Number of credits
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training
Program approved in 2016.
Optional implementation in 2016-2017.
Mandatory in 2017-2018.
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.
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 Secondary 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)
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
|Number or code||Course Name / Competency|
|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|
|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|