Objectives

Graduates in Biotechnologies at the University of Parma will achieve:
-adequate basic knowledge of biological system in molecular and cellular aspects;
-cultural and experimental foundations of the multidisciplinary techniques characterizing operations in biotechnology in order to produce goods and services through the analysis and the usage of biological systems;
- the required disciplinary methods and be able to effectively apply them, relying on their knowledge of norms, regulations and of the relevant deontological and bioethical issues;
- the capacity to effectively use at least another EU language besides Italian, both within their specific area and in order to exchange general information;
-adequate skills and tools to communicate and manage information, including writing and managing technical and scientific reports;
-work in teams, act and work on their own and to promptly integrate within workplaces.
Graduates in this class are able to carry out their professional activities within several fields of biotechnology, such as the one focusing on industry, on agri-food, on environment, on pharmaceuticals and on health, including scientific communications.
Therefore, this Degree Course includes activities allowing its students to:
-acquire the essential knowledge on the structures and functions of biological systems, researching their molecular, informational and integration logic;
-acquire the conceptual and technical tools to achieve experimental operations in analyzing, using and possibly modifying them, cells or their components in order to achieve goods and services;
-base all the aforementioned activities on a solid knowledge in Mathematics, Statistics, IT, Physics and Chemistry;
-enhance their scientific and technical knowledge with issues on regulations, responsibilities and bioethical behaviors, as well as on aspects concerning business management, economics, communications and public perception.
Students can choose the study plan to follow with the enhancement of courses of their choice, thus allowing them to focus on some objectives more than others, or to further study some application-driven sectors such as the one focusing on industry, on agri-food, on environment, on pharmaceuticals and on health or veterinary medicine. To achieve such a result, this Degree Course selects its activities between laboratory activities and external actions in order to enter traineeships in enterprises or laboratories, as well as the opportunity to be hosted by other universities, both in
Italy and in Europe, within the university framework. The students will spend at least 60% of their overall commitment to individual training and education activities, leaving the rest of the time for other training activities with practical content