final test characteristics.

The activities related to the preparation of the final examination for the achievement of the LM will be carried out by the student under the supervision of a tutor during the training period at a research laboratory University or a highly qualified body under an agreement with the University biomolecular .

The final exam, which involves the acquisition of 13 credits, consists of the discussion, in open session, of an exclusively experimental thesis and which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a teacher of the course with LM, as rapporteur. The dissertation may be written in Italian or English and must have the typical form of a complete scientific work in terms of general organization (Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Tables and Figures). The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course.

Skills required for access.

Students wishing to enroll in the Master of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology must hold a Degree or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid under current legislation.

For access to the Master of Science as well as proving the possession of curricular requirements corresponding to adequate number of credits in groups of scientific areas that will be defined in the academic regulations, and adequate preparation in both core subjects in the preparation biologist, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science, which in basic biological disciplines that provide the essential knowledge about the organization of living beings morphological, functional and structural. They must also be in possession of knowledge about the biochemical mechanisms that regulate cellular and molecular heredity, reproduction and development. In particular, will have to document the previous acquisition of sufficient knowledge in the following disciplines of the Master of Science: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cytology and Histology, General Microbiology, General Physiology, Genetics. The verification of the possession of such knowledge will be as defined in the Academic Regulations for the course.

Title conferred.

Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology

specific educational goals.

The LM course in Molecular and Cellular Biology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology, in some key areas of the biological sciences and to provide advanced preparation and operational framework at the level of biological phenomena cellular, sub-cellular and molecular. Specifically, the LM course aims to provide advanced training in areas related to biological disciplines, biochemical and molecular biology, with particular regard to the understanding of the cellular and molecular phenomena, and biological applications, biochemical and molecular biology in the fields of 'pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries, and service industries. The studies will also provide an in-depth knowledge and expertise in the use of instrumental methods, analytical tools and techniques for acquisition and data analysis.

The course of LM reflects the research activity carried out in the departments which heads the teachers of the course and will allow graduates to achieve preparation and skills according to the principles of European harmonization as specified at national level since CBUI for LM-6 class . The Tuning-based Cagliari table contains a breakdown of skills developed and confirmed for each teaching unit.

In detail, the curriculum is organized to provide: - a thorough knowledge of chemistry concepts applied to biology from bioinorganic viewpoint and computational chemistry of proteins and biochemical mechanisms that regulate cellular metabolic activity of biocatalysis ; - A deepening and completion of knowledge related to molecular genetics, with reference to the functional genomics study through systems biology, the genetic variation at the molecular level, the molecular markers in the study of human populations; - A discussion of the basics of cytology and microscopic anatomy with detailed analysis of morphogenetic events and cell specialization at the microscopic and molecular level in the various periods of life; - A deepening of microbiology and virology with reference to the molecular mechanisms of replication strategies of pathogens and host-pathogen interactions; - A study of cell physiology concepts; - Adequate knowledge of the instrumental methodology, the most advanced technologies for the study of the molecular biology of the cell, the analytical tools and techniques for acquisition and data analysis; - Mastery of the scientific method to the study of biological phenomena, making the graduates are able to obtain and analyze experimental data independently, placing them in the treated scientific problems; - Communication skills for the exchange of information under the various aspects of the molecular biology of the cell and knowledge of English; - Critical ability to assess the prospects of the research work and using their scientific knowledge in related professional fields with biomolecular disciplines.

Teaching is divided into lectures and tutorials, seminars and laboratory activities that can be carried out completely or partially, also in English. In addition, a significant part of the commitment of the student teaching, distributed in the two-year course, is focused to the conduct of the internship and the final test which provides original research on topics of molecular biology of the cell, the basic scope or application. During the work of the graduate thesis he is part of a research group actively participating in the experimental work in a laboratory. The training course includes Biomolecular scope disciplines, Biomedical, biodiversity and the environment, supplementary and complementary activities and the free choice of the student; They are also planned 3 CFU of linguistic skills (English) what further language skills.

The LM Course in Cell and Molecular Biology is the ideal continuation for students after the first degree wishing to start scientific research, and prepares to undertake training courses in third level at national and international level, or to move towards vocational activities and project in industry and public administration.

Language / and official teaching, and assessment of the preparation.


Communication skills.

Acquisition of adequate skills and tools for communication with a focus on practical fluent in a European Union language, the disciplinary lexicon, processing / presentation of research projects, the illustration of the search results.

These skills will be acquired in training activities related to most of the teachings and during the training period by submitting the data in the literature as an integral part of each teaching and presentation of experimental data in the context of "journal clubs" organized by their respective supervisors. In particular, passing the final test will be required to demonstrate that they have fully acquired the communication skills required.

Making judgments.

Master's degree of involvement in all aspects (planning, experimental, critical evaluation and dissemination in the scientific community) of conducting a scientific research project through seminars and laboratory courses held during the two years and during the period devoted to training and the final test, at a research laboratory University or a highly qualified body within biomolecular agreement with the University. Acquisition of conscious independent judgment with respect to: the ability to make judgments on the basis of the evaluation and revision of literature data and experimental data obtained with laboratory investigations; identifying new prospects and development strategies; critical and responsible approach to ethical and bioethical issues.

Learning ability.

capacity building to promote the development and the continuous deepening of skills, with particular reference to the consultation of bibliographic material, consultation of specialized databases to the adoption of innovative technologies, the use of advanced cognitive tools for the continuous updating of knowledge and other network information. These skills will be acquired in training activities related to most of the teachings, and verified with passing the corresponding exams. In particular, passing the final test will be required to demonstrate that they have fully acquired the learning skills required.

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