The programme

Overview

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The educational objectives of the PhD course in Biomolecular Medicine are aimed at preparing researchers to work in academia, in public or private agencies, or in productive structures such as biomed-biotech companies. This aim will be pursued, by each PhD student, through the development of a research project related to an interdisciplinary contest within international research programs. Foreign teachers will take part to the PhD teacher staff and actively contribute by hosting PhD students in their laboratories in order to fulfill the research project requirements. The final objective of the present PhD course is the generation of new professional figures that could competitively insert into the world of work.
The Biomolecular Medicine PhD course is articulated into 2 curricula: Biochemistry and Clinical Proteomics and Genomics.
The aims of the Biochemistry Curriculum are addressed to provide students with a solid biochemical culture, either theoretical or methodological, aimed to develop a molecular approach towards physiological and pathological events.
The aims of the Clinical Proteomics and Genomics Curriculum are addressed to provide with a theoretical-practical education within both proteomics and genomics applied to the study of hematological, oncologic and non-oncologic, immunoreumathologic and cardiovascular diseases.
The aims of the PhD course span in the 3-years duration and are articulated as follows:

  1. First-Second Year: identification of the research project; acquisition of skills and investigative autonomy with regard to biochemical methods (curriculum Biochemistry) and laboratory base of proteomics and genomics (curriculum CLINICAL GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS); writing and oral presentation to the teaching staff of the progress of the project research with discussion of the data.
  2. Second-Third Year: Collection and proposed interpretation of data, development of methods and technology acquisition, training periods in high speciality structures of the network of foreign laboratories associated with the doctorate or who are in partnership with members of the teaching staff or in the biotech associated (Nurex srl). The final goal is the acquisition of investigative autonomy with drafting and discussion of the doctoral thesis.


Faculty Board of PhD in Biomolecular Medicine

Coordinator
De Franceschi Lucia

Type of body
PhD committee

Department
Medicina

Records and documents present in the year:

October 6, 2023

April 3, 2023

January 18, 2023

QA Board of PhD in Biomolecular Medicina

Coordinator
Bertoldi Mariarita

Type of body
Quality Assurance Board

Department
Medicina

Tasks

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The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

Partnerships

Academic and scientific partnerships are currently running with Italian and international universities/research institutions in order to enrich the education path of Ph.D. students.

Documents

Title Info File
File pdf UniVr - Nurex s.r.l. pdf, it, 1614 KB, 10/04/24
File pdf UniVr - Oldenburg pdf, it, 366 KB, 10/04/24
File pdf UniVr - UGA pdf, it, 1547 KB, 10/04/24