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Degree course in BIOTECHNOLOGIES (Codice 2075)
Curriculum\Profile description: BIOTECHNOLOGIES

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2022/2023
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Biotechnologies (L-2)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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The degree course in Biotechnologies aims at providing students with the essential knowledge, behavioural and technical competences for a modern study and research methodology, for the use of biological functions and systems for the production of goods and services. The educational programme enables students to acquire: - In the 1st year, basic knowledge in general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and mathematics which are indispensable for the educational programme and to understand specific disciplines. In addition, knowledge of the various biotechnology statutes and human rights and the applicability of the patent system to the biotechnology sector is provided. - during the second year the students will deepen the most salient aspects of biotechnological training through the advanced study of biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics and applied microbiology, which will be preparatory both for the final training and for the understanding of the subjects of the third year. - during the third year the students will take theoretical/practical classes, enabling them to approach the final exam and the internship period with knowledge ranging from agricultural biotechnology to clinical biochemistry, physiology and pathology. Though the acquisition of credits related to elective activities and internships, students will be able to further orient their training path to attribute a professional role to the first cycle degree and possibly to continue their studies with second cycle degrees.
Professional opportunities
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Biotechnologist - generic profile functions: Biotechnologist; Biochemical laboratory technician, Biomedical laboratory technician, Agronomist and food product technician skills: Biotechnological analysis and experimentation; quality control; development of molecular tests; production of vectors and engineered systems; sequencing of nucleic acids and proteins; development of biological reagents; control of biotechnological processes; application of biotechnological techniques as a support service to bio-agricultural and biomedical research; patenting of biotechnological products; research on biotechnological databases, knowledge of regulations and ethical and bioethical issues related to the use of biotechnologies; use and development of databases and digital libraries; adequate skills and tools for the communication and management of biotechnological information. Cultural and technical bases in the field of human physiology, pathology and immunology; molecular diagnostic methodologies for analysis for assessing the susceptibility to diseases; development of kits for molecular diagnostics; experimentation on cells or their components; use of cells or organisms, also by modifying them, for the production of goods and services related to medical biotechnologies applications; adequate skills and tools for the communication and management of biotechnological information in the biomedical field. Theoretical and practical knowledge of propagation, micro propagation and plant genetic improvement techniques; knowledge about the production of plants resistant to biotic and abiotic stress, with higher unit yields and better nutritional capacities; methods for the evaluation of sophistication and microbial contamination in food; analysis of the content of biologically active ingredients to evaluate the nutritional power of foods and their possible usefulness for specific diets or as animal feed; adequate skills and tools for the communication and management of biotechnological information in the agri-food sector. Employment opportunities: - Universities and other public and private research institutes and agencies; - Food industry and pharmaceutical industry and research centres; - Agro-food and cosmetology industry; - Research and development centres for biotechnological diagnostics; - Centres and companies for scientific dissemination and information; - Biotechnological service centres; - Facilities of the National Health System; - Public and private analysis laboratories; - Public and private laboratories and diagnostics services; - Bodies in charge of the elaboration of health and patent regulations concerning the exploitation of biotechnological products; - Public bodies providing the monitoring and quality control of agri-food chains; - Dissemination and information activities of as freelance journalists, pursuant to Law 148/2011; - Enrolment in the register of graduate agro-technicians and agro-technicians, after passing the state exam, after having completed six months of professional training; - Enrolment in the register of Junior Biologists, after passing the national qualification exam.
Final examination features
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To obtain the degree in Biotechnologies, students must have acquired 180 credits including those relating to the final examination (3 credits). The final test has the objective of assessing the level of maturity and critical skills of the undergraduate, with respect to learning and to the acquired knowledge, on completion of the activities provided by the course syllabus. The final examination consists of an oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed every year by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01900 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY course specifications TERENZI (PA) 7.0 1 V A CHIM/03
16127 - MATHEMATICS course specifications VETRO (PA) 6.0 1 V A MAT/05
20766 - PLANT BIOLOGY course specifications RAVERA (PA) 6.0 1 V B BIO/03
22572 - CELL BIOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications FONTANA (PA) 11.0 1 V
CYTOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY CANCEMI (PA) 8.0 B BIO/06
CELL BIOLOGY FONTANA (PA) 3.0 C BIO/13
01933 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY course specifications PALUMBO PICCIONELLO (PA) 8.0 2 V A, B CHIM/06
09464 - APPLIED PHYSICS course specifications SANCATALDO (RD) 6.0 2 V A FIS/07
15638 - SAFETY IN LABORATORIES AND IN THE WORKPLACE 1.0 2 G F
17541 - BIOTECHNOLOGIES LAW course specifications VANNI DI SAN VINCENZO (PA) 6.0 2 V B IUS/02
20692 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B1 course specifications 3.0 2 G E
21257 - ANIMAL BIOLOGY course specifications VIZZINI (PA) 6.0 2 V B BIO/05


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01542 - BIOCHEMISTRY course specifications GHERSI (PA) 12.0 1 V B BIO/10
01639 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY course specifications CAVALIERI (PA) 10.0 1 V A, B BIO/11
13691 - BIOPHYSICS AND BIO-INSTRUMENTATION course specifications MILITELLO (PO) 6.0 1 V A FIS/07
03577 - GENETICS - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications CORONA (PA) 12.0 2 V
APPLIED MOLECULAR GENETICS ALESSANDRO (PO) 6.0 A BIO/13
GENERAL AND MOLECULAR GENETICS CORONA (PA) 6.0 B BIO/18
15237 - MICROBIOLOGY AND APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGIES - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications PALLA (PA) 12.0 2 V
MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGIES PALLA (PA) 3.0 C BIO/03
GENERAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY GALLO (PA) 9.0 A, B BIO/19
16130 - RECOMBINANT TECHNOLOGIES course specifications MELFI (RU) 6.0 2 V B BIO/11


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01286 - HUMAN ANATOMY course specifications DI FELICE (PA) 6.0 1 V B BIO/16
03348 - PHYSIOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications SERIO (PO) 9.0 1 V
PHYSIOLOGY OF NUTRITION AMATO (PA) 3.0 C BIO/09
GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY SERIO (PO) 6.0 B BIO/09
07553 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 11.0 1 G F
20449 - PATHOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications CACCAMO (PO) 9.0 1 V
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY BIVONA (PA) 3.0 C BIO/12
IMMUNOLOGY CACCAMO (PO) 3.0 C MED/04
PATHOLOGY AND GENERAL ONCOLOGY MISIANO (RU) 3.0 C MED/04
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 3.0 2 V E
20423 - AGRICULTURAL BIOECHNOLOGIES - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications MARRA (PO) 12.0 2 V
ZOOTECHNICS PORTOLANO (PO) 3.0 C AGR/17
TREE FARMING MARRA (PO) 6.0 B AGR/03
HERBACEOUS CROPS AMATO (PO) 3.0 C AGR/02
Free subjects 12.0 D




Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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