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Study plan - Bachelor's programme in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

Autumn 2021

Learning outcomes

After completing the study, the candidate has defined the following learning outcomes in knowledge, skills and general competence:



The candidate

  • has extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative laboratory techniques, methods and analytical processes used in biomedical laboratory sciences.
  • has knowledge of equipment, analytical instruments, information technology and automation systems used in medical laboratories.
  • has extensive knowledge of systems to ensure reliable analysis results for various laboratory methods, such as internal quality control programs and routines for monitoring analysis, as well as knowledge of limitations and the most common sources of error.
  • has knowledge of the use of analyzes and how results can be interpreted both in relation to the body's normal functions and to disease.
  • knows of scientific methods for research and development in the field of biomedical laboratory sciences.
  • can update knowledge by gathering information and in contact with the academic community and the professional field.
  • can explain the place of laboratory medicine in health services and the unique role of the biomedical laboratory scientist as a health profession, including professional history and development.



The candidate

  • has insight into practical and theoretical issues of biomedical laboratory sciences and makes academic choices based on knowledge and results from relevant research and development work.
  • can handle techniques and methods, equipment and instruments used in medical laboratories.
  • can assure the quality of own work and assess the possibilities, limitations and sources of error of the laboratory methods.
  • can ensure safe blood products and collect blood from donors under guidance.
  • can reflect on his/her own professional practice, seek and receive guidance.
  • can acquire new knowledge, be critical to information from various sources and apply references in the correct way.
  • can perform capillary and venous blood sampling of adults according to current regulations and help ensure patient safety in the sampling situation.
  • can use professional forms of expression, can obtain, document and communicate relevant written and oral information.


General competencies:

The candidate

  • can follow professional ethical guidelines and also reflect on the professional contribution to achieving the sustainable development goals.
  • can plan and carry out varied work tasks as a biomedical laboratory scientist that extend over time, in line with current guidelines.
  • can work independently, systematically and accurately according to current procedures, laws and regulations.
  • can document and disseminate knowledge as a biomedical laboratory scientist through oral and written presentations in Norwegian and in English at a basic level.
  • can work inter-disciplinarily with other professional groups for the benefit of the patient, respect individual and cultural differences and contribute to ensuring equal health services for all groups in the society.
  • is familiar with innovative thinking and innovation processes and can contribute to systematic, quality-enhancing and sustainable work processes in the field of biomedical laboratory sciences.