Biomedical Sciences (Bachelor)

Analyse, interpret, diagnose

Identifying and preventing diseases – biomedical analysis plays a key role in modern health care. Exact laboratory results not only helps diagnose diseases early on, but they make an impact on prevention and health promotion. Learn all about modern diagnostic work in laboratories and clinics. Our Bachelor's in Biomedical Science will prepare you for work in the pharmaceutical industry, science, and research.

Study: Full-time
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
Duration: 6 semesters (180 ECTS)
Study places per year: 18
Location: Salzburg Campus (University Hospital LKH), Urstein Campus
Language of instruction: German
Internship:  1.125 hours alongside studies
Tuition: € 363,- per semester + Euro 24.70 student union fee per semester
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Why study a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences?

In order to work in a medical-diagnostic laboratory for human medicine, you need to have a professional qualification. Completing our BMA degree here at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences gives you the legal power to work as a biomedical analyst (MTD Act).

Our Biomedical Sciences Course at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is one of the highest-regarded medical and technical services in Austria. Therefore, our highly practice-based training also takes place in the laboratories of Salzburg University Hospital (SALK).

In addition to medical and scientific expertise, this course also includes competencies in quality management and laboratory organisation. Plus, you will have a profound knowledge of bodily functions, measurement methods, and systems, as well as the correct creation and interpretation of laboratory results.

Among others, our Bachelor's degree programme includes:

  • Basic knowledge and practical implementation of analytical methods and functional measurements in medical laboratories
  • Process and quality management
  • Technology knowledge
  • Information and communication skills

The most important aspects of our Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science

Study content and focus areas

Clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology, histology – our Bachelor's degree course contents are highly diverse when it comes to analytical diagnostics. The main focus of training is to provide graduates with a high level of professional competence in various fields.

During your Bachelor's degree programme, you will focus on the following areas:

  • Biomedical laboratory diagnostics
  • Project management
  • Quality management
  • Patient safety and risk management
  • Information and communication technology in the health care sector

Internships at home and abroad

Practical orientation

Practical experience is the main focus of the Biomedical Science degree. In addition to compulsory and optional areas, there is also the possibility of completing an Erasmus+ internship abroad.

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Job prospects and careers

Job prospects

Whether in hospitals, private laboratories, or in the pharmaceutical industry: as a biomedical analyst, you play a key role in health promotion/prevention and in disease diagnostics and therapy.

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