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Technology for Health Protection - Obiettivi formativi

The programme trains graduate students with different backgrounds like medical doctors, engineers, physical scientists, biologists, chemists, biotechnologists. By understanding engineering and physical science applications, as well as their clinical and preventive implications, doctoral candidates of this programme are well positioned to define new questions and formulate novel approaches in biomedical research.

The programme is based on a philosophy of openness and collaboration, characteristics that encourage innovative and independent thinking and creativity. The collective community has students in all disciplines who can also have peers with diverse career paths in medicine, science, engineering, business, and government. This community promotes an open exchange of ideas and exposes students to different perspectives on the health sciences. Moreover, students have access to research opportunities in labs and affiliated teaching hospitals. Students can do research with faculty at any of these institutions and have many opportunities through classes, events, and projects to interact with faculty from all of these institutions.
The programme's academic curriculum includes a phase that prepare students to be medical innovators who will advance human health. They acquire a hands-on understanding of clinical care, medical decision-making, epidemiology, and the role of technology in medical practice and prevention both in the classroom and by directly engaging in patient care.

Because the interface of technology and clinical medicine represents a continuum that extends from the molecular to the whole organism levels, distinct but related curricular sequences are offered, such as:

  1. Analysis of contaminants in environmental and biological matrices and assessment of related health risks;
  2. Computational modelling and analysis of biological systems and implants;
  3. Biomechanics and mechatronics systems for biomedical applications;
  4. New materials and protocols for Health;
  5. Micro and nanotechnologies for biomedical applications.

Finally, students investigate important problems at the interfaces between science, technology, clinical and preventive medicine through individualized research projects that prepare them for doing such research independently. Our students will have the opportunity to perform thesis research in laboratories and affiliated teaching hospitals. The experience usually includes a senior-six-month research project in an affiliated university abroad so that students can cope with the procedures and protocols adopted at the international level.