Master in Biomaterials and Nanomedicine
The Master in Biomaterials and NanoMedicine is a unique course in Portugal and with unusual characteristics in the international context. It aims at training masters students with advanced multidisciplinary knowledge in the fields of Materials with Biomedical applications and Nanotechnologies for the processing of materials and production of devices with applications to Biomedicine, such as:
- new biosensors for the early detection of disease markers using non-invasive methods;
- contrast agents for medical imaging diagnosis;
- new ways of encapsulating and controlling the delivery of drugs that can increase their effective effectiveness and mitigate effects;
- creation of bio-synthetic organs and tissues for clinical application and as in vitro models for testing the safety and efficacy of new drugs and cosmetics.
Additionally, the masters in Biomaterials and NanoMedicine acquire skills to design and conduct scientific projects and experiments and to interpret the respective results and communicate effectively in an academic and business environment.
Masters in Biomaterials and NanoMedicine acquire a unique set of knowledge and skills that makes them essential both in research groups dedicated to these areas and in industries with high economic impact to meet the need for a developing market with exponential innovation, like: medical devices, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and bio-synthetic tissues and organs industries.
Master (2nd Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to a 3rd cycle
Jorge Alexandre Monteiro de Carvalho e Silva
Portuguese students: 1500 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS
|Biomaterials or Nanomedicine||BM / NM||60||0|
|Medicine or Biology or Social Sciences and Humanities or Chemistry or Multidisciplinar||Med / B / CHS / Q||0||9|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||0||6 a)|
(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCT, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of NOVA FCT.
Conditions of admittance
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.
|12481||Biomaterials and Nanomedicine||3.0|
|12484||Scientific and Technological Complements||3.0|
|12482||Nanofabrication and Characterization of Biomaterials||3.0|
|12483||Polymer Synthesis for Bioapplications||6.0|
|1.º Semester - Opção I|
|11186||Drug Discovery, Design and Development||3.0|
|12107||Cell Death and Injury||3.0|
|11182||Active Ingredients||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|1.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre|
|11066||Unrestricted Electives||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|12488||Medical Imaging and Theranostics||6.0|
|12485||Drug Delivery Systems||6.0|
|2.º Semester - Opção II|
|7210||Structural Bioorganic Chemistry||6.0|
|10506||Socio-Economics of Innovation||3.0|
|10508||Sociology of Organizations||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|12491||Dissertation in Biomaterials and Nanomedicine||57.0|
|12489||Translation in Biomaterials and Nanomedicine||3.0|