Where a physician's primary focus is patient care, a biomedic's focus is to understand the disease at the molecular and cellular levels.
Biomedics work with developing new methods of diagnosing diseases and new treatment methods based on the newest molecular biological knowledge, in collaboration with physicians. 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 at a very detailed level.
Biomedicine is an interdisciplinary programme run as a collaboration between the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark and the Department of Clinical Research at the Odense University Hospital.
The first year of the Master 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 Sciences and deals with the central nervous system and its structure and function, as well as the most important central nervous diseases.
A vibrant study environment
A graduate programme at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is much more than courses, classes and lectures.
A strong education programme is one that integrates academic and social experiences to maximise learning and personal development. Therefore, at the University of Southern Denmark, you find not only a place to study, but a place to cultivate new friendships and pursue co-curricular activities
Accordingly, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense gathers most departments under the same roof. On campus you will also find the university library, an academic bookshop, several canteens, the Friday bar, a gym, a branch of Starbucks and a plethora of academic and social student associations.