Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier

Medical Microbiology


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Course director

Hermínia de Lencastre

Opening date

5 October, 2015


O Mestrado funcionará com um número de alunos compreendido entre 10 e 24.


Application: 51,00 euros
Total annual fees: 5 000,00 euros
Fees payment with the registration: 1 250,00 euros
Beginning of the 2nd semester (1st year): 1 250,00 euros
Beginning of the 2nd year: 1 250,00 euros
Beginning of the 2nd semester (2nd year): 1 250,00 euros


From Monday until Thursday, 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm

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

Access conditions

Bachelor degree in the areas of Life and Health Sciences (Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology, etc).
The candidates will be selected taking into account the following:
. Bachelor final classification;
. Academic, scientific and professional curriculum
. Possible interview

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.

Evaluation rules

The evaluation procedure is not equal to all curricular units.

It is predicted the following evaluation procedures for the curricular part:
1. Evaluation with an exam or final work
2. Evaluation without exam or final work. In these curricular units the evaluation will be distributed along the year, for example, lab work, small tests, tests, individual or group work, seminars, to which there will be a classification that will contribute for the final classification