Medical Nanotechnology(Nanomedicin)

SchoolSchool of Advanced Technologies in Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medical Nanotechnology


Program Description: 

Nanomedicine, as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field, is a combination of various sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacy and medicine. Graduates of this field work on issues at the molecular and atomic basis (in sizes of 1 to 100 nm) to create methods for rapid and accurate diagnosis of diseases and to use intelligent delivery vehicles, artificial organs and medical devices such as nanorobots to improve the individual’s life quality.

Outstanding features of nanotechnologyare diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases using nanodevices and nanostructures, engineered at the nanoscale. Tools used in nanomedicine range from drug delivery systems and nanobiosensorstonanorobots and nanoscaffolds. Nanomedicine depends on a great number of disciplines, including physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and aims to improve the quality of life through enormous developments in health-care sectors.

Due to the increasing growth rate of science and technology in nanomedicine and investments in this field, it is predicted that the quality of human life will be substantially improved in near future. As a result, universities and higher education institutions are required to plan and implement programs for training and developing required human resources in various fields of nanomedicine. Therefore, training and educating skilled human resources majored in nanomedicine at PhD level is considered as the main mission of our educational program.



Specific Competencies and Skills:

At the end of the program, learners will be competent in the following skills:

 Keeping the physical, psychological, and occupational environment healthy

  • Developing specific nanomedical skills including designing nano-delivery systems, lithography, cell and tissue culture, interpreting DLS, and STM, AFM, and electron microscopy results, and synthesizing metal and non-metal nanoparticles such as silver, gold, iron oxides, polymer nanofibers.
  • Working with high-tech specialized equipment
  • Acting professionally in nanomedical diagnostic
  • Interpreting test results  
  • Conducting research at national and international levels
  • Keeping up-to-date by self-education


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns:   Holding   a master degree (M.Sc.) in one of the fields of nanomedicine (medical nanotechnology), biophysics, physics (all disciplines), chemistry (all disciplines), chemistry  engineering, biology (all disciplines), Engineering (all disciplines), textile engineering, biotechnology (all disciplines), immunology, artificial limbs, parasitology, biochemistry, occupational health engineering, medical entomology and vector control, human genetics, nutrition science, food science and technology, health sciences, nutrition , physiology, physiotherapy, mycology, microbiology, virology, environmental health engineering, medical physics, toxicology, hematology, medical engineering or bio-medical technology,  received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  7credits

Special Courses:                           11 credits

Thesis:                                          24 credits

Total:                                            42 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of  Medical Nanotechnology


Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Medical Nanotechnology Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: :   Dr. Nasrollah Tabatabaei

Tel.:  (+98 21) 43052121

Email  :


Postal Code: 1417755469

Address: Department of Medical Nanotechnology, Third floor, No 88, Italia st., Keshavarz blvd., School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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