Biomedical Laboratory Science 2017-2018

180 Higher Education Credits, 3 years.

Before a patient can be given the right diagnosis and treatment, some form of laboratory medical analysis or physiological examination is usually required. This is the responsibility of the biomedical scientist, who consequently has a key part to play in the chain of care. Biomedical laboratory science is the science of the methods used to analyse biological samples and physiological functions, particularly in the healthcare sector.

 

Course syllabuses

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow this link. You can find the course code right before the name of the courses listed on this page.

Rotations, courses and projects

Rotations may be combined according to the needs of the individual student. Please note that there is only a limited number of places and a study place can therefore not be guaranteed.

The starting date of the rotations is fairly flexible and may be adjusted to fit the study plan of the student. A rotation requires at least 40 hours of work per week. During the clinical rotation the student will be assigned to a clinical supervisor, who will be responsible for ongoing instruction and supervision. 

All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. A student can only attend one course at a time.

One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits. The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student´s fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

Options in English - Laboratory Medicine

General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the rotations, projects and courses:

  • A very good command of English (equal to a TOEFL score of 550)
  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home university

Rotations, projects and courses offered both autumn semester 2017 and spring semester 2018

  • 1BA107 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Pharmacology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA111 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Microbiology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA112 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Pathology 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA110 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Chemistry, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE054 Literature Review Course, 4.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE049 Project Work, 15 ECTS credits

Courses offered only during autumn semester 2017

  • 1BA040 Immunology 2, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA061 Microbiology 2, 7.5 ECTS credits

Course offered only during spring semester 2018

  • 1BA059 Molecular Biology 2, 7.5 ECTS credits

Options in Swedish - Laboratory Medicine

Exchange students with a good command of Swedish or another Scandinavian language are welcome to apply for the options presented.

Rotations

General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the rotations:

  • A very good command of Swedish or another Scandinavian language (Pass Tisus test or equivalent)
  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home university

Rotations offered both autumn semester 2017 and spring semester 2018

  • 1BA107 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Pharmacology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA110 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Chemistry, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA111 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Microbiology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA112 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Pathology, 7.5 ECTS credits

For more information, please visit the website for the study programme (presented in Swedish).

Options in English or Swedish- Physiology

Options in English or Swedish- Physiology will be published later (no options will be available for the autumn semester 2017).

If you have any questions regarding these rotations, courses or projects, please contact the Chairperson of the International Committee for the Biomedical Laboratory Science programme:

Maura Heverin

Curricula 2017-2018

Curriculum Laboratory Medicine and Physiology, first and second semester

Semester Course ECTS Credits
1

Laboratory Diagnosis

A Medical Overview

The Structure, Function and Dysfunction of the Human Body 1

The Structure, Function and Dysfunction of the Human Body 2

The Structure, Function and Dysfunction of the Human Body 3

9

3

6

6

6

2

Basic Laboratory Methods

Thematic Course: Acid/Base - Energy

Biochemistry 1

Biochemistry 2

Cell- and Molecular Biology

6

6

6

6

6

Curriculum Laboratory Medicine 2017-2018

Semester Course ECTS Credits
3

Analytical Chemistry and Biomedical Methodology

Instrumentation including Radiation Physics

Basic Methods - physiology

Cell Culture Methods

Molecular Biology and Methods in Molecular Biology

Haematology - methodology and diagnostics

7.5

4.5

3

7.5

7.5

7.5

4

Morphology - methods and diagnosis

Microbiology - methodology and diagnostics

Immunology - methodology and diagnostics (incl Transfusion Medicine)

Clinical Chemistry - methodology and diagnostics

7.5

7.5

7.5

7.5

5

Clinical Course 1

Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course

Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course

Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course

7.5

7.5

7.5

7.5

6

Scientific methods and Work organization and management

Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course

Thesis course in Laboratory Medicine

7.5

7.5

15

Curriculum Physiology 2017-2018

Semester Course ECTS Credits
3

Basic Laboratory Methodology and Technology - Moment I

General Nursing (Theory)

