The university in Turku have been cooperating on exchange of biomedical laboratory scientist (BLS) students
with both Bergen and Coimbra since 2010.. In the spring of 2019 Bergen invited Turku and Coimbra for an Erasmus + collaboration and Biotrick was established in September 2019.
The main focus of the project is to improve BLS students’ learning activities starting in 2021 for both on campus courses as well as in clinical practice training. Students as cocreators of their own education will be creating digital learning tools as a part of their learning activities in different courses, both in clinical practice at the hospitals and also as part of courses in the university campus. The products will be in English. These processes are supervised by clinical supervisors and/or university teachers.
Our BLS study programs already have a tradition of collaborating on students’ and teachers’ mobility. During the project, these collaborations will be intensified and we also intend to organize for clinical supervisors’ mobility – this to visit collaborative hospital laboratories and supervisors.
Ultimately, to improve BioTriCK as a BLS community of practice, networks are established that will disseminate and survive after the three-years financed project period.
In order to obtain these goals we have collaboration from the three academic partners and related hospitals, but also EPBS who will ensure the longevity of the BLS academy as a core outcome from the project and EDvantage who will support and facilitate the co-creation process and execution of the BLS academy.