Biomedical Methods and Technology, Master's Programme

This programme is not offered.

Please see http://edu.mau.se/en/ for our current offerings.
If you have questions about this programme, please contact the department, see Contact.

 

Summary

The programme focuses on biological and artificial interfaces that are of utmost importance and interest in the field of biomedical technology.

This is an excellent opportunity for you who has a Bachelor’s degree in life sciences and would like to advance your skills in biomedical technology. The programme offers theoretical as well as practical skills in biomedical technology, beyond traditional teaching in biomedicine, biology and chemistry.

The combination of cell and molecular biology with surface and colloid chemistry makes you competitive in academia as well as in biotech industry, at positions that require interdisciplinary knowledge.

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree (180 hp) or equivalent with a major in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical technology, biomedical methods and technology, biomedical laboratory science or in other areas of natural, medical, engineering sciences or technology with a minimum of 15 hp in chemistry and/or biochemistry.
2. The equivalent of English B, or English 6, in Swedish secondary school.

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2014

Programme Code:
VABME revision 5
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
22 November 2006
Date of ratification:
06 November 2009
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Health and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2014
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
06 November 2009

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree (180 hp) or equivalent with a major in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical technology, biomedical methods and technology, biomedical laboratory science or in other areas of natural, medical, engineering sciences or technology with a minimum of 15 hp in chemistry and/or biochemistry.
2. The equivalent of English B, or English 6, in Swedish secondary school.

Organisation

Layout

The programme creates a platform for understanding and developing biomedical methods and technology. The education integrates cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, nanotechnology, and surface and colloid chemistry and provides students with theoretical as well as practical knowledge in applied areas of biomedical activities which traditionally belong to biomedicine, chemistry or biology. The programme merges all these subjects into unity to understand the complexity of phenomena at biological interfaces as well as their application in biomedicine, techniques and natural sciences. The important perspectives at Malmö University, i.e., gender issues, international migration, ethnical relations and environmental issues, are considered in the programme.

Students who wish to receive a magister degree (one year master) should have accomplished the courses of the first year of the programme and conducted independent degree project accounting for 15 hp.

Admission to the course

The courses are accomplished in the order they are listed in the overview. For admission to the courses of the second year at least 45 hp are required from the first year studies or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is judged following the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 6, §§ 6-8, in it’s wording 070701.

Examination or assessment

Compulsory education elements are specified at respective course syllabi.

Right to retake the examination

Students who failed the examination are entitled to at least two retakes with the same course contents and the same requirements to pass. If the course is discontinued or revised, students retain the right to two retakes within one year, based on original content. The examination and retakes are conducted only at specifically appointed occasions.

Grade

The course content is graded as follows:
A - Excellent
B - Very Good
C - Good
D - Satisfactory
E - Pass
U - Fail

Transition to PhD education or transition to third cycle education

At the Faculty of Health and Society the students with master degree in Biomedical Methods and Technology have an opportunity to conduct PhD studies, i.e., third-cycle education, within the subject Biomedical Sciences.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2014:
Autumn 2014 - Semester 1

Learning outcomes

Objectives for second-cycle (advanced) education

General objectives and learning outcomes for the second-cycle (advanced) education programmes are defined by Higher Education Act (1992:1434), chapter 1, §9, in its wording 070101.

Higher Education Act, Act (2006:173), 9 § states:
The second-cycle education should considerably extend the knowledge, which the students acquire at the first-cycle education, i.e. basic or similar education level.

Education at the second-cycle programme should mean advancement in knowledge, skills and abilities relative to education at the first-cycle and beyond the first-cycle education it should:
• further develop student’s abilities to independently integrate and use knowledge,
• develop student’s abilities to handle complex phenomena, problems and situations,
• develop student’s prerequisites for professional activities, which call for independent decision making, research and development work.

Objectives for master (one year) degree (magister) in biomedical methods and technology

Knowledge and understanding

From Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), see MAGISTEREXAMEN (page 127, UFB3 2008/2009), for master (one year) degree the student should:
- show knowledge and understanding of the main subject of education, portrait an overview of the subject, including deeper knowledge on some parts of the subject as well as show insight on current research and development work,
- show deep knowledge on some methods in the main field of the education.

For master (one year) degree in biomedical methods and technology the students should:
- show knowledge about and understanding of biomedical methods and technology, which are based on experimental and theoretical models of biological interfaces,
- show deep knowledge in and overview of applied areas of immunology, cell and molecular biology, surface and colloid chemistry, as well as insight on integration of these subject in biomedical methods and biomedical technology,
- show deep knowledge related to current state of the research and development work in biomedical methods and technology as well as be aware on relevant issues of ethics, ethical rules and principles.

