Master of Science in Medical Biotechnologies

General

Program Description

Programme structure

1st Year: Advanced Biomedical Technologies; Laboratory Activities; Laboratory Medicine Technologies and Molecular Diagnostics; Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: design and analysis of biopharmaceuticals; Proteomics and Bioinformatics; Cell and Organ Physiology and Medical Pathophysiology; Genetics; Immunology and General Pathology; Nanobiotechnology

2nd Year: Experimental Models in vivo and in vitro; Pharmacology and Molecular Therapies; Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Biology of Development

Career opportunities

Biotechnology physicians will be able to head research laboratories in a predominantly technological and pharmacological environment and coordinate, as well as in terms of management and administration, program development and the monitoring of biotechnology applied on human beings with emphasis on the development of pharmaceutical products and vaccines, taking into account the ethical, technical, and legal implications and environmental protection.

  • To work in industry (pharma, biotech companies) for new diagnostics, molecular therapeutics, regenerative medicine and vaccines
  • To work in academia as a researcher in one of the many fields of Molecular Medicine
  • To be an entrepreneur in Biotech start up companies as a result of scientific discoveries

Graduates will be able to assist doctors in the diagnostic and in the therapeutic phases when those imply the manipulation of cells, genes and other bio systems and when specific biotechnological experimental competences are required.

Entry requirements

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biology, Microbiology, Pathology, Immunology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

Language requirements

B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate. Native English speakers or students who have attended an English-taught Bachelor’s degree programme do not need to submit any language certificate.
Proof of this requirement must be provided within the application procedure: as per the Call for applications, students failing to submit it alongside their application will not be considered for selection.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a ... Read More

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike. Read less