Applied Laboratory Science and Quality Assurance

9 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 3KK019

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Biomedical Laboratory Science G2F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Board of the Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme, 17 December 2019
Responsible department
Department of Medical Sciences

General provisions

The content, length and level of the education are regulated by chapter 1, section 9 of the Higher Education Act 1 (1992:1434), by the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), and by the Ordinance on changes to the Higher Education Ordinance (2006:1053). The course is given in semester 5 in the Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme and consists of theoretical studies and practical proficiency training. The course aims to enable students to acquire an advanced ability in the skills that are needed to inform patients and other professions within healthcare about laboratory analysis, to work in project form and to perform method validations and internal and external quality control practices in laboratory work.

The course replaces 3KK008 Projectics.

Entry requirements

1) Passed courses equivalent to at least 90 credits corresponding to year 1 and 2 in the programme are required and maximum of two examinations left of which no more than one from year 1, as well as having completed the course Practical Tuition II. All practical examinations must be passed. 2) For admission to the course as a separate course, an older biomedical laboratory science education or equivalent skills, is/are required .

Learning outcomes


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- plan a method validation of new methods including a quality assurance of the method

- independently plan and perform an analysis or investigation

- critically interpret and provide analysis results and examination results as well as show the ability to notice and handle discrepancies

- draw up a plan for a short oral presentations and conduct a presentation in the area of biomedical laboratory science

- present a field within biomedical laboratory science orally and in written form as a poster

- provide information about laboratory tests in a language that is comprehensible to non-laboratory personnel


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- describe how to work in projects and in project management

- describe laboratory organisation and logistics

- discuss the medical laboratory activities relevant to healthcare economics and healthcare policy

- describe the background of the development of reference ranges and identify the issues surrounding this

- account for the assessment of results from internal and external controls


Project organisation, control, laboratory organisation, logistics from patient preparation to reported test results, biobanks, research ethics, patient-related analytical work, method validation, quality, a practical individual laboratory project, the IVD directive, presentation skills, healthcare economics, healthcare policy.


Lectures, a practical laboratory project, video presentations and seminars.


Examination takes place as an individual theoretical and practical test. To obtain a pass grade, passed seminars and video presentations are required as well as participation in all compulsory parts. If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Students who did not pass the examination have the right to retake the examination 4 additional times (= a total of 5 examinations). Not finishing an oral or written assignment within the given timeframe counts as an examination. If special circumstances apply, the programme committee may allow additional examinations.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 3KK008 Projectics.