Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Medical Biotechnology, 120 credits (TMBIM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2014

Last edit: 27/04/2015
Approved: 27/04/2015

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the Medical Biotechnology programme the students should:

  • have knowledge and skills in biotechnology and chemistry with an emphasis on medical applications.
  • be able to grasp information and communicate with experts in neighbouring subjects to biotechnology and chemistry, such as physics, biology and medicine.
  • have knowledge about biological and chemical processes on a molecular-, cellular-, and organism level.
  • have a deep understanding of current research and development in one area of medical biotechnology.
  • have some knowledge about the biotechnological industry in Sweden and in other countries.

Skills and abilities

After completing the Medical Biotechnology programme the students should have:

  • a capacity to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyze, judge  and use complex information of technical and scientific nature from various sources even when it is not complete.
  • a capacity to analytically, independently and creatively identify, plan, execute and evaluate questions with adequate methods within a given timeframe and thereby contribute to the knowledge development.
  • skills in the use of standard and advanced biotechnological methods and techniques on a level appropriate for continued studies as a doctoral student.
  • skills in oral and written technical communication with both experts and non-experts of biotechnology and chemistry.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

After completing the Medical Biotechnology programme the students should be able to: 

  • critically evaluate existing and new technological advancements in biotechnology and apply them to develop improved or novel commodities for society.
  • use biotechnological methods, products and processes in a responsible manner.
  • understand the impact of biotechnological research and developments on a social, ethical and gender level.
  • understand the implications of biotechnological developments in the context of a sustainable society.
  • identify the need for additional knowledge and be responsible for his/her own knowledge development

For more information see “Local regulation for degrees at first and second cycle, local system of qualifications”

http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning/examina/1.27227?l=en_UK