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Degree course details
Degree course type Second cycle degree D.M. 270/2004
Me2193
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Degree course code ME2193
Activated in 2015/16
Year of degree course structure 2015/16
Class (Ministerial field of study code) LM-9 - Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Medical biotechnologies
Degree issued
Branch Padova
Language English
Degree course tracks Common track
Related degree courses --
Other degree courses within the same class    IF0362 - BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE (Ord. 2017)
ME1934 - MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES

Degree programme regulations Regulations Rector's decree and regulations, issued on 14/07/2015 with RD n. 2305/2015
Annex 1 General description of educational activities
Annex 2 Study progression and proposed educational activities (course units, contact hours, credits, relevant subject areas, teaching-learning methodology, etc.)

Brief description of the degree course
Characteristics and objectives
The purpose of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies (two years, 120 CFU) is to endow students with a sound scientific knowledge for modern pharmaceutical research and health biotechnologies.
The organization and the needs of the research in the pharmaceutical field have changed dramatically in recent years. Modern research in both academic and industrial setting is intensely devoted to the study and development of biopharmaceuticals, including the development of biologics and monoclonal antibodies of new conception. Currently, the pharmaceutical scientist requires a thorough education and expertise in molecular biology, genetics, recombinant DNA techniques and bioinformatics, with a solid background in chemistry, pharmacology and advanced pharmaceutical technology. The professionals working in pharmaceutical R&D and production must possess a sound interdisciplinary knowledge, including the specific technical and regulatory issues dedicated to the research, development and monitoring of innovative
drugs and biosimilars.
The Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science) focuses on “transferring” knowledge, endowing students with strong technical skills (hard skills) and interpersonal skills (soft skills), building at the same time those competencies needed to face the changing pharmaceutical marketplace. Graduates in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies will acquire a solid knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and protein engineering, immunology, pharmacology and pharmaceutical technology, and in those disciplines required to design, analyze and formulate innovative drugs such as biologics and drugs employed in targeted therapies. The knowledge of the physico-chemical properties of molecules and macromolecules enable students to apply the analytical methods required for the identification, purification and characterization of biopharmaceuticals during production and quality control.
Thanks to the past years experience and from encouraging responses from the studente, the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies will offer the whole course in English, as also advocated by the University of Padova's plan to implement the internationalization of its Degree programs. This choice, amply
discussed by teachers, students and ex-alumni, will possibly attract in Padova international students interested in modern pharmaceutical sciences.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies will operate in various areas of academic and industrial research at national and international level. They will be able to tackle problems related to the study and development of drugs and diagnostics and will work in several fields associated with the production and quality control of the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, diagnostic and scientific instrumentation, as well as the cosmetic and nutraceutic industries and those interested in human
and animal nutrition.

Admission
Admission type Restricted number of places
EU students and non-EU students with residency in Italy 45
number of non-EU students resident abroad 5
        of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme) 1
Minimum number of pre-enrollments on which the activation of the Course of Study depends   --
Enrollment as a part time student yes
Fees Fees for A.Y. 2017/18
Admission notice    Admission notice for A.Y. 2017/18

Admission tests and pre-selections
Updated on 21/08/2017, at 07:30
Test Submission of applications Number of
applicants
of which applied as 1st choice
"Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies - 2017/18 - non-EU candidates residing abroad (5 places)" expired on 19/05/2017 16 16
"Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies - Written exam" dal 06/06/2017 al 05/09/2017 35 35

Course calendar
Show course schedule 2016/17 Reg.2015 course timetable
Show examination schedule 2016/17 Reg.2015 examination schedule
Show final examination schedule 2016/17 Reg.2015 final examination schedule

Links
Ministerial websites Universitaly
Academic reference structures School of Medicine
Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
Chair of the Degree Course Teachers' Council PATRIZIA POLVERINO DE LAURETO

Course units available for each Academic Year of the degree course
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Here you can find the list of the course units provided for in your study plan, in order of year.
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Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
COMMON MEP5070481 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ENG DORIANNA SANDONA'
COMMON MEP5070478 ADVANCED REACTIVITY AND MODELLING
A.Y. 2017/18 details
7 1st Year Annual ENG ANDREA SARTOREL
COMMON MEP5070877 BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG SILVIO TOSATTO
COMMON MEP5070482 DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT
A.Y. 2017/18 details
7 1st Year Second
semester
ENG BARBARA GATTO
COMMON MEP5070476 MOLECULAR AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
10 1st Year First
semester
ENG CHIARA BOLEGO
COMMON MEP5072657 PHARMACEUTICAL NANOTECHNOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
8 1st Year Second
semester
ENG
COMMON MEP5070479 PROTEIN ENGINEERING
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG DORIANNA SANDONA'
COMMON MEP5070483 PROTEOMICS AND BIOCHEMICAL METHODOLOGIES
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG PATRIZIA POLVERINO DE LAURETO
COMMON MEP5070480 STRUCTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ENG PATRIZIA POLVERINO DE LAURETO
COMMON MEP7078597 BIOLOGICS AND BIOPHARMACEUTICALS 7 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
COMMON MEP5070484 DELIVERY AND FORMULATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGICAL DRUGS
A.Y. 2017/18 details
11 2nd Year First
semester
ENG
COMMON MEP5070485 DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
10 2nd Year First
semester
ENG

Languages
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
COMMON FAL1003081 ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ADVANCED)
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual ENG LISA DALLA VIA
COMMON FAM0013067 FRENCH LANGUAGE
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual FRA LISA DALLA VIA
COMMON FAM0013069 GERMAN LANGUAGE
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual DEU LISA DALLA VIA
COMMON FAM0013068 SPANISH LANGUAGE
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual SPA LISA DALLA VIA

Other activities
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
COMMON MEP7080157 IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF ASPECTS OF BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual ENG PATRIZIA POLVERINO DE LAURETO
COMMON MEP7080177 IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF ASPECTS OF CHEMESTRY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual ENG PATRIZIA POLVERINO DE LAURETO
COMMON MEP7080178 IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF PHARMACEUTICAL ASPECTS
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual ENG PATRIZIA POLVERINO DE LAURETO
COMMON FAL1003092 INFORMATICS (ADVANCED)
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual ITA PATRIZIA POLVERINO DE LAURETO

Internships and traineeships
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
COMMON FAL1002826 INTERNSHIP 2
A.Y. 2017/18 details
2 1st Year Annual ITA ERICA FRANCESCHINIS
COMMON FAL1002914 INTERNSHIP 4
A.Y. 2017/18 details
4 1st Year Annual ITA ERICA FRANCESCHINIS

Final examination
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
COMMON MEP5070658 MASTER'S THESIS
A.Y. 2017/18 details
30   Annual ENG