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Graduate Degree in Microbiology

Title: Specialist

Lenght of study: 18 months

Category: On-site

Requirement: Professionals graduated in Biomedicine, Biology, Pharmacy and Biotechnology seeking knowledge, updating and/or deepening in the Microbiology area in order to succeed in their careers.

About the course

This course meets the need of professional capable of acting in specialties comprising microbiology in their different fields of work: food, environmental, industrial, and clinical analysis. USC offers a differentiated structure, with large laboratories and equipped with leading-edge technology, thus assuring great comfort on practical classes, and familiarizes the student with the labor market. Additionally, we have the best teachers and professionals in the area.


  • General considerations about Microbiology, eukaryotic vs. prokaryotic cell, Bacteriology, Mycology, and Virology
  • Sterilization and Biosafety
  • Microbial growth parameters / Food Safety Management Tools
  • Food-borne infections and intoxications: pathogen control
  • Methods for detecting and characterizing important microorganisms in food
  • Water microbiological control
  • Vegetable foods. Meat, poultry, and seafood
  • Milk, Eggs. Confectionery Products. Nutrient enteral solutions
  • Commercially sterile food
  • Fungi and mycotoxins. Predictive modelling
  • Microbial biodiversity and biogeochemical cycles
  • Analytical contamination indicating processes; bioremediation and microorganism bioprospecting techniques
  • Microbial biofilms and health, environment, and industry interface
  • Biotechnological fermentation processes
  • Sterilization and fermentation control
  • Microbial origin therapeutic products: Antibiotics, Vaccines, and Hormones
  • Microbial origin biotechnological products: Enzymes
  • Microbial origin biotechnological products: Beverages and Biofuel
  • Bacterial infections: main groups of pathogenic bacteria; detection and identification methods
  • Viral infections: main viral infection agents; detection and identification methods
  • Fungi infections: superficial, cutaneous, subcutaneous, systemic, and opportunist mycoses; detection and identification methods
  • Antimicrobial drugs and resistance bases; main antimicrobial agents; main resistance mechanisms; phenotypical and genotypical methods for detecting resistance
  • Upper and lower airway infections; Central nervous system infections; Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Genitourinary tract infections; Gastrointestinal tract infections
  • Sepsis; health care-related infections (IRAS) and CCIH importance
  • Interdisciplinary topics in Microbiology

Recursos Disponíveis

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