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Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-9 Pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical biotechnologies
Application and Admission Limited enrollment with admission test. How to apply.
Course Duration 2 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language English
Course Location via Vanvitelli 32 - Milano
via Viotti  3/5 - Milano
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori - via Venezian 1 - Milano
RCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas - via Manzoni 113 - Rozzano (MI)
Head of Studies Diego Fornasari
Course Website Programme Description



Course Objectives

The master degree programme in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine is designed to equip graduates with an advanced capacity to develop scientific methodologies, and the competencies required to coordinate national and international-level study and research projects in compliance with ethical and bioethical considerations.

Graduates also possess in-depth knowledge of the biotechnological sectors applied to fields of medical interest, in a modern approach to translational medicine.

In particular, the course builds upon the genetic and molecular bases of conditions and the physiopathology of the diseased human body, providing the requisite skills to develop diagnostic pathways and curative strategies based on the use of biotechnologies.

These competences are underpinned by a firm grounding in computing, biophysical technology, nanotechnology and pharmacology, placing graduates at the centre of preclinical trials on the molecular pathogenesis of human diseases and the definition of new curative approaches.



Career and Employment

Graduates from the master degree in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine can pursue careers in the following professional fields:

  • educational and research activities in public and private universities
  • scientific research and technological development in public facilities (National Health Institute, Science Research Council (CNR), Institute for Treatment and Research (IRCCS), Health Research Institutions, Teaching Hospitals)
  • scientific research and development in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnological industries
  • scientific research and technological development in public and private facilities dedicated to pre-clinical activities in the medical field
  • didactic occupations in the scientific field in secondary education institutes
  • clinical monitoring
  • the diffusion of scientific knowledge, both specialist and educational
  • occupations connected with the regulation, management and creation of biotechnological enterprise in the private and public spheres.

Graduates can also enter managerial and consulting roles in the following fields:

  • biotechnological, genetic and diagnostic research at the human level
  • the design and production of new compounds in the pharmacological and cellular fields
  • the design of new drug delivery vectors and systems for the intracellular insertion of biotechnological substances
  • the design of and research into human pathology models, cellular and in vivo
  • the design and development of biotechnologies for clinical, therapeutic and diagnostic purposes in a multidisciplinary context
  • technical and scientific biomedical information
  • the evaluation and testing of biotechnological security in the health and industrial fields.