Biology of Human and Environmental Health

Application period - A.Y. 2022/23:

1st call: 7 January - 7 March 2022 - APPLICATION WEBSITE (international students) - Please check the Call for admission

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This interuniversity bachelor’s degree programme, in conjunction with the University of Padua and the University of Bologna, adopts an advanced, innovative, multidisciplinary approach to life science research and to the interaction between human health and the environment.

The first two years cover general biologic principles, human anatomy and physiology, disease mechanisms, and advanced methods in biomedical research. In the third year, students can choose to enrol in one of the two curricula: biological bases of human diseases (Padua) or environmental influences on human health (Bologna).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Upper secondary school diploma (or equivalent) with adequate basic knowledge of mathematics, analytical and logical reasoning skills.
  • English TOLC-I. Please check the TOLC webpage
  • B2 level (CEFR) in English.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

1st Year: Fundamentals of mathematics; Chemistry; Principles of Biology; Physics with applications to biological systems; Biochemistry 1; Biochemistry 2; Biostatistics; Microbiology.

2nd Year: Molecular Biology and Genetics; Cells, Tissues, Embryology and Development; Global Change and Human Biology; Computational methods in Bioinformatics; Anatomy and Physiology; Introduction to environmental health; Pathology. 

3rd Year:

  • Human Health curriculum (at the University of Padua): Clinical and Molecular Biology; Human Genetics; Epidemiology, Public Health and Bioethics; Immunology and Immunopathology; Pharmacology and pharmacogenomics
  • Environmental Health curriculum (at the University of Bologna): Environmental Physiology; Botany and Plant Environment Interactions; Molecular basis of genome editing; Climate change microbiology in human health; Plant metabolism for human health and nutrition

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  

Graduates can continue their education, even abroad, or enter the job market as biomedical/environmental Research Assistants able to apply standardised experimental methods, analyse data, present the results, and produce written reports. They can also sit the national qualifying exam to join the professional register of Biologists (Junior Biologist).

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