Learning outcome

The graduated student should be able to:

  • demonstrate a strong background in molecular medicine (i.e. molecular/cell biology relevant to medical applications) and have practical skills relevant for the field;
  • describe the organization of the human genome and its functional regulation (i.e. replication, gene expression, genome maintenance, and signal transduction principles);
  • describe the impact of genes, inheritance and environment on disease, and understand how normal cellular processes change, fail or are destroyed by disease development, in particular for common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease;
  • explain principles of molecular diagnostics and advantages/limitations of its applications;
  • recognize and explain current strategies and state-of-the-art approaches within functional genomics;
  • collect relevant background information about topics within molecular medicine;
  • present, evaluate and discuss scientific results in English (orally and in writing);
  • reflect on the existence of ethical aspects, sound experimental approaches and scientific thinking.