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Biomedical Laboratory Science, 180 credits

This study programme emphasizes knowledge of the principles, methods and stages involved in biomedical analysis, examination and problem solving.

Theoretical and practical knowledge are integrated. In this way, expertise is acquired for the entire chain of analysis – from the preparations that are made before taking specimens, to the taking of specimens, evaluation and quality assurance of results, reporting of results and methods development.

Throughout the entire study programme, students will need to be able to discover and evaluate new knowledge as well as re-evaluate prior knowledge. However, these skills will also be required in students' future professional roles. For this reason, the problem-based learning (PBL) instructional method is used at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

In the biomedical area, knowledge develops rapidly and PBL is thus fundamental, since it creates the basis for active, lifelong learning. Current scientific laboratory research is included as part of the study programme in order to promote quality and development in the subject area.

Studies are based upon scenarios or case descriptions and students work under supervision in groups with relevant problems and phenomena in the area of biomedical laboratory science.

For clinical laboratory science, biomedical laboratory scientists perform many tasks, important for confirming the absence of a disease and making diagnoses, tracking the progress of a disease and evaluating the effects of various treatments.

Biomedical laboratory scientists also review the results of analyses, which is an important component of efforts to ensure patient safety.

Fluency in Swedish

General requirements
Mathematics C, physics A, chemistry B and biology B.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science, 180 credits

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Last updated: 2009-10-19