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Medical Analytics, MSc. full-time studies (WFAR-0003-JSP)

(in Polish: Analityka medyczna, stacjonarne jednolite magisterskie)
long-cycle
full-time, 5 years
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Magisterium na analityce medycznej

Access to further studies:

education in doctoral school, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

Graduate has earned the basic knowledge in medical, biological, biochemical, and social sciences, in addition to the advanced knowledge in the field of laboratory medicine. Graduate is prepared for professional laboratory diagnosis, in accordance with the requirements of good laboratory practice and professional ethics principles in the field of chemistry and clinical biochemistry, hematology, general analysis, clinical cytology, microbiology, parasitological diagnosis, serology, blood transfusion, molecular biology, medical genetics, immunology and toxicology. Graduate is capable of collecting and preparing material for analysis, using of diagnostic algorithms of clinical laboratory tests, performing the analysis techniques by automated and/or manual methods, verifying and interpreting test results, suggesting the best diagnosis for specific pathology or disease, conducting and documenting internal and external quality control laboratory testing, evaluating the diagnostic value of test results and solving the diagnostic problems in various fields of laboratory medicine by the use of up-to-date sources of information.

Access requirements

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Applicants of the “new secondary school exam", who passed the advanced level of biology and chemistry, were admitted on the basis of their secondary school examination results. Applicants of the "old secondary school exam", who didn’t have advanced levels of biology and chemistry, were admitted according to their results in the unified nationwide entrance exam. This exam allow to compare their level of knowledge with the new secondary school exam requirement for the advanced level in two subjects: biology and chemistry. Their ranking list was determined by the total number of points obtained in the secondary school exam or faculty preliminary exam.

Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28th March 2012 on the introduction of learning outcomes for fields of study conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE - knowledge of a proper structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and systems of a human body, as well as comprehension of interdependence of their structure and function in conditions of health and disease - a basic knowledge of human body development, systemic homeostasis and its regulation, reproduction processes, ageing, as well as death - comprehension of functioning of cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, immune system and nervous system, as well as development and significance of body fluids, secretions and excretions - knowledge of structure and function of organs and cells of an immune system; comprehension of rules of immune response regulation, as well as rules of immunological diagnostics - knowledge of symptoms and etiology of selected disorders and pathologies, as well as methods of their assessment - knowledge of structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, peptides and proteins, as well as metabolic processes on molecular, cell, organic and systemic level; knowledge of assessment methods of biochemical processes and metabolic conversions in physiological and pathological conditions -knowledge of structure and function of human genes, heredity mechanisms and genetic disorders - comprehension of physical basis of biological processes, as well as measuring methods applied in laboratory diagnostics - comprehension of relations between structure of chemical compounds and reactions in human body - comprehension of chemical conversions mechanisms and relations between physicochemical phenomena and parameters as regards analytic methods - knowledge of methodic basics of analytic methods (including: distributive, photometric, spectrometric, electrochemical, immunochemical, enzymes and substrates, nucleic acids analysis) and their appliance in laboratory medicine - knowledge of definitions and methods of assessment of precision, accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, functional sensitivity and linearity of analytic methods, as well as their quality control rules - comprehension of the notion of definitive method, reference method and impact of interfering factors - knowledge of basic psychosocial notions and mechanisms related to health and health protection to the extent necessary in laboratory medicine - knowledge of rules of providing first premedical aid in health and life threatening situations - comprehension of operation rules of equipment applied in laboratory medicine - knowledge of good laboratory practice, legal, organisational and ethical conditions of performing laboratory diagnostics, as well as requirements concerning organisation of medical diagnostic laboratory on different levels of health protection - comprehension of relations between morphological irregularities and function of altered organs and systems, clinical symptoms and diagnostic strategy - knowledge of basic problems of pre-laboratory and post-laboratory phase of analyses conduction (including: non-analytic factors which influence credibility of laboratory analyses results, cooperation with medical staff, principal’s needs) - knowledge of laboratory tests significance in diagnosing, monitoring, prognoses and prevention of organic and systemic disorders, as well as selection criteria for these analyses and conduction rules - knowledge of recommendations for extension of laboratory diagnostics in selected diseases, as well as recommended specialist tests - knowledge of types and characteristics of biological material, rules and methods of sampling, shipment, storage and preparation for analysis (including: sampling place and time, impact of interfering factors, selection of anticoagulants, fixatives and shipment surfaces, temperature) - knowledge of clinical aspects of metabolic disorders, as well as methods of laboratory assessment of metabolic processes as regards development mechanisms and course of disease - knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of functional testing and biochemical markers methods, as well as their significance in diagnosing, differential diagnostics, disease course monitoring and treatment effects assessment in various clinical cases - knowledge of clinical aspects of hematopoiesis and hemostasis, as well as methods of their laboratory assessment on the basis of peripheral blood test and bone marrow tests as regards morphological and functional changes and mechanisms of disease development - knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of manual and automated methods for determining quantitative and qualitative laboratory haematological parameters, as well as their role in diagnosing, differential diagnostics, projecting, as well as treatment efficiency assessment (including: anaemia, haemato-oncological diseases, myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphatic system disorder) - knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of manual and automated methods for determining quantitative and qualitative laboratory coagulation parameters, as well as their role in determining cause or risk of haemophilia and thrombophilia, as well as treatment efficiency assessment - knowledge of traditional methods of cytological diagnostics (including: preparation and staining techniques), as well as automated techniques of phenotyping and cyto-diagnostic criteria for diagnosing and differentiation of neoplasms and non-neoplasms -knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of methodology and diagnostic role of quantitative and qualitative test of body fluids, secretions and excretions - knowledge of pathogenesis, patho-mechanism, epidemiology, major clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment principles of major diseases caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses - knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of microbiological diagnostics, as well as its significance in diagnosing infections, projecting their courses and assessing drug susceptibility - knowledge of parasitism mechanisms, transmission routes and pathogenicity of human parasites, as well as identification methods (macroscopic, microscopic, immunological and molecular) - knowledge of serological diagnostics of infectious diseases, as well as its significance for diagnosing, differentiation, disease course monitoring, and treatment effects assessment - comprehension of molecular basis of genetic polymorphism and testing methods, as well as relation to morbidity and treatment efficiency - knowledge of basic research techniques of cytogenetics and molecular biology, as well as their appliance in diagnostics of non-infectious and infectious diseases - knowledge of assessment methods of immunological system functions in congenital and acquired immune disorders - knowledge of immunological aspects of transplantation and haemotherapy - knowledge of blood group systems serological diagnostics methods, as well as diagnostics of transfusion-related complications and blood group incompatibility - knowledge of toxicological analysis methods, as well as xenobiotics impact on values of laboratory biochemical and haematological parameters applied in laboratory diagnostics - knowledge of statistical basis of analytic methods validation, as well as laboratory tests results analysis, results elaboration methods and their diagnostic value assessment - knowledge of interpretation rules of laboratory tests results in order to differentiate physiological and pathological states - knowledge of elements of diagnostic characteristics of a test (diagnostic sensitivity and specificity, predictive values and probability indicators, cut-off values selection rules) - knowledge of quality systems for diagnostic medical laboratories, as well as accreditation and certification rules - knowledge of computerization rules