Master's Degree Course in Sanitary Biology
The Master's Degree in Sanitary Biology completes the formation in biological disciplines which began with the first level graduation in Molecular Biology. This Degree Course aims at providing post-graduates with advanced and operational knowledge in the field of the molecular biomedical sciences as well as in-depth knowledge regarding instrumental methodology, analytical instruments, and the techniques involved in data acquisition and analysis. The Course should provide a high level of proficiency in the scientific approach to research, by providing post-graduates with the capacity to work autonomously, but potentially also allowing for the management of projects and organizations.
The proposed course is characterized by solid training in the fields of genetics, physiopathology, microbiology and pharmacology, with essentials of hygiene and statistical data analysis. The theoretical aspects are complemented by particularly intensive laboratory work.
During the second year, approximately two thirds of the student's study commitments involve the preparation of a graduation thesis.
This has the objective of providing the student with a significant working experience in an experimental research laboratory, while also contributing to the student's cultural development, enhancing the capacity for critical analysis, and the competence for the management of projects and organizations.
The Master's degree in Sanitary Biology forms the necessary cultural basis for the continuation of advanced training at the doctoral level.
The Master's Degree in Sanitary Biology at the University of Padova is part of the LM-6 Biology class, it has a numerus clausus and is organized as a single curriculum.
Starting from accademic year 2008/09, this course has replaced the preceding Degree Course (Laurea Specialistica) in Molecular Biology (D.M. 509 Regulation) according to the new D.M. 270 Regulation. Students who still need to sit exams from courses under the D.M. 509 Regulation, should make their situation known to the Educational Committee (see also Title III, art. 16 of the new Educational Regulation).