The master's programme in Clinical Analysis Laboratory focuses on the application of laboratory techniques for clinical diagnosis and presymptomatic and predisposition testing. Students will study aspects related to clinical and environmental microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, clinical and multifactorial genetics, molecular genetics applied to forensic diagnostics, and genetic counselling and assisted reproduction techniques, as well as to the clinical assessment and interpretation of results obtained with laboratory techniques.
Official university bachelor's or master's degree from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) or equivalent foreign degree allowing access to a postgraduate degree in the country that issued the degree. Should the applicant have not finished yet their studies at the time of application, they will be asked to sign a statement certifying that they will have completed them before the start of the master degree program.
Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: scientific-natural sciences and health sciences.
Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
Curriculum Vitae in Spanish, English or Catalan.
A letter of motivation in Spanish, English or Catalan stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words).
Identity Card or Passport.
Letter of acceptance to a clinical or applied research Laboratory to do the Master's internship (the contribution of this letter will be particularly valued)
A (professional or academic) letter of recommendation signed by someone who really knows the candidate and can assess them.
Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme.
Additional academic training in areas related to the master's programme.
Additional professional experience.
In addition, the Departments' selection committee may decide to interview the candidate.
The undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript
If you have finished your Bachelor degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:
A photocopy of your undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
A photocopy of your official final undergraduate transcript.
However, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
A signed declaration of obtaining your degree before the commencement of the master's programme.
A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.
During the internship, which is compulsory and unpaid (second and third terms), students will spend time in different areas of a laboratory, thereby systematically, safely and efficiently familiarizing themselves with the principles of analytical methods. In addition, they will acquire the skills they need to carry out quality assurance programmes for laboratories and to interpret analytical results in terms of standards, controls, quality and clinical significance. Students will moreover acquire the necessary skills to carry out a master's degree project supervised by a specialist from the laboratory.