in laboratory, as well as functioning of a laboratory IT system - knowledge of rules of carrying out laboratory tests in the place where care is taken over a patient (POCT) and in self-checking conditions - knowledge of rules of selection, carrying out and organisation of screening tests in prevention and treatment - knowledge and comprehension of basic notions and rules regarding industrial property protection and copyright law, as well as comprehension of the necessity of intellectual property resources management SKILLS - ability to explain to a patient or a principal impact of pre-laboratory factors on the result quality (including the necessity of test repeating) - ability to inform about the result without prejudice to doctor’s competences - ability to instruct a patient before carrying out sampling - ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, other members of medical staff, as well as results recipients - ability to carry out sampling, assess its suitability, store, as well as prepare for analysis - ability to select optimal analytical methods, as well as assess credibility of these analyses results - ability to apply instrumental analytical methods in medical laboratory diagnostics - ability to interpret ranges of reference values (considering age, sex, life style, decisive values), as well as assess dynamics of laboratory parameters change - ability to determine diagnostic suitability of a laboratory test - ability to use automated measuring equipment (as well as auxiliary laboratory equipment) applied in contemporary laboratory medical diagnostics - ability to calibrate measuring equipment, assess its analytical quality, as well as professionally elaborate and interpret results of analyses which are suitable in laboratory diagnostics - ability to use an optical microscope, as well as histological and pathomorphological techniques in order to describe morphological features of tissues and cells (both correct and pathologically changed) - ability to obtain credible results of biochemical laboratory tests (including: electrolytes, trace elements, acid-base balance, CO-oximetry, carbohydrates, protein glycation indicators, bilirubin and its fractions, nitrogenous compounds as well as cystatin and NGAL in assessment of kidneys functions, total protein, protein electrophoresis, immunoglobulins and specific proteins, including acute-phase proteins as well as markers of myocardial ischemia, iron resources indicators, toxicological tests, hormones, lipids, enzymes and neoplasm markers) - ability to assess biochemical tests results with reference to specified pathology or disease - ability to obtain credible results of manual and automated haematological laboratory tests (including: ESR, haemoglobin , haematocrit concentration, count of erythrocyte, reticulocytes, leukocytes, platelets, red-blood-cell indices, of reticulocytes and platelets character), as well as interpret them with reference to specified pathology or disease - ability to properly asses a blood preparation for microscope taken from peripheral blood of a healthy newborn and an adult, as well as in: anaemias (caused by iron deficiency, of haemolytic character, of megaloblastic character), in infections, in eosinophilia, in acute and chronic myeloid and lymphocytic leukemia, and plasma cell myeloma - ability to obtain credible results of basic cythomorphological, cytochemical and cyto-enzyme tests of peripheral blood and marrow (including: PAS, Sudan Black B, FAG, MPX, esterases, phosphatases, cell iron),as well as assess the obtained results with reference to a specified pathology or disease - ability to obtain credible results of manual and automated coagulation laboratory tests (including: PT, APTT, TT, fibrinolysis time, prothrombin time, fibrinogen concentration, D-Dimer concentration, AT, clot retraction) - ability to interpret coagulation tests results with reference to specified pathology or disease - ability to obtain credible results of quantitative and qualitative tests of body fluids, secretions and excretions [including: urine, kidney stones, faeces (for hidden blood, food debris, parasites’ eggs and cysts) cerebrospinal fluid, joint fluid, exudates, serum leaks, stomach contents, duodenum contents, ASO, RF], as well as asses these tests results with reference to specified pathology or disease - ability to obtain credible results of microbiological laboratory tests (including: selection of the tested material, sampling and elaboration, cultures, dyeing, growth and parameters assessment, antibiogram), as well as assess the obtained results with reference to a specified pathology or disease - ability to obtain credible tests results in parasitoses diagnostics (including: toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, amoebiasis, malaria, flatworms and aschelminthes) - ability to obtain credible results of serological tests in infectious diseases diagnostics (including HBV, HCV, CMV, HIV, Borrelia burgdorferi, Helicobacter pylori) - ability to obtain credible results of cytogenetic and molecular tests (including: karyotype analysis, genes analysis, infectious factors analysis), as well as professionally elaborate and interpret results of these analyses - ability to obtain credible results of immunological system assessment - ability to obtain credible results of antigens and antibodies of group blood group systems markings, and cross matching - ability to obtain credible results of monitoring drugs concentration in biological material - ability to select material for toxicological tests; ability to carry out toxicological analyses, as well as interpret their results - ability to propose profiles, schemes and algorithms of diagnostic procedure in different clinical states, in accordance with professional ethics rules, good laboratory practices, and laboratory medicine based on scientific evidence - ability to optimise laboratory testing offer, suitable for a medical doctor in diagnosing, as well as plan strategy of diagnostics extension with confirming and specialist tests, in accordance with knowledge development and economic balance - ability to assess coherence of collective results of tests regarding laboratory medicine, with reference to a specified pathology or disease - ability to use chemical reagents, precisely weigh and measure, make solutions and mixtures, make chemical calculations - ability to measure, interpret and describe physicochemical features of the tested substances - ability to carry out as well as document intra-laboratory and out-laboratory quality control - ability to solve diagnostic problems in various fields of laboratory medicine, with the appliance of contemporary information sources - ability to use a laboratory IT system - ability to predict impact of a disease course and a specified procedure on laboratory testing results - ability to cooperate in planning and performance of research tasks - ability to formulate and apply conclusions drawn from scientific research and his/her own observations - ability to prepare as well as present selected issues of laboratory medicine in both oral and written form, in the way which is suitable for recipients’ advancement - linguistic skills regarding the studied discipline, in accordance with requirements specified for the level B2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages SOCIAL COMPETENCES - comprehension of the need of life-long learning, ability to inspire as well as organise learning process for others - ability to work in a group, acting in various roles - ability to correctly specify priorities which lead to performance of a task specified by himself/herself or by others - ability to correctly identify as well as solve dilemmas related to pursuing the profession of a laboratory diagnostician - ability to take care of his/her own safety, as well as safety of an environment and colleagues - ability as well as habit of self-education - a graduate is prepared to pursue the profession of a laboratory diagnostician