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Medical Biotechnologies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The Master's degree in Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Padova prepares skilled graduates with an in-depth biomedical culture concerning the relationships between structure and function of biomolecules and biosystems operating at the cellular level and tissue of the human body in health and disease and in-depth knowledge of biotechnology, acquired on the basis of sound practical experience in the laboratory.

About

This Medical Biotechnologies at University of Padova is for students who wish to  become specialised graduates with an advanced biomedical knowledge concerning the links between the structure and the purpose of biomolecules and bio-systems operating at cellular and tissue level of the human body, in both physiological and pathological conditions. The wide knowledge of the techniques is based on a solid practical activity in laboratories during the internship.

Subject to the educational aims of Class LM-9, the acquired knowledge allows specialized graduates to assist physicians in the diagnostic and therapeutic tasks involving the manipulation of cells, genes, and other biosystems requiring applicants to learn special skills in experimental biotechnology (e.g. Diagnosis and gene therapy; therapy through the use of genetically engineered cells; rational design and development of new medicines based on models of molecular targets known or derived from pharmacogenomic knowledge; preparation of nano-biotechnological tools for advanced diagnostics imaging and drug delivery; modulation of the immune response; diagnostics based on innovative processes of science and medical laboratory techniques; immunotherapy to targeted cells); organize and coordinate laboratory activities for advanced research or for diagnostic examinations requiring the use of biotechnological methods and the manipulation of cells or biotechnological materials; organize and coordinate the experimental protocols of clinical research involving the use of materials or biotechnology techniques; design and perform with autonomy research in biotechnology applied to medicine; lead and coordinate, also in governance, development programs and surveillance of biotechnology applied to human beings, taking into account the ethical, technical, environmental and economic implications.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biomedical Technologies 
  • Cellular And Molecular Therapies
  • Molecular And Systems Biology
  • Laboratory Medicine Technologies And Molecular Diagnostics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Design And Analysis Of Biopharmaceuticals
  • Cell And Organ Physiology And Medical Pathophysiology 
  • Genetics
  • Immunology And General Pathology
  • Nanobiotechnology

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

          Academic Requirements

          To enrol in the second-cycle degree course, applicants need to:
          • have earned a first-cycle degree or other foreign degree recognised by current legislation
          • meet specific curricular requirements set by the Course which will be checked by filling in the online pre-enrolment application form.
          • C1 or Intermediate level of English which enables the user to use English fluently, both when speaking and writing, also using sector-specific lexis.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            2600 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA

            2600 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
          The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

          Living costs for Padova

          • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          The University of Padova offers scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padova. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

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