Biomedical Laboratory Technology

Code 140.C0
SecteurSanté (19)
Nombre d'unités91 2/3
StatutProgram approved in 2016.
Organismes scolaires offrant le programme
Ce programme est offert en langue française : 
Technologie d'analyses biomédicales
(1): Maximum duration allotted to clinical training is 735 hours.

Objectifs du programme

The Biomedical Laboratory Technology program prepares students to practise the professions of medical technologist and medical laboratory technician.

In accordance with the Professional Code, the scope of practice of medical technologists consists of performing medical biology analyses and examinations of the human body or specimens and ensuring the technical validity of results to be used for diagnosis or therapeutic follow-up.

Medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians work mainly in public health institutions. In clinical settings, these technologists and technicians are found in sample collection centres, outpatient and screening clinics, diagnostic laboratories, health care units and emergency departments.

Medical technologists and medical laboratory technicians work in interdisciplinary situations with health professionals, including nursing and medical staff, and specialists such as hematologists, biochemists, microbiologists, etc.

Direct contact with clients occurs at the time when samples are taken and when analyses are conducted at the point of care, both in public and private healthcare establishments and at home.

Durée de la formation

Spécifique (heures)Totale (heures)
2 190 2 850

La durée totale inclut des cours de formation générale commune à tous les programmes pour 420 heures, des cours de formation générale propre à ce programme pour 150 heures ainsi que des cours de formation générale complémentaire pour 90 heures.

Les durées correspondent à la formation théorique et au travail de laboratoire des cours; elles excluent donc les heures de travail personnel de l'étudiante ou de l'étudiant.

Conditions d'admission

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV TS or S or Sec. 5 CST Mathematics: Technical and Scientific option (564426) or Secondary 4 Science option (565426) or Secondary 5 Cultural, Social and Technical Option (563504).
• Sec. V Chemistry – Secondary V Chemistry (551504)
• Sec. V Physics – Secondary V Physics (553504)

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (3212)
Medical laboratory technologists (3211)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

technicien/technicienne de laboratoire médical
technologiste médical/technologiste médicale

Relation avec le marché du travail

Insertion au marché du travail   (Information provenant du MEES)
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Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
06CY Analyze the profession and training
06CZ Carry out quality control activities in a clinical setting
06D0 Describe the anatomical and physiological characteristics of biological samples
06D1 Perform pre-analytical procedures to prepare samples of body fluids for biomedical analyses
06D2 Establish professional relationships in biomedical analysis
06D3 Procure biological samples from a client
06D4 Perform basic quantitative analyses of biomolecules in a clinical setting
06D5 Perform specialized quantitative analyses of biomolecules in a clinical setting
06D6 Carry out professional activities associated with pharmacology
06D7 Identify microorganisms
06D8 Produce histological sections for pathological examinations
06D9 Conduct a biological validation of the results of biomedical analyses
06DA Perform biomedical analyses in hemostasis
06DB Perform biomedical analyses in hematology
06DC Perform biomedical analyses in biochemistry
06DD Perform biomedical analyses in microbiology
06DE Perform biomedical analyses in molecular biology
06DF Perform analyses in transfusion medicine
06DG Prepare blood products for transfusion
06DH Resolve transfusion problems
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2 190