VOCATIONAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL DEGREE (Ptychio Epaggelmatikis Eidikotitas) - Specialty "Assistants in Medical and Biological Laboratories"


The holder of a Vocational Upper Secondary School degree of this specialty:

1. Describes the physiology of the human body and the basic principles of antisepsis, disinfection and sterilization.
2. Recognizes the utensils, instruments and equipment for medical laboratories.
1. Orders, receives and securely stores the reagents and materials required for the tests, and undertakes the preparation thereof for the analyses.
2. Receives and prepares samples for examination.
3. Conducts sampling and medical analyses under the supervision and guidance of the physician or of the Technologist of Medical Laboratories.
4. Keeps the file of the laboratory and distributes results accordingly (clinics, physicians, patients, etc.) while maintaining medical confidentiality.
1. Participates in the organization of the laboratory (sampling times, analyzes timetable, instructions to clients, etc.).
2. Maintains the ethics of medical laboratory for the protection of its employees and also to avoid dispersing infections and ensures the proper analysis of the samples.
3. Cooperates harmoniously with laboratory staff (Physicians, Medical Laboratory Technologists, auxiliary staff, etc.).

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications of this Type are entitled to obtain a professional license, along with the relevant rights, as provided by the pertinent legislation on the specific specialty.


Access to programmes leading to such qualifications is available for graduates of compulsory education or graduates of the 1st class of General Upper Secondary School (they may enrol in the 2nd class of EPAL).
Holders of qualifications of this type are entitled to obtain, following examinations, an EPAL Certificate. With the acquisition of EPAL Certificate they also gain access to the Apprenticeship Class (Level 5).

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.