Biology Applied to Research in Biomedicine

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Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-6 - Biologia (EN)
Master programme
Open with entry requirements examination
Course location

The master degree programme in Biology Applied to Research in Biomedicine is designed to offer graduates a sound theoretical understanding of the biological processes that underpin the physiology of organs and systems, and their pathological dysfunctions and modulation on a pharmacological basis, particularly in human beings.

It also offers training in the application of the key concepts, bio-health considerations and aspects relating to the relationship between humans and the environment, providing graduates with the tools required to apply this knowledge through experience of modern laboratory practice and the completion of an experimental thesis. In particular, the master's degree programme sets out to provide students with the tools required to ensure continuous modernisation in the field of biomedical research through the use of flexible teaching methods based on the provision of monographic courses.

The master's degree programme is specifically targeted at training graduates to adopt a critical, constructive approach to the most advanced knowledge in human biology research.

Graduates in Biology Applied to Research in Biomedicine can enter roles in the laboratories of public and private bodies engaged in biomedical research at both a European and extra- European level, including universities, hospitals, research centres, local bodies, pharmaceutical firms.

They can also engage in the development of new biomedical and bio-health technologies in industries in the field, and assume positions of responsibility in the organisation of work in public and private analysis laboratories.

Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination. How to apply .

English language

Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Highly recommended

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
Human anatomy and experimental models in biomedicine 6 48 Italian
Pathology 6 48 Italian
Principles of physiology 6 48 Italian
System pharmacology 6 48 Italian
Cellular and molecular physiology 6 48 Italian
Cellular microbiology and immunology 6 48 Italian
Cellular, molecular and functional approaches to genetic disease 6 48 Italian
Differentiation biology and cell therapies 6 48 Italian
Human and experimental neuroanatomy 6 48 Italian
Techniques for advanced biomedical research 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Epidemiologic and preventive sciences 6 48 Italian
Molecular biology applied to the biomedical research 6 48 Italian
Cellular and molecular pathology 6 48 Italian
Cellular and molecular pharmacology 6 48 Italian
Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology 6 48 Italian
Clinical microbiology and hygiene 6 48 Italian
Ecotoxicology 6 48 Italian
Human and molecular genetics 6 48 Italian
Membrane biophysics and signal transduction 6 48 English
Neurophysiology 6 48 Italian
Physiology and pharmacology of the endocrine system 6 48 Italian
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Methods in mathematics and statistics 6 48 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Final exam 39 Italian
Per il superamento degli esami del biennio magistrale non sono previste propedeuticità, nè sono previsti vincoli didattici per il passaggio dal 1° al 2° anno di corso.
Sedi didattiche
Sede della Segreteria Didattica di Scienze Biologiche: Via Celoria, 26 - Milano (Torre A, 2° piano)
Sede dei Corsi: Edifici Biologici (Via Celoria, 26); Settore Didattico (Via Celoria, 20); Edificio Golgi (Via Golgi, 19).
Sedi laboratori
Il CLM è caratterizzato da un'intensa attività di laboratorio che si esplica nell'attività di tirocinio finalizzata alla preparazione della tesi sperimentale di laurea dalla durata di 12 mesi.
Presidente del collegio: MIRKO BARUSCOTTI
Reference structures
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: