Training Course in Fundamentals and Practicals in Microbial Genetics, Biochemistry and Physiology

General Objectives of the Course

The continuous development of the science and technology knowledge leads to a mandatory implementation of mechanisms to acquire new skills or to update concepts and techniques learned during the basic undergraduate studies of the Biological Sciences Teachers, that will help them to face the demanding needs of Modern Societies. This course intends to be a Training Program for Teachers in the context of the Continuous Training in the specific field of Microbiology, with concepts that easily can be transposed to the classroom. The proposed subjects are included in the current curricula frame of Secondary School. The course includes a structuring theoretical component, with the goal of updating the most recent knowledge in Microbiology, and a practical/laboratory component where the trainees will have the opportunity to develop laboratory skills, easily implemented at the classroom.

Admission Requirements

Graduates and / or Masters in the area of Life Sciences and Earth, Teachers of Biology and Geology of Basic and Secondary Education of groups 520 and 230

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final grading (0-10) will be given according to the elaboration and presentation of a work project to transpose to the classroom

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

•Recognition of the new concepts in taxonomy and identification of microrganisms
•Identification of the diversity found among ultrastructure, moephology and physiology of microrganisms.
•To recognize specificities of microbial genetics, and the importance of these in the mechanisms of acquisition of genetical variability (e.g. resistance to antimicrobials), in genecial engeneering and biotechnology.
•Skills in laboratory techniques of classical microbiology and Molecular Microbiology.
•Recognition of the mechanisms necessary for the design of experimental protocols.
•Recognition of the importance of digital resources as a tool to teach Microbiology.

Course Coordinator(s)

Teresa Maria Fonseca Oliveira Gonçalves

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation No 339/2012 - Regulation of creation and functioning of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra

Study Programme

Fundamentals and Practicals in Microbial Genetics, Biochemistry and Physiology

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 25 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0


Call for Applications


Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
2017-06-19 a 2020-06-19