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

Course Description

NameClinical Practice: Preanalytic
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesUpon completing the course, the student
- can explain the operational principles of primary health care and the laboratory organisation and understand the activities of a health centre and a laboratory as part of health service provision and health promotion
- can plan and implement the pre-analytical stage of the laboratory test process and apply theoretical knowledge in practice situations
- can recognise special characteristics of customers and interact professionally with customers, colleagues and other professional groups
- can follow quality management principles in examinations of clinical physiology and point-of-care analytics
- can apply principle of patient safety and occupational safety in his or her work
Organisation of the workplace where practice is carried out
Content tasks, facilities and security plan. Position of the workplace in the Finnish health care system and in regional laboratory activities. Customer services in the workplace, sampling, handling, storage and dispatch. Technical implementation of electrocardiography. Point-of-care analytics in the workplace. Patient safety and occupational safety. Maintenance of equipment, waste management
RequirementsOrganisation of the workplace where practice is carried out
Grading ScalePassed - 0
Course material0 - 5
Other ConsiderationsLaboratory sampling and quality, Studying the functioning of organs, Professional ethics and facing the customer
ContactIt is recommended that the practice which enhances professional competence should be completed non-stop or in no more than two parts. It is possible to complete the practice in a laboratory within primary health care or in a corresponding laboratory in Finland and/or abroad.


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