This program, previously indexed as Code 140.B0, was updated to 140.C0 in 2016. It trains individuals to be capable of performing analyses, doing technical work and collaborating in research and development. The data and interpretations they provide contribute to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
These technicians generally work in healthcare facilities, public health centres, private laboratories or research centres. They are capable of carrying out biochemical, microbiological, immunohematological, hematological and haemostatic analyses and point-of-care tests. They also have the skills required to take samples as well as handle tissue preparation and blood-product preparation.
Most of the tasks that biomedical analysis technicians perform are well defined and structured: plan work to be done, prepare products, material and equipment, prepare samples, perform analyses, and interpret and share results.
By the time they have completed their studies, biomedical analysis technicians will have acquired the attitudes required to practise their profession: a sense of responsibility, the ability to manage stress, attention to detail and respect for professional ethics. Their training will also enable them to:
develop behaviours and attitudes that reflect the consistent application of quality assurance principles
develop their ability to deal with clients
work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals