Biotechnology applied to animal research

A.A. 2017/2018
Insegnamento per
8
Crediti massimi
48
Ore totali
SSD
AGR/17 VET/07 VET/08
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
Animal research is facing new challenges in relation to: bioethical issues, innovative pharmacological and toxicological research, and on the impact of biotech in designing animal studies. The course will provide a multidisciplinary overview of the latest developments within the themes mentioned with particular reference to the approaches and biotechnological applications.

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Responsabile
Moduli o unità didattiche
Module: Bioethics and Biotechnology
VET/08 - CLINICA MEDICA VETERINARIA - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 18 ore

Module: Biotechnology applied to innovative drugs
VET/07 - FARMACOLOGIA E TOSSICOLOGIA VETERINARIA - CFU: 3
Lezioni: 18 ore

Module: Designing an experiment in animal biotechnology
AGR/17 - ZOOTECNICA GENERALE E MIGLIORAMENTO GENETICO - CFU: 2
Lezioni: 12 ore

STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
a written exam with open questions and problems related to the topics of the course, to evaluate problem solving ability and the originality in understanding of the topics of the course
Module: Bioethics and Biotechnology
Programma
the historical and the theoretical origins and milestones of bioethics (4 h);
the main ethical theories: classifications, methods and principles (6 h);
the question of the ethics in science, with regard to methods and validity of scientific knowledge (4 h);
regulation of biotechnology as a new form of agreement between science and society (4 h).
Metodi didattici
Lectures and examples from litterature review
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Didactic materials provided by the Lecturer will be available on the website of the course: www.ariel.unimi.it
Module: Biotechnology applied to innovative drugs
Programma
Research and development of new drugs (4 h)
Biotechnological production from eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells: insulin, growth hormone, growth factors (4 h)
Recombinant therapeutic proteins (4 h)
Synthetic oligonucleotides (2 h)
Pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics (4 h).
Metodi didattici
Lectures and examples from litterature review
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Didactic materials provided by the Lecturer will be available on the website of the course: www.ariel.unimi.it
Module: Designing an experiment in animal biotechnology
Programma
Experimental plan designs in general.
Statistics applied to experimental plan design.
Examples of possible experimetal plans used in veterinary science.
Experimental plans applied to quantitative traits.
Experimental plans applied to binomial traits.
Metodi didattici
Lectures and examples from litterature review
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Slides and text material provided by the Lecturer
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
a written exam with open questions and problems related to the topics of the course, to evaluate problem solving ability and the originality in understanding of the topics of the course
Module: Bioethics and Biotechnology
Programma
the historical and the theoretical origins and milestones of bioethics (4 h);
the main ethical theories: classifications, methods and principles (6 h);
the question of the ethics in science, with regard to methods and validity of scientific knowledge (4 h);
regulation of biotechnology as a new form of agreement between science and society (4 h).
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Didactic materials provided by the Lecturer will be available on the website of the course: www.ariel.unimi.it
Module: Biotechnology applied to innovative drugs
Programma
Research and development of new drugs (4 h)
Biotechnological production from eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells: insulin, growth hormone, growth factors (4 h)
Recombinant therapeutic proteins (4 h)
Synthetic oligonucleotides (2 h)
Pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics (4 h).
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Didactic materials provided by the Lecturer will be available on the website of the course: www.ariel.unimi.it
Module: Designing an experiment in animal biotechnology
Programma
Experimental plan designs in general.
Statistics applied to experimental plan design.
Examples of possible experimetal plans used in veterinary science.
Experimental plans applied to quantitative traits.
Experimental plans applied to binomial traits.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Slides and text provided by lecturer
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi