Health

OF BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO HEALTH

  • Targeted level of study

    BAC +3

  • ECTS

    0 credits

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Training structure

    Faculty of Pharmacy

Presentation

Fully distance learning

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Objectives

  • This course is intended for people who have completed a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences (or equivalent) and who wish to acquire additional training in biotechnology. The aim is to train scientists capable of explaining new technologies for the discovery and production of medicinal products and of knowing the field of application and the regulatory framework for their use.
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Organization

Control of knowledge

This course is composed of four Teaching Units (TU).
It includes 80 hours of equivalent classroom teaching and a tutored project.

  • EU1: Biotechnology, economic and regulatory aspects
    • The rise of Biotechnology: from basic research to pharmaceutical and medical innovation (course and video course).
    • Economic aspects of Biotechnology (course).
    • Regulatory and legal affairs in biotechnology (course).
  • EU2: Bioengineering of recombinant proteins
    • Reminder on gene expression and regulation.
    • Functional genomics (course).
    • Recombinant protein expression systems (stable systems, Baculovirus/insect cell system) (lecture and video lecture).
    • Purification and characterisation of recombinant proteins (course).
    • Plant transgenesis and its biomedical applications (course and video course).
  • EU 3: Biotechnological innovations in health
    • Gene and cell therapies (course).
    • Drug delivery and immuno-targeting systems (course).
    • Immunotechnologies (vaccinology, monoclonal Ac, Ac bioengineering, epitope analysis) (course and video course).
    • Real-time study of biospecific interactions (video course).
  • EU 4: Tutored project
    • Tutored project.
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Programme

Duration of studies, academic calendar :

  • 8 months.
  • The courses are entirely distance learning and require the use of high-performance communication equipment (telephone, e-mail) and computers at the learner's expense (see application file).
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Admission

Conditions of access

Applications :

send your CV and cover letter to pharma.du @ umontpellier.fr

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And then

Further study abroad

Professional integration

Job opportunities :

  • Assistant to a Project Manager in Research and Development.
  • Assistant to a Production Manager in the biotechnology industry.
  • Product or product line manager/marketing department.
  • Scientific communication manager, internal trainer of technicians and/or sales staff.
  • Scientific editor.
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