Study Plan

The MSc Course in Biopharmaceutical Sciences offers a unique curriculum, with competitive research projects and student-oriented training. It includes a curricular part during year 1, composed by 6 optional curricular units in each semester and mandatory curricular units Scientific Writing and Communication and Design of Experimental Research and Innovation.

Students will benefit from participative theoretical classes, theoretical-practical classes, laboratory classes and tutorial supervision. The structure of intensive optional curricular units or courses, with the duration of 2 weeks each, allows the student to define an individual curriculum, according to personal objectives. The tutorial supervision is in agreement with the purposes of the Bologna Process for a Master degree and is based on extensive scientific-pedagogic background of the teaching staff.

Year 2 is dedicated to the research project of the dissertation and ends with the defense to obtain the degree.

Students will have to obtain 30 ECTS, in each semester of the 1st year, in order to successfully complete the curricular part of the course. The choice of the training plan is free, only having as mandatory two units in the first year. The 2nd year is exclusively dedicated to the preparation of the dissertation (60 ECTS).

 

1st Year

1st Semester

Optional curricular units a

ECTS

Metabolic Biochemistry

4

Membrane Transport

4

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria

4

Cellular Microbiology

4

Development and Organization of the Nervous System

4

Brain Barriers in Drug Development

4

Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Functional Genomics

4

Cell Signalling

4

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

4

Free Curricular Unit I b

4

Mandatory curricular unit

Scientific Writing and Coommunication

6

2nd Semester

Optional curricular units a

Oncobiology and Stem Cell Biology

4

Pharmacogenetics

4

Proteostasis Network in Health and Disease

4

Neuropathology and Neuropharmacology

4

Pathophysiology of Neuroinflammation

4

Human Molecular Genetics

4

HIV/AIDS and Associated Infections

4

Research and Development of Biopharmaceuticals

4

Methodologies of Data Analysis

4

Free Curricular Unit II b

4

Mandatory curricular unit

Design of Experimental Research and Innovation

6

2nd year

Dissertation

60

 

Select 24 ECTS; the six curricular units/semester selected by more students will be given in each year.

b Curricular unit within related scientific areas offered by the University of Lisbon.