Biomedical Laboratory Science 2022-2023

180 Higher Education Credits, 3 years.

To be accepted as an exchange student at Karolinska Institutet you must be enrolled at a higher education institution that has a written exchange agreement with Karolinska Institutet for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be selected and nominated by their home institution, however the final decision on admission is made by Karolinska Institutet.

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow the link to the course syllabus archive above.

You need to enter the course codes to access the syllabuses and they can be found right before the name of the courses or rotations listed on this page, under "Options in English" and "Options in Swedish".

 

Rotations, courses and projects

Rotations may be combined according to the needs of the individual student. Please note that there is only a limited number of places and a study place can therefore not be guaranteed.

The starting date of the rotations is fairly flexible and may be adjusted to fit the study plan of the student. A rotation requires at least 40 hours of work per week. During the clinical rotation the student will be assigned to a clinical supervisor, who will be responsible for ongoing instruction and supervision.

All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. A student can only attend one course at a time.

One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits. The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student's fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

Options in English - Laboratory Medicine

General requirements 

Specific requirements

  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home institution.

Courses offered both autumn semester 2022 and spring semester 2023

  • 1EE054 Literature Review Course, 4.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA108 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Genetics, 7.5 ECTS credits

Courses offered only during autumn semester 2022

  • 1BA111 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Microbiology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA110 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Chemistry, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA174 Scientific Methodology 2, 7,5 ECTS credits

Research-oriented project offered both autumn semester 2022 and spring semester 2023

  • 1EE049 Project work in biomedical laboratory science, 15 ECTS credits

Options in Swedish - Laboratory Medicine

Exchange students with a good command of Swedish or another Scandinavian language are welcome to apply for the options presented.

Rotations (Clinical laboratory placements)

General requirements

Specific requirements

  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home institution.

Rotations offered in the autumn semester 2022

  • 1BA110 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Chemistry, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA111 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Microbiology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1BA108 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Genetics, 7.5 ECTS credits

Rotation offered in the spring semester 2023

  • 1BA108 Applied Biomedical Laboratory Science BML 2 Clinical Genetics, 7.5 ECTS credits

Research-oriented project offered both autumn semester 2022 and spring semester 2023

  • 1EE049 Project work in biomedical laboratory science, 15 ECTS credits

For more information, please visit the website for the study programme (presented in Swedish).

Options in English 

General requirements 

Specific requirements

  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home institution.

Rotation offered only during autumn semester 2022

  • 1EE026 Clinical Rotation in Clinical Physiology, 7.5 ECTS credits
  • 1EE081 Clinical Rotation in Clinical Physiology, 15 ECTS credits
  • 1BA174 Scientific Methodology 2, 7.5 ECTS credits

Rotation offered only during spring semester 2023

  • 1BA137 Advanced clinical physiological diagnostics 7,5 ECTS credits (offered both in English and Swedish)

Research-oriented project offered during autumn semester 2022 and spring semester 2023

  • 1BA029 Elective project

If you have any questions regarding these rotations, courses or projects, please contact the Chairperson of the International Committee for the study programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science:

Maura Heverin

Application

Application deadlines for courses and rotations

  • May 1 (for the autumn term 2022, beginning of September to mid-January)
  • November 1 (for the spring term 2023, mid-January to the beginning of June)

Application deadline for projects

  • As far in advance as possible, but no later than six months before the required start of the study period.

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply using the form below.

Will I be admitted? There are only a limited number of places on curricular courses and projects. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please choose more than one alternative when filling in the application form, since that will increase you chances of being admitted.

How do I apply? Start the on-line application below by selecting your home university, preferred period of study and language of instruction. Then look through the entire form and read all the information carefully, especially under proposed study programme at Karolinska Institutet. Mandatory information is marked " * ". You will not be able to submit the application if you omit this information.

Have all the information ready when you start. Once you have started to enter the required information on-line, you cannot save it to continue at a later stage. This means that you must have all information ready by the time you wish to submit your application, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. As long as you are actively entering information, there is no time limit.

Personal Data Act. The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to EC Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), or the EU Regulation 2016/679 and its implementing complementing national laws.

