Professional Opportunities

Profile: Technician of biomedical laboratory
Roles: Graduates can operate with technical and professional independence; inside the laboratory, they are in charge of the right carrying out of the analytical procedures, as well as of their work in relation to their functions in applying the work procedures established by the managers; they verify that the services correspond to the indicators and standards established by the person in charge; they check and verify the right functioning of equipment, and carry out the ordinary maintenance and the possible elimination of little technical problems; they participate to the work planning and organisation in the structures where they work; they contribute to the support staff's training and to their professional updating.
A Technician of biomedical laboratory must be able to independently take on the responsibility of the processes and decisions, so to carry out an interdisciplinary and interprofessional work in the healthcare area.
Competences: Graduates carry out analytical procedures and techniques of biomedical nature, within clinical biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, pharmacology, haematology, immunology, cytology, and histopathology, applied to clinical diagnostics, prophylaxis, and biomedical research.
Job Opportunities: Graduates can operate in:
- the various areas of hospital or extra-hospital laboratory diagnostics belonging to the Health National Service and Institutions of Scientific Recovery and Care (IRCCS), or private ones; 
- analysis and research laboratories within public veterinary healthcare, or food hygiene and inspection; 
- research and production laboratories of pharmaceutical companies;
- production companies and trade agencies operating in the area of laboratory diagnostics;
- university and extra-university research laboratories in biomedical and biotechnological areas;
- analysis and control laboratories of Regional Environmental Protection Agencies (ARPA).
Graduates can pursue a further education by enrolling in Masters Degree Programmes, upon passing an admission examination organised by universities; they can also enrol in first-level Professional Masters Courses and Specialisation Schools. After the Masters Degree, they can enrol in second-level Professional Masters Courses and PhD Courses.

Consultations with the social partners took place in Chieti, at the headquarters of the Permanent Conference of the Health Professions degree classes (MIUR, Ministry of Health, professions, the President of the Conference, the Presidents of the degree courses), on 14 and 15 May 2010.

At the final meeting of the consultation at the University level on 23 March 2011, given the results of the telematic consultation that preceded it, the organizations intervened expressed a favorable opinion.

"The CdS identifies, through studies and direct consultations, the training needs and the professional and employment opportunities expressed by the representative organizations of the world of production, services and professions, with particular reference to those of the socio-economic and productive context of reference for the CdS. The characteristics and didactic organization of the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are in fact regulated by national laws, in turn based on Community legislation, therefore, the needs of the interested parties have been fundamentally transposed into national legislation. and European.

The consultations with the social partners concerned took place at the national level at the National Conference of Health Professions held in Bologna 11-12 September 2015 Session Governance of the Degree Courses of the Health Professions Works of the Commission of the CdS in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques who worked , together with the representatives of the Category Associations recognized by the MIUR, discussed and approved interventions and improvement actions on the educational offer in order to respond more effectively to market demand. The consultation on the training project of the CdS was conducted through the analysis of the documents concerning: the common methods at universities at national level regarding specific training objectives of the course and description of the training course with particular reference to practical training, admission procedures, final test, application of the Dublin Descriptors, qualifying training objectives of class L / SNT3. From the consultations it emerged that the functions and the competences that characterize the professional figure of the Graduate in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are adequately described, and therefore constitute a clear base to define the expected learning outcomes; furthermore the specific and expected learning outcomes and the generic ones provided for by the ordinance of the Degree Course in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques are found to be coherent with the professional needs so that the preparation of graduates meets the wider needs of society and the labor market (demand for training).

