Official doctoral program in nanomedicine

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Program Description

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Introduction

Nanomedicine is an emerging area of ​​great strategic importance that is expected to play a relevant role in the development, design and manufacture of new equipment and materials for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.

In this context, this newly established Doctoral Program (which is an official interuniversity degree in which the University of A Coruña, the University of Santiago de Compostela and the University of Vigo participate) emphasizes the need for a multidisciplinary approach to nanomedicine .

To this end, the three Galician universities, coordinated by the University of Santiago, join forces with the Iberian Institute of Nanotechnology located in Braga (European reference center in Nanotechnology) and with the Galician Public Foundation of Genomic Medicine (reference center of Galicia in diagnosis Genetic) that are also involved in this program.

Why study the degree

This program provides specific and interdisciplinary training in the field of Nanomedicine, a new field of enormous potential dedicated to the possible application of Nanoscience and nanotechnology salt treatment and improvement of health problems (inflammatory, infectious, cardiovascular, cancer, etc. ) In the search for new and effective solutions for example in early diagnosis, development of intelligent treatments or mechanisms of self-regeneration.

Lines of investigation

  • In vitro study of cell oxidation processes (UDC)
  • Solid State Chemistry and Materials (UDC)
  • Modulation of Transcription and RNA Processing (UDC)
  • Thermal and rheological properties of materials (UDC)
  • Magnetism and nanotechnology (USC)
  • Nanomaterials and Bioactive Molecules (USC))
  • Nanotechnologies applied to the design of drug delivery systems (USC))
  • Oncology Research (USC))
  • Nanotoxicology and immunotoxicity (UVIGO))
  • Manufacture of nanostructures based on metal nanoparticles for diagnosis and detection (UVIGO))

Specific Training Complements

In case the doctor does not have the complete previous training required in the program, his / her admission to the program may be conditioned to the surpassing of specific training complements, which may be subjects or modules of master and degree. The complements assigned to the same doctorate may not exceed 15 ECTS credits and may be made prior or simultaneous to the tuition in academic tuition in the program.

In case of simultaneous realization the students will have to register for these complements at the moment of formalizing the tuition of academic tutelage in the program, which must be surpassed in the maximum term of three consecutive quarters. Failure to do so will result in student disqualification from the program.

Accessories

  • Physiological and biochemical bases of the human organism
  • Development of new materials and their elemental properties
  • Nanomedical instrumentation

Formative Activities of the Program

Complements of training: Depending on the previous training of the student:

  • Physiological and biochemical bases of the human organism: 2 ECTS (students of the areas: experimental and engineering);
  • Development of new materials and their elementary properties: 2 ECTS (students of the areas: sanitary and engineering);
  • Nanomedical instrumentation: 2 ECTS (students of the sanitary and experimental area).

Specific training activities:

  • Introduction to nanotechnology (40 hours). Required. Course for first year students, and taught in English at the INL institute in Braga for a full-time week.
  • Assistance to research seminars (20 hours). Required. Seminars related to the thematic of the program, preferably taught in English in participating universities and other universities or research institutes.
  • Promotion of mobility-stay in other research centers (300 h). Required. Stay in another research center (participating agencies or other institutions) with a minimum duration of 3 months.
  • Assistance to congresses of the specialty (20 hours). Optional. Assistance and presentation of experimental results in scientific communication events within the research community to which the research group to which the doctorate is attached belongs.
  • Translational research (30 hours). Optional. Full-time, one-week research stays at the Galician Public Foundation of Xenomic Medicine (FPGMX) to learn firsthand the application of nanotechnology to medical diagnosis, and aimed at students with a thesis project related to one of the lines of Research developed in this foundation.

Professional and academic outputs

As previously indicated, nanomedicine is an emerging area of ​​great strategic importance that is expected to play a relevant role in the development, design and manufacture of new equipment and materials for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. It requires a multidisciplinary approach on the one hand that health professionals propose problems that require solutions that can be addressed by nanotechnology professionals in a permanent dialogue that allows to adjust step by step the results obtained to the objectives initially proposed.

It is therefore expected that in the coming years there will be demand and opportunities for doctors trained in this new discipline, and professionals who can apply the techniques of Nanomedicine in the Clinic.

Recommended profile

Students from the Bachelor's / Bachelor's degrees in Medicine, Biochemistry, Physics, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering and other studies related to the health sciences, who have completed a master's degree with a preference for those who have studied The following masters, or others similar in the opinion of the Academic Committee:

UDC:

  • Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management.
  • Neuroscience.
  • Cellular, Molecular and Genetic Biology.

USC:

  • Biomedical Research.
  • Research and Development of Medications.
  • Science and Technology of Materials.
  • Advanced Chemistry.

UVigo:

  • Advanced Chemistry.
  • Science and Technology Interfaces.
  • Methodology and Applications in Molecular Biology.
Last updated July 2017

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