The aim of the Second-Cycle Degree Course in Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is to train a Master's graduate who can enter the labour market with an original curriculum and already oriented in terms of professional skills. The aim of the training courses is to produce master graduates with the specific professional skills that are necessary for a rapid entry into the world of work, while also promoting the relevant skills for further academic qualification.
The course offers students several curricula, identified on the basis of the area's peculiarities and employment needs:
Biotechnology for prevention and therapy; Biotechnology applied to animal production and food safety; Biotechnology applied to regenerative and restorative medicine.
The course of study envisages that graduates will all acquire: a sound and in-depth knowledge and understanding of: the structure and function of biomolecules, cells and organs; the molecular basis of diseases and defensive responses in complex animals; the molecular basis of drug action; the ability to apply knowledge in drug formulation adequate knowledge of biotechnological patent legislation and bioethics. the ability to select, prepare and experimentally use cellular and animal models Depending on the chosen orientation, graduates will acquire sound knowledge as well as the ability to apply it in different contexts:
Curriculum "Biotechnologies for prevention and therapy" in the prevention of the main diseases; in the design of biotechnological drugs and remedies in molecular and cellular therapies in haematology; in diagnostic methodologies of genetic, metabolic, tumour and infection diseases Curriculum "Biotechnologies applied to animal productions and food safety" in biotechnologies applied to animal reproduction and genetic improvement for animal productions in biotechnologies applied to food quality and safety in the design and use of biotechnological vaccines Curriculum "Biotechnologies applied to regenerative and reparative medicine" in the biological bases of repair and regeneration in the principles and techniques of regeneration and repair of differentiated tissues in the biology and biotechnological bases of cell therapy in biomaterials and biocompatible synthetic materials used in tissue engineering The training pathway envisages, in relation to the specific objectives, the performance of internships and the preparation of the final exam, consisting of an original experimental thesis. Both the internship and the preparation of the dissertation can be carried out in the University's departments, in public and private laboratories, private companies, as well as in other Italian or foreign universities. Specific agreements are in place for this purpose.
The master's degree holder is thus prepared to perform tasks of high responsibility in the field of research for the development of projects in various biotechnology-related fields.
The knowledge and skills acquired will also enable the master's degree graduate to pursue higher education in molecular and health-related master's and doctoral schools as well as in biomedical specialisation schools.