Experimental medicine

Dottorati
Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.y. 2018/2019
Study area
Medicine and Healthcare
Doctoral programme (PhD)
3
Years
Milano
English
PhD Coordinator
PhD Coordinator
Experimental medicine develops and applies technology and biological models for studying pathogenic mechanisms in human disease. It involves various disciplines (biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, immunology, genetics and microbiology/virology) that are providing a rapidly growing understanding of the mechanisms that enable the development of pathological processes. The course aims to acquaint students with the technologies and research methodologies in the area of biomedicine and biotechnology based on in vitro and in vivo experimental models and '-omic' approaches, and on their application to the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of human disease. The final objective is the formation of high-level scientists able to combine an understanding of biological processes and pathogenic mechanisms through the application of advanced experimental techniques. The programme's specific objectives are:
1) develop the ability to define problems and devise experiments to solve them in accordance with scientific standards;
2) study biochemical, molecular and cellular mechanisms in physiopathology using advanced technologies;
3) develop the ability to critically assess scientific literature;
4) provide solid, up-to-date knowledge in the specific field;
5) teach how to conduct independent research, and inform on related ethical implications.
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Courses list

December 2018
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biomedical statistics 2
3 15 English
January 2019
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Bionformatics tools web-based to study omic data 2 12 English
The sugar code in health and disease 2 10 English
February 2019
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Animal models of human disease: Zebrafish as an animal model to study human diseases 2 12.5 English
Basic and advanced techniques for optical microscopy in biological and preclinical research 2 12 English
Bioinformatics and functional genomics
2 12 English
March 2019
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Translational potential of cell metabolism as new pharmacological target 3 15 English
April 2019
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Basic and advanced techniques for electron microscopy application in biological and preclinical research
Swuec Paolo
2 12 English
May 2019
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cellular and molecular pathology: pathophysiologic mechanisms 2 12 English
Flow cytometry in biomedical research 4 20 English
September 2019
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Iron in biological systems 2 12 English