The Bachelor of Health Assistance has a restricted access.

Useful information for enrolling in the degree program



Publication Notice of Admission

July - August

Registration for the Health Professions Admission Test


Admission test

Late September

Publication of rankings


In order to be admitted to the course it is necessary to be in possession of an upper secondary school qualification or another qualification obtained abroad, following at least 12 years of schooling, recognised as suitable by the competent bodies of the University. 

The Study Course in Health Care is subject to programmed access, in order to guarantee the quality of the teaching offer in relation to the available resources. 
An admission test is provided for and, therefore, selection is based on the outcome of the test itself. 
The number of eligible students, the timing, methods and contents of the admission test are determined annually by ministerial decree. 

The Degree Course in Health Assistance at the University of Brescia has decades of experience in the training of Health Care Assistants and makes use of the best research and teaching strategies oriented towards prevention and health promotion.

At the end of their studies, each student will be able to identify, assess and apply the best techniques to support the wellbeing of the community, to implement strategies aimed at fostering conscious health choices among citizens, among other operators (health, social and school), among workers, in families and throughout the community. 

The Course also encourages students to develop their thesis work abroad.

The Degree Course aims to train health professionals able to act with technical-professional autonomy but also to collaborate with other operators (health, social and school).
The objective is to train figures capable of:

  • identifying the health needs of the population and establishing priorities for action, managing health surveillance for the prevention of infectious diseases and carrying out vaccinations (as was the case during the Sars COV 2 emergency)
  • collaborating in the implementation of public health protection initiatives in various fields of activity, e.g. collaborating in the planning of cancer screening campaigns;
  • implementing specific family and community support interventions by activating network resources, also in collaboration with general practitioners and other operators in the area. For example, in family advice centres, promoting and protecting the health of women, children, couples and families;
  • designing, planning, implementing and evaluating health education interventions at all stages of a person's life, such as health education interventions in schools, to collaborate in the implementation of projects such as the 'Pedibus' or the 'Life Skill Training Program';
  • carry out, with technical and professional autonomy, prevention, verification and control activities in the field of hygiene and environmental safety in living and working environments, food and beverage hygiene, hygiene and public health. For example, in the field of occupational medicine, prevention of work-related pathologies and health education of workers.

For more information, read our Professional Profile and our Code of Ethics. 

The main areas will be:

  1. Health promotion and addiction prevention
  2. Prevention and control of diffusive and chronic degenerative diseases
  3. Health surveillance of workers
  4. Women's reproductive health, promotion of responsible motherhood and fatherhood, child protection (in Family Advice Centres)
  5. Protection of citizens' rights (in Public Relations Offices, in services offering continuity between hospital and territory and in the management of the quality process in healthcare).

You will work autonomously and/or in synergy with other health or social professions in hospitals or the territory.
You can find more information on the Internships page, to get a clearer idea of the figure of the Healthcare Assistant in different contexts.

The qualification obtained qualifies you to practise the profession, subject to registration in the Professional Register.
You will be able to work on a salaried or freelance basis

  • in the National Health System (e.g. at ATS/ASL or ASST);
  • in private and accredited private healthcare and socio-medical facilities (e.g. private hospitals);
  • in private companies (e.g. private consultancies, occupational medicine, etc.).
Last updated on: 05/28/2024