Medical Biotechnology

Microscopio: particolare
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-2 - Biotecnologie (EN)
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, 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.

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.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

Access is conditional on passing a test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ) which will give rise to a merit ranking. 

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.

Mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
General and cellular biology 7 60 Italian
General and inorganic chemistry 8 64 Italian
Mathematics 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Applied physics 9 84 Italian
Genetics 7 68 Italian
Human anatomy and histology 7 64 Italian
- Modulo: Anatomia Umana4
- Modulo: Istologia3
Organic chemistry 8 72 Italian
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
Compulsory
Biochemistry and fundamentals of human biochemistry 11 88 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
General biology 8 68 Italian
Human physiology 7 64 Italian
Techniques in molecular and cellular biology 10 120 Italian
- Modulo: Metodologie cellulari5
- Modulo: Metodologie molecolari5
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Bioethical and legal issues in biotechnoloy 9 72 Italian
General pathology and immunology 10 88 Italian
Human molecular genetics 6 48 Italian
Microbiology and medical virology 6 56 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Medical pharmacology 10 80 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biotechnologies in molecular diagnostics and fundamental of statistics 9 92 Italian
- Modulo: Biotecnologie in diagnostica5
- Modulo: Statistica nella sperimentazione biomedica4
Physiopathology, introduction in biotechnologies diagnostic and therapy 9 84 Italian
- Modulo: Fisiopatologia medica5
- Modulo: Principi di diagnostica e terapia biotecnologica4
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Applications of biotech on medicine 7 56 Italian
Training 8 160 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final examination 4 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 biology General and cellular biology (compulsory), Genetics (compulsory)
General pathology and immunology General and cellular biology (compulsory), Genetics (compulsory)
Human molecular genetics General 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)
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)
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
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.
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:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 120 plus 5 reserved to extra UE students


Session: 1


Call for applications: how to do


Application period: from 05-13-2019 to 07-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 07-26-2019 to 08-05-2019


Session: 2


Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 08-09-2019 to 09-13-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-17-2019 to 09-23-2019