Laboratory diagnostic in healthcare

Degree programme specification

This Bachelor’s study programme aims to train graduates for highly specialized work in medical (clinical and research) laboratories, primarily in the following areas: clinical biochemistry, clinical haematology, immunohaematology and blood transfusion service, clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, clinical genetics, and histopathological examination methods. The programme is designed to increase the theoretical knowledge and initial practical skills of laboratory technicians through multidisciplinary education that allows them to adapt to the demands and developments in individual fields, especially with regard to the ongoing consolidation of individual areas of laboratory medicine. Graduates are qualified and competent to work as non-physician healthcare workers in the Czech Republic with the option of finding a position in another state of the EU.

Faculty Faculty of Medicine
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech
Results of entrance exams from previous years here

Work experience

This study programme aims to provide high-quality practical training in standard clinical laboratory settings, allowing the students to gain practical skills while using modern analytic equipment and other instruments and following standard logistics, operational, and organizational laboratory procedures. The curriculum includes the main features of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes and allows students to learn about the significance and practical application of teamwork.

Practical training takes place at facilities specialized in the seven main areas of clinical lab activity during the 5th semester in two 4-day blocks . The laboratories are located at: University Hospital Brno – Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Clinical Haematology, Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank, Institute of Pathology and Anatomy; and St. Anne’s University Hospital – Department of Microbiology, Department of Immunology.

The topics of practical training are described in course outlines for each of the fields of laboratory work. The course, completion, and evaluation of the training is recorded in a simple logbook.

Graduate destination

Graduates can find employment as highly qualified professionals in the laboratories of health-care facilities or research institutions. The sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills obtained during their studies and in standard medical laboratories mean that they can find work in all types of medical laboratories, research and education institutions, food, water, and product safety authorities.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Further studies

After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements), especially to the follow-up specialization master's program Bioanalytik (specialist in laboratory methods) at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of MU Brno.

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