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Veterinary Biotechnology Sciences  Scienze biotecnologiche veterinarie

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field LM-9 Pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical biotechnologies
Application and Admission Open with entry requirements examination. How to apply.
Course Duration 2 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location via Celoria 10 - Milano
Head of Studies Gabriella Tedeschi
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The master degree in Veterinary Biotechnology Sciences provides graduates with an advanced grasp of scientific methodology, and the competences required to coordinate national and international study and research projects, in compliance with the regulations currently in force and with ethical and bioethical considerations.

In particular, they possess in-depth specialist knowledge of the biotechnological sectors related to veterinary medicine, particularly in the following sectors:

  • animal nutrition and food safety
  • animal pathology
  • diagnostics
  • microbiology and veterinary immunology
  • infectious and parasitic diseases
  • zoonosis
  • veterinary toxicology and pharmacology
  • animal production and reproduction
  • genetic improvement and the conservation of biodiversity
  • the development and use of animal models for biomedical studies
  • regulations connected with the sectors associated with veterinary biotechnologies.

Career and Employment

Graduates from the master degree programme in Veterinary Biotechnology Sciences can pursue careers in the following professional spheres:

  • scientific research and technological development in:
    • public and private universities
    • public facilities (the National Health Institute, the National Research Council (CNR), the National Environment Agency, Experimental Veterinary Preventive Medicine Institutes, Research Institutes)
    • the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnological industries
    • the food, food processing and fodder industries
    • public and private pre-clinical research facilities in the medical and veterinary fields
  • the management of quality control
  • clinical monitoring activities
  • regulation, management and biotechnological corporate creation procedures in the public and private spheres.

Graduates can assume managerial and consulting roles in the following fields: 

  • therapeutic, with particular reference to the development and trial of innovative products with therapeutic capacities for animal pathology and the use of animal models for biomedical studies and cellular therapy
  • patent design and production in the health field
  • diagnostics, through the management of molecular analysis technologies and cellular biotechnologies applied to the health and environment fields
  • animal reproduction, for the preservation of animal biodiversity and species at risk of extinction
  • quality control for foods of animal origin in the food industry
  • quality control for fodder and products in the fodder industry
  • technological research and design for the selection and management of animal species
  • genetic variability and animal husbandry control in relation to the preservation of biodiversity
  • the design and development of biotechnologies with clinical and therapeutic uses in a multidisciplinary context
  • technical and scientific pharmaceutical information
  • the valuation and control of environmental security.