Applied Microbiology

Training Objectives

This training program is motivated by the importance of the microbiology field and its multidisciplinary nature, encompassing various domains such as fundamental, medical, pharmaceutical, environmental, industrial, and agronomic fields. The program aims to cover the different fundamental and applied aspects of microbiology, enabling students to meet the diverse needs of various sectors in the national economy and research.

The objectives of this training program are as follows:

1. Mastering the key concepts in microbiology and the valorization of our microbial flora.

2. Understanding and controlling harmful microorganisms (microbiological examination of samples and biological fluids, quality control, antibiotic therapy, environmental depollution, etc.).

3. Utilizing and improving the properties of microorganisms when beneficial in the pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as in environmental and agricultural applications.

4. Mastering the methodologies for studying microorganisms (culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, microscopy).

5. Training professionals in the control and evaluation of microbiological pollution along our coastlines, as well as in quality assurance in the fields of environment, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics to meet the continuous improvement requirements of our national product quality.

Target Profiles and Skills

This master’s program aims to deepen students’ fundamental, technical, and experimental knowledge of the pathogenic potential of microorganisms and the different host-microorganism interactions. This knowledge will be applicable in various sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, environment, and agri-food. The program aims to enable students to:

– Master the techniques for studying the pathogenic potential of different types of microorganisms, viruses, and microbial toxins.

– Acquire knowledge of microbiological control techniques applied in clinical, food, environmental, and other domains.

– Diagnose different types of infectious diseases through the mastery of traditional techniques and the latest advancements in molecular diagnostics.

– Gain a profound understanding of microbial genetics and the involvement of certain microbial metabolites in degenerative diseases.

– Contribute to the fight against microbial resistance, research, and the development of new drugs or other active molecules against pathogens.

The proposed academic master’s program is tailored to the local and regional socio-economic environment, training and research potential, and the hosting structures at the institution.

Regional and National Employment Potential

The skills acquired through this training program enable graduates to directly enter the professional world in various sectors, including:

1) Pharmaceutical industry for drug control (e.g., SAIDAL) and water analysis and pollution control of our coastline in governmental agencies.

2) Employment in local authorities in hygiene and safety services, fraud prevention, and the agri-food sector.

3) Medical laboratories, either in hospitals or private settings, where graduates can actively participate in various diagnostic activities, characterization of pathogenic microorganisms, and their antibiotic resistance.

4) Research institutions (universities and research centers).

5) Forensic science and customs.

6) Teaching positions in middle and secondary schools.

Pathway programs

– Master in Industrial Microbiology

– Master in Environmental Microbiology

– Master in Microbial Biotechnology

– Master in Microbial Biochemistry

– Master in Biology and Health

– Molecular Biology of Microorganisms

– Or any other equivalent master’s programs

Course Structure

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