Skills and abilities

For master (one year) degree in biomedical methods and technology the students should:
- show ability to integrate knowledge about functions of biological interfaces in biomedical methods and technology,
- show ability to conduct measurements and analyse surface chemical and biological phenomena at biological interfaces,
- show ability to theoretically and practically understand and integrate applied aspects of surface chemistry, cell and molecular biology,
- show ability to independently recognise and formulate surface chemical and biological problems, plan and use appropriate methods and conduct, within certain time limits, assignments in the area of biomedical methods and technology,
- show ability to report orally and in writing on theoretical problems and experimental results,
- show abilities required to participate in research work in natural and medical science fields and independent professional activity in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry and clinics.

Judgement and approach

For master (one year) degree in biomedical methods and technology the student should:
- show ability to make judgements in the field of biomedical methods and technology with awareness of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects as well as apply ethical principals in research and development work,
- show awareness of the importance of knowledge and research, which relate to biomedical methods and technology, account for possibilities and limitations, realise the role of the research in the society and responsible use of the knowledge of biomedical methods and technology,
- show ability to identify his/her own requirement for further knowledge need and take responsibility for own education

Degree project

For master (one year) degree the student should, in the frame of the programme, have accomplished a degree project accounting for 15 ECTS in the main field of studies.

Objectives for master (two year) degree in biomedical bethods and technology

Knowledge and understanding

From Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), see MASTEREXAMEN (page 128, UFB3 2008/2009), for master (two year) degree the student should:
- show knowledge and understanding of the main subject of education, demonstrate involvement as well as profound skills in the field of studies as well as substantially advanced knowledge on some parts of the field of education as well as deep insight on current research and development work,
- show deep knowledge of methods in the main field for the education

For master (two year) degree in biomedical methods and technology the students should:
- show knowledge about and understanding of biomedical methods and technology, which are based on experimental and theoretical models of biological interfaces
- show deep knowledge in applied areas of immunology, clinical chemistry, molecular biology, nanobiotechnology, surface and colloid chemistry, as well as substantially deeper knowledge on integration of these subject in biomedical methods and biomedical technology,
- show deep knowledge related to current state of the research and development work in biomedical methods and technology as well as be aware on relevant issues of research ethics, ethical rules and principles.

Skills and abilities

For master (two year) degree in biomedical methods and technology the students should:
- show ability to theoretically and practically integrate knowledge about functions of biological interfaces in practical applications in biomedical methods and technology,
- show ability to conduct measurements and analyse surface chemical and biological phenomena at biological interfaces,
- show ability to theoretically and practically understand and integrate applied aspects of surface chemistry, cell biology, immunology, clinical chemistry, molecular biology and nanotechnology,
- show critical, independent and creative ability to recognise and formulate surface chemical and biological problems, plan and use appropriate methods and conduct qualified assignments within certain time limits as well as demonstrate ability to critically assess conducted work,
- show ability to report orally and in writing on theoretical problems and experimental results,
- show abilities required to participate in research work in natural and medical science fields and independent professional activity in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry and clinics.

Judgement and approach

For master (two year) degree in biomedical bethods and technology the student should:
- show in-depth ability to make judgements in the field of biomedical methods and technology with awareness of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects as well as apply ethical principals in research and development work,
- show awareness of the importance of knowledge and research, which relate to biomedical methods and technology, account for possibilities and limitations, realise the role of the research in the society and responsible use of the knowledge of biomedical methods and technology,
- show ability to identify his/her own requirement for further knowledge need and take responsibility for own education

Degree project

For master (two year) degree the student should, in the frame of the programme, have accomplished a degree project accounting for 30 ECTS in the main field of studies. This independent project work might account for less than 30 ECTS, though not less than 15 ECTS, if the student has already accomplished an independent work at advanced level, i.e., second-cycle education, for at least 15 ECTS in the main field of studies.

Degree

Master's degree (60 credits), Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master degree

After the education on the programme is accomplished the requirements for the master degree in Biomedical Methods and Technology are fulfilled. The degree certificate states the title Master (two years) of Science in Biomedical Methods and Technology.

The possibility of earlier exit exists with the magister degree after courses equivalent to 60 ECTS are completed. In this case the degree certificate states: Master (one year) of Sciences in Biomedical Methods and Technology.

Malmö University issues a degree certificate after receiving the student’s application.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Health and Society at the department Biomedical Science.

Further information

Carina Nina Grujic, Study and Career Adviser
Phone: 040-6657783
Marie Enberg, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657452
Håkan Eriksson, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657925