Learning objectives

The training objectives of the second-cycle degree course in Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) are part of the so-called 'Dublin Descriptors', i.e. a system of descriptors adopted at European level in order to define the expected learning outcomes common to all graduates for a specific degree course.

In particular, the TBS course fits into the current historical phase which is characterised, also in the biomedical field, by a great expansion of knowledge and the need for interaction between different disciplines. This second-cycle degree provides the necessary cultural and methodological basis for the study of molecular, cellular, tissue and organismic mechanisms underlying normal and pathological processes. The degree course aims to train graduates with an advanced and operational background in the biomedical sciences, with in-depth knowledge of methodologies, analytical tools and data acquisition and processing techniques. The degree course aims to provide complete mastery of the scientific investigation method so that the future graduates will be capable of working with broad autonomy.

For all the purposes previously indicated, in relation to the specific objectives of the second-cycle degree, the curriculum is divided into the following activities:

  • Characterising activities, aimed at the acquisition of knowledge and essential skills for this specific professional profile, divided into the following disciplinary areas: cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and histology, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and pathological anatomy;
  • Laboratory activities dedicated to the learning of experimental methods as well as to the measurement, analysis and processing of data;
  • English language learning;
  • Internship activities aimed at the preparation of the dissertation on the experimental activity carried out, to be discussed in the final examination. As a matter of fact, the course aim is to give the graduate student the opportunity to acquire, through significant experience of experimental work in a laboratory,  both the cultural skills and the capacity for critical analysis, which are necessary for carrying out research activities or assuming responsibility for projects and structures. It is envisaged that the laboratory research period, aimed at preparing the student for the final examination, may also be carried out in institutions other than the University, whether public or private, Italian or foreign.