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First Year


First Semester

Integrated EU studies in BLS
5 ECTS
Professor: Fernando Mendes  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • Identify milestones that contributed to the development of biomedical laboratory sciences (BLS), critically analysing the evolutionary path of it
  • Recognize the framework of the formation of BLS on the different European education systems as well
  • as understanding the insertion of this professional at organic and operation of the different health care systems
  • Knowledge of legislation related to the profession
  • Define the concept of profession, dimensions and stages of the professionalization process
  • Recognize and apply the concepts of ethics  and deontology in BLS in concrete situations of the profession, as well as levels  of responsibility
  • Characterize the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences at the national and international context.
  • Continuous Professional development
Molecular and Cell Biology
5 ECTS
Professor: Veronika Stefanik  rg in scholar
Know the fundamentals of biochemistry and the key principles of molecular biology. Understanding of molecular processes that occur in cells, gain insight into the most significant molecular and cell-based methods used. Advanced knowledge in the specialized fields of molecular and cell biology.Ability to accurately, reproducible prepare reagents for experiments and interpret data, including interpretation of control and samples.  Ability to work safely and effectively in the laboratory. Understand safe laboratory practices, perform molecular biology techniques. Ability to use devices required in molecular and cell biology.Ability to collaborate with other researchers, Able to apply their experience with lab techniques and data analysis to responsibly design, safely perform, and critically analyse the results of experiments.Awareness of the major issues at the forefront of the discipline. Design experiments and to understand the limitations of experimental approach.
Diagnostic Methods, Techniques and Applications I
2,5 ECTS
Professor: Armando Caseiro  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • Theoretical fundaments underlying the instrumental methods discussed, as well as the function of the main components of the instruments used, limitations and potentialities;
  • Students will know principles, methods and techniques related to electrophoresis and chromatography; Biomedical applications underlying the electrophoretic and chromatographic methods.
  • Able to comprehend and communicate the most important principles and methods; develop capacities at the level of teamwork;
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of analytical methods studied in order to be able to draw analytical qualitative and/or quantitative conclusions.
  • Ability to perform electrophoresis and chromatography protocols;
  • Select the appropriate methodology to solve a problem of laboratory analysis, taking  into account specific requirements as sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility among others;
  • Interpret critically the results and assess quality.

 

Diagnostic Methods, Techniques and Applications II
2,5 ECTS
Professor: Veronika Stefanik  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
Advanced Knowledge and Specialisation in the field of molecular methods like Real-Time PCR and Next Generation Sequencing. Knowledge of advantages, limitations and applications of different approaches (NGS and Real Time PCR) Students will know principles, methods and techniques related to NGS and Real Time PCR.Able to comprehend and communicate the most important principles and methods. The student is able to work as a part of a team, able to develop protocols and assays in these advanced  molecular biology fields. Ability to perform RT-PCR and NGS Protocols.Collaborate with Bioinformatic IT staff to manage and track workflows, queues, samples and outcomes. Use a range of bioinformatics software and tools to undertake basic analysis of NGS and RT-PCR data. Submit, browse and access  a range of NGS data in public repositories. Discuss a variety of applications and workflow approaches.

 

Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine
5 ECTS
Professor: Camilla Hesse rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
Knowledge

  • Describe the basic principles for evidence based laboratory medicine
  • Explain literature search strategies and meta-analysis
  • Explain evidence levels

Skills

  • Put focused research questions
  • Perform strategy literature search
  • Critically appraise articles
  • Draw conclusions on evidence levels
  • Write study protocols

Competences • Discuss and argue in group

 

Research Meth & Biostats Scientific Communication
10 ECTS
Professor: Steve Meaney  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • Formulate a testable hypothesis based on existing available scientific data and devise an experimental approach to test this hypothesis;
  • Manage the progression of a significant laboratory-based scientific project;
  • Collate and analyse generated data, using  appropriate statistical methods and software packages;
  • Present research findings in the appropriate scholarly manner to specialist and non-specialist audience;

 

Second Semester

Project and Academic Design Writing
5 ECTS
Professor: Fernando Mendes rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
The student must acquire knowledge of:

  • Research methodologies
  • Definition of research issues
  • Structure of a research project
  • Search for bibliographic information and its correct referencing

The student must acquire skills which enable:

  • Identification of a work investigating in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
  • Search for relevant scientific information
  • Define the theme of research to develop

