Veterinary Biotechnology Sciences

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Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-9 - Pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical biotechnologies
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Lodi
Language
Italian
To provide the graduating students with:
a) an adequate training to develop scientific methodologies, to coordinate national and international research activities
b) the expertise in the fields of veterinary biotechnologies, including veterinary microbiology and immunology, animal pathology, diagnostics, infectious and parasitic diseases, zoonosis, pharmacology and toxicology, animals productions and reproduction, genetic improvement and biodiversity preservation, animal nutrition and food safety, development of animal models for biomedical studies, as well as the main rules regulating veterinary biotechnology.
The graduated in the Master course of Veterinary Biotechnological Sciences will find his/her ideal employment profile in the following R&D environments:
· Universities
· Public and private research institutions.
· Pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnological companies
· Food and feed processing companies
· The graduated in the Master course of Veterinary Biotechnological Sciences will also find his/her employment in the management function of Quality control, Clinical and pre-clinical monitoring in the veterinary and human medicine fields, scientific information and sale representative activities, Management of animal breeding and genetic selection activities, control quality in feed and food preparation industries, environmental safety,
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

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.

Students of Veterinary Biotechnological Sciences have the opportunity to spend a term (from 3 to 12 months) in the universities with whom the School has developed bi-lateral agreement, which for 2015-2016 Academic Year include The University of Warmia and Mazury, Oltzyn (Poland), The university of Bonn (Germany), The Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), The University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University of Rijeka (Croatia). It is possible to combine courses with a graduating thesis stage, provided that an Internal Tutor (Italian) and external Tutor (from the country where the student will spend his Erasmus + period) are available. ECTS will be acknowledged following the learning agreement signed, as included by bi-lateral agreement between Universities.
The Program of Veterinary Biotechnological Sciences also offers the opportunity for a traineeship regulated by Erasmus + Traineeship program (former Erasmus placement). The program is activated in the frame of a scientific cooperation between a researcher group belonging to the School and others from foreign institution. Erasmus + Traineeship is financed by scholarship from the University of Milano.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cellular communication and signal transduction 10 78 Italian BIO/09 BIO/10
- Cellular communication and endocrine function4
- Protein engineering and biochemistry of the signal transduction6
Molecular Microbiology 10 78 Italian BIO/19 MED/04 MED/07
- Unit: Experimental Pathology4
- Unita' didattica: Aspetti molecolari dell'interazione microrganismo-ospite3
- Unita' didattica: Basi molecolari della patogenicità microbica3
Omics 10 66 Italian BIO/10 BIO/18
- Unita' didattica: Introduzione alla genomica3
- Unita' didattica: Proteomica7
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomical bases and molecular networks in the Central Nervous system and its pathologies 8 60 English VET/01 VET/03
- Unit: Molecular pathology of the CNS3
- Unit: Morphology and Function of the CNS5
Biotechnologies:experimental models in research 12 102 English AGR/18 AGR/20 VET/07
- Unit: Alternative methods in Toxicology4
- Unit: Cell culture5
- Unit: Wellbeing and care of laboratory animals3
Ethiopathogenesis of hereditary and parasitic diseases 6 48 English AGR/17 VET/06
- Unit: Genomic analysis of inherited diseases3
- Unit: Molecular pathology of parasitic diseases3
Molecular epidemiology 5 36 Italian VET/05
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biotechnology of reproduction 6 54 Italian VET/10
Cellular regeneration techniques 7 48 Italian VET/01
- Unita' didattica: Embriologia molecolare, dalla cellula all'apparato 3
- Unita' didattica: Medicina rigenerativa: principi biologici e procedure di laboratorio 4
Functional genomics and the molecular basis of differentiation 8 66 English AGR/17 VET/06
- Unit: Genomics and epigenetics in vertebrates4
- Unit: Genomics and molecular basis of differentiation in model invertebrate organisms and pathogens4
In Vitro Model Technologies 5 54 Italian VET/02 VET/07
- Unita' didattica: Fisiologia e veicolazione di sistemi cellulari/tessutali2
- Unita' didattica: Tossicologia e modelli in vitro3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Biobanking 8 48 English VET/09 VET/10
- Unit: Cryobiology for fertility preservation3
- Unit: Homograft and ogan banking 22
- Unit: Homograft and organ banking 13
Biomarkers and immunoassays in animal health and nutrition 8 48 Italian AGR/18 BIO/10 VET/05
- Unit: Biomarkers in animal nutrition2
- Unit: From pathway analysis to biomarker discovery2
- Unit: The workflow from development to implementation and applications of immunoassays in veterinary diagnostics4
Biotechnological diagnostic tools into the clinical medicine of dog 8 48 English BIO/12 VET/01 VET/08
- Unit: Biochemical markers in disease diagnostic2
- Unit: Diagnostic workup in the clinical practice3
- Unit: Morphological and molecular markers of disease3
From 3D-culture and 3D-printing to organoids 8 48 English AGR/18 VET/01 VET/09
- Unit: 3 D approach to cell culture3
- Unit: 3 D bioprinting and practicals2
- Unit: Cell interaction and organoids3
Imaging techniques in bio-medical research 8 48 English BIO/10 VET/01
- Unit: Image analysis of cells and tissue4
- Unit: MALDI imaging2
- Unit: Molecular imaging2
Molecular and immunological interactions in parasitology 8 48 English BIO/10 VET/06
- Unit: Biochemical bases in host-parasite interactions2
- Unit: Immunological interactions and applied immunology in parasitology3
- Unit: Molecular patterns in host-parasite co-evolution3
Molecular pathology and parasitology 8 48 English VET/03 VET/06
- Unit: Animal models and parasitic diseases2
- Unit: Molecular oncology3
- Unit: Pathophysilogy3
Nanomaterials: applications and effects 8 48 English VET/02 VET/05 VET/07
- Unit: Nanomaterials in tissue engineering2
- Unit: Nanomicrobiology: apllications to biomedicine3
- Unit: Nanotoxicology: effects of nonomaterials and nanoparticles3
Vaccinology 8 48 Italian AGR/18 VET/05
- Unit: Innovative vaccine development and production3
- Unit: Plant-based prduction of oral vaccines2
- Unit: Practical aspects of vaccinology3
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Biotechnologies for innovation and sustainability of animal health and production 8 48 English AGR/18 VET/06 VET/07
- Unit: Biotechnological tools for parasite challenge in the changing environment2
- Unit: Biotechnology applied to innovative therapy3
- Unit: Upgrading feed sustainability through biotechnologies3
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- In the II year, integrated courses will be activated courses (eight credits) aimed to offer students the opportunity to further deepen preparation in specific areas of Biotechnological Veterinary Sciences and can be chosen by the students. The acquisition of the eight CFU is subject to passing the related tests by the students, with the vote of thirty.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Biobanking 8 48 English Second semester VET/09 VET/10
Biomarkers and immunoassays in animal health and nutrition 8 48 Italian Second semester AGR/18 BIO/10 VET/05
Biotechnological diagnostic tools into the clinical medicine of dog 8 48 English Second semester BIO/12 VET/01 VET/08
From 3D-culture and 3D-printing to organoids 8 48 English Second semester AGR/18 VET/01 VET/09
Imaging techniques in bio-medical research 8 48 English Second semester BIO/10 VET/01
Molecular and immunological interactions in parasitology 8 48 English Second semester BIO/10 VET/06
Molecular pathology and parasitology 8 48 English Second semester VET/03 VET/06
Nanomaterials: applications and effects 8 48 English Second semester VET/02 VET/05 VET/07
Vaccinology 8 48 Italian Second semester AGR/18 VET/05
Biotechnologies for innovation and sustainability of animal health and production 8 48 English AGR/18 VET/06 VET/07
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
English proficiency B2 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- MANDATORY ACTIVITIES COMMON TO ALL CURRICULA.

The student has to obtein 4 cfu as indicated below:
- n. 2 cfu for further training activities related to stage, orientation
- n. 2 cfu for further languages skills
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
English proficiency B2 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian Undefined
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cellular communication and signal transduction 10 78 Italian BIO/09 BIO/10
- Cellular communication and endocrine function4
- Protein engineering and biochemistry of the signal transduction6
Molecular Microbiology 10 78 Italian BIO/19 MED/04 MED/07
- Unit: Experimental Pathology4
- Unita' didattica: Aspetti molecolari dell'interazione microrganismo-ospite3
- Unita' didattica: Basi molecolari della patogenicità microbica3
Omics 10 66 Italian BIO/10 BIO/18
- Unita' didattica: Introduzione alla genomica3
- Unita' didattica: Proteomica7
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomical bases and molecular networks in the Central Nervous system and its pathologies 8 60 English VET/01 VET/03
- Unit: Molecular pathology of the CNS3
- Unit: Morphology and Function of the CNS5
Biotechnologies:experimental models in research 12 102 English AGR/18 AGR/20 VET/07
- Unit: Alternative methods in Toxicology4
- Unit: Cell culture5
- Unit: Wellbeing and care of laboratory animals3
Ethiopathogenesis of hereditary and parasitic diseases 6 48 English AGR/17 VET/06
- Unit: Genomic analysis of inherited diseases3
- Unit: Molecular pathology of parasitic diseases3
Molecular epidemiology 5 36 Italian VET/05
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
English proficiency B2 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biotechnology applied to animal health and production 5 36 Italian AGR/19
- Unita' didattica: Markers di stress ossidativo nel benessere animale2
- Unita' didattica: Metodologie molecolari applicate alle produzioni animali3
Experimental Nutrition 5 42 Italian AGR/18
Molecular Virology 8 66 English VET/03 VET/05
- Unit: Molecular Basis of Virology5
- Unit: Molecular pathogenesis of viral diseases3
Research strategies and methodologies applied to disease study and control 8 66 Italian VET/05 VET/06
- Unita' didattica: Biotecnologie avanzate in parassitologia5
- Unita' didattica: Modelli murini e cellulari geneticamente modificati3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Biobanking 8 48 English VET/09 VET/10
- Unit: Cryobiology for fertility preservation3
- Unit: Homograft and ogan banking 22
- Unit: Homograft and organ banking 13
Biomarkers and immunoassays in animal health and nutrition 8 48 Italian AGR/18 BIO/10 VET/05
- Unit: Biomarkers in animal nutrition2
- Unit: From pathway analysis to biomarker discovery2
- Unit: The workflow from development to implementation and applications of immunoassays in veterinary diagnostics4
Biotechnological diagnostic tools into the clinical medicine of dog 8 48 English BIO/12 VET/01 VET/08
- Unit: Biochemical markers in disease diagnostic2
- Unit: Diagnostic workup in the clinical practice3
- Unit: Morphological and molecular markers of disease3
From 3D-culture and 3D-printing to organoids 8 48 English AGR/18 VET/01 VET/09
- Unit: 3 D approach to cell culture3
- Unit: 3 D bioprinting and practicals2
- Unit: Cell interaction and organoids3
Imaging techniques in bio-medical research 8 48 English BIO/10 VET/01
- Unit: Image analysis of cells and tissue4
- Unit: MALDI imaging2
- Unit: Molecular imaging2
Molecular and immunological interactions in parasitology 8 48 English BIO/10 VET/06
- Unit: Biochemical bases in host-parasite interactions2
- Unit: Immunological interactions and applied immunology in parasitology3
- Unit: Molecular patterns in host-parasite co-evolution3
Molecular pathology and parasitology 8 48 English VET/03 VET/06
- Unit: Animal models and parasitic diseases2
- Unit: Molecular oncology3
- Unit: Pathophysilogy3
Nanomaterials: applications and effects 8 48 English VET/02 VET/05 VET/07
- Unit: Nanomaterials in tissue engineering2
- Unit: Nanomicrobiology: apllications to biomedicine3
- Unit: Nanotoxicology: effects of nonomaterials and nanoparticles3
Vaccinology 8 48 Italian AGR/18 VET/05
- Unit: Innovative vaccine development and production3
- Unit: Plant-based prduction of oral vaccines2
- Unit: Practical aspects of vaccinology3
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Biotechnologies for innovation and sustainability of animal health and production 8 48 English AGR/18 VET/06 VET/07
- Unit: Biotechnological tools for parasite challenge in the changing environment2
- Unit: Biotechnology applied to innovative therapy3
- Unit: Upgrading feed sustainability through biotechnologies3
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final examination 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
- In the II year, integrated courses will be activated courses (eight credits) aimed to offer students the opportunity to further deepen preparation in specific areas of Biotechnological Veterinary Sciences and can be chosen by the students. The acquisition of the eight CFU is subject to passing the related tests by the students, with the vote of thirty.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Biobanking 8 48 English Second semester VET/09 VET/10
Biomarkers and immunoassays in animal health and nutrition 8 48 Italian Second semester AGR/18 BIO/10 VET/05
Biotechnological diagnostic tools into the clinical medicine of dog 8 48 English Second semester BIO/12 VET/01 VET/08
From 3D-culture and 3D-printing to organoids 8 48 English Second semester AGR/18 VET/01 VET/09
Imaging techniques in bio-medical research 8 48 English Second semester BIO/10 VET/01
Molecular and immunological interactions in parasitology 8 48 English Second semester BIO/10 VET/06
Molecular pathology and parasitology 8 48 English Second semester VET/03 VET/06
Nanomaterials: applications and effects 8 48 English Second semester VET/02 VET/05 VET/07
Vaccinology 8 48 Italian Second semester AGR/18 VET/05
Biotechnologies for innovation and sustainability of animal health and production 8 48 English AGR/18 VET/06 VET/07
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Lodi
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Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Dissertation tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Credit recognition tutor
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