Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine

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Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-9 - Biotecnologie mediche, veterinarie e farmaceutiche (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
English

The Master Program in Medical biotechnology and molecular medicine is committed to form professionals, provided with a strong technical and theoretical background in order to develop scientific methodologies and coordinate research projects in the fields of applied biotechnology and translational medicine.

The Master program will provide students with a strong educational background on the genetic and molecular bases of diseases and the pathophysiological mechanisms that take place in the sick human organism, in order to develop diagnostic and therapeutic strategies based on biotechnology.

This knowledge will be integrated with a specific formation in the fields of informatics, biophysics, nanotechnology and pharmacology. The Master Program is organized in common and curricular learning with insights into neuroscience, oncology, molecular diagnostics and immunobiotechnology. The students will also learn about economic management of a scientific project, with emphasis on the construction of the business plan and cost analysis.

The second year of the course is almost entirely dedicated to research activities, finalized to generate useful data for the preparation of the final exam.

The graduate in the Master Program in Medical biotechnology and molecular medicine will be able to coordinate research projects in the field of biotechnology and molecular medicine and to collaborate with physicians in the development of novel and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The graduate, therefore, will find employment as:

  • researcher in the fields of medical biotechnology and molecular medicine;
  • medical science liaison (MSL);
  • clinical Monitor;  market access manager;
  • medical and scientific communication advisor.

Enviroment statistics (Almalaurea)

Applications and admissions: with mandatory access test.

To be admitted to the entrance test, the candidates must possess 180 ects obtained in the Bachelor's degree, of which 50 in the following sectors: BIO/09 (Physiology), BIO/10 (Biochemistry), BIO/11 (Molecular biology), BIO/12 (Clinical biochemistry), BIO/13 (Biology), BIO/14 (Pharmacology), BIO/16 (Human anatomy), BIO/18 (Genetics), BIO/19 (General microbiology), MED/01 (Medical statistics), MED/03 (Human genetics) MED/04 (General pathology and immunology), MED/05 (Clinical pathology), MED/06 (Medical oncology), MED/07 (Microbiology), MED/08 (Pathology), MED/09 (Internal medicine), MED/25 (Mental health), MED/26 (Neurology), MED/46 (Laboratory medicine), INF/01 (Informatics), FIS/07 (Medical physics).

The candidate should have a good knowledge of spoken and written English, B2 level is required and the certification has to be provided at the registration of the admission test. Bachelor's students getting their degree by December 31th can participate to the test, they will be accepted, in case of success, if they possess the prerequisites described above.

The test will be in English and will include questions on topics such as biology, biochemistry, physics, pharmacology, immunology, pathology, genetics.

The Master programme in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine 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 LUMC (Leids Universitair Medish Centrum) of the University of Leiden (Netherland) and the University of Cantabria (Universidad de Cantabria, Spain) are and have been active for several years 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 (Master and PhD schools) in biomedical sciences.

The students will thus be offered exciting opportunities to enhance their CVs and evaluate their interests in extending their careers in the international setting.

5 positions are available for the Academic Year 2019-2020.

The Master course in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine offers second year students the possibility to carry out the entire practical training for the preparation of their final thesis work in one of the aforementioned institutions or with other institutions with which an agreement has been established. The student will have to define a research project related to his/her course of studies and curricular training, with the joint agreement of both the Unimi and the foreign tutors. The period abroad amounts to 9 months equivalent to 32 credits. A positive evaluation of the period abroad will be required. The latter should be 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 1-2 additional points in the final Laurea Grade.

Besides general informative meetings organized by the University, the Degree course in Medical Biotechnology provides specific support to interested students. Furthermore, the international programme provides the possibility to access the Erasmus + programme.

