NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas

Master in Medical Microbiology


Segundo ciclo




Paulo Paixão

Education objectives

The MSc in Medical Microbiology aim to train experts in a global and multidisciplinary perspective, with an integrated and solid theoretical and practical training in the field of microbiology, namely to the understanding of genetics, physiology and biochemistry of human microbial pathogens (or other model organisms), modes of transmission of microorganisms, epidemiology of infectious diseases, and methods for its prevention. Skills are acquired for the application of more advanced laboratory diagnostic technologies, for scientific research and for quality control and certification of laboratories for Microbiology.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years
Total credits: 120 ECTS
The curricular part with mandatory and optional curricular units correspond to 60 ECTS and the dissertation to 60 ECTS.

Access to other courses

Advanced training in Medical Microbiology will allow access to a scientific-technological development corresponding a more advanced 3rd Cycle (PhD). It may also provide access to education and areas of research and development (R e D) in National or European public health sectors, such as:

Medical centers and hospitals
Clinical and veterinary laboratories
Public health
Research laboratories in the fields of Microbiology





1st Year
Code Name ECTS
21211 Introduction to Medical Mycology 2
21208 Immunity and Infection 2
21210 Virologia Médica 7
21212 Prevention and Therapy of Infectious Diseases 2
21213 Theory and Methods in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2
21214 Bioethics, Laboratory Safety and Quality Assurance 2
21207 Introduction to Microbiology, Microbial Genetics and Recombinant DNA Technology 6
21285 Dissertação em Microbiologia Médica 60
21225 Opportunistic infections 6
21218 Sexually Transmitted Infections 6
21219 Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacteria 6
21217 Molecular Biology and Epidemiology of Gram-Positive Pathogenic Bacteria 6
21220 Molecular Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 6
21216 Bacterial Molecular Genetics: New Concepts and Applications of the RNA Biology 6
21215 Development in Microorganisms 6
21226 Legionella Infections 6
21221 Mechanisms of Resistance to Antibiotics 6
21223 Importância Médica das Espiroquetas Zoonóticas: Leptospira e Borrelia 6
21222 Infections of the pregnant woman and the newborn 6
21227 Human cytomegalovirus infections 6
21224 Methods of Molecular Diagnostics in Bacteriology and Mycology 6
21228 Genetic Transfers and Technologies of Recombinant DNA in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes 6