second cycle 120 credits

Biomedical Surface Science, Master´s Programme (Two-Year)

Summary

The programme focuses on biological and artificial interfaces that are of utmost importance and interest in the field of biomedical science.
This is an excellent opportunity for you who has a bachelor’s degree in life sciences and would like to advance your skills in biomedical science. The programme offers theoretical as well as practical skills, beyond traditional teaching in biomedicine, biology and chemistry. The education combines cell and molecular biology with surface and colloid chemistry. It offers unique knowledge, useful in biotech applica­tions such as: drug delivery systems, implants, bio-assays, medical nano-technology and food technology. Arranged in close collaboration with regional industry, it provides an up to date overview of research and development in the field of biomedical surface science.

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) or equivalent with a major in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical technology, biomedical methods and technology, biomedical laboratory science, or in other areas of natural, medical, engineering sciences or technology of relevance to the programme with a minimum of 15 credits in chemistry and/or biochemistry.
2. The equivalent of English B, or English 6, in Swedish secondary school.

Selection:

credits 100%

About

The program creates a platform for understanding the involvement of surface science in biomedicine and biotechnology. You will get theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of biomedical activities which require expertise beyond traditional disciplines of biomedicine, chemistry or biology.

Active connections

The program is carried out in close collaboration with regional industry, and provides up to date overview on research and development work in the area of biomedical technology. Education is conducted by researchers and teachers who are participants of an industrially relevant research network called Profile “Biofilms – research center for biointerfaces”. Our experimental facilities combine chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and bioanalytical laboratories.

Forms of study

We use different pedagogical forms, with a strong focus on research questions in development of biomedical products. The collaboration with surrounding biomedical industry is conducted through CDIO, Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate projects.

What is Biomedical Surface Science?

Biomedical surface science refers to the knowledge and understanding of the theoretically and practically integration of surface chemistry in applied aspects of cell biology, immunology, molecular biology and nanotechnology.Biomedical surface science refers to specialised knowledge of surface chemistry in applied areas of cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, nano-biotechnology and colloid chemistry, as well as substantially knowledge on integration of these subject in biomedical surface science.

Major Biomedical industries

Drugs and biotechnology

  • small molecules - synthetic organic molecules
  • biologics - biological molecules made by living organisms (biotechnology)

Devices and diagnostics

  • medical devices industry
  • diagnostics - IVD (in-vitro diagnostics)

 

Interviews

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2017

Programme Code:
VABSE revision 3
Swedish name:
Biomedicinsk ytvetenskap, Masterprogram
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
16 October 2014
Date of ratification:
16 October 2014
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Health and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) or equivalent with a major in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical technology, biomedical methods and technology, biomedical laboratory science, or in other areas of natural, medical, engineering sciences or technology of relevance to the programme with a minimum of 15 credits in chemistry and/or biochemistry.
2. The equivalent of English B, or English 6, in Swedish secondary school.

Organisation

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master (120 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits in the main field of study. The degree project may comprise less than 30 credits, however no less than 15 credits, if the student has already completed an independent project in the second cycle for at least 15 credits in the main field of study or the equivalent from a programme of study outside Sweden.

Access to later courses

The courses are accomplished in the order they are listed in the overview. For admission to the courses of the second year at least 45 credits are required from the first year studies, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means.

Entry to term 4 requires that the student has achieved a passing grade in term 1 and 2.

Credit transfer for courses taken elsewhere

Credit transfers are tested in accordance with the regulations laid down in Chapter 6, Sections 6 – 8 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) as of 1st January 2007.

Examination

Examination takes place individually and in accordance with the description contained in the relevant course plan.

Right to retake re-examination

A student that fails to achieve a pass grade in the examination for a certain course or part of a course will be given the opportunity to be re-examined twice on the same course content and with the same requirements. In addition, students also have the right to be examined on the same course on subsequent occasions when the course is given with the same rule applying. If a course has been discontinued or undergone major changes, the student has a right to re-examination on two occasions within one year of the introduction of the changes, based on the syllabus that was in place at the time the student registered for the course. Examination and re-examination take place at the time specified in the schedule of each course respectively.

