The Department of Biochemistry (DB-UNIL) offers a Master of Science degree in Medical Biology (MSc BM), option "immunology and cancer". The aim is to provide a comprehensive training in biology and human pathologies to students interested by the interface between basic research and medical applications.
This Master is a 18-month program - All the courses are given in ENGLISH
First semester : COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS
comprises obligatory courses, lab classes and premaster work. Various biomedical topics are covered. The teaching is carried out by members of the Departments of Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiology and Cell Biology & Morphology, specialized in immunology, cancer, metabolism, physiology, pharmacology, cardiovascular systems, and Neurosciences. Students are also trained during this period to design and do a short independent research project in a lab of choice.
Second semester: OPTION IMMUNOLOGY AND CANCER
Students can choose to specialize either in:
- Immunology & Cancer
- Pharmacology & Toxicology
The Option "Immunology and Cancer" covers advanced Immunology Principles:
- Advanced Principles of tumorigenesis
- Immunological diseases and cancer
- Getting familiar with the techniques used in immunology research and cancer
- Biochemical Techniques : Proteomics
In all areas of specialization, students will follow advanced courses and also start an independent 7-month research project (Masters thesis) under the supervision of a faculty member participating to the teaching.
The Department of Biochemistry, together with the Ludwig Center for Cancer Research of the University of Lausanne (LICR@UNIL) and the University Hospital from Lausanne (CHUV) organize and offer courses for the option immunology & cancer.
Third semester: OPTION IMMUNOLOGY AND CANCER
completion of the personal research project, ending with the writing and the Master thesis defense.
NB: 2nd & 3rd semester: Focus on "Immunology and Cancer" /
The Department of Biochemistry (DB-UNIL) is responsible for this branch.
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