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BIO151 Practical Training in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

Course description for academic year 2024/2025

Contents and structure

The course consists of three months practical training at medical laboratories in Bergen (Haraldsplass Diaconess University Hospital and Haukeland University Hospital). Depending on the capacity of the medical laboratories, the practice period can cover diciplines like: clinical chemistry, histology, cytology, immunology, hematology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, medical genetics and cancer genomics.

Guided practical training in medical laboratories four (4) days each week during the period of 3 months. One (1) study day every week.

Applicants should know that the number of students each semester is limited and depending on the hospital's capacity for supervision.

Learning Outcome

On completion of this topic the student will be able to:


  • Explain the principle and clinical meanings of the selected analyzes and techniques
  • Describe the theoretical natural-science basis for the analyzes, including quality assurance and safety aspects


  • Carry out the most central analyzes in the laboratories with good laboratory standards
  • Handle the equipment and device used in the laboratories
  • Validate results

General competence:

  • Reflect on their professional practice in an interdisciplinary context
  • Reflect on personal development, including ethical awareness

Entry requirements

All exams from second year of the Bachelor program have to be passed.

Target group is students in the 3rd year of a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science from collaborating institutions (a limited number of internship places are available).

Teaching methods

  • Hands on work in the laboratory under the guidance of a trained BLS
  • Group work and reflections based on logbooks
  • Seminars

Course period is 3 months.

Compulsory learning activities

  • 4 logbooks
  • 1 oral presentation


Evaluation of the student`s performance of practical period according to given criteria.

Grading: Passed/Not passed

Examination support material

Not applicable

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