This Master program aims at providing high quality post-graduate education in Health Sciences and especially in the emerging fields of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine. The curriculum has a multidisciplinary character and it is based on cutting-edge scientific and technological developments.
This MSc program will focus on four core modules:
- Infection Biology. Aim of this module is to educate postgraduate students on the biology of infectious agents of global public health importance (Clinical and molecular Bactriology, Clinical and Molecular Virology, Parasitology and Mycology). Emphasis will be placed on the biology, genetics and immunology of key pathogen-host interactions known to control pathogenesis. The ultimate goal is to lay the foundation for understanding the link between the molecular basis of pathogen-host interactions and the clinical outcome of disease as well as the development of rational strategies for effective treatment.
- Infectious diseases of international and domestic interest. Aim of this module is to explore worldwide health problems including emergence of previously unrecognized pathogens, threat of pathogen resistance, spread of zoonotic and vector borne diseases, their natural history and clinical diagnosis.
- State-of-the-art laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases. Aim of this module is to provide theoretical and practical training in cutting-edge technologies and approaches used in laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases.
- Master thesis. Students will carry out original research work in labs (in the fields related to molecular epidemiology or molecular microbiology) and write a thesis based on their findings.