On completion of the Bachelor's course in Biomedical Science, our graduates can enter straight into the world of work. They are experts acting as key workers in the healthcare system in the fields of medical diagnosis, treatment and research. Biomedical scientists apply laboratory methods to provide doctors with meaningful analytical data. They analyse primarily human materials such as blood, bone marrow, urine, stool, tissue, liquor, saliva, amniotic fluid or hair.
Haematology focuses on the analysis of blood and bone marrow. State-of-the-art laboratory instruments are used to determine a wide range of blood parameters and coagulation factors. Biomedical scientists also determine blood type characteristics and the compatibility of blood transfusions or transplanted organs.
Clinical chemistry includes the analysis of metabolic products, enzymes, vitamins or tumour markers from body fluids and excretions. The toxins, medications or drugs contained in the samples can also be analysed and quantified.
Immunology requires biomedical scientists to identify disorders of the immune system and test samples for allergies and intolerances.
Modern molecular diagnostics provides biomedical scientists with relevant laboratory methods, which have become part of routine diagnostics in many medical specialties and are also being applied in various research fields.
Quality assurance and compliance with legal regulations for occupational safety, radiation protection, environmental protection and hygiene are top priority in all areas of work. Practical knowledge, social skills, foreign languages and IT skills open up careers in a variety of settings, ranging from healthcare to research and industry, including the following:
- Public and private hospitals
- University clinics and universities
- Outpatient clinics, private laboratories, medical practices
- Sanatoriums, rehabilitation centres
- Non-university research institutions
- Biopharmaceutical industry
- Laboratory technology industry and suppliers
- Food industry, environmental protection
- Veterinary medicine
Would you like to find out more about the career paths of our graduates? To give you an idea, we have compiled profiles of former students.