Biomedicine combines molecular biology and biochemistry with medical courses.
Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedicine.
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Where a doctor’s primary focus is patient care, the biomedic’s focus is to understand the disease on a molecular and cellular level. Biomedics can in collaboration with doctors work in medical research developing new methods of diagnosing diseases and new treatment methods based on the newest molecular biological knowledge. In recent years, we have achieved an enormous amount of insight into how healthy cells work. With that in mind, today we are beginning to understand diseases, disease mechanisms and pharmaceutical efficiency on a very detailed level.
The programme is an interdisciplinary subject between the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Medical Biology at University of Southern Denmark in Odense and the Clinical Institute at Odense University Hospital.
The first year of the master’s programme revolves around three core courses:
- Human pathophysiology, where disease mechanisms are studied on a cellular, subcellular and molecular level.
- Advanced pharmacology, which concerns the effect mechanisms of pharmaceuticals on a cellular level and organ level in order to treat diseases in the nervous system, the bone structure, infections and blastoma.
- Neurobiology, which is handled by the Faculty of Health Science and deals with the central nervous system and its structure and function, as well as the most important central nervous diseases.
Research at the Department of Biochemistry and molecular biology
Research at the Department for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) basically deals with the study of the fundamental processes which control all life and development of cells. That means studying how cells are constructed and organised, how gene activity is regulated and how gene information is translated into protein through RNA.
Proteins typically function by interacting with other proteins or by interacting and processing small or larger molecules. The study of these processes is included as a crucial element in all research at BMB. The functions of proteins are often regulated by proteins being modified in different ways, and identification of these modifications are likewise a central issue in the department’s research.
The department’s research is very internationally oriented and is in close collaboration with numerous international research institutes and companies.
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