Remember to print the application and registration number. Please note that you must print your application before you submit it electronically. You submit the application by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Note that when this is done you cannot make any changes! You will immediately get a notification that your application has been registered along with a registration number unique to your application. Please make a note of this registration number as it is used to check the status of your application.

What do I do with my printed application? Once you have printed the application, sign it and also have it signed by the international coordinator or contact person at your university. Please send the application to the international coordinator, either scanned or by regular mail, together with:

  • A verified transcript of credits and grades, i.e. list of courses passed at your home university
  • A verified copy of your passport, where your photo and details are visible. The copy MUST be certified by your home institution, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works there, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • CV in English

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Application form 2022-2023

Contact

Giulia Grillo Mikrut

Administrative officer
UF Central Administration
Curricula 2022-2023
Curricula 2022-2023
Curriculum Laboratory Medicine and Physiology, first and second semester
Semester Course ECTS Credits
1 Scientific Methodology 1 3
From Atom to Organism 3
Physiological and Medical Laboratory Diagnostics 8
The Structure, Function and Dysfunction of the Human Body 16
2 Medical Chemistry 6
Laboratory Methodology used in Chemistry and Biochemistry 8
Biochemistry 10
Cell and Molecular Biology 1 6
Curriculum Laboratory Medicine 2022-2023
Semester Course ECTS Credits
3 Analytical Chemistry and Biomedical Methodology 7.5
Instrumentation including Radiation Physics 4.5
Basic Methods - physiology 3
Cell Culture Methods 7.5
Molecular Biology and Methods in Molecular Biology 7.5
Haematology - methodology and diagnostics 7.5
4 Morphology - methods and diagnosis 7.5
Microbiology - methodology and diagnostics 7.5
Immunology - methodology and diagnostics (incl Transfusion Medicine) 7.5
Clinical Chemistry - methodology and diagnostics 7.5
5 Clinical Course 1 7.5
Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course 7.5
Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course 7.5
Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course 7.5
6 Scientific methods and Work organization and management 7.5
Clinical Course 2 alt 3 alt Elective Course 7.5
Thesis course in Laboratory Medicine 15
Curriculum Physiology 2022-2023
Semester Course ECTS Credits
3 Basic Laboratory Methodology and Technology - Moment I 7.5
General Nursing (Theory) 3
Pharmacology and Medicine Calculation 3
Pedagogic as a Professional Tool - Moment I 1.5
Ultrasound Technology Part I (Cardiac) 7.5
Ultrasound Technology Part II (Vascular) 7.5
4 Lung Physiology 9
Neurophysiology 7.5
Central Circulation Physiology 9
Basic Laboratory Methodology and Technology - Moment II 4.5
5 Integrative Circulation Physiology 9
Nuclear Medicine 7.5
Elective Course 7.5
General care - Clinical practice 4.5
Pedagogic as a Professional Tool - Moment II 1.5
6 Telemedicine, Image Transmission and Image Management 3
Scientific Methodology 7.5
Thesis course - Physiology 15
Leadership and Organization 3
General care - Clinical practice 1.5

More information about the programme

To start with, students go through the structure and function of the human body from a macro to a micro level. They are also given an introduction to their future career and a general grounding in biomedical laboratory science.

In subsequent terms, students probe more deeply into the analytical methods used to identify diseases such as diabetes, infections, cancer or chromosomal disorders. Analytical methods include the biochemical, immunological, and molecular genetic, and are applied, for example, to blood, tissue or urine. Students can also choose methods used to examine the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems, the brain, nerve system and kidneys, such as ECG, ultrasound, spirometry, EEG and isotope analysis.

In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI the applicant must be enrolled at a university that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution. The final decision on admission will be made by KI.

After graduation

Authorised biomedical scientists work in hospital laboratories in fields such as clinical chemistry, genetics, pathology, microbiology, immunology or transfusion medicine. Students specialising in physiology can also work in areas such as clinical physiology, neurophysiology or nuclear medicine.

Biomedical scientists also work at healthcare centres or veterinary surgeries, in the pharmaceutical industry or medtech companies, and in the fields of food hygiene, biotechnology, health promotion, and sports medicine.