Medical Biotechnology

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Medical Biotechnology
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-2 - Biotechnologies
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The course offers a solid grounding in chemistry, biology and computing; an excellent basis in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pathology, 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, forensic sectors, in compliance with regulations and taking into account ethical and bioethical issues.
The degree program prepare a professional figure with a good basic knowledge in molecular biomedical and technical practices, and skills in modern communication techniques, which allow to collaborate in the planning and implementation of biotechnological applications to man.
The programme is designed to prepare students capable to apply biotechnology protocols in the medical field and to collaborate on development programs and surveillance of biotechnologies applied to man considering also ethical, economic, and administrative aspects.
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
Pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies
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

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The Degree programme in Medical Biotechnology supports cooperation opportunities and mobility with leading international universities, as well as the possibility for students to earn credits through exchange education and training programmes with Partner organizations.
Bilateral agreements with the University of Leuven (Katolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) ), the University of Lleida (Universitat de Lleida, Spain) and the LUMC (Leids Universitair Medish Centrum) of the University of Leiden (Netherland) are active in the framework of the Erasmus + programme. In recent years, a growing number of students have developed their professionalism and the European dimension of their training through residence periods abroad. Associated Universities represent highly recognized European institutions, featuring reference schools in biomedical sciences. The students will thus be offered exciting opportunities to enhance their CVs and evaluate their interest in extending their careers in an international setting.
The Degree course in Medical Biotechnology offers third year students the possibility to carry out practical training for the preparation of their final thesis work in one of the aforementioned institutions. The period abroad amounts to max. 3 months equivalent to 14 credits (8 CFUs from the practical side, + 6 CFUs from elective activities). A positive evaluation of the period abroad is required. The latter is defined by the tutor in the foreign university, the Unimi tutor and is subjected to the approval by the Unimi Didactic Council. Erasmus students who obtain outstanding results, proved by an official evaluation letter of the foreign tutor to the President of the Masters Commission, will be rewarded with an additional point in the final Laurea Grade.
Besides general informative meetings organized by the University, the Degree course in Medical Biotechnology provides specific support to interested/selected students through the organization of specific informative session and/or meeting with the tutor for mobility.

Mandatory for all courses and workshops.

Enrollment
Possono essere ammessi al corso di Laurea in Biotecnologie Mediche i candidati in possesso del diploma di scuola media superiore o di titolo estero equipollente ai sensi del D.M. 22 ottobre 2004 n.270. L'accesso al Corso è programmato a livello locale e limitato a 120 studenti + 5 studenti non comunitari residenti all'estero. Essi saranno selezionati in base ai risultati di una prova selettiva che dovrà essere sostenuta preliminarmente all'iscrizione.
Il Corso di studio aderisce al sistema dei test on-line di tipo S (TOLC-S) approntati a livello nazionale dal Consorzio Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l'Accesso (C.I.S.I.A.). La data della prova selettiva e le modalità di determinazione della graduatoria di merito per l?accesso al Corso di Laurea in Biotecnologie Mediche saranno definite nel bando di concorso.

Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi e modalità per il recupero (OFA)
Alle matricole che nel modulo di Matematica di base del TOLC-S non raggiungano un punteggio maggiore o uguale a 10 saranno assegnati Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi (OFA). Per gli studenti con OFA verranno organizzate attività di supporto nel periodo ottobre-dicembre, seguite da una prova di recupero con la quale lo studente dovrà dimostrare di aver migliorato la propria preparazione. Coloro che non avranno raggiunto gli obiettivi richiesti non potranno sostenere l'esame di Matematica.

