Second cycle degree in

Sanitary biology

Class: LM-6 - Biology

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Class LM-6 - Biology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator FRANCESCO ARGENTON
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of biology, School of science

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2024/25:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024
  • 2nd Call: 2 March - 2 May 2024
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2024


A path which completes the three-year degree in Molecular Biology, by training specialists in the theoretical and practical study of biomedical sciences, with a solid basic preparation in the physiopathological, microbiological and pharmacological disciplines, integrated with elements of hygiene and data processing with IT and statistical methods; thanks to the numerous experimental laboratory activities, you will acquire the tools and critical analysis skills necessary for scientific research or to be in charge of projects and structures. You will be able to work in food, genetic, histological and molecular analysis laboratories in public and private healthcare or find employment in professional, project and consultancy activities within the public administration.

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Characteristics and objectives
The Master's degree completes the training in the field of biological sciences which began with the bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology. The aim of this Master degree course is to shape experts with an advanced practical training in the field of Biomedical Sciences together with an in-depth knowledge of instrument management, analytical procedures and the methodology involved in data acquisition and analysis. The degree course imparts a thorough command of the scientific investigation process, providing graduates with the competence to work independently and to take on the responsibility of projects and/or organizations. The proposed learning path is characterized by a strong basic preparation on physiopathology, microbiology and pharmacology, with elements of hygiene and data management, using informatics and statistics. The theoretical preparation is accompanied by a particularly intense experience with applications. On the second year, two thirds of the student's effort will be concentrated on the preparation of the thesis. The objective is to give the student the opportunity to gain a considerable experience on laboratory experimental work and to acquire the cultural tools as well as the capacity of critical analysis, which are required to perform research activities and to take responsibilities of projects and/or organizations.

Occupational opportunities
The Master's degree in Health Biology prepares specialists in theoretical and practical studies in the field of Biomedical Sciences. In particular this course gives a suitable preparation to do research in private and public structures in the field of Biomedical Sciences. After the master in Health Biology the graduate can find a professional occupation with a role of responsibility in laboratories of food, genetics, histology and molecular analysis, in the private or public sector. Moreover, he/she can be employed or be a consultant in professional activities and development of projects within the public administration in the health service and in the sector of public hygiene. On passing the relevant State examination, the Molecular Biology Master's graduate may enroll in the Biologists' professional register (section A), which entitles to the warranted activities, under the title of Biologist.