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Qualification: Medicinal Laboratory Technician (no legal status)

Medicinal Laboratory Technician (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The certificate holder will be able to:

  • implement protective measures for safe work in laboratories,
  • perform detailed and accurate laboratory analyses,
  • prepare samples for histological and cytological examinations,
  • perform standard chemical analyses of non-biological material,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic legislative and ethical aspects of working in a laboratory;
  • use modern IT and work with resources, data and materials,
  • work in a group and communicate in writing and orally with co-workers, professionals and clients using basic technical terminology,

Elective:

  • perform haematological examinations,
  • perform standard haemostatic tests,
  • perform basic laboratory examinations in transfusion medicine,
  • take capillary blood samples,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the technique of venous blood sampling,
  • perform basic microbiological examinations,
  • prepare samples for biochemical examinations (serum, plasma),
  • perform biochemical examinations using a spectrometer or photometer,
  • perform urine, stool and cerebrospinal fluid examinations.

Certificate holders supplement their key vocational knowledge and abilities with key general knowledge in line with national standards.
 

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Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete general education subjects, compulsory and elective vocational modules, and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and a vocational matura.

The vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and biomedical laboratory) and an elective section (written and oral examination in a foreign language or mathematics, and a service with an oral presentation).

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Students' vocational abilities and skills and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the education programme are established through testing and assessment. Assessment also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using scores from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).

 

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Matura/vocational course, higher vocational education (SQF level 6), professional higher education (SQF level 7) and academic higher education (SQF level 7)

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Vocational and technical secondary schools and adult education institutions.

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  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education
NQF Level: 
5
Access requirements: 
  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education
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Students must successfully (i.e. with positive scores) complete general education subjects, compulsory and elective vocational modules, and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and a vocational matura.

The vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and biomedical laboratory) and an elective section (written and oral examination in a foreign language or mathematics, and a service with an oral presentation).