Master's Degree. Advanced Microbiology (MMIC): 2011-12

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Joint Master programme - Interuniversitary

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Number of Credits 60
Places available for new applicants 32


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Programme description

Admission criteria

Applications are welcomed from:

  • Graduates with bachelors degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Pharmacy, Agronomic Engineering, Medicine and Surgery, Chemistry and Veterinary Medicine which includes the study of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Genetics, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Plant and Animal Physiology and Chemistry and any other degree related to the Masters.
  • Holders of Spanish bachelors degrees based on the ECTS system and with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in first-cycle studies that include Microbiology content and other related areas such as Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Genetics, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Plant and Animal Physiology and Chemistry.

Applications will be studied and evaluated by the course’s Academic Committee.

Current legislation applies to students with degrees from foreign universities.

Professional and academic aims

This course aims to:

  • Provide students with a solid grounding in the role of microorganisms as pathogenic agents, the cellular and molecular basis of immune response and the tools used in diagnosing and treating infections caused by infectious agents.
  • Introduce students to the applications of microbiological, immunological and molecular biology techniques in analysing, studying and identifying microorganisms in vitro and in clinical, environmental and industrial samples:
  • Broaden students’ knowledge of the traditional applications of microbiology in industry as well as its combined use with molecular genetics in Biotechnology.
  • Further students’ understanding of the role of microorganisms in the air and in edaphic and aquatic (including marine) systems and their interaction and impact on humans and their activities.

Continuing studies

Doctor by the University of the Balearic Islands in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. (Doctorate with Quality Mark).

Course structure

Focus of masters: academic, professional and research

Type of masters: interuniversity

  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of the Balearic Islands
  • Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona
  • Department of Microbiology and Sanitary Parasitology, Department of Medicine, University of Barcelona

Other collaborating institutions, businesses and private and public bodies:

  • Hospital Universitari Son Dureta
  • Saniconsult, SL
  • Cidesal, SL
  • Quimiotest, SL

Frequency offered: once a year

Number of places available: 32

Mode of study: full time

Type of Modules: mixed

Duration: one year

The course structure can be found in the section " Subjects " of this master's degree.

Final exam

Specified in the teaching guides that can be found in the section " Subjects "

ECTS coordinating staff

Dr. Rafael Bosch Zaragoza

Department   Department of Biology , UIB
Telphone  971 17 2738
E-mail   rbosch arroba

Further información: Centre d’Estudis de Postgrau . 971 17 3336 - 971 17 3056, postgrau arroba

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Quality assurance system

Nominal composition of the Comissió de Garantia de Qualitat (CGQ)

Responsable de qualitat  Rafael Bosch Zaragoza
PDI  Jorge Lalucat Jo
PDI  Sebastián Albertí Serrano
PAS  Margalida Prohens López
Alumne  Cristina Turpín Navarro

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