The study programme consists of an academic, interdisciplinary and translational year that includes: Molecular Biology and Gene Expression, Introduction to Research, Biostatistics, Ethics and Scientific Integrity, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Developmental Biology, Genetic Susceptibility in Cancer, Signal Transduction Pathways, Cancer Diagnosis: correspondences between clinical data and molecular data, Oncobiology, discovery and development of new drugs in Oncology, Oncoimmunology, Clinical Trials, Pharmacoeconomics in the treatment of Cancer, Radiobiology, Surgical principles in Cancer, Cancer Therapy: guidelines in major diseases and multidisciplinary treatment, laboratory rotations, discussion of articles, and oncology seminars.



The course is aimed at scientists, doctors and other health professionals or related fields who want to start research in oncology. It will provide students with a multidisciplinary view of oncology, focusing on the molecular and cellular aspects that operate in cancer, and their impact on clinical practice - both for diagnosis and therapy. The objective is to promote research attitudes, training new generations of scientists and doctors to carry out cancer research.

Skills Acquisition


  1. Analyse and solve problems using a multidisciplinary approach;
  2. Integrate and evaluate information;
  3. Formulate hypotheses, collect appropriate data to test it, and analyse the data appropriately;
  4. Develop communication skills: prepare and make presentations, write for scientific audiences, prepare a proposal for funding;
  5. Conduct effective research of scientific literature.
Target Students | vacancies


Holders of a bachelor degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry and similar areas.

The course will run with a maximum number of 10 enrolments.

Fees/ Registration Fee


The tuition fee may be paid, in full or in instalments, according to the terms and amounts indicated in the tuition fee determination for the academic year 2020/2021.