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Teaching activities of our Department | Bachelor (BSc) | Master of Science in Medical Biology (Msc BM) | Ph.D. program in cancer and immunology | MEDICAL STUDENTS

Teaching activities of our Department

We offer biology and medical students a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in areas such as genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, infectious diseases and oncology.



Bachelor (BSc)

The Bachelor (BSc) in Biology is a comprehensive teaching program that provides students with basic essential knowledge of biology during the first two years. The third year allows students to follow more advanced courses that will prepare them for a Master in Biology. Members of the Department of Biochemistry teach several courses as part of the Bachelor program in Biology. These include practicals and lectures in biochemistry, metabolism, molecular biology, immunology and cancer.

UNIL Biology School: BSc in Biology Program


Master of Science in Medical Biology (Msc BM)

The Department of Biochemistry offers an international Master program in Medical Biology (MSc) with a speciality in immunology and cancer. The aims of the Master are to provide a comprehensive training in biology and human pathologies. This program is espacially suited for students interested in the interface between basic research and medical applications. Courses are given in English. The Master is an 18 month-program, splitted into 3 parts.

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Ph.D. program in cancer and immunology

This doctoral program(PhD) offers training and research opportunities to highly motivated graduate students in key areas of modern biology, at the Department of Biochemistry of the Lausanne University (DB-UNIL), the Ludwig Center for Cancer Research of the UNIL (LICR@UNIL) and the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV).

Highly qualified students worldwide are selected twice a year through a competitive selection procedure. The PhD program currently accommodates approximately 80 PhD students, and our goal is to appoint 10-20 students per year. The broad international background of the personnel at the Center for Immunity and Infection Lausanne (CIIL) (around 26 different nationalities) provides not only a wide range of scientific experience, but also a unique cultural atmosphere. The working language is English.

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