Study programme

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General information
Organisation   University of Lausanne - Faculty of Biology and Medicine
School of Biology
Head of the Master   Marie-Christine Broillet (Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
Grade   

Master of Science in Medical Biology - Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en biologie médicale

Credits   90 ECTS
Start   mid-September (more details on this link)
Duration   1.5 years / 3 semesters
Delay for registration   30 april (28 february for candidates needing a study visa)
Charges   CHF 580.- per semester
Teaching language   English
Contact   Secrétariat de l'Ecole de biologie
Amphipôle 312
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tél. 021 692 40 10
Fax. 021 692 40 05
Email: biologie-etudiants[@]unil.ch
Structure of the studies

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The first semester of the Master of Science in Medical Biology consists of an introduction to human biology in its broadest sense. The courses tackle fundamental cellular functions and systems of signal transduction within and between cells, as well as normal and pathological workings of the main systems of the human organism. Furthermore, it is possible to acquire a certificate for research on animals, or to follow a module in clinical research.

In the second semester students choose a field of specialisation among the four offered by the Master: Immunology & Cancer, Metabolism & Human health, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology. The courses in these fields allow the students to gain resources and specific knowledge in their chosen field. Concurrently, students integrate into one of the research groups associated with the Master degree and start their personal research work (Master research project).

The third semester is dedicated to the completion of the Master research project.

Course schedules

Course Schedules - 2017-2018 - Master MB

Master of Science in Medical Biology
MSc MB Immunology - Spring 2018  (80 Ko)
MSc MB Metabolism - Spring 2018  (68 Ko)
MSc MB Neuroscience - Spring 2018  (52 Ko)
MSc MB Pharmacology - Spring 2018  (54 Ko)

Course Schedules - 2018-2019 - Master MB

Master of Science in Medical Biology
MSc MB - Autumn 2018  (80 Ko)
 

Warning

The different schedules for the courses of the School of Biology can be amended. Schedules are regularly updated. You can refer to the date at the bottom of your schedule to make sure you are consulting the latest version.

Study plan

Study Plan - 2018-2019 - Master MB

Master of Science in Medical Biology
Study Plan Master MB - 2018-2019  (99 Ko)
 

Course descriptions

The course descriptions are available on the internet of the University of Lausanne at the page: Programmes offered at the UNIL under the heading Structure of the Stage struc.png.

Archives

For the study plans of previous academic years, please visit our Archives page.

Registration for courses and exams, and deadlines

Registration for courses and exams

For students following a Bachelor or Master curriculum in the School of Biology, the registration for courses is mandatory and can be done via the Internet from the link below, within the periods set by the School of Biology at the beginning of semester. Outside of these periods, registration is not possible.

 Make sure that you have activated your UNIL email address.

 Registration procedure (in French)

Deadlines

Autumn semester:

  • September 18 to October 14, 2018: Registration for courses and exams of the autumn semester
  • October 15 to 28, 2018: Withdrawal for exams of optional courses of the winter session

Spring semester:

  • February 18 to March 17, 2019: Registration for courses and exams of the spring semester
  • March 18 to 31, 2019: Withdrawal for exams of optional courses of the summer session

The School of Biology does not accept any registration, amendment or withdrawal outside of the registration periods.

Exams

Dates of exam sessions and session schedules

The dates of the exam sessions are in the file: 

 Exam schedule 2018-2019 (in french only)

Students must be available throughout the entire period of each session. The examination schedules are listed below before each session. Students are notified of the publication of the exam schedules by email.

WARNING : The schedules published on the website are subject to change and no appeal based on the published schedules can be made.

Evaluation procedures

Please find in the table below the lists of exams for each step of the curriculum. These lists include, for each exam:

  • The session at which the exam is held
  • The modality for the exam
  • The authorized materials at the exam
  • Any requirements for course validation

These examination procedures are regulatory and students are deemed to have read the information contained therein.

Find the evalutation procedure below.

Examination program

At the end of each exam period, an electronic record is prepared for each student, indicating if the student has passed or failed the corresponding step in the Bachelor or Master curriculum.
The requirements for passing these steps are given just below.

 

Marked copies consultation

On request students have access to marked copies of their examinations after each examination session. The student has to ask the teacher within 10 days following the exam publication.

Consulting an examination copy could serve to understand the note obtained or to set of arguments for building a case for appeal.

Appeals

An appeal can only be lodged within the 33 calendar days following the electronic notification of the exam results (initial date = email announcing the publication of the results on MyUNIL, sent by the secretariat of the School of Biology).

To be accepted, an appeal must:

• Cite precise and admissible motives, such as non-compliance with the regulations, improper procedure, grievance over arbitrariness.

• Be written by the student or be accompanied by a proxy of the student if it is lodged by a third person.

Address the appeal to:

Direction de l’Ecole de biologie
Quartier UNIL-Sorge
Bâtiment Amphipôle
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Online schedules

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Course schedules are also available on MyUNIL

 

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Tel. +41 21 692 40 10
Fax +41 21 692 40 05