Objective(s) of the study programme:
To educate professional bachelor of biomedical diagnostics with professional qualification of a technologist who is able to perform biomedical (hematological, microbiological, biochemical, genetic, cytological, toxicological, serological, etc.), environmental (air, water, soil, food, etc.) laboratory and applied research, who is able to communicate and to cooperate in multi profile team, capable to plan one’s own activities regarding the changing environment.
The graduates of the programme will be able to:
1. Follow legal acts normative documents and standards, to evaluate a work place and to provide directions for clients before and during the investigation, to take and accept samples for investigations.
2. Perform or help in performing diagnostic tests working with biomedical and laboratory equipment.
3. Undertake internal quality control in diagnostic tests and compare the results with the norm.
4. Work in a multi profile team in accordance with medical ethics and deontological principles.
5. Recognize the life-threatening conditions, emergency situations, assess and respond to them appropriately.
6. Apply information and communication technologies in applied research.
7. Evaluate environmental and human safety in their professional judgment and disseminate professional expertise.
8. Assess the human being as a physical and social person.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Innovative teaching and learning methods are applied. Student-oriented teaching: discussions, team work, professional literature analysis, case studies, practical work, self-study work, preparing presentations. Student self-study work is based on assignments, team work where problem and critical thinking are very important. The programme is seeking for and active student involvement into the study process, finding solutions to the problems.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Student’s knowledge and skills are assessed by the cumulative, proportional ten-point assessment system. Learning achievements of the subjects in the study programme are evaluated through mid-term assignments (tests, individual and group assignments and their presentation, projects, defense of practical and self-study works, etc.)
The final evaluation (grade) combines the grades of mid-term assignments, self-study projects and examination.
Optional subjects (OS – 9 credits) students can be select optional subjects from the list offered by Kauno Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences www.kauko.lt. The study programme of Biomedical diagnostics offers the following OS: Health Training and Healthy Lifestyle; Dietetics; Alternative Nutrition; Gene Engineering in Medicine.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
Professional activity practices are carried out in the clinical, microbiological, public healthcare, pathological anatomy laboratories of different health care institutions depending on the nature of professional activity practice. The practice is carried out following the theoretical and practical clinical work under the guidance of the practice tutor (mentor) and consultation of the teacher - practice tutor.