Objectives and competences

General objective of the Master in Advanced Immunology

To generate an offer of knowledge of immunology sufficient to complete the professional exits offered by the field of immunology. The knowledge of this matter is required for diagnosis and treatment of many diseases that affect a large percentage of the population, both in terms of man and animals. These processes include infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses (AIDS) and parasites, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory processes (rheumatoid arthritis), allergies, transplants, cancer, etc., which require a great therapeutic arsenal including gene therapy. In addition, from the point of view of public health prevention, vaccines have been the most effective therapeutic weapon in the history of mankind and their development is directly related to the knowledge of immunology. The objective of this Postgraduate is to create the theoretical and practical bases that lead to the training of professionals within the scope of both human and veterinary health, as well as professionals directed to the pharmaceutical - biotechnology company.
The potential of the knowledge that surrounds the Master in Advanced Immunology opens a wide range of possibilities in different fields of study: activities related to the knowledge of the immune system, its cellular and molecular components, functional processes and cellular and molecular interactions within anatomical structures and general physiology.
The four areas where this knowledge is developed are:

  • Research and teaching
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary

The Master in Advanced Immunology also aims to be a benchmark of quality by bringing together the majority of teachers in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and at the same time generate a synergy action among all the teaching centers around immunology in universities, hospitals and research institutes of maximum prestige (IDIBAPS, IDIBELL, CRESA, IRB, CRG, IRSICaixa, etc.). This synergy drive is also supported by key professional organizations such as the Catalan Society of Immunology and the Spanish Society of Immunology.

Skill Profiles 

CT1 To analyze rigorously scientific articles
CT2 To write and defend scientific and technical reports
CT3 To demonstrate motivation for scientific research
CT4 To act with ethical commitment and respect to the environment
CT5 To work independently and in teams
CT6 To work with safety in the laboratory

CG0 To communicate clearly their knowledge in immunology and the conclusions of its application to specialists and non specialists.
CG1 To expand and improve the knowledge in immunology associated with the Grade and to be original on developing and applying this knowledge in a research context.
CG2 To work in groups, collaborate with other researchers and also demonstrate autonomous learning skills.
CG3 To demonstrate skills in teaching and dissemination of knowledge in immunology.
CG4 To solve problems in immunology in new environments within broader contexts (or multidisciplinary).
CG5 To be up to date about the development of knowledge in immunology at the international scientific community.
CG6 To integrate the knowledge acquired in immunology and make judgments that include information on social and ethical responsibilities linked to this knowledge.

CE1 To know, in their complexity, the structure and function of molecules, cells and tissues responsible for the immune response and its integration with other physiological systems.
CE2 To apply experimental techniques and bioinformatics tools used in advanced immunology.
CE3 To integrate basic research with clinical applications.
CE4 To interact with other medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical specialties in the field of immunology.
CE5 To propose the development of analytical reagents for the improvement and innovation of immunological techniques.
CE6 To bring and design experiments to answer relevant questions, run them through the appropriate tools and techniques, analyze the results and propose, if necessary, new experiments.

CEE1 To identify ways of handling the immune response in human and animal models for applications that affect the design or enhancement of targets in therapeutic processes. Specialty: Immunobiotechnology and Research
CEE2 To identify potential new drugs or new therapeutic targets in the field of immunology or its application. Specialty: Immunobiotechnology and Research
CEE3 To identify pathological changes of the immune system and associate them with the mechanisms of the system itself and its regulation and function. Specialty: Medical Immunology
CEE4 To understand the immune system involvement in infectious processes, cancer, transplant and allergic processes by being able to find their own tools from the immune system or handling them to cope with these pathological processes. Specialty: Medical Immunology
CEE5 To diagnose and prevent diseases associated to the immune system in pets and livestock. Specialty: Veterinary Immunology
CEE6 To interpret the analytical results, and through them to diagnose disorders of the immune system. Specialties: Veterinary Immunology Medical Immunology.