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Degree course in MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIESD AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE (Codice 2011)
Curriculum\Profile description: MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2017/2018
School:
  • SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Class:
  • Pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical biotechnologies (LM-9)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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2nd cycle graduates in Medical Biotechnologies and Molecular Medicine should possess basic knowledge of congenital or acquired medical and surgical human pathologies, where they may intervene with a biotechnological approach, with respect in particular to those where it is foreseeable the development of innovative molecular technologies and the application of stem cells. They should be able to identify, through specific diagnostic tests, the interactions among microorganisms and human organisms; they should know and be able to use the typical methodologies of cellular, molecular and gene-transfer biotechnologies, for the identification and validation of therapeutical targets as well as innovative diagnostic solutions for molecular medicine, oncology and regenerative medicine; they should be able to use the most innovative biotechnological tools, including the typical genetic engineering platforms and the applied technologies for the study of genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. 2nd cycle graduates of this course should also be able to design and apply, together with 2nd cycle graduates in Medicine and Surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies based on biotechnologies. The Degree course consists of 120 credits which should be acquired in four semesters; it includes 9 integrated courses (93 credits), 3 elective courses (9 credits), other educational activities (3 credits), other language skills (3 credits) and the final examination awarded with 12 credits. The course consists of frontal teaching, seminars, laboratory practice, internship practice and of an experimental dissertation, prepared by the student in a laboratory selected by him/her, during his/her stay for an adequate period of time, in a facility which is highly specialised and qualified under the technical-scientific point of view, as well as experiences in international laboratories, in the framework of the Erasmus programme or other programmes. The educational programme also provides for contacts with various representatives of regional biotechnological operators, through the participation in seminars and internships opportunities in regional facilities.
Professional opportunities
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Scientific research activity in mational and international public and private facilities. Scientific research and technological development in national (ISS, CNR, IRCCS) and international public research institutions.
Final examination features
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The final dissertation, which must be original and with experimental character, is awarded with 12 credits. The final examination consists of the discussion of a dissertation about the original outcomes of an innovative experimental activity in the field of medical biotechnologies and molecular medicine, carried out by the student attending a laboratory for 9-12 months. The final dissertation, or part of it, might also be prepared at other private or public, Italian or foreign institutions or companies, under specific agreements with the University of Palermo. The dissertation must be prepared by the student under the guidance of a supervising professor; a co-examiner might be present too. The observance with the terms and timetable for the thesis is under the direct and exclusive control of the supervisor and co-supervisor. The dissertation should be presented during the public session of an examining Board; The Examining Board, appointed by the Dean of the Faculty, will award the 2nd cycle degree.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
07679 - OTHER LANGUAGE SKILLS course specifications 5.0 1 G F
19367 - PROTEOMIC METHODOLOGIES AND BIOINFORMATICS - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications VITABILE (PA) 9.0 1 V
PRINCIPLES OF BIOINFORMATICS VITABILE (PA) 3.0 C ING-INF/05
PROTEOMIC METHODOLOGIES FONTANA (RU) 6.0 B BIO/13
19370 - CELL BIOCHEMISTRY AND EPIGENETICS OF METABOLIC PATHOLOGIES course specifications EMANUELE (RU) 6.0 1 V B BIO/10
19372 - MEDICAL-FORENSIC GENETICS AND MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications SEIDITA (RU) 9.0 1 V
MEDICAL AND FORENSIC GENETICS SEIDITA (RU) 6.0 B BIO/13
MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY TRAMUTO (RU) 3.0 C MED/42
13118 - MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications BELLUARDO (PO) 9.0 2 V
MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY BELLUARDO (PO) 6.0 B BIO/09
GENETICS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES ARIDON (RU) 3.0 C MED/26
14687 - MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY course specifications MERAVIGLIA (RU) 6.0 2 V B MED/04
19369 - DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC BIOTECHNOLOGIES IN MEDICAL ONCOLOGY course specifications RUSSO (PO) 6.0 2 V B MED/06
19390 - THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF CELL MODELS course specifications ALESSANDRO (PO) 6.0 2 V B BIO/13


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
11587 - CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND CLINICAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY course specifications LO SASSO (RD) 6.0 1 V B BIO/12
13120 - BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications CEFALU' (PA) 9.0 1 V
INNOVATIVE BIOTECHNOLOGICAL THERAPIES CEFALU' (PA) 6.0 B MED/09
BIOTECHNOLOGIES OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION SCHILLACI (RU) 3.0 C MED/40
13121 - PRACTICE 1.0 1 G F
16157 - CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY course specifications FERRARO (PA) 6.0 1 V B MED/07
17641 - TISSUE BIOTECHNOLOGIES AND BIOMEDICAL NANOTECHNOLOGIES - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications LO MONTE (PA) 9.0 1 V
NANOTECHNOLOGIES IN BIOMEDICINE DISPENZA (PA) 3.0 C CHIM/07
BIOTECHNOLOGIES IN THE SUBSTITUTION OF ORGANS AND TISSUES LO MONTE (PA) 6.0 B MED/18
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 12.0 2 G E
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE course specifications 12.0 2 G S
ADO Group of subjects 9.0 D




Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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