Laboratory medicine, or clinical chemistry and haematology, is a diagnostic discipline. Laboratory tests in clinical chemistry and haematology are central to disease diagnostics and monitoring, as well as in the assessment of disease risks.
The discipline of clinical chemistry and haematology is responsible for academic basic, doctoral and continuing education in the field. Basic instruction is organised for students of medicine and dentistry, as well as for students in the Master’s Degree Programme in Translational Medicine. In addition, the discipline is responsible for educating specialists in clinical chemistry and for the specialist training in clinical chemistry included in the degree of Licentiate of Philosophy.
The clinical chemistry unit conducts research of a high standard in the field, providing opportunities for completing advanced studies, clinical practice and postgraduate research education. The department conducts close cooperation with the clinical chemistry and haematology unit of HUSLAB and various specialities.