/02

history of medicine

2

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR - SECOND TERM

 

 

 

 

Medical oncology and blood diseases

11

 

 

 

 

 

med/15

blood diseased, oncohematology

6

 

 

med/06

medical oncology

3

 

 

med/36

diagnostic imaging

2

Elective exams

3

 

 

3

Clinical practice

15

med/46

 

15

Information technology/seminar activities

2

 

 

2

Professional laboratories

1

 

 

1

Final exam

6

 

 

6

TOT CREDITS III YEAR

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS (I+II+III YEAR)

180

 

 

 

 

 

The prerequisites needed by students who wish to enroll in the Degree course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are:

  • Adequate initial preparation according to what is foreseen by the current regulations to enter courses with a nationally limited number of participants
  • Good predisposition to human contact
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to autonomously acquire new knowledge and information by evaluating them critically.

Possession of a study title that meets one of the following criteria:

  • a secondary school diploma that gives access to the University, issued by a state or equivalent educational institution of the Italian education system in Italy or abroad;
  • final qualification of secondary education issued by an institution belonging to a foreign school system, located in Italy or abroad, obtained following a course of at least 12 years of schooling;
  • final qualification of secondary education obtained in a school system that includes 10 or 11 years of schooling, supplemented with one or two years of university, provided that all the exams scheduled for those academic years have been passed.

Candidates enrolled in the last year of secondary school can also participate in the selections at the state and private school institutions of the Italian education system or at a foreign secondary education institution that allows the achievement of a valid qualification for admission to courses of higher education of the Italian system with the condition, if the test results are positive, to present the diploma or qualification just obtained at the time of the subsequent enrolment to the courses, under penalty of exclusion from the list of admitted candidates.

Students already in possession of an academic degree (obtained in Italy or abroad) and those who come from another degree course or university degree are required to observe the same procedures indicated in this call for applications and take part in the admission test.

N. 35 slots for the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are available to non-EU candidates.

N. 30 slots for the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are available to EU candidates.

Non EU Citizens

Registration for the admission test will be possible from 21stMay 2018 and no later than 18thSeptember 2018.

In order to complete the registration for the admission test, each candidate needs to register and follow the instructions.

The candidate is responsible for the information given when filling in the registration form. The presence of false, incorrect or omitted information leads to the immediate exclusion from the test or, if already passed, the cancellation from the lists of those admitted.

The Admission test

The entry test for all Degree Courses is the UKCAT test.

UKCAT is a computer-based test to be taken at certified test centres (see Annex 1) and lasts two hours. The test consists of five separate sections to be passed within a set time and each consists of a series of multiple choice questions.

Additional time is granted to candidates with proven disabilities or particular medical conditions.

 

Sections

No. of Questions

Points

(min-max)

Verbal Reasoning

Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.

44

300 - 900

Decision-Making

Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.

29

300 - 900

Quantitative Reasoning

Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.

36

300 - 900

Abstract Reasoning

Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.

55

300 - 900

TOTAL

164

1200-3600

 

Situational Assessment

It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.

69

Level

1-4

UKCAT Test Evaluation

The overall assessment is obtained by summing the scores of the Verbal Reasoning, Decision-making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning sections. The “Situational Assessment” section is not relevant for the final score. For details on the modalities of the UKCAT test, please visit www.ukcat.ac.uk.

The entry test, entirely in English, must be taken on one of the dates and places scheduled in the website www.ukcat.ac.uk during the period between July 2nd and October 2nd 2018.

A copy the "score" - delivered to the candidate by UKCAT on the same day of the exam - must be sent to UniCamillus by using their access to the portal obtained at the time of registration, no later than 5thOctober 2018.

UniCamillus draws up the final ranking based on the results scored in the UKCAT test.

Plaese read the Non EU Health Professions Call for Admissions 2018 for further details.


EU CITIZENS

Registration for the admission test will be possible from 21stMay 2018 and no later than 29thSeptember 2018.

In order to complete the registration for the admission test, each candidate needs to register and follow the instructions.

The candidate is responsible for the information given when filling in the registration form. The presence of false, incorrect or omitted information leads to the immediate exclusion from the test or, if already passed, the cancellation from the lists of those admitted.

