Goal

The goal of the programme is that you get a diverse university of applied sciences education in business administration. The training is aimed at the practical working life and gives you the skills to serve as an expert in companies and other organisations after graduation. The training also gives you good skills to operate as an entrepreneur.

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Content of Studies

The studies consist of Core Studies, Professional Studies, Practice, and a Bachelor’s Thesis.

The Core Studies are basic studies such as introduction and languages while the Professional Studies focus on biomedical and clinical competence, professional development, and research.

Practice consists of internships in laboratory work within a clinical environment, in hospitals, community care, or private health centres. The Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 has been implemented in the curriculum as competences.

The focus is on clinical laboratory work and cultural competence. The students can, through their thesis and final laboratory study module, focus on their special field within Biomedical Laboratory Science.

BACHELOR OF HEALTH CARE, BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE Bachelor of Health Care,

  • Field of study: Health and Welfare
  • Extent: 3,5 years 210 Credits
  • Location: Vaasa
  • Application period: 4-18.1.2023

Previous Knowledge

You can apply for Bachelor of Health Care, Biomedical Laboratory Science if you have completed

  • Senior secondary school degree and/or university degree

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

The studies are free for EU citizens.

Tuition fee-paying (non-EU/EEA) students can apply for a scholarship. Read more about scholarships here.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 8 000 euro per academic year (Master). Read more about tuition fee here.   

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Degree Project

The Bachelor’s Thesis is 15 ECTS and is done in cooperation with hospital and health care centre based laboratories, as well as with the Research and Development Department where it can be part of a research project. The thesis supports the student’s interest for a certain area and can function as a personal profile of competence. The thesis is evidence based but can be presented in various formats.

These can be, for example:

  • research (e.g. investigation and analysis of a certain problem in laboratory work)
  • report
  • handbook
  • film
  • drama
  • instruction video

Continuing Study Opportunities

The Bachelor of Health Care, Biomedical Laboratory Science functions as a springboard for further studies at a master's level in Biomedical Laboratory Science or other disciplines.

 

Career Opportunities

A graduated Biomedical Laboratory Scientist is qualified to work in clinical laboratories in hospitals and in other health care centers, as a member of a research project, as well as with sales and development activities in companies that sell equipment and instruments for the laboratories. At the moment there are a lot of job opportunities in Finland, but also in other countries.

Internationalisation

 Students at Novia UAS can participate in international activities through:

  • undertaking a part of their studies abroad at a partner institution
  • doing a part of the compulsory clinical training abroad
  • participating in various projects and intensive courses together with other international students

Students can participate in student exchange programmes both for their theoretical and clinical studies. We encourage our students to do parts of their studies at our partner universities or as free mover students.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction is English. All literature used is in English whilst some national recommendations are mainly available in Finnish and Swedish. However, a prerequisite for participating in the practice is a basic knowledge of Finnish or Swedish, both of which are taught during the first year of study.

Gradually, during the study time, we encourage the students to use Swedish and Finnish during lectures, and in practical courses, in order to be prepared for the working environment in Finland. The supervision language during the clinical training within the hospitals is either Swedish or Finnish.

Before graduation, the student must show their competence in either Swedish or Finnish at B1 level (CEFR Levels).

Cooperation With Other Actors

We work with external projects, which means you get new contacts to small and large businesses in the region. Novia UAS also participates in EU-funded projects where we collaborate with other universities, colleges, and organisations.

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Bachelor of Health Care, Biomedical Laboratory Science functions as a springboard for further studies at a master's level in Biomedical Laboratory Science or other disciplines.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Career Opportunities

A graduated Biomedical Laboratory Scientist is qualified to work in clinical laboratories in hospitals and in other health care centers, as a member of a research project, as well as with sales and development activities in companies that sell equipment and instruments for the laboratories. At the moment there are a lot of job opportunities in Finland, but also in other countries.

 

Head of Degree Programme
Camilla Ribacka_contact

Camilla Ribacka

Senior Lecturer

Wolffskavägen 31, 65200, VASA

Apply to Become a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist!

Apply at studyinfo.fi.

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