Anni Christensen is responsible for the laboratory technicians’ training at MBG, and it is her job to:
The technician study is a higher education (150 ETCS) lasting 2 ½ years, and it consists of three semesters of theoretical studies at The Academy for Technician Education in the areas of laboratory techniques and understanding, biotechnology and chemistry technology + two semesters (one year) of practical training in a company or a public institution.
In collaboration with the student, an education plan for the first 44 weeks must be made. The education plan must be formulated in such way that the practical training will have the required combination of topics and for a specific period of time.
The following topics are required:
- workplace organization and culture
- safety work / working environment
- quality systems
- laboratory techniques
Within eight days after the start of the practical training period, the education plan must be sent to Anni Christensen who approves it and forwards it to The Academy for Technician Education.
The student must evaluate her/his benefit from the practical training in the form of a written report in which the student briefly describes how the learning goals of the training period have been achieved. The report - consisting of 4-6 pages - must be handed in at the same time as the statement of intent for the final exam. The student must pass a test within two weeks after the hand-in. The report will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.
The final exam project must have a duration corresponding to seven weeks of full-time work, and the student must work independently on the project and project report. The educational institution has four time periods, but the final exam must take place as late as possible during the training period. This means that with a start on 1st February, a date around 10th October – with an exam in January – must be chosen.
A laboratory technician is competent of taking care of the daily supervision of a student technician. During the training in laboratory techniques, the student technician must also be taught theory and safety.
To supervise the final exam, the practical training place must find a project supervisor with more professional knowledge (a scientist).
The student technician must participate in MBG's mandatory safety course for students.
If you feel the need, I would be happy to review and present the documents for you, and I am always available for further questions.
All the document for the technician education are available in electronic form on www.aarhustech.dk.
The Department’s practical plan in connection with the employment of a student technician: