Biomedical Omics (BO)

Biomedical Omics
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2020/2021
Laurea magistrale
The advent of technologies that allow the global analysis of biological phenomena ("omics") has revolutionized the study of human diseases and opened new perspectives in the field of research, diagnosis and therapy, tracing the path for Precision or Personalized Medicine. The central element of Precision Medicine is in fact the quantitative description of biological or clinical phenotypes by high definition omics (genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, digital imaging, radiomics and radiogenomics).
The Master Program in Biomedical Omics aims at providing students with a broad understanding of omics disciplines applied to medicine and first-hand practical experience with different omics techniques. Key competences of graduates include the ability to design experiments, manage the work flow, analyze and interpret omics data, and create applications for future developments in omics approaches.
Graduates in Biomedical Omics will be able to pursue careers as Technologists in Biomedical Omics:
Tasks: Coordination and execution of omics techniques in routine diagnostics or clinical research within hospital laboratories.
i) understanding of the clinical demand underlying the required analyses;
ii) execution of omics analyses;
iii) interpretation of results;
iv) introduction of technological upgrades in the clinical laboratory and development of technology upgrades to adapt standard protocols to local needs.
Employment opportunities: diagnostic laboratories in hospitals and clinical research laboratories.
Graduates will also have the possibility to work in basic research laboratories, in biotechnological development institutes, or to continue their academic training by enrolling in doctoral programs or second-level masters programs, both in Italy and abroad.
Italian Students
The requirements to access the Master Program in Biomedical Omics are:
- The achievement of a bachelor degree program in one of the following classes: L-2 Biotecnologie (Biotechnology), L-13 Scienze biologiche (Biology), L-27 Scienze e tecnologie chimiche (Chemistry), L-29 Scienze e tecnologie farmaceutiche (Pharmaceutical sciences).
- Having acquired at least 40 ECTS in the scientific disciplines (SSD): BIO/06, BIO/08, BIO/09, BIO/10, BIO/11, BIO/12, BIO/13, BIO/14, BIO/15, BIO/16, BIO/17, BIO/18, BIO/19, CHIM/01, CHIM/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/06, CHIM/07, CHIM/08, CHIM/09, MED/01, MED/02, MED/03, MED/04, MED/05, MED/07, MED/08, MED/43, MED/44, MED/46, MED/50, SECS‐S/01, SECS‐S/02.
- Knowledge of English (B2 certification).

Foreign Students
Students must have a Bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines described above (Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical sciences). The number of hours/credits of the specific courses must be clearly identifiable in the academic curriculum. If this is not possible, documents certifying the students' career will be examined by the Faculty to assess if their background complies with the admission requirements.
Students are required to attend to at least 75% of teaching activities.
The experimental project leading to the final dissertation is considered mandatory for the Master Degree.

Elenco insegnamenti

Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Practical laboratory activities 6 96 Inglese
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Genomics an epigenomics 12 144 Inglese BIO/10 BIO/11 MED/04
- Epigenomics6
- Genomics6
High-throughput screenings 6 56 Inglese MED/04
Proteomics 6 56 Inglese BIO/10
Radiomics 6 48 Inglese MED/04 MED/36
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Computational approaches for omics data 12 96 Inglese INF/01 ING-INF/05
Legislation, management and technology transfer 12 136 Inglese MED/43 MED/46
- Laboratory Management6
- Legislation and technology transfer6
sarà attivato dall'A.A. 2021/2022
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Clinical omics 6 48 Inglese MED/06 MED/11 MED/15
Ethics and decision-making 6 48 Inglese M-PSI/01
Experimental design 6 48 Inglese BIO/11 MED/04
Omics in diagnostics 6 48 Inglese MED/03 MED/08
Non definito
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Additional language skills: italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italiano
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Final exam 28 0 Inglese
Regole di composizione
- 8 CFU from courses of their choice offered by the University of Milan during the second year.

To obtain the degree, students without an Italian degree or diploma are required to demonstrate an Italian language proficiency at level A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This level can be assessed by the end of the first year in the following ways:

- by submitting the language certificate achieved no more than three years prior to the submission, at level A2 or higher, recognised by the University (the list of recognised language certificates can be found at: The language certificate must be uploaded through the service, by choosing the category SLAM;

- by an entry-level test, organised by SLAM, to be taken at the beginning of the second year of study.

Students who attain A2 level through a certificate or the entry-level test must earn 3 ECTS credits in other Electives.
Students who fail to reach level A2 will have to attend an Italian course organised by SLAM and to pass the final test during the I semester of the second year of study in order to earn 3 ECTS credits of Additonal Language Skills: Italian.
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Additional language skills: italian (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italiano Non definito
Sedi didattiche
Lectures will be held in the educational center of the European Institute of Oncology. Laboratory activities will be held in the research and clinical laboratories of institutions represented in the Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology of the University of Milan.

Le tasse universitarie per gli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, di laurea magistrale e a ciclo unico sono suddivise in due rate con modalità di calcolo e tempi di pagamento diversi:

  • l'importo della prima rata è uguale per tutti
  • l'importo della seconda rata varia in base al valore ISEE Università, al Corso di laurea di iscrizione e alla posizione (in corso/fuori corso da un anno oppure fuori corso da più di un anno).
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