Places available: 120 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 15/03/2021 to 14/06/2021

Application for matriculation: from 17/06/2021 to 29/06/2021

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 01/07/2021 to 13/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 16/09/2021 to 22/09/2021

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Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General and cellular biology 7 60 Italian BIO/13
General and inorganic chemistry 8 64 Italian CHIM/03
Mathematics 6 48 Italian MAT/03
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Applied physics 9 84 Italian FIS/07
Genetics 7 68 Italian BIO/13
Human anatomy and histology 7 64 Italian BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology3
- Human anatomy4
Organic chemistry 8 64 Italian CHIM/06
Study plan rules
- ALTRE ATTIVITA' OBBLIGATORIE
Lo studente deve inoltre maturare 2 CFU relativi all'accertamento della lingua inglese.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry and fundamentals of human biochemistry 11 88 Italian BIO/10
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Human physiology 7 64 Italian BIO/09
Molecular biology 8 68 Italian BIO/11
Techniques in molecular and cellular biology 10 120 Italian BIO/10 BIO/13
- Cellular methodologies5
- Molecular methodologies5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bioethical and legal issues in biotechnoloy 9 72 Italian AGR/01 IUS/01 MED/02
General pathology and immunology 10 88 Italian MED/04
Human molecular genetics 6 48 Italian BIO/13 MED/03
Microbiology and medical virology 6 56 Italian MED/07
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Medical pharmacology 10 80 Italian BIO/14
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biotechnologies in molecular diagnostics and fundamental of statistics 9 84 Italian BIO/12 MED/01 MED/05 MED/36
- Biotechnology in diagnostics5
- Statistics in biomedical experimentation4
Physiopathology, introduction in biotechnologies diagnostic and therapy 9 84 Italian MED/06 MED/09 MED/13 MED/15 MED/18 MED/26
- Medical physiopathology5
- Principles of diagnostic and biotechnological therapy4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Applications of biotech on medicine 7 56 Italian MED/08 MED/40 MED/42 MED/43 MED/44 MED/46
Training 8 160 Italian
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 4 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 12 CFU in attività formative a scelta
The undergraduate Degree Course in Biotechnology requires compulsary propaedeutical exams listed in Table. For each of the learning activities which require propaedeutical exams, the student must take the examination of propedeutical courses (right column) before taking the exam on courses for which there are specific prerequisites (left column)
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Applications of biotech on medicine General pathology and immunology (compulsory), Human molecular genetics (compulsory), Techniques in molecular and cellular biology (compulsory)
Biochemistry and fundamentals of human biochemistry General and inorganic chemistry (compulsory), Organic chemistry (compulsory)
Biotechnologies in molecular diagnostics and fundamental of statistics Biochemistry and fundamentals of human biochemistry (compulsory), General pathology and immunology (compulsory), Techniques in molecular and cellular biology (compulsory)
General pathology and immunology General and cellular biology (compulsory), Genetics (compulsory)
Human molecular genetics Molecular biology (compulsory), Techniques in molecular and cellular biology (compulsory)
Human physiology Applied physics (compulsory), Human anatomy and histology (compulsory)
Medical pharmacology Biochemistry and fundamentals of human biochemistry (compulsory), General pathology and immunology (compulsory), Human molecular genetics (compulsory)
Microbiology and medical virology General and cellular biology (compulsory)
Molecular biology General and cellular biology (compulsory), Genetics (compulsory)
Physiopathology, introduction in biotechnologies diagnostic and therapy Biochemistry and fundamentals of human biochemistry (compulsory), General pathology and immunology (compulsory), Human physiology (compulsory)
Techniques in molecular and cellular biology General and cellular biology (compulsory), Genetics (compulsory)
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Location
Milano
Course locations
Sede del Corso di Laurea presso Polo didattico/Scientifico LITA Segrate - via F.lli Cervi, 93 - Segrete (MI)
Le attività didattiche relative al I semestre ed al II semestre del II e III anno si svolgono presso il Polo Didattico Scientifico LITA-Segrate, mentre le attività didattiche del I semestre del I anno sono svolte presso le strutture didattiche locate nell'area di Città Studi. A partire dal II semestre del I anno le attività didattiche sono svolte presso il Polo Didattico Scientifico LITA-Segrate e presso altre strutture, anche acquisite per convenzione con Enti pubblici e privati extrauniversitari, a disposizione della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia. Queste strutture, dotate di moderne attrezzature scientifiche e assistenziali, e di competenze di elevatissimo livello nell'ambito delle biotecnologie applicate alle scienze mediche, sono anche utilizzate per lo svolgimento di tirocini e attività attinenti la prova finale di Laurea.
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Seminar and workshop tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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