Medical microbiology is a study in medical science that concerns with the study of microorganisms responsible for carrying infectious diseases. In this course you will be studying about disease causing microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, their growth phenomenon and the spread of diseases. It is also about protection from these diseases, diagnosis and cure. You get to learn identifying minute changes in the microorganisms at a microscopic level. This postgraduate diploma is mostly a hands-on practical kind of course where you get ample opportunity for lab experiments as well as internships at pathological labs in research centres and hospitals.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any one of the fields in biomedical sciences such as microbiology, virology, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary science, laboratory sciences and other related fields. Suitable for those already working in the field of medical microbiology.
Duration of the course is 1 year.
More about the course
This is a course very much suitable for those who want to enhance their knowledge about the role of microorganisms in causing diseases and illnesses. It improves your understanding of medical microbiology and develops your skills and expertise in identifying problems, experimenting, collecting data, analyzing them and finally drawing conclusions. As medical microbiology primarily focuses on infections and diseases in humans the field of study too focuses on diagnosis and consequent treatment related to humans mainly. You will be studying about the pathogens, their characteristics, transmission modes and the infection mechanisms. You will be also into studying potential resistant strains of microorganisms that could possibly infect the human population. As such your role will be to educate and assist the community in devising steps that could prevent the occurrences of any virulent infections.
Jobs and opportunities
Considering the huge population of the country and the ever growing medical needs there's a huge potential for growth in the medical microbiology sector. Most medical microbiologists work in the laboratories and there's a phenomenal growth in the number of laboratories in the country in recent times providing good work opportunities. You can also work in hospitals and clinics and serve as consultants to the physicians, identifying the pathogens and suggesting treatment. A medical microbiologist can work in numerous areas a medical technologist, research assistant, lab supervisor, in food safety and environment protection programs. Opportunities are also there in pharmaceutical research, medical diagnostics, veterinary science, etc. There are research and other postgraduate opportunities too.
Post Graduate Diploma Medical Microbiology Admissions for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year
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