First cycle degree in

Biotechnology

Class: L-2 - Biotechnologies

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Class L-2 - Biotechnologies
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator LIVIO TRAINOTTI
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A course focusing on the use of living organisms to create or modify plants, animals, microorganisms or their constituents in order to design products and processes useful to humans. Thanks to biotechnology, renewable sources can be found for the production of energy, to contrast environmental pollution, to design new, more effective drugs, to economically produce biomolecules for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, to make food control more effective. You will acquire basic knowledge in the various sectors of biotechnology and cultural and technological skills to produce goods and services through the analysis and use of biological systems, their parts or derivatives, and also to address bioethical issues. You will find employment in the chemical, pharmaceutical and agri-food industries, in the health and veterinary fields and in environmental protection.

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Characteristics and objectives
The course provides the basic knowledge in the different sectors of biotechnology and the cultural and technological skills to produce goods and services through the analysis and use of biological systems, their parts or their derivatives; for this reasons the student also addresses the bioethical issues and the biotechnological regulations. Theoretical and multimedia lessons are flanked by laboratory activities. To achieve the qualification, at the end of the third year the student must, under the guidance of a tutor, write a thesis.
The degree program includes training activities that refer to the areas of industrial, agri-food, environmental, pharmaceutical, medical and veterinary biotechnologies.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates will be able to work in companies of the biotechnological sector, in chemical, pharmaceutical and agri-food industries, in the health and veterinary sectors, in public and private research and diagnostic centers, in public and private consortia for environment protection, and in scientific communication.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
The course gives access to the master degree courses of the LM-7, LM-8 and LM-9 classes, which in Padua are implemented as Food Biotechnologies, Industrial Biotechnologies, Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies and Medical Biotechnologies, according to the modalities that will be indicated in the specific admission notices.

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Training

I Year LABORATORY SAFETY [CFU 2] CELLS BIOLOGY [CFU 8] CHEMISTRY 1: GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY [CFU 10] PHYSICS [CFU 8] MATHEMATICS (MOD. A) [CFU 8] STATISTICS (MOD. B) [CFU 6] CHEMISTRY 2: ORGANIC AND BIO-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY [CFU 10] HISTOLOGY, ANATOMY, EMBRYOLOGY OF MAMMALS [CFU 6] B2 ENGLISH (RECEPTIVE SKILLS) [CFU 3] MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (C.I.) [CFU 0] II Year MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY [CFU 7] BIOCHEMISTRY I [CFU 6] BIOCHEMISTRY 2 [CFU 6] GENETICS [CFU 7] ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY [CFU 6] MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING INTEGRATED COURSE [CFU 12] STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PLANTS [CFU 7] MICROBIOLOGY [CFU 9] BIOCHEMISTRY [CFU 0] III Year OTHER ACTIVITIES ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SUBJECT [CFU 2] LIVESTOCK AND CROP BIOTECHNOLOGY [CFU 14] CROP BIOTECHNOLOGY [CFU 6] FUNDAMENTALS OF GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS FOR AGRICULTURAL SPECIES [CFU 6] ANALYTICAL METHODS TO DETERMINE THE SAFETY AND QUALITY OF AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTS [CFU 6] APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR AGRI-FOOD AND VETERINARY MICROORGANISMS [CFU 7] LIVESTOCK BIOTECHNOLOGY [CFU 8] ANIMAL AND PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY [CFU 12] VEGETAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES [CFU 6] SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY [CFU 6] PRINCIPLES OF BIONFORMATICS AND MICROBIC GENOMICS [CFU 6] ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY [CFU 6] BIOCHEMICAL METHODOLOGIES (MOD. A) [CFU 6] EXPERIMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY [CFU 6] BIOINFORMATICS [CFU 6] BIOINFORMATICS (MOD. A) [CFU 6] MOLECULAR GENETICS AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS [CFU 12] PHARMACOLOGY AND INTRODUCTORY PHARMACOGENOMICS [CFU 6] BASIC PRINCIPLES OF OMICS DISCIPLINES (MOD. B) [CFU 6] BASIC PRINCIPLES OF OMICS DISCIPLINES [CFU 6] GENE REGULATION IN EUKARYOTES [CFU 6] BIOSPECTROSCOPY [CFU 6] CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOMOLECULES [CFU 6] PHARMACEUTICAL METHODOLOGIES (MOD. B) [CFU 6] PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY [CFU 12] PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY [CFU 6] PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY [CFU 6] IMMUNOLOGY [CFU 6] IMMUNOLOGY (MOD. B) [CFU 6] GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY [CFU 6] INNOVATIVE DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES [CFU 6] MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (MOD. A) [CFU 6] FOOD, TOXICOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY [CFU 9] ANIMAL WELFARE ETHICS [CFU 6] BIOETHICS AND LEGISLATION ON BIOTECHNOLOGY [CFU 6] MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMMUNOLOGY (C.I.) [CFU 0] BASIC PRINCIPLES OF OMICS DISCIPLINES AND BIOINFORMATICS (C.I.) [CFU 0] BIOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL METHODOLOGIES (C.I.) [CFU 0]