Biomedical Sciences Institute
Biomedical Sciences Institute
Biomedical Sciences Institute

ICB is responsible for the teaching of disciplines from the areas of Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biophysics, Pharmacology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology, belonging to the compulsory initial cycle of the Courses of Medicine, Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Education, Sport, Nursing, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Chemistry, Applied and Computational Mathematics and, Environmental Engineering. Around 9 thousand student enrollments are recorded annually in its 106 disciplines.

Two thirds of the disciplines consist of practical classes, allowing the student to acquire concepts transmitted in the theoretical lessons.



Fulfilling its vocation in the training of research professors, in 2005, ICB implemented its first undergraduate course called “Basic Health Sciences” (Bachelor’s Degree).

The Bachelor’s Degree Course in Basic Health Sciences is geared towards producing scientists and teachers for higher education in basic sciences for human and animal health, emphasizing Cell, Molecular, Structural and Developmental Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Pharmacology, Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology. The Course aims to select students with an aptitude for research in these areas who are regularly enrolled in the various Undergraduate Courses of USP, in any term.

One of the characteristics of the Course is the flexibility of the curriculum, which allows students from USP that present an aptitude for scientific investigation and teaching, to achieve conditions of excellence to develop their potential during their graduate studies, improving their performance in future Graduate Courses.

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The Institute of Biomedical Sciences achieved the approval, in December 2010, of the Undergraduate Course in Biomedical Sciences, which opens up new possibilities for ample knowledge of the basic aspects of human and animal biology, of the pathological processes and of the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of impact in translational medicine. The main goal to be reached by the course is the preparation of students for the development of high level scientific research projects.

The philosophy of this Course is innovative due to its nature of conceptual integration, with the coaching of the student in ground breaking multidisciplinary scientific projects, establishing relations between science, technology and society, and serving the job market with ethical and humanistic vision. Moreover, the format of the curriculum permits considerable flexibility, allowing the students to opt, within certain limits, for their own training route. Furthermore, as the course is intended to produce mainly researchers, efforts will be made in order to guarantee international experiences for the students, to develop and/or present their scientific work.

This new bachelor’s degree course of USP will be offered mainly by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences; a unit recognized internationally for the quality of scientific research in the area and as it offers basic education to students from several other units of USP. Some disciplines of our Course will be run by other units, such as the Institute of Chemistry, the Institute of Biosciences, the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Public Health.

The selection process for admission to this new course will be through FUVEST, starting with the next university entrance examination for commencement of the course in 2012.



ICB’s laboratories offer undergraduate students the opportunity to start and to develop their investigative spirit, allowing them the chance to take part in research projects through scientific research internships. Potential candidates should contact the professors in to the areas of their preference. Interns may apply for scholarships offered by the research funding agencies.

The students will come into contact with the research material, experience the laboratory routine and acquire notions of the scientific career. Such an opportunity constitutes an important step towards the development of critical thinking in relation to their future career or possible admission in a graduate course.

These are internships for undergraduate or secondary school, technical course or vocational course students, enrolled at the Universidade de Sao Paulo and other public education institutions.

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