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Degree Programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Competence Standards


The degree programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science aims to provide the student with a comprehensive and strong competence in clinical laboratory work, application of knowledge, development and evaluation as well as ability for continuous learning. Competence acquired during the studies corresponds to the level descriptors of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and to Level 6 of the national framework for qualifications and other learning (Ministry of Education 2009:24).

Level 6 of the National Framework for Qualifications


The competence profile of a biomedical laboratory technologist is made up of general and professional competences.

The generic competences and working life skills of graduates from Savonia University of Applied Sciences have been defined in accordance with the statement of the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences ( as follows: learning competence, ethical competence, working community competence, innovation competence and international competence. The generic competences create the basis for the acquisition of intellectual skills and expertise needed when solving problems of working life, and for their systematic deepening.


Biomedical laboratory technologist’s competences and core contents of studies, prepared in network cooperation between Finnish universities of applied sciences

A biomedical laboratory technologist cooperates actively with other professional groups of health care by providing patient care and laboratory tests required by the development of patient care, and by participating in the activities of multiprofessional teams as an expert in clinical laboratory work. The comprehensive management of the laboratory test process and the related in-depth understanding of pre-analytical factors of studies as well as the process quality management form the basis of a biomedical laboratory technologist’s expertise and distinguish it from other health care professions.

Competence corresponds to the competence level descriptors of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and to Level 6 of the national framework for qualifications and other learning, and the recommendation on the application of the National Qualifications Framework and the common competences of qualifications (



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