Training and qualification
The Laboratory Technician holds a three-year degree in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques (class L/SNT3) or the university diploma of Biomedical Laboratory Health Technician according to the old system.
The qualifying test, valid as a state exam, in most universities consists of a practical test during which the graduating student must demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the execution of the laboratory diagnostic techniques proposed by the degree commission.
Those who practice the profession are required to participate in refresher courses as part of the national program for the training of health professionals (ECM – Continuing Medical Education).
Formal training course
To undertake the profession of BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY HEALTH TECHNICIAN it is necessary to obtain the first level degree in Biomedical laboratory techniques, with an enabling function, and enroll in the register of biomedical laboratory health technicians (law: DM 13 March 2018). Access to the course of study is limited in number (National programming of enrollments in the first year (art.1 Law 264/1999)): you must pass an admission test, which is common to all degree courses qualifying for the health professions.
Attendance is mandatory.
For each of the three years there is a compulsory internship period, which must be carried out in health facilities. The internship represents a fundamental part of the student’s educational path and has as its objective the acquisition of professional skills.