Il Syllabus EFLM per la formazione post-laurea per specialisti in Medicina di Laboratorio: versione n 5 (2018)

Translated title of the contribution: The European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine syllabus for postgraduate education and training for Specialists in Laboratory Medicine: Version 5 - 2018

Nuthar Jassam, Jennefer Lake, Milena Dabrowska, Jose Queralto, Demetrios Rizos, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Hannsjörg Baum, Ferruccio Ceriotti, John O'Mullane, Evgenija Homšak, Charis Charilaou, Mats Ohlson, Ivana Rako, Dalius Vitkus, Gustav Kovac, Pauline Verschuure, Jaroslav Racek, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Gilbert Wieringa

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Although laboratory medicine practise varies across the European Union's (EU) member states, the extent of overlap in scope is such that a common syllabus describing the education and training associated with high-quality, specialist practise can be identified. In turn, such a syllabus can help define the common set of skills, knowledge and competence in a Common Training Framework (CTF) for non-medical Specialists in Laboratory Medicine under EU Directive 2013/55/ EU (The recognition of Professional Qualifications). In meeting the requirements of the directive's CTF patient safety is particularly enhanced when specialists seek to capitalise on opportunities for free professional migration across EU borders. In updating the fourth syllabus, the fifth expands on individual discipline requirements, new analytical techniques and use of statistics. An outline structure for a training programme is proposed together with expected responsibilities of trainees and trainers; reference is provided to a trainee's log book. In updating the syllabus, it continues to support national programmes and the aims of EU Directive 2013/55/EU in providing safeguards to professional mobility across European borders at a time when the demand for highly qualified professionals is increasing in the face of a disparity in their distribution across Europe. In support of achieving a CTF, the syllabus represents EFLM's position statement for the education and training that underpins the framework.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)247-262
Number of pages16
JournalBiochimica Clinica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Biochemistry, medical

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Jassam, N., Lake, J., Dabrowska, M., Queralto, J., Rizos, D., Lichtinghagen, R., Baum, H., Ceriotti, F., O'Mullane, J., Homšak, E., Charilaou, C., Ohlson, M., Rako, I., Vitkus, D., Kovac, G., Verschuure, P., Racek, J., Chifiriuc, M. C., & Wieringa, G. (2018). Il Syllabus EFLM per la formazione post-laurea per specialisti in Medicina di Laboratorio: versione n 5 (2018). Biochimica Clinica, 42(3), 247-262.