Microbiology is a specialisation within the MSc Programme in Biology which leads to the English title: MSc in Biology with a specialisation in Microbiology.
Below you can read the competence profile and see an illustration of the structure of the specialisation.
On completion of the programme, an MSc in Biology with a specialisation in Microbiology has acquired the following:
- Prokaryotes' physiology, molecular biology, activity, occurrence, interactions, symbiosis with animals and pathogenicity in humans.
- Cultivate and isolate microorganisms.
- Use selected state-of-the-art molecular techniques to study the molecular biology, activity, physiology, interactions and occurrences of microorganisms.
- Demonstrate Good Laboratory Practice.
- Evaluate the structural and functional adaptations that enable prokaryotes to live as single-celled organisms or in close interaction with eukaryotes.
- Develop and critically evaluate selected molecular methods for the study of microorganisms.
- Put into perspective the importance of the molecular biology of microorganisms in a societal context, e.g. in relation to bacterial resistance to antibiotics and microorganisms as a source of new industrial enzymes and other bioactive substances.
- Evaluate and put into perspective the importance of the interactions of microorganisms with their surroundings and other organisms, including humans.
- Describe the physiological and molecular aspects of the pathogenicity of bacteria in humans.
- Integrate molecular mechanisms behind microbial evolution.
Programme structure for the specialisation in Microbiology
|Block 1||Block 2||Block 3||Block 4|
|Year 1||Advanced Bacteriology 1||Advanced Bacteriology 2||Restricted elective course||Restricted elective course|
|Restricted elective course||Restricted elective course||Elective course||Elective course|
Restricted elective courses
Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description.
- The Human Microbiome
- Basic Parasitology
- Biological Sequence Analysis
- Applied Microbiology
- Protists – Eucaryotic Microbiology
- Dynamical Models in Molecular Biology
- Human Parasitology
- From Gene to Function in Pathogenic Bacteria
- Medical Bacteriology
- Marine Microbiology and Virology
- Evolutionary Medicine
- Population Genetics
- Experimental Design and Statistical Methods in Biology
- The Human Microbiome – Experiments
- Bioinformatics of High Throughput Analyses
- Project in Practice (15 ECTS)
- Project outside the course scope
Shared section of the curriculum for all programmes at the Faculty of SCIENCE.