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

Faculty of Medicine

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



1 Trimester(s)

ECTS Credits


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.
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.
Mode of Study
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.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Regulation No 339/2012 - Regulation of creation and functioning of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra
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
Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Quarterial
Start date: 01-09-2017
End date: 29-12-2017
2nd Quarterial
Start date: 02-01-2018
End date: 30-03-2018
3rd Quarterial
Start date: 02-04-2018
End date: 31-07-2018
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Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
  • 2017-06-19 a 2020-06-19