The curriculum meets the demands of degree requirements, competence and development needs of the working environment as well as the requirements for national and international collaboration. It also reflects a student-oriented and learning- and competence-based foundation. The learning outcome descriptions indicate to the students what competence is expected from them and help them assess their own progress. The competence obtained in the Biomedical Laboratory Science curriculum corresponds to level 6 in the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
More about the language of instruction
Finnish language, course materials also in English.
The provision of studies enables students to complete 30 ECTS credits per term. The degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science includes practical training in the learning environments of the university of applied sciences and the laboratories of the health care services, representing 75 ECTS credits.
The curriculum offers students a learning path based on which they can prepare their individual study plans. The studies offered consist of courses with an extent of a minimum of 5 ECTS credits.
Choosing a main subject or field of specialization
15 ECTS credits in Metropolia’s joint elective studies.
Structure of studies
Studies consist of contact teaching and online studies. Theoretical studies can mostly be completed online and off-line. Practical training consists of contact teaching in the teaching laboratory of the university of applied sciences and the laboratories of the health care services. Online studies require strong motivation and self-direction from the students. Regardless of the form of studies, the students are ultimately responsible for their own learning.
Biomedical Laboratory Technologists work in expert assignments in their own field in various laboratories within the health care sector, in medical and biosciences research institutes and teams and in companies manufacturing and marketing health care and laboratory products.
Biomedical Laboratory Technologist (licensing Laboratoriohoitaja)
International studies are part of the learning path of each learner in the form of international exchange, practice placement or international studies within home institution, such as common core requirement studies in English or Finnish degree programmes or open studies in international network learning environments.
Co-operation with other parties
Continuous collaboration with health care laboratories, in medical and biosciences research institutes and teams and in companies manufacturing and marketing health care and laboratory products.