Master in Medical Microbiology

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

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



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Adriano O.Henriques

Opening date

September 2020


This master course will function with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 24 students.


Applications (fees): 51,00 €
National studests: 2500 €/year.
International students: 7000 €/year (60% reduction for CPLP students).


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

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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.

Course structure
(Total of 4 semesters - 120 ECTS) YEAR (60 ECTS) SEMESTER Core Units (30 ECTS)
Credits (ECTS)
Introdução à Microbiologia, Genética Microbiana e Tecnologia de DNA Recombinante (ITQB NOVA) 6
Imunidade e Infecção (NMS|FCM) 2
Bacteriologia Médica (IHMT NOVA) 7
Virologia Médica (IHMT NOVA) 7
Introdução à Micologia Médica (IHMT NOVA) 2
Prevenção e Terapêutica das Doenças Infecciosas (IHMT NOVA) 2
Teoria e Métodos em Epidemiologia e Bioestatística (IHMT NOVA) 2
Bioética, Segurança Laboratorial e Garantia de Qualidade (NMS|FCM) 2

2.nd SEMESTER Optional Units (30 ECTS)
Módulo Opcional I 6

Infeções Sexualmente Transmissíveis (IHMT NOVA)
O Papel do Microbiomana Saúde e na Doença (FCM|NMS)
Tuberculose e Micobactérias Atípicas (IHMT NOVA)

Módulo Opcional II 6

Biologia Molecular e Epidemiologia de Bactérias Patogénicas Gram-Positivas (ITQB NOVA)
Epidemiologia Molecular do Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana –VIH (IHMT NOVA)
Genética Molecular Bacteriana: Novos Conceitos e Aplicações da Biologia do RNA (ITQB NOVA)

Módulo Opcional III 6

Aplicações Terapêuticas de Tecnologias Baseadas em Ácidos Nucleicos (IHMT NOVA)
Desenvolvimento e Patogénese em Microrganismos (ITQB NOVA)
Infeção por Legionella(FCM|NMS)
Mecanismos de Resistência aos Antibióticos (no IHMT NOVA)

Módulo Opcional IV 6

Infeções por Vírus Citomegálico Humano (FCM|NMS)
Infeções Virais Emergentes e Reemergentes (IHMT NOVA)
Leptospirose e Borreliose de Lyme: Doenças Reemergentes no Mundo Global (IHMT NOVA)

Módulo Opcional V 6

Diagnóstico Molecular em Microbiologia Médica (IHMT NOVA)
Genómica em Microbiologia Médica (FCT NOVA)
Mecanismos Moleculares e Celulares de Patogénese Bacteriana (FCT NOVA)

2.nd YEAR (60 ECTS)

Conditions of admittance

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

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


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