Pharmacology and Medicine Calculation

Pedagogic as a Professional Tool - Moment I

Ultrasound Technology Part I (Cardiac)

Ultrasound Technology Part II (Vascular)

7.5

3

3

1.5

7.5

7.5

4

Lung Physiology

Neurophysiology 

Central Circulation Physiology

Basic Laboratory Methodology and Technology - Moment II

9

7.5

9

4.5

5

Integrative Circulation Physiology

Nuclear Medicine

Elective Course

General care - Clinical practice

Pedagogic as a Professional Tool - Moment II

9

7.5

7.5

4.5

1.5

6

Telemedicine, Image Transmission and Image Management

Scientific Methodology

Thesis course - Physiology 

Leadership and Organization

General care - Clinical practice

3

7.5

15

3

1.5

Application

Application deadlines for courses and rotations

  • May 1 (for the autumn term 2017, end of August to mid-January)
  • November 1 (for the spring term 2018, mid-January to the beginning of June)
     

Application deadline for projects

  • As far in advance as possible, but no later than six months before the required start of the study period.

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply using the form below.

Will I be admitted? There are only a limited number of places on curricular courses and projects. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please choose more than one alternative when filling in the application form, since that will increase you chances of being admitted.

How do I apply? Start the on-line application below by selecting your home university, preferred period of study and language of instruction. Then look through the entire form and read all the information carefully, especially under proposed study programme at Karolinska Institutet. Mandatory information is marked " * ". You will not be able to submit the application if you omit this information.

Have all the information ready when you start. Once you have started to enter the required information on-line, you cannot save it to continue at a later stage. This means that you must have all information ready by the time you wish to submit your application, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. As long as you are actively entering information, there is no time limit.

Personal Data Act. The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to PUL (Personal Data Act - Swedish Code of Statutes, SFS 1998:204).

Remember to print the application and registration number. Please note that you must print your application before you submit it electronically. You submit the application by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Note that when this is done you cannot make any changes! You will immediately get a notification that your application has been registered along with a registration number unique to your application. Please make a note of this registration number as it is used to check the status of your application.

What do I do with my printed application? Once you have printed the application, sign it and also have it signed by the international coordinator or contact person at your university. Please send the application to the international  coordinator, either scanned or by regular mail, together with:

  • A verified transcript of credits and grades, i.e. list of courses passed at your home university
  • A verified copy of your passport, where your photo and details are visible. The copy MUST be certified by your university, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works at your university, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • CV in English
  • One photograph (passport size )

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Application form 2017-2018

Contact

Your international student coordinator is:

Administrative officer

Malin Ahlén

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 861 60
Organizational unit: Student- och karriärservice
E-mail: Malin.Ahlen@ki.se

More information about the programme

To start with, students go through the structure and function of the human body from a macro to a micro level. They are also given an introduction to their future career and a general grounding in biomedical laboratory science.

In subsequent terms, students probe more deeply into the analytical methods used to identify diseases such as diabetes, infections, cancer or chromosomal disorders. Analytical methods include the biochemical, immunological, and molecular genetic, and are applied, for example, to blood, tissue or urine. Students can also choose methods used to examine the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems, the brain, nerve system and kidneys, such as ECG, ultrasound, spirometry, EEG and isotope analysis.

In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI the applicant must be enrolled at a university that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution. The final decision on admission will be made by KI.

After graduation

Authorised biomedical scientists work in hospital laboratories in fields such as clinical chemistry, genetics, pathology, microbiology, immunology or transfusion medicine. Students specialising in physiology can also work in areas such as clinical physiology, neurophysiology or nuclear medicine.

Biomedical scientists also work at healthcare centres or veterinary surgeries, in the pharmaceutical industry or medtech companies, and in the fields of food hygiene, biotechnology, health promotion, and sports medicine.

Biomedical Laboratory Science/TechnologyDegree Programme