The course aims to train professionals with a strong critical spirit, able to master the concepts and techniques of Cellular and Molecular Biology from the perspective of fundamental or applied biomedical research, technological development and diagnostics, with particular focus on the Biology of Cancer. The sequence of study modules lead students "from bench to bedside," allowing its expertise in areas as diverse as designing therapeutic drugs, diagnostic methods and prognosis, molecular medicine.
The aim is to:
• familiarize students with the cellular and molecular biology of normal and cancer cells;
• teach analytical skills and theoretical practices used in biomedical research;
• expose students to a direct experience of research with the completion of a project in a research laboratory or a clinical partner equivalent;
• prepare students for employment as researchers whether in academia, industry or clinical laboratory, either by direct entry or by pursuing further studies.
The aim is to train professionals in the area of life sciences and healthcare, capable of:
• relating the basic processes involved in molecular and genetic functioning of cells in normal and pathological conditions leading to the formation of tumors;
• Ability to conduct research from the point of view of application of results to human welfare, including the development of new diagnostic techniques and new therapeutic drugs;
• ability to connect research-industry-patient ("from bench to bedside");
• Ability to execute research projects critically and rigorously under either a doctoral project, whether a work of scientific responsibility in the framework of a research project.
• integrate scientific knowledge in the design of new therapeutic approaches;
• internalize the nature, usefulness and limitations of the scientific method;
• develop work both autonomously as integrated work in multidisciplinary teams and to appreciate different points of view