Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Mestre

Coordinator

Paula Maria Theriaga Mendes Bernardo Gonçalves

Opening date

September

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

Daytime.

Education objectives

The Master in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine is an advanced training in Molecular Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Microbiology, with relevance to the understanding of phenomena related applications in medicine. The importance of Biomedical Sciences for the development of medicine is now widely recognized, and good professionals in the areas covered by this course are highly sought for multidisciplinary teams. 

Careers

Advanced training in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine will allow access to a scientific-technological development corresponding a more advanced 3rd Cycle (PhD). It may also provide access to education and areas of research and development (R & D) in service sectors and manufacturing domestic or European in particular:
  • Medical centers and hospitals
  • Clinical laboratories and veterinary
  • Public health
  • Forensic Science
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food industry
  • Cosmetics
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Consulting governmental organizations

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years 

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Molecular Genetics / Biomedical Sciences GMBC 72 -
Cellular Biology BC 9 -
Microbiology Mb 6 -
Bioinformatics / Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Social and Human Sciences / Materials Eng. / Molecular Genetics / Biomedical Sciences / Microbiology Bi / BM / Bt / Bq / CHS / EMt / GMCB / Mb - 24
Transferable Skills CC 3 -
Any Scientific Area   QAC - 6 a)
TOTAL 90 30

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
12102 Developmental Biology 6.0
10915 Molecular Diagnostics 3.0
7633 Neurobiology 6.0
10770 Gene Regulation 6.0
1.º Semester - Opção A
Code Name ECTS
Options
10776 Bioinformatics in Biomedicine 6.0
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
5324 Biosensors 6.0
12032 Glycobiology and Disease 3.0
11188 Molecular immunology 3.0
12107 Cell Death and Injury 3.0
10775 Food Microbiology 6.0
10774 Molecular Microbiology 3.0
10772 Laboratory Rotations A 3.0
10773 Laboratory Rotations B 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 9.0 créditos nesta opção.
1.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
10777 Human Genetics and Oncobiology 6.0
10778 Cellular Microbiology 3.0
Options
11188 Molecular immunology 3.0
2.º Semester - Opção B1
Code Name ECTS
Options
11179 Molecular Bases of Disease 6.0
10828 Bioethics 3.0
11189 Biopharmaceuticals 3.0
11853 Molecular Biomedicine 3.0
9192 Bionanotechnology 6.0
10783 Clinical Biochemistry 6.0
7637 Structural Biochemistry 6.0
10779 Molecular Epidemiology 3.0
10717 Genomics and Molecular Evolution 3.0
12106 Disease Neurobiology 3.0
10780 Laboratory Rotations C 3.0
10781 Laboratory Rotations D 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 15.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Opção B2
Code Name ECTS
Options
11179 Molecular Bases of Disease 6.0
10828 Bioethics 3.0
11189 Biopharmaceuticals 3.0
11853 Molecular Biomedicine 3.0
9192 Bionanotechnology 6.0
10783 Clinical Biochemistry 6.0
7637 Structural Biochemistry 6.0
10779 Molecular Epidemiology 3.0
10717 Genomics and Molecular Evolution 3.0
12106 Disease Neurobiology 3.0
10780 Laboratory Rotations C 3.0
10781 Laboratory Rotations D 3.0
2.º Semester - Opção B3
Code Name ECTS
Options
11179 Molecular Bases of Disease 6.0
10828 Bioethics 3.0
11189 Biopharmaceuticals 3.0
11853 Molecular Biomedicine 3.0
9192 Bionanotechnology 6.0
10783 Clinical Biochemistry 6.0
7637 Structural Biochemistry 6.0
10779 Molecular Epidemiology 3.0
10717 Genomics and Molecular Evolution 3.0
12106 Disease Neurobiology 3.0
10780 Laboratory Rotations C 3.0
10781 Laboratory Rotations D 3.0
2.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
10916 Master Thesis in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine 60.0