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Medical Biotechnology  Biotecnologie mediche

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-2 Biotechnologies
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Golgi 19 - Milano
LITA – Via F.lli Cervi 93 - Segrate 
Head of Studies Anna Marozzi
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The course offers a solid grounding in chemistry, biology and computing; an excellent basis in the fields of biochemistry, physiology, pathology, and applied human pharmacology; knowledge of the foundations of physiopathology and diagnostics; and a solid interdisciplinary understanding of the biotechnological methodologies used in the different fields of biotechnologies with medical uses.

A particular focus is placed on the research, diagnostic, therapeutic, reproductive, medical and legal sectors.

Career and Employment

Medical Biotechnologies graduates can pursue careers in:

  • universities and other public and private research bodies
  • National Health Service organisations, hospitals, specialist public and private laboratories
  • the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries
  • research and development centres for biotechnological diagnostic products in the health sector
  • biotechnological service centres
  • bodies in charge of drafting health and patent regulations regarding the utilisation of biotechnological products for the protection of human health.
Biotechnology medical practitioners engage in the following occupations:
  • the application of biotechnological techniques to support biomedical research
  • molecular diagnostics (DNA sequencing, PCR, in-situ hybridisation)
  • the production of vectors for experimental and gene therapy purposes
  • cell culture generation and maintenance
  • the generation of engineered cells for diagnostic and curative treatments
  • the generation of transgenic animals for the production of therapeutic proteins or xenografts
  • assistance with clinical trials of biotechnological medicines
  • assistance with the optimisation and personalisation of pharmacological therapy
  • the application of genomic medicine principles
  • clinical monitoring of biotechnological medicines
  • the application and development of biotechnology-based diagnostic tests; biotechnological trials and analyses
  • technical and scientific information in the biotechnological field.