Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (BSc). Department of Medical Laboratory Studies. Faculty of Health and Medical Care. Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki.


Knowledge: The teaching of Core Courses is included (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, General Microbiology, Anatomy, etc.), along with Specialisation Courses (Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, Specialised Microbiology, Immunology, Cytology, etc.), and Special Background Courses (English terminology, Laboratory Animals, etc.) with the purpose of understanding the normal functions of the human organization and the anomalies thereof, the change of the biological indicators, resulting from pathological conditions, the principle of operation of the diagnostic techniques and the possible interventions for drawing reliable results.
Skills: The ability to put the knowledge into practice is acquired through Laboratory Practice and by participating in Practical Exercises.
Competences: Within the context of the six-month practical training, students apply their knowledge and skills in the actual working conditions in the Departments of Hospitals and Diagnostic centres.
Learning outcomes: The objective of the Department is to produce graduates who are capable of working in any Hospital / Diagnostic Centre Department or work in any relevant area.

Further Information

The purpose of the Department is to produce graduates who are capable of working, in accordance with the Government Gazette bulletin specifying their professional rights (Government Gazette 118, 14/06/96) in any Hospital or diagnostic centre Department, where they can proceed to the taking of samples, the preparation of samples, reagents, and instruments, and perform the tests and contribute to the organization of space through the selection of suitable machinery and techniques. In addition, work in any field relevant to their knowledge or further their studies in order to acquire a postgraduate or doctorate diploma. The studies provided by the Department are similar to those offered by respective Higher Education Curricula in Europe or in the USA, such as BSc of Biomedical Sciences (ex. Polytechnics, Fachhochschule, Universities of Applied Sciences, U.K., Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ireland etc; EUROPE, Departments of Medical Laboratory Scientists or Clinical Laboratory technologists providing BSc in Medical Technology, Medical laboratory technology, Medical laboratory science (3+1 or 2+2; ASCP;;USA).

Relation To Employment

The title of studies is a necessary and sufficient condition for employment in any Hospital and Diagnostic Centre department or in any other relevant area, without requiring any professional license (Government Gazette 118, 14/6/96).


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.