Degree programme
3-year undergraduate (interdepartmental)
Course title (Classe)
L - 2 – Biotecnologie

Capped (max. 600 participants).


School of Medicine (Interdepartmental course: Department of Health Sciences, Department of Translational Medicine, Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Department of Science, Technology and Innovation).

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Teaching locations

Novara, via Solaroli 17

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Course overview

This course covers the core principles in all cognitive, scientific and behavioural frameworks of the biological functions and systems in the production of goods and services, including economic and ethical issues related to the use of biotechnological products. You will develop skills of information communication and management, how to draft technical-scientific reports, and learn how to work in a team as well as independently. Students can look forward to a welcoming atmosphere, as well as an invaluable tutoring system. During the course you will strengthen your skills in critical, inductive and deductive reasoning.

Key features

  • Theory and practice-based course (5 laboratory-based practical sessions with compulsory attendance)
  • English course
  • Cutting-edge teaching approach with virtual lab simulations
  • Soft skill workshops: self-assessment
  • Guidance and support when applying for Erasmus and Free-Mover programmes

Erasmus partner institutions

  • France: Sophia-Antipolis (Nice)
  • Germany: Marburg
  • Greece: Patras.
  • Poland: Wroclaw
  • Portugal: Lisbon
  • Spain: “La Laguna” (Tenerife), "Rovira i Virgili" (Tarragona), Valladolid.  

Career and employment options

  • research and experimentation in the field of Life Sciences (identification of potential new pharmacological targets and development of biopharmaceuticals).
  • production of goods and services (biotech diagnostic tests; bacteriological, microbiological and molecular biological analysis, designed to monitor environmental quality and human/animal health)
  • highly specialised jobs (analytical responsibilities or quality control).
  • positions as Junior Biologist (sect. B of the Italian National Order of Biologists), subject to successfully passing the State Exam.

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