Advanced Courses

Advanced courses are divided into four elective tracks, matching with the partners’ field of excellence. Students are enrolled in one track, connecting to basic fields of application, and to entrance requirements of the selected research projects. In each track, students have to choose from a large variety of subjects to complete their personal study plan. The partner universities offer a broad range of subjects lectured in English (and, of course, the national language) in the field of BioHealth Computing.

  • Track 1. Clinical Research – 24 ECTS
    Universities: UB Barcelona, UJF Grenoble  & UNITO Torino
    Profs: J. Roca Torrent (UB), A. Moreau-Gaudry (UJF)

The objectives are:  (i) Enhance research skills; (ii) Prepare Allied Health Care Professionals for research activities;  (iii) Professional development for physicians and Allied Health Care Professionals.

  • Track 2. Nano/Molecular Biotechnologies – 24 ECTS
    Universities: UJF Grenoble, UB Barcelona & UNITO Torino
    Profs. M. Sève (UJF), J. Badia Palacin (UB) & F. Altruda (UNITO)

The Biotechnology is the use of microorganisms, eukaryotic cells or biological substances, such as enzymes, to perform specific industrial or manufacturing processes. Applications include the production of certain drugs, synthetic hormones, and bulk foodstuffs as well as the bioconversion of organic waste and the use of genetically altered bacteria in the cleanup of oil spills. The students will discover and learn the major fields of research and the techniques for the development of biotechnological applications.

  • Track 3. Environmental & Animal Health – 24 ECTS
    Universities: UJF Grenoble; UB Barcelona  & USAMV Cluj-Napoca
    Profs. A. Maître (UJF) & V. Cozma (USAMV)

The objective of the courses is to get acquainted with the principles of exposure assessment, and its role in environmental hygiene, epidemiology, toxicology and risk assessment. After completing this course the student has gained understanding of the importance and complexity of exposure assessment and is able to: (i) evaluate different advanced exposure assessment methods; 
(ii) design strategies for exposure assessment;  (iii) analyse and interpret exposure measurements applying different modelling approach (stochastic and deterministic).

  • Track 4. Computational mathematics (Applied mathematics) – 24 ECTS
    Universities: UJF Grenoble & UB Barcelona
    Profs. L. Desbat (UJF) & J. Vives (UB)

The core program gives an introduction to the variety of mathematical methods and computational tools available for the dynamic modelling, analysis and validation, of biological regulatory networks. Lectures focus on qualitative and analytical aspects of mathematical modelling, as well as on real applications.