The Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology bachelor degree is taught in English and comprises theoretical courses and extensive laboratory practicals that cover the fundamentals of natural sciences, biomedicine and the applicable technologies.
It is split into three subject areas:
Lectures and laboratory exercises on biochemical processes, cell and molecular biology, and genetic engineering – including the various analytical techniques – provide a solid knowledge base. You will also gain insights into human medicine and pharmaceutical science in order to acquire an understanding of the effects of medicines and their production.
This is an important part of the degree: courses on the theoretical principles and practical implementation of processes used in the biopharmaceutical industry. These cover aspects such as the design of biopharmaceutical production processes and the basics of planning the related production facilities.
In the lab-based courses, a model process set-up is used to illustrate important concepts.
Mistakes in the medical and pharmaceutical industry can cost lives, so a thorough knowledge of quality management is essential.
Fundamentals of business
As well as acquiring fundamental scientific knowledge, you also focus on communication and human resources in preparation for working in an interdisciplinary environment.
Your training also includes practical work as part of research and industry projects.
A particularly attractive option is the double degree we offer in conjunction with the Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Besides obtaining a bachelor of science at IMC Krems, you will also be accredited with completing the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme at our partner institution.