Subsequent consultations are scheduled annually within the activities of the Standing Conference of Health Professions. "

Confirming the need for constant renewal and monitoring of the course, the most recent consultations took place:

Ongoing consultations with the social partners

With regard to the need to consolidate and make more profitable the relationship with the social parts and with the stakeholders in the field of Degree Courses for the health professions on April 23, 2018, at 12.30 pm, in the classroom 1B of the Department of Odontostomatological and Maxillofacial Sciences, in via Caserta n. 6 Rome, the meeting took place between:

  1. the University of Rome La Sapienza for the Degree and Master's Degree Courses of the L-LM / SNT1, L-LM / SNT2, L-LM / SNT3 and L-LM / SNT 4 classes of the Health Professions of Sapienza University of Rome of the three faculties of medical area: Pharmacy and Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry, Medicine and Psychology;
  2. The social partners involved, represented by the Professional Associations listed below.

For the University of Roma “La Sapienza” are present at the meeting: the Dean Prof. Carlo Della Rocca, Prof. Giuseppe Familiari, delegated by the Dean Prof. Massimo Volpe; the Dean Prof. Sebastiano Filetti was absent. The Proffs: Antonio Angeloni, Ersilia Barbato, Maria De Giusti, Ricciarda Galandrini, Esterina Pascale, Vincenzo Petrozza, Donatella Valente. The Dott.: Vincenzo Mancino, Cinzia Castellani; absent justified Daniela Roncone.

The following are present for professional associations: Dott.s: Pulimeno A. (IPASVI / OPI), Messina P. (Obstetric Order), De Marinis M.C. (AIFI), Fornari M.A. (FLI), Cordò C. (AITNE), Montes M. (AIORAO), De Lorenzo V. (AITERP), Segaletti L. (AITO), Antonacci G. (AIP), Bonifacio A. (ANUPI), Panella N. and Iannuzzi G. (AITN), Lozzi MA (FITELAB), Catanea A. (ANTOI), Borrelli S. (National Federation of Tec. San. Rad. Med.), Lastella P. (AIDI), Martinelli M. (UNPISI), Macedonio A. (ASNAS).

The meeting was lively and productive and in the numerous speeches the need to come to a system of continuous comparison was emphasized through the realization of permanent technical tables and specific Classes that include periodic meetings (and in this sense if they foresee at least two for type of Degree Class / Degree Course before the end of 2018) in order to give more and more substance to the collaboration between Universities and social partners. From a methodological point of view, the meeting had an especially organizational significance and identification of large strands of intervention, all in line with the "Sapienza" quality project for the purpose of achieving greater homogeneity in the homologous training paths of the various CdS. In this sense, the opportunity to review the design of the training courses and the verification of the same was noted, in order to increase the social usability, knowledge and skills of the graduates' profiles and the opportunity of refining the self-assessment processes simultaneously with a necessary compliance to the ANVUR evaluation lines, as well as for a real and compliant use of the qualifications acquired in the socio-working context of the Country.

The fields of intervention identified and almost common to all the CdLs turned out to be:

  • adaptation of curricula and teaching objectives in consideration of the new strategies of intervention of the NHS in terms of proximity of the care and taking charge of the patient with chronic pathology, as well as of the new health needs deriving from the progressive globalization of society;
  • qualitative and quantitative implementation of the professionalizing activity through the identification of minimum standards for the activation of the specific internship sites and pedagogical training actions of the tutors;
  • monitoring the students' post-graduate path in terms of placement times and specific problems in entering the job market;
  • continuous updating of the regulations of the CdS for a better level of uniformity in the various training courses, as required by the learning objectives expressed by the Dublin Descriptors, in the articulations of the study courses, in the learning methods and in the verification of knowledge and skills achieved by Students.

In addition, the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology had a meeting with the Italian Private Hospitality Association of Lazio (AIOP Lazio) carried out on 13 April 2018, attended by Prof. Giuseppe Familiari, for Sapienza and Dr. Jessica Faroni, President of AIOP Lazio. The meeting again confirmed the agreement already signed in 2013 aimed at improving the employment of new graduates of Sapienza at the facilities belonging to AIOP Lazio. This agreement will have to be further implemented in its application; the importance of proposing to interned elective students at RSAs, Hospices, Psychiatric Facilities, Centers for Disabled People and long-term care was also reiterated.