Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Master in Medical Microbiology

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Mestre

Opening date

October

Fees

2500,00 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

After working-hours schedule.

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.

Careers: 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 & 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

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
       
       

 

     
       
       
       
       
       
TOTAL 114 6

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10118 Medical Bacteriology 7.0
10123 Bioethics and Safety Laboratory Quality Assurance 2.0
10117 Immunity and Infection 2.0
10120 Introduction to Medical Mycology 2.0
10116 Introduction to Microbiology, Microbial Genetics and Recombinant DNA Technology 6.0
10121 Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases 2.0
10122 Theory and Methods in Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2.0
10119 Medical Virology 7.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
2.º Semester - Módulo Opcional I
Code Name ECTS
Options
10215 Molecular Biology and Epidemiology of Gram-Positive Pathogenic Bacteria 6.0
10218 Development of Microorganisms 6.0
10217 Molecular Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 6.0
10216 Bacterial Molecular Genetics: Concepts and Applications of the New Biology of RNA 6.0
10209 Medical Importance of Zoonotic Spirochetes: Borrelia and Leptospira 6.0
10220 Legionella Infection 6.0
10207 Infections in Pregnancy and Newborn 6.0
10213 Opportunistic Infections 6.0
10210 Human Cytomegalovirus Infections 6.0
10212 Sexually Transmitted Infections 6.0
10219 Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance 6.0
10211 Methods in Molecular Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology 6.0
11958 Optional Module I 6.0
11959 Optional Module II 6.0
11960 Optional Module III 6.0
11961 Optional Module IV 6.0
11962 Optional Module V 6.0
5223 Gene Transfer and Recombinant DNA Technology in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes 6.0
10214 Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacteriosis 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Módulo Opcional II
Code Name ECTS
Options
10215 Molecular Biology and Epidemiology of Gram-Positive Pathogenic Bacteria 6.0
10218 Development of Microorganisms 6.0
10217 Molecular Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 6.0
10216 Bacterial Molecular Genetics: Concepts and Applications of the New Biology of RNA 6.0
10209 Medical Importance of Zoonotic Spirochetes: Borrelia and Leptospira 6.0
10220 Legionella Infection 6.0
10207 Infections in Pregnancy and Newborn 6.0
10213 Opportunistic Infections 6.0
10210 Human Cytomegalovirus Infections 6.0
10212 Sexually Transmitted Infections 6.0
10219 Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance 6.0
10211 Methods in Molecular Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology 6.0
11958 Optional Module I 6.0
11959 Optional Module II 6.0
11960 Optional Module III 6.0
11961 Optional Module IV 6.0
11962 Optional Module V 6.0
5223 Gene Transfer and Recombinant DNA Technology in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes 6.0
10214 Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacteriosis 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Módulo Opcional III
Code Name ECTS
Options
10215 Molecular Biology and Epidemiology of Gram-Positive Pathogenic Bacteria 6.0
10218 Development of Microorganisms 6.0
10217 Molecular Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 6.0
10216 Bacterial Molecular Genetics: Concepts and Applications of the New Biology of RNA 6.0
10209 Medical Importance of Zoonotic Spirochetes: Borrelia and Leptospira 6.0
10220 Legionella Infection 6.0
10207 Infections in Pregnancy and Newborn 6.0
10213 Opportunistic Infections 6.0
10210 Human Cytomegalovirus Infections 6.0
10212 Sexually Transmitted Infections 6.0
10219 Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance 6.0
10211 Methods in Molecular Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology 6.0
11958 Optional Module I 6.0
11959 Optional Module II 6.0
11960 Optional Module III 6.0
11961 Optional Module IV 6.0
11962 Optional Module V 6.0
5223 Gene Transfer and Recombinant DNA Technology in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes 6.0
10214 Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacteriosis 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Módulo Opcional IV
Code Name ECTS
Options
10215 Molecular Biology and Epidemiology of Gram-Positive Pathogenic Bacteria 6.0
10218 Development of Microorganisms 6.0
10217 Molecular Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 6.0
10216 Bacterial Molecular Genetics: Concepts and Applications of the New Biology of RNA 6.0
10209 Medical Importance of Zoonotic Spirochetes: Borrelia and Leptospira 6.0
10220 Legionella Infection 6.0
10207 Infections in Pregnancy and Newborn 6.0
10213 Opportunistic Infections 6.0
10210 Human Cytomegalovirus Infections 6.0
10212 Sexually Transmitted Infections 6.0
10219 Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance 6.0
10211 Methods in Molecular Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology 6.0
11958 Optional Module I 6.0
11959 Optional Module II 6.0
11960 Optional Module III 6.0
11961 Optional Module IV 6.0
11962 Optional Module V 6.0
5223 Gene Transfer and Recombinant DNA Technology in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes 6.0
10214 Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacteriosis 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Módulo Opcional V
Code Name ECTS
Options
10215 Molecular Biology and Epidemiology of Gram-Positive Pathogenic Bacteria 6.0
10218 Development of Microorganisms 6.0
10217 Molecular Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 6.0
10216 Bacterial Molecular Genetics: Concepts and Applications of the New Biology of RNA 6.0
10209 Medical Importance of Zoonotic Spirochetes: Borrelia and Leptospira 6.0
10220 Legionella Infection 6.0
10207 Infections in Pregnancy and Newborn 6.0
10213 Opportunistic Infections 6.0
10210 Human Cytomegalovirus Infections 6.0
10212 Sexually Transmitted Infections 6.0
10219 Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance 6.0
10211 Methods in Molecular Diagnostic Bacteriology and Mycology 6.0
11958 Optional Module I 6.0
11959 Optional Module II 6.0
11960 Optional Module III 6.0
11961 Optional Module IV 6.0
11962 Optional Module V 6.0
5223 Gene Transfer and Recombinant DNA Technology in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes 6.0
10214 Tuberculosis and Atypical Mycobacteriosis 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
10124 Master Thesis in Medical Microbiology 60.0