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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Degree Programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science

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

Development of Expertise

Development of expertise

In Savonia’s curricula, the courses form study modules. In this way, they are not separate entities but instead support the student's overall development and the development of expertise. At the same time, instruction can be combined with working life oriented research and development activities.

The degree programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science is prepared so that
- the degree provides the competence required in working life
- the education ensures the development of the student’s expertise.
- prepares an individual study plan (ISP) to support his or her studies and to recognise his or her previously acquired competences
- is in charge of the progress of his or her studies.
Savonia’s teachers and other personnel guide and support the definition and attainment of the personal objectives.

The curriculum of the degree programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science is made up of four annual themes:
1. Introduction to clinical laboratory work
2. Training in clinical laboratory work
3. Deepening the knowledge of clinical laboratory work
4. Application of clinical laboratory work

The annual themes consist of courses. The graduate’s general competences and degree programme-specific competences are linked to courses. The annual themes 1 “Introduction to clinical laboratory work” and 2 “Training in clinical laboratory work” provide basic competence in clinical laboratory work, the annual theme 3 “Deepening the knowledge of clinical laboratory work” provides in-depth competence in clinical laboratory work and the annual theme 4 “Application of clinical laboratory work” provides applied-level competence in clinical laboratory work. The competence evolves from the basic level through training into the application of clinical laboratory work. The student makes choices according to his or her career plan through learning exercises and methods, through practice enhancing professional competence and through the thesis.
The student may expand his or her expertise with elective studies, which can be chosen from the curricula of the degree programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science or Savonia’s other degree programmes.

The courses contribute to the competence in biomedical laboratory science in accordance with the table below.



We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.