Clinical biochemistry in Spain was first established in 1978 as an independent speciality.
It is one of several clinical laboratory sciences specialities, together with haematology, microbiology, immunology and general laboratory (Clinical analysis, analisis clinicos).
Graduates in Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Biological Sciences can enter post-graduate training in Clinical Chemistry after a nation-wide examination.
Training in an accredited Clinical Chemistry department is 4 years.
A national committee for medical and pharmacist specialities advises the government on the number of trainees, program and educational units accreditation criteria.
Technical staff includes nurses and specifically trained technologists.
Accreditation of laboratories is developed at different regional levels.
The Spanish Society for Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology (SECQ), the national representative in the IFCC, has 1600 members, currently publishes a scientific journal (Quimica Clinica) and a newsletter.
It organises a continuous education program, a quality control program and an annual Congress.
Mots-clés Pascal : Espagne, Biologie clinique, Programme enseignement, Formation permanente, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spain, Clinical biology, Educational program, Continuing education, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0163440
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.