Masters in Oncobiology - Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer

University of Algarve

Program Description

Masters in Oncobiology - Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer

University of Algarve


The course aims to train professionals with a strong critical spirit, able to master the concepts and techniques of Cellular and Molecular Biology from the perspective of fundamental or applied biomedical research, technological development and diagnostics, with particular focus on the Biology of Cancer. The sequence of study modules lead students "from bench to bedside," allowing its expertise in areas as diverse as designing therapeutic drugs, diagnostic methods and prognosis and molecular medicine.

The aim is to:

  • Familiarize students with the cellular and molecular biology of normal and cancer cells;
  • Teach analytical skills and theoretical practices used in biomedical research, particularly in cancer research;
  • Expose students to a direct experience in research with the completion of a project in a research laboratory or an equivalent clinical partner;
  • Prepare students for employment as researchers whether in academia, industry or clinical laboratory, either by direct entry or by pursuing further studies.

The aim is to train professionals in the area of life sciences and healthcare, capable of:

  • Relating the basic processes involved in molecular and genetic functioning of cells in normal and pathological conditions leading to the formation of tumors;
  • Ability to conduct research from the point of view of application of results to human welfare, including the development of new susceptibility markers, prognostic/diagnostic techniques and new therapeutic drugs;
  • Ability to connect research-industry-patient ("from bench to bedside");
  • Acquiring and integrating up-to-date knowledge in basic sciences such as Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genomics and Statistics, with more specific biomedical information in order to contribute towards the understanding of tumor development;
  • Ability to apply advanced laboratory techniques used in oncobiology in an innovative manner;
  • Ability to execute research projects critically and rigorously under either a doctoral project or another scientific type of work in the framework of a research project.
  • Internalize the nature, usefulness and limitations of the scientific method;
  • Ability to develop high quality work both autonomously as well as integrated in multidisciplinary teams.

Target Public

Holders of an Undergraduate Degree in related fields of Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and others. Access to this masters degree may also be granted to candidates who completed their training in a different field of studies of the area of this course, by attending and obtaining approval of extracurricular courses, upon advice of the scientific committee of the course.

Application period: June and August

Fees: 1.500€/year

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 4, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
2 years
Full time
1,500 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Portugal Faro
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Duration 2 years
Price 1,500 EUR
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