Grades

A - Excellent

B - Very Good

C - Good

D - Satisfactory

E - Pass

U – Fail

Degree and course certificates

Degree and course certificates are issued in accordance with the regulations laid down in Chapter 6, Sections 9 – 11 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) as of 1st January 2007.

Transition to PhD education or transition to third cycle education

At the Faculty of Health and Society students with a master degree in Biomedical Surface Science have an opportunity to conduct PhD studies, i.e., third-cycle education, within the subject Biomedical Sciences.

Content

Course list:

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for the education at the second cycle level

Chapter 1, Section 9 of the Swedish Higher Education Act (1992:1434)

Education at the second cycle level shall involve a deepening of knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to the first cycle level and shall, in addition to what is required at the first cycle level,

- further develop student’s ability to independently integrate and use knowledge,

- develop the student’s ability to deal with complex phenomena, questions and situations, and

- develop the student’s qualifications for professional activities that make substantial demands on the individual’s ability to work independently or for research and development work.

Learning outcomes for a Master’s degree

Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100)

Knowledge and understanding

To be awarded a Master’s degree in biomedical surface science, the student must demonstrate

- broad knowledge and understanding of the main subject of education, demonstrate involvement as well as profound skills in the field of studies as well as substantially advanced knowledge on some parts of the field of education as well as deep insight as regards current research and development work, and

- in-depth knowledge of methods in the main field of study.

Skills and abilities

To be awarded a Master’s degree in biomedical surface science the student must demonstrate

- the ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, questions and situations within the field of biomedical surface science,

- the ability to critical, independent and creative recognise and formulate surface chemical and biological problems, plan and use appropriate methods, and carry out qualified assignments within certain time limits as well as demonstrate ability to critically assess conducted work,

- the ability to report orally and in writing on theoretical problems and experimental results, and

- abilities required to participate in research work in natural and medical science fields and independent professional activity in other areas relevant to biomedical surface science.

Judgement and approach

To be awarded a Master’s degree in biomedical surface science the student must demonstrate

- the in-depth ability to make judgements in the field of biomedical surface science with awareness of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects as well as apply ethical principles in research and development work,

- awareness of the importance of knowledge and research, which relate to biomedical surface science, account for possibilities and limitations, realise the role of the research in the society and responsible use of the knowledge of biomedical surface science, and

- the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and take a personal responsibility for extended education.

Learning outcomes for a Master’s degree in biomedical surface science

Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100)

Knowledge and understanding

To be awarded a Master’s degree in biomedical surface science the student must demonstrate

- knowledge and understanding within the field of biomedical surface science, based on experimental and theoretical models of biological interfaces, and

- specialised knowledge of surface chemistry in applied areas of cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, nano-biotechnology and colloid chemistry, as well as substantially knowledge on integration of these subject in biomedicalsurface science.

Skills and abilities

To be awarded a Master’s degree in biomedical surface science the student must demonstrate

- the ability to theoretically and practically integrate knowledge about functions of biological interfaces in practical applications in biomedical surface science,

- the ability to theoretically and practically understand and integrate surface chemistry in applied aspects of cell biology, immunology, molecular biology and nanotechnology, and

- specialised knowledge related to the current state of research and development work in biomedical surface science and be able to formulate research questions, plan and conduct, using appropriate methods within a specified period of the time, assignments within the field of biomedical surface science.

Judgement and approach

To be awarded a Master’s degree in biomedical surface science the student must demonstrate

- the ability, within the field of biomedical surface science, to make judgements of relevant issues regarding research ethics, ethical rules and principles, and

- the ability to identify his or her needs for additional knowledge and to assume responsibility for developing his or her knowledge.

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

After the education on the programme is accomplished the requirements for the master degree in Biomedical Surface Science are fulfilled.

The degree certificate states the Swedish title Masterexamen i biomedicinsk ytvetenskap (120 hp)and the English title Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Biomedical Surface Science.

Other Information

The program is taught in English.

The course syllabus states the entry requirements for admission to the next level within the programme.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Health and Society at the department Biomedical Science.

Further information

Håkan Eriksson, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-66 57925

Application

28 August 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 150000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 300000 SEK

28 August 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 150000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 300000 SEK

29 August 2016 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 145000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 290000 SEK

29 August 2016 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 145000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 290000 SEK

31 August 2015 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 145000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 290000 SEK

31 August 2015 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 145000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 290000 SEK

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