Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

3 years Degree Course
Overview
Study Plan
Admission Test
Syllabus
Book List
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Graduation
QA System

Graduates in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are the health professionals who are responsible, within the laboratory structures, for the correct fulfillment of the analytical procedures and for their work; they carry out their own work activity with professional – technical autonomy, in direct collaboration with the graduate personnel of the laboratory, who are in charge of the various respective operational responsibilities. The first level Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (SNT / 3-Degree Class in Technical Health Professions) is aimed at training healthcare professionals who are entrusted with the duties set forth by the D. M. of the Ministry of Health n. 745 of 26th September 1994, and subsequent amendments and additions, and which must hold the following qualifications: background of scientific and theoretical – practical competence necessary to be qualified to practice the profession of Biomedical Laboratory Sanitary Technician and of the methodology and culture necessary for the practice of constant teaching, as well as a level of professional, decision-making and operational autonomy deriving from a theoretical and practical training that also includes the acquisition of behavioral skills and that is achieved in the same specific work context, so as to ensure, at the end of the training course, full mastery of all the necessary skills and their immediate spending at the workplace;

  • ability to carry out laboratory analysis and research activities, related to biomedical and biotechnological analyses and in particular biochemistry, clinical biochemistry, microbiology and virology, drug-toxicology, immunology, clinical pathology, hematology, cytology and histopathology, medical genetics, transfusion medicine.
  • ability to check and verify the correct operation of the equipment used
  • ability to correctly fulfil analytical procedures and of their own work, within the scope of the respective functions, by applying work protocols.
  • ability to collaborate with the various professional figures in group health activities
  • ability to contribute to the training of support staff and to contribute directly to the updating of their professional profile
  • ability to contribute to research, for the respective skills.
  • ability to apply, in professional decisions, also the principles of health economics, to the benefit of the community.

The objective is to train new graduates with high theoretical and practical knowledge of innovative methodologies, so as to make them more attractive in specific work environments. Graduates will be able to access advanced training courses, first level master’s degrees and master’s degrees, as per the relevant announcements of selections.

Professional opportunities

Graduates in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques may find work opportunities either as an employee in public laboratory facilities (Hospitals, University Polyclinics, Research Institutes, Zoo-prophylactic Institutes and others) or private (private analyses laboratories and others),or as solo practitioners

Types of didactic and educational activities

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.

 

 Student satisfaction (in Italian)

Prerequisites

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.

EU Candidates

Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test. UniCamillus admission test consists of a written test in Italian, composed of sixty multiple choice questions of logical reasoning (20), general knowledge (5), biology (10), chemistry (10), physics (10) and mathematics (5), which have five response options, among which the candidate must identify only one, discarding the wrong, arbitrary or less likely conclusions. The test will last 70 minutes. Following the completion of the test, a single ranking list based on the score achieved by each candidate in the admission test will be drawn up. For further information please consult 

Non EU candidates

The entry test for all Degree Courses is the UCAT test. Entry to the Master’s Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and to the other courses of Medical School is regulated by a multiple choice written admission test and a speaking test. The UCAT is developed and delivered by the UKCAT Consortium. Information regarding test content and how to prepare for the test can be found here (www.ukcat.ac.uk). UCAT 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.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsPoints (min-max)
Verbal Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in written form.44300 – 900
Decision-Making Establishes the ability to make decisions and make correct judgments using complex information.29300 – 900
Quantitative Reasoning Establishes the ability to critically evaluate information presented in numerical form.36300 – 900
Abstract Reasoning Establishes the ability to use convergent and divergent reasoning to infer relationships between different elements and information.55300 – 900
TOTAL1641200-3600
 
Situational Assessment It measures the ability to understand real situations and identify the critical factors and the most appropriate behavior to face them.69Level 1-4

UCAT test assessment

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 UCAT test, please visit www.ukcat.ac.uk. UniCamillus draws up the final ranking based on the results scored in the UCAT test.   

Book List A.Y. 2020/21 

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Book List A.Y. 2019/2020 

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Book List A.Y. 2018/19 

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President of the Teaching Committee: Costanza Montagna
Didactic Director: prof. Fabbio Marcuccilli fabbio.marcuccilli@unicamillus.org

Didactic Calendar Academic Year 2020-2021

Actors of the Quality Assurance process
The Quality Assurance Group (QA) is chaired by the Director of the Degree Course or by the President, who is the Responsible for the Quality of the Course; it ensures the proper and regular performance of the activities, in coordination with the Academic Quality Assurance and with the QA referents of the University.
The QA contributes to the design, implementation and verification of the activities of the Degree Course

The Review Group performs the following functions:
a) identifying the improvements, reporting the person in charge and specifying the deadlines and the indicators that allow verifying the degree of implementation;
b) verifying the achievement of the objectives pursued or identifying any reasons for a failure or partial achievement;
c) drafting the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which is sent to the Evaluation Unit and the Academic Quality Assurance through the University Quality Office.

TRANSITIONAL PHASE
During the statutory transitional phase, in order to facilitate the start-up phase of the QA System, UniCamillus considered it functional to choose the appointment at the level of each Degree Course of the only Quality Assurance Group, which is also called to perform the functions of the Review Group.
The QA has the task of monitoring the progress of the Degree Course management and of drafting the Annual Monitoring Report and the cyclical review report (RCC) in collaboration with the President of the Teaching Committee.

Quality Assurance Group of Biomedical Laboratory Techniques Degree Course

  • Fabbio MARCUCCILLI
  • Costanza MONTAGNA
  • Maria Concetta PELLICCIARI