The advent of technologies that allow the global analysis of biological phenomena ("omics") has revolutionized the study of human diseases and opened new perspectives in the field of research, diagnosis and therapy, tracing the path for Precision or Personalized Medicine. The central element of Precision Medicine is in fact the quantitative description of biological or clinical phenotypes by high definition omics (genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, digital imaging, radiomics and radiogenomics). The Master Program in Biomedical Omics aims at providing students with a broad understanding of omics disciplines applied to medicine and first-hand practical experience with different omics techniques. Key competences of graduates include the ability to design experiments, manage the work flow, analyze and interpret omics data, and create applications for future developments in omics approaches.
Graduates in Biomedical Omics will be able to pursue careers as Technologists in Biomedical Omics:Tasks: Coordination and execution of omics techniques in routine diagnostics or clinical research within hospital laboratories.Skills:i) understanding of the clinical demand underlying the required analyses;ii) execution of omics analyses;iii) interpretation of results;iv) introduction of technological upgrades in the clinical laboratory and development of technology upgrades to adapt standard protocols to local needs.Employment opportunities: diagnostic laboratories in hospitals and clinical research laboratories.Graduates will also have the possibility to work in basic research laboratories, in biotechnological development institutes, or to continue their academic training by enrolling in doctoral programs or second-level masters programs, both in Italy and abroad.
The requirements to access the Master Program in Biomedical Omics are:
- The achievement of a bachelor degree program in one of the following classes: L-2 Biotecnologie (Biotechnology), L-13 Scienze biologiche (Biology), L-27 Scienze e tecnologie chimiche (Chemistry), L-29 Scienze e tecnologie farmaceutiche (Pharmaceutical sciences).
- Having acquired at least 40 ECTS in the scientific disciplines (SSD): BIO/06, BIO/08, BIO/09, BIO/10, BIO/11, BIO/12, BIO/13, BIO/14, BIO/15, BIO/16, BIO/17, BIO/18, BIO/19, CHIM/01, CHIM/02, CHIM/03, CHIM/06, CHIM/07, CHIM/08, CHIM/09, MED/01, MED/02, MED/03, MED/04, MED/05, MED/07, MED/08, MED/43, MED/44, MED/46, MED/50, SECS‐S/01, SECS‐S/02.
- Knowledge of English (B2 certification).
Students must have a Bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines described above (Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical sciences). The number of hours/credits of the specific courses must be clearly identifiable in the academic curriculum. If this is not possible, documents certifying the students' career will be examined by the Faculty to assess if their background complies with the admission requirements.
Italian and foreign students will be selected based on the score of the admission test, which will be held in September, according to programme call.
Students are required to attend to at least 75% of teaching activities.
The experimental project leading to the final dissertation is considered mandatory for the Master Degree.