Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine

Education objectives

The curricular content of the MSc Degree in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine is based on the vast pedagogical and scientific experience of Faculty Members and Researchers at the Department of Life Sciences in the fields of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics as well as in areas generally included in Biomedicine, such as Neurobiology, Immunology, Oncobiology, Human Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics.

The MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine stands out for being quite comprehensive in what concerns the subjects it covers, offering the student the possibility to choose to attend courses in very diverse scientific areas or, conversely, to build their own specialization by selecting elective courses focused on a particular scientific area. Another hallmark of this programme is having a strong practical component, since all mandatory courses and many elective ones comprehend laboratory sessions.

Teaching language: English, whenever non-portuguese speaking foreign students are enrolled.

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

General characterization

DGES code

993

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Mestre

Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle

Coordinator

Maria Alexandra Núncio de Carvalho Ramos Fernandes

Opening date

September

Vacancies

30

Fees

(await approval)

Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year

Schedule

Daytime

Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years 

Credits: 120 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Molecular Genetics / Biomedical Sciences GMBC 72 0
Cellular Biology BC 12 0
Microbiology Mb 3 0
Molecular Biology BM 3 0
Bioinformatics or Molecular Biology or Biotechnology or Biochemistry or Social and Human Sciences or Materials Eng. or Molecular Genetics/Biomedical Sciences or Microbiology Bi / BM / Bt / Bq / CHS / EMt / GMCB / Mb 0 21
Transferable Skills CC 3 0
Any Scientific Area   QAC 0 6 a)
TOTAL 93 27

(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVAwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT NOVA.

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.

The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.

All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).

All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.

For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.

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

Regulamento de Avaliação de Conhecimentos (Licenciaturas, Mestrados Integrados e Mestrados.)

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 Unrestricted 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 Unrestricted Electives 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
10916 Master Thesis in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine 60.0