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Biomedicine opens the door to a large number of professional opportunities, mainly in the field of either basic or applied research, at university, in industry, in university hospitals or with government agencies.

Basic biomedical research aims to understand, through an experimental approach, how the human being functions at a cellular and molecular level.  Its findings could eventually have clinical applications.

Applied biomedical research puts into practice the knowledge gained from basic research.  Its objective is to improve diagnostic and therapeutic methods.  For example, it can be used to develop new vaccines, new diagnostic tests, etc.

Clinical research is one aspect of applied research, which consists of improving diagnostic and therapeutic methods on the basis of data shown in patients’ medical records.  This specialism can also lead to a career in developing and coordinating clinical trials in hospitals or in industry.

Alongside research, the clinical domain offers several career paths, such as toxicology, nutrition, clinical biology, bioengineering, medical imaging, etc.

Finally, the Master in Biomedicine provides access to the third study cycle (Doctorate), as well as to an interuniversity qualification in health product regulatory affairs, organised jointly by the Universities of Namur and Liège.