Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Medical Biotechnology, 120 credits (TMBIM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 12/03/2019
Approved: 12/03/2019

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the Medical Biotechnology programme the students should:

  • demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of biotechnology as well as have deep knowledge and understanding of subject specific areas.
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current research and development in the field of biotechnology.
  • demonstrate deep knowledge of methods used in biotechnology.
  • be able to exchange information and communicate with experts in subjects related to biotechnology, such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine and physics.

Skills and abilities

After completing the Medical Biotechnology programme the students should have:

  • critically and systematically integrate knowledge and be able to analyze, judge and handle complex phenomena, questions and situations even with limited information.
  •  critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate questions and problems.
  • be able to plan and execute complex tasks with adequate methods within given time frames and thereby contribute to the knowledge development, including evaluation of the results.
  • communicate knowledge in writing and verbally as well as discuss conclusions and supporting arguments in national and international context for different audiences.
  • demonstrate a capacity to work with research and development or to independently work with sophisticated activities.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

After completing the Medical Biotechnology programme the students should:

  • critically evaluate relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects on questions and problems within biotechnology and consider ethical aspects of research and development.
  • recognize possibilities and limitations of science and its role in society.
  • show an understanding of how scientific methods, products and processes can be used in a responsible manner.
  • be able to 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” at www.kth.se