Learning outcomes

1. The Master integrates the acquired knowledge, insights and practical skills in the domain of clinical chemistry, the domain of haematology and the domain of microbiology in order to fulfill the function of clinical biologist in an expert and problem solving manner.

2. The Master bases him/herself on scientifically founded literature and domain specific knowledge to understand the impact of pre-analytical aspects on the research result in a well-considered and critical manner and to evaluate the quality of analytical methods. The Master combines this knowledge and these skills to critically interpret and report laboratory results.

3. The Master can participate in clinical scientific research and can devise and execute a relevant scientific experiment in the domain of laboratory medicine, interpret it and report on it in writing in the form of an article in a scientific peer-reviewed journal.

4. The Master has knowledge of and insight in the issue of excessive under and overuse of products and the accompanying economic aspects of medicine that can apply.

5. The Master has the required communicative and social skills to bring about the enhancement of expertise of students, specialists in training, patients and other concerned parties in healthcare.

6. The Master knows the domain specific legislation and has the required communicative and social skills to function in broader management systems in organisations, in hospital committees and in other representative functions within the healthcare system.

7. The Master is able to confer in a problem-solving manner with and to report to colleagues, professionals and other interested experts in patient care. The master knows the possibilities and expertise of other disciplines in patient care and contributes to the effective circulation of medical and scientific information.

8. The Master sufficiently masters computer science including medical computer science in order to provide optimal service to colleagues and to patients and in order to maintain his/her own expertise.

9. The Master has knowledge of and insight in ethical and social aspects that play an important role in the professional practice, within the framework of the relevant legislation.

10. With an attitude of selfdirection and lifelong learning, the Master profesionnally and flexibly anticipates a changing society by investing in continuous optimizing of field specific skills and medical knowledge.

11. The Master can act in accordance with the “standards of care” and can formulate and apply the international quality requirements and directives in relation to the different aspects of the field.

12. The Master has the required management skills to direct a team of colleagues, interns, specialists in training, technicians and other collaborators in a clinical laboratory and to adequately organize the functioning of the laboratory.