Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology Research in Medicine
From student to researcher
Providing interdisciplinary training programmes able to combine solid biomedical know-how with an in-depth knowledge of the latest biotechnological applications is an essential factor for being able to take part, on a par with other European countries in the cultural revolution of scientific research.
The Bachelor’s degree aims to guarantee a complete educational programme able to forge professionals ready to enter the world of employment whilst simultaneously providing the highest-level of preparation for those who wish to undertake the further studies that allow the training of tomorrow’s researchers.
At our University, Biotechnology Research in Medicine graduates have the chance to undertake the Master’s degree in Biotechnology and Medical Biology and, subsequently, the international doctorate programmes run by the University (International Ph.D. Programmes in Cellular and Molecular Biology and in Molecular Medicine).
The Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology Research in Medicine admits a limited number of students in order to guarantee the fulfilment of the educational objectives of the three-year course. The Bachelor’s degree course aims to provide students with a basic and advanced knowledge of biological systems and the technological skills that will allow the graduate to perform research and development work in the various biotech sectors, focussing in particular on the fields of medicine, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals.
In addition to conventional lectures and seminars, the programme includes intense practical work in a specially-equipped research lab that is comparable to that performed when working in the biotech sector. During their studies, students will acquire in-depth theoretical and practical know-how regarding the cutting-edge biotechnological applications of greatest interest in the biological, pharmacological, pharmaceutical and molecular medicine fields.
The completion of a learning process that its fully competitive on an international level and that specifically aims to provide students with a direct experience in biotechnology, basic, medical and industrial research, is consistent with the recruitment prospects of today’s youngsters.
Graduates in Biotechnology Research in Medicine must have acquired the know how that is indispensable both for continuing their university studies and for performing basic and/ or applied biotechnological research work in:
• private or public research organisations;
• biotech research and development laboratories;
• biotech service centres;
• hospitals and National Health Service facilities;
• pharmaceutical companies.
Biotechnology Research in Medicine graduates will be able to work, either alone or in a team, performing biotech analyses, research and production in the following sectors:
• animal organism and cell manipulation;
• molecular pharmacology and toxicology;
• design and production of gene therapy vectors;
• genetic and molecular diagnostics;
• legal medicine;
• design, production and control of biologicals and vaccines;
• production and control of natural bioactive products.