Integrated (B. Sc.)-(M. Sc.) Microbiology-Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

DETAILS

Medical Microbiology comprises and integrates the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. The common bond between them is the focus on the causes of infectious diseases and on the reactions of the host to the pathogens. With the discovery of novel pathogens and emergence of current drug-resistant microbes make the anti-microbial therapies more and more difficult and complicated every day along with the burden of incurable infectious diseases. The objective of Integrated B.Sc M.Sc Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology specialized course of medical microbiology is to provide an in-depth knowledge of the etiologic organisms causing disease and the pathogenic mechanisms leading to clinically manifest infections into its host. This knowledge is a necessary prerequisite for the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of any infectious diseases, indispensable for both biotech, pharma industries and academic sectors.

As pharmaceutical microbiology is crucial to the manufacture and production of drugs, biologics and devices, it is absolutely important that people working in these industries have a strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical microbiological principles, techniques, processes and strategies in order to avoid any potentially costly and life-threatening failures and consequences.

Duration

Duration of Program

4 years (8 Semesters)

Seats

Seats

20*

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UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

People trained in pharmaceutical microbiology, often known as pharmaceutical microbiologists, mainly work in quality control and assurance, department in pharmaceutical companies, and their primary role is to ensure the quality of raw materials before they are processed in the production area, monitor the microbiological quality of environment and water, and validate the assay methods used in testing finished products.

Minimum 50% Marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th and 12th) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s and English as a Major Subject

COURSE

 

Course Credits %
Foundation 39 20%
Major Core 64 32%
Program Electives 9 5%
Projects/Internships 31 16%
Life Skills 12 6%
Signature 18 9%
Exploratory 18 9%
Open Electives  9 5%
Total 200 100%
SLI Total 48 24%

 

 

SEMESTER I

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - I 3 3
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - I Lab 1 2
  Biochemistry and Metabolism 3 3
  Biochemistry and Metabolism Lab 1 2
  Introduction to Microbiology 3 3
  Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Cell Biology 3 3
  Remedial Biology/ Remedial Mathematics 2 2
  Remedial Biology Lab 1 2
  Science Discussion Forum 0 1
  Life Skill - I 2 2
  Life Skill - II 2 2
  TOTAL 22 27

 

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - II 3 3
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - II Lab 1 2
  Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3 3
  Computer Applications  2 2
  Computer Applications Lab 1 2
  Genetics and Epigenetics 3 3
  Molecular Biology  3 3
  Good Laboratory Practices and Intellectual Property Rights 3 3
  Journal Club 0 1
  Life Skill - III 2 2
  Signature - I 3 3
  Social Internship 0  
  TOTAL 24 27

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Scientific Writing 1 2
  Mycology, Phycology and Protozoology 4 4
  Mycology, Phycology and Protozoology Lab 1 2
  Bacteriology 2 2
  Virology 2 2
  Bacteriology and Virology Lab 1 2
  Microbial Physiology and Metabolism 3 3
  Microbial Physiology and Metabolism Lab 1 2
  Biosafety and Aseptic Techniques 2 2
  Aseptic Techniques Lab 1 2
  Life Skills - IV 2 2
  Signature - II 3 3
  Exploratory - I 3 3
       
  TOTAL 26 29

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Blog Writing and Panel Discussion 1 2
  Food and Industrial Microbiology 3 3
  Food and Industrial Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Medical Microbiology and Disease Management 3 3
  Medical Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Instrumentation in Microbiology 2 2
  Instrumentation in Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Immunology and Immunotechnology 3 3
  Immunology and Immunotechnology Lab 1 2
  Agricultural Microbiology and Plant Pathology 3 3
  Life Skills - V 2 2
  Signature - III 3 3
  Exploratory - II 3 3
  Government/NGO/Startup Internship 0  
  TOTAL 27 30

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Genetic Engineering and Omics 2 2
  Genetic Engineering and Omics Lab 1 2
  Diagnostic Microbiology 2 2
  Diagnostic Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Fermentation Technology 2 2
  Fermentation Technology Lab 1 2
  Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology 3 3
  Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology Lab 1 2
  Open Elective-I 3 3
  Program Elective - I 3 3
  Life Skills - VI 2 2
  Signature - IV 3 3
  Exploratory - III 3 3
       
       
  TOTAL 27 31

 

  

SEMESTER VI

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Microbial Genetics 2 2
  Synthetic Biology 2 2
  Synthetic Biology Lab 1 2
  Computional Biology and Bioinformatics 2 2
  Computional Biology and Bioinformatics Lab 1 2
  Biotechnology 3 3
  Enzymology 2 2
  Enzymology Lab  1 2
  Open Elective-II 3 3
  Program Elective - II 3 3
  Current research in Microbiology (Literature Review) 0 2
  Synopsis 1 2
  Signature - V 3 3
  Exploratory - IV 3 3
  Hospital/Industrial Internship 0  
  TOTAL 27 33

 

  

SEMESTER VII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Structural Biology 2 2
  Open Elective-III 3 3
  Program Elective - III 3 3
  Research Project 12 24
  Hospital/Industrial Internship Report and  Presentation 1 1
  Signature - VI 3 3
  Exploratory - V 3 3
  TOTAL 27 39

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Research Project 15 30
  Research Presentation 2 2
  Exploratory - VI 3 3
       
  TOTAL 20 35

 

 

SPECIALIZATION

 

Specialization-Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology  
Epidemiology and Disease Management  PE I
Antimicrobial Drug resistance and Drug Development  PE II
Sexually Transmitted and Neglected Tropical Diseases PE III

 

 

Open Elective

 

Open Elective- I
Microbial Physiology and Immunology
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Fundamentals of Clinical Research
Principles of Nutrition
Open Elective- II
Diet in Disease
Pharmacovigilance
Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry 
Global Perspectives in Toxicology
Open Elective- III
Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methods
Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Diagnostic Biochemistry 
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

 

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

Life Skills Credits
Learning How to Learn 2
Living Conversations