Health Biotechnology
 

 

Duration: 2 years
Start date: October 1, 2021.
Total number of hours (number of ECTS credits): 3000 hours (120 ECTS credits).

Admission requirements:
Degree in: Biotechnology, Biology
Degree in other disciplines or other qualifications obtained in Italy or abroad, recognized as suitable according to the law in force, provided they possess basic knowledge in the disciplines and credits listed below: Mathematics / Physics / Informatics: 10 ECTS credits
- Chemistry: 10 ECTS credits
- Physiology: 6 ECTS credits
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: 15 ECTS credits
- Genetics / Microbiology: 6 ECTS credits
- Other Biology Areas excluding the previous ones: 6 ECTS credits
- English language: B2 level knowledge.


Context
The Master’s Degree course in Health Biotechnology stems from an Italian degree currently offered by the University of Calabria.
Its aim is to meet the demands of an innovative training programme as part of the internationalization policy envisaged by the University of Calabria. The master’s Degree maintains the continuity with the Bachelor Degree in Biological Science and Technology offered by the same university ensuring that a wider spectrum of graduates interested in biotechnology can achieve an adequate master level preparation to undertake their careers at an international level. 20 places will be available for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Learning objectives and outcomes
The Master’s Degree Course in Health Biotechnology will provide students with advanced knowledge, skills and ability to use the latest biotechnological methodologies for operating in the field of diagnostics, basic and applied research and therapeutic innovation. In addition, graduates will be able to interact with healthcare facilities and companies in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors dealing with drug-discovery. The course gives access to level
III training: Specialization Schools, Level I and Level II Masters Courses, Research Doctorates.

Main topics
Structure and functions of the human body organs and organ’s molecular composition; research investigation in the biomedical and animal fields, applying “in vivo” and “in vitro” models; research investigation in the diagnostics field, through the management of bio-molecular technologies; structural and dynamic aspects of molecules aimed towards potential biotechnological interests.
Bioinformatics for molecular modelling and access to databases, with particular reference to genomics and proteomics and discovery of drug targets.

Employability and careers
Graduates in Health Biotechnology can work as Biotechnologists in: research and development laboratories in the biotechnology field, in particular in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biomedical and food sectors; public and private companies oriented towards biological and microbiological analysis and to the quality control of organic products; companies in charge of drafting patent regulations on the exploitation of biotechnological products and processes; universities; other public or private research institutes; hospitals; and biotechnological companies. After passing the national qualification exam, graduates
can become professional Senior Biologists in Italy.

Keywords
Diagnostics. Biotechnology.
Drug-discovery. Healthcare.
Basic research. Applied research.

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