Compulsory

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced microscopic techniques and nanotechnology 6 51 English
Applied pharmacology to biotechnology 7 67 English
Pathogenetic basis of diseases 12 84 English
- General pathology and immunology6
- Internal medicine6
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Genetic and molecular bases of diseases 14 111 English
- Biology8
- Medical genetics6
Human biochemistry 9 76 English
Molecular biology applied to biotechnology 7 67 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Molecular diagnostics and therapy 6 42 English
- Neurology 2
- Pharmacology3
- Radiology 1
Neurobiology 6 42 English
- Biochemistry1
- Neurology1
- Pharmacology1
- Physiology3
Pathogenetic bases of neurological and psychiatric disorders 6 42 English
- Endocrinology1
- Mental health2
- Molecular biology1
- Neurology2
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Professionalizing training activities 4 80 English
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Further learning activities (linguistic, informatic, relational) 3 45 English
Social aspects of biotechnology 11 77 English
- Economical politics5
- History of medicine6
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Degree programme final exam 21 0 English
In order to start the laboratory activity, the students has to pass 7 exams: the 6 common exams and, afterwards, 1 exam out of his specific curriculum.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced microscopic techniques and nanotechnology 6 51 English
Applied pharmacology to biotechnology 7 67 English
Pathogenetic basis of diseases 12 84 English
- General pathology and immunology6
- Internal medicine6
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Genetic and molecular bases of diseases 14 111 English
- Biology8
- Medical genetics6
Human biochemistry 9 76 English
Molecular biology applied to biotechnology 7 67 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cancer immunology (ONC) 6 42 English
- Blood diseases2
- General pathology and immunology2
- Medical oncology2
Epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnostics of cancer 6 42 English
- Blood diseases2
- General pathology and immunology1
- Medical Oncology2
- Medical statistics 1
Research and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic metodologies 6 42 English
- Blood diseases2
- Molecular biology2
- Pathology1
- Radiology1
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Professionalizing training activities 4 80 English
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Further learning activities (linguistic, informatic, relational) 3 45 English
Social aspects of biotechnology 11 77 English
- Economical politics5
- History of medicine6
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Degree programme final exam 21 0 English
In order to start the laboratory activity, the students has to pass 7 exams: the 6 common exams and, afterwards, 1 exam out of his specific curriculum.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced microscopic techniques and nanotechnology 6 51 English
Applied pharmacology to biotechnology 7 67 English
Pathogenetic basis of diseases 12 84 English
- General pathology and immunology6
- Internal medicine6
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Genetic and molecular bases of diseases 14 111 English
- Biology8
- Medical genetics6
Human biochemistry 9 76 English
Molecular biology applied to biotechnology 7 67 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced techniques in medical biotechnology 6 42 English
- Biochemistry2
- Biology 2
- Molecular biology1
- Obstetrics and gynecology1
Data and laboratory management 6 42 English
- Clinical pathology2
- Forensic medicine2
- Laboratory medicine1
- Medical statistics1
Molecular diagnostics 6 42 English
- Clinical biochemistry2
- Human genetics2
- Microbiology2
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Professionalizing training activities 4 80 English
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Further learning activities (linguistic, informatic, relational) 3 45 English
Social aspects of biotechnology 11 77 English
- Economical politics5
- History of medicine6
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Degree programme final exam 21 0 English
In order to start the laboratory activity, the students has to pass 7 exams: the 6 common exams and, afterwards, 1 exam out of his specific curriculum.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced microscopic techniques and nanotechnology 6 51 English
Applied pharmacology to biotechnology 7 67 English
Pathogenetic basis of diseases 12 84 English
- General pathology and immunology6
- Internal medicine6
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Genetic and molecular bases of diseases 14 111 English
- Biology8
- Medical genetics6
Human biochemistry 9 76 English
Molecular biology applied to biotechnology 7 67 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cancer immunology (IMM) 6 42 English
- Blood diseases2
- General pathology and immunology2
- Medical oncology2
Experimental immunology and immunobiotechnology 6 42 English
- Domestic animal infectious diseases2
- General pathology and immunology1
- Laboratory medicine2
- Reumatology1
Transplantation and tissue engineering 6 51 English
- Blood diseases1
- Forensic medicine1
- General surgery3
- Industrial bioengineering1
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Professionalizing training activities 4 80 English
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Further learning activities (linguistic, informatic, relational) 3 45 English
Social aspects of biotechnology 11 77 English
- Economical politics5
- History of medicine6
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Degree programme final exam 21 0 English
In order to start the laboratory activity, the students has to pass 7 exams: the 6 common exams and, afterwards, 1 exam out of his specific curriculum.
Location
Milano
Course locations
The common learning activities will be held at the Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Mediche e Medicina Traslazionale - Via Vanvitelli, 32 - 20129 Milano.
Curricular learning activities will be held at Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Mediche e Medicina Traslazionale and at Istituto Nazionale per la Cura e lo Studio dei Tumori, via Venezian, 1 - 20133 Milano.
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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: 65 plus 10 reserved to extra UE students
Call for applications: how to do
Application period: from 06-17-2019 to 08-30-2019
Admission Test date and location: 17/09/2019 10:00
Enrolment period: from 10-03-2019 to 10-07-2019