For all EU candidates, the participation fee of € 110.00 is not refundable for any reason.

The payment of the fee for access to the admission test does not complete the registration procedure. The registration process must be completed in its entirety (under penalty of exclusion).

Examination topics and admission criteria

The admission test for each Degree Course consists of a written testin English, composed of 75 multiple choice questions of logical, quantitative, verbal and abstract reasoning and 25 questions of scientific and general knowledge which have five response options, among which the candidate must identify only one answer, discarding the wrong, arbitrary or less probable conclusions. The test will last 120 minutes.

For the evaluation of the test a maximum score of 100 points is attributed according to the following criteria:

  • 1 point for each correct answer;
  • minus 0.25 points for each wrong answer;
  • 0 points for each answer not given or multiple marking or, in any case, for all ambiguous responses.

UniCamillus testing procedure

The final list of the calls to the written test will be published on 2ndOctober 2018 on www.unicamillus.org.

The written examination will take place on 6thOctober, 2018, at the location that will be indicated in the calls for the exam. The call for candidates is scheduled for 2 p.m.

The final list of the calls to the oral test will be published on www.unicamillus.orgby 9thOctober 2018.

Final ranking for admission

Starting from 16th October 2018 UniCamillus will publish the final ranking for each Degree Course on www.unicamillus.org, guaranteeing the anonymity of the candidates.

Plaese read the EU Health Professions Call for Admissions 2018 for further details.

Formal didactics

This didactic form includes:

- lectures: dealing with one specific topic that is identified by a title and performed by a teacher with the help of computing and/or multimedia supports based on a predefined calendar and given to students enrolled to a specific course year and divided into small groups;

- seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but carried out contemporarily by many teachers with different competences and, as such, noted in the lesson registers in each one of them.

Non formal didactics

It deals with interactive didactic activities aimed at small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the students in the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and behavioral models. Learning mainly occurs through stimuli deriving from problem solving and the use of methodological skills needed to resolve them and taking decisions as well as through the direct and personal use of actions (gesture and relational) in practical exercises and/or attending clinical departments, surgeries, territorial facilities and research laboratories.

A) Teaching courses.

The integrated teaching courses are held by one or more teachers in function to the specific objectives assigned to the course.

The specific objectives of the individual courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are proposed annually by the course teachers within the start date of the enrolments for the new academic year.

B) Professional activities.

During the three year degree course, the student is required to acquire the professional specifications in the nursing field by carrying out internships in facilities identified by the degree course council (CCL) and in the defined periods. The internship can also be done in developing countries.

C) Elective activities.

The degree course council organizes the offer of elective didactic activities that are created with lectures, seminars, interactive courses with small groups among which the student is able to exercise their own personal option until achieving an overall number of 6 credits.

Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities among the didactics supplied.

2018 Call forAdmissions!

Here are the links:

"CALL FOR THE ADMISSION OF EUROPEAN AND EQUIPARATED STUDENTS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS DEGREE COURSES 2018/2019"

"CALL FOR THE ADMISSION OF NON EUROPEAN STUDENTS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS DEGREE COURSES 2018/2019"

The degree course lasts three years. The graduate in biomedical laboratory techniques is a healthcare worker who carries out laboratory, analysis and research activities in the biomedical and biotechnological field as well as biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology, virology, pharmacology, immunology, clinical pathology, hematology, cytology and histopathology. The graduate at UniCamillus has a particular preparation for the pathologies diffused in the developing countries.

With professional technical autonomy, the graduate autonomously carries out the work in direct collaboration with laboratory graduated staff within their sector; the graduate is responsible for the correct use of analytical procedures in the laboratory and in the application of working protocols defined by managers; he verifies the correspondence of the services provided towards the indicators and standards predefined by the manager of the facility; he checks and verifies the correct functioning of the devices used and provide ordinary maintenance and eventual elimination of small inconveniences; he participates in the programing and organization of the work in the facility that he works in.

The capacity of adequately using English provides the possibility of being inserted in pertinent workplaces not only at a national and European level but also outside the European Community.