The student must acquire competences of:

  • Design of research projects in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
  • Research and selection of scientific information relevant to his work
  • Preparation of a research project on Biomedical Laboratory Sciences to submit to a grant

 

Diagnostic Methods, Techniques and Applications III
5 ECTS
Professor: Camilla Hesse rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • In detail explain theory behind  mass spectrometry and flow cytometry covered  in the module
  • In detail describe an application of mass spectrometry and flow cytometry in the field of chosen specialization (e.g microbiology, clinical chemistry etc)
  • Explain troubleshooting, quality assurance, validation and interpretation of data for mass spectrometry and flow
  • Perform different techniques covered in the module  and interpretation of data
  • Present and discuss data generated by different methods both in written and with graphics
  • Discuss safe handling of samples, environmental issues and quality assurance for the methods covered in the module
  • Critically argue for the used application in solving a diagnostic question

 

Diagnostic Methods, Techniques and Applications IV
5 ECTS
Professor: Steve Meaney  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • Explain in detail the principle of various forms of bright field and fluorescent microscopy
  • Compare and contrast different forms for imaging techniques
  • Design an imaging-based approach for the investigation of a specific biomarker
  • Explain the essential quality control measures as applied to imaging analysis
  • Analyse imaging data using appropriate methodologies
  • Prepare and analyse samples for various forms of microscopy
Pathobiology
5 ECTS
Professor: Steve Meaney  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • On Completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss in detail the causes of disease and variations in disease outcomes
  • Explain the molecular pathways involved in the development of major diseases
  • Systematically retrieve, critically analyse and evaluate the current literature about major diseases Prepare evidence-based summary of this analysis a format suitable for communication to the scholarly community
Laboratory Design and Management
10 ECTS
Professor: Christine Schnabl  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • New diagnostic approaches in the main areas of biomedical laboratory sciences; the state of the art laboratory diagnostic techniques and methods;
  • Research projects applied to biomedical laboratory sciences; Laboratory quality control;
  • Select the methods and techniques in laboratory diagnostics;
  • Independently interpret and discuss results of a research project applied to biomedical laboratory sciences;
  • Perform quality control procedures in the laboratory;
  • Understand and discuss the most suitable diagnostic approaches in different areas of biomedical sciences;
  • Critical understanding of state-of-the-art laboratory procedures; Competence in displaying and interpreting laboratory results.

 

 

Second Year

 


First Semester

Advanced Biomedic Laboratory Science
10 ECTS
Professor: Armando Caseiro  rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • New diagnostic approaches in the main areas of biomedical laboratory sciences; the state of the art laboratory diagnostic techniques and methods;
  • Research projects applied to biomedical laboratory sciences; Laboratory quality control;
  • Select the methods and techniques in laboratory diagnostics;
  • Independently interpret and discuss results of a research project applied to biomedical laboratory sciences;
  • Perform quality control procedures in the laboratory;
  • Understand and discuss the most suitable diagnostic approaches in different areas of biomedical sciences;
  • Critical understanding of state-of-the-art laboratory procedures; Competence in displaying and interpreting laboratory results.
Specialist Practice
10 ECTS
Professor: Camilla Hesse rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
  • in detail explain relevant techniques and methods in the chosen  field of specialization
  • explain the significance of different steps that secure quality in the laboratory process
  • describe the organization of the laboratory and its role in the health care system
  • describe disease categories as well as diagnostic possibilities in the chosen field of specialization and how the biomedical scientist can act as a diagnostic partner
  • work as a biomedical laboratory scientist and act professionally in different situations
  • use evidence based methods to critically review used techniques and methods in the chosen  field of specialization
  • independently interpret results of performed analysis
  • perform troubleshooting to solve emerging problems in the laboratory
  • reflect about one´s own professional development
  • discuss one’s own learning and the need to develop one’s competence
  • communication orally  and written

Second Semester

Thesis
40 ECTS
Professor: Camilla Hesse rg in scholar
Intended Learning Outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students):
Knowledge

  • Review the area of research
  • Explain the evidence based strategy for literature search and selection
  • Explain the used laboratory methods and techniques

Skills

  • Plan and use relevant methods to perform research project during the given time
  • Interpret and critically discuss obtained data
  • Orally and written present the performed project

Competences

  • In a professional and scientific way discuss design, results and conclusions
  • Discuss ethical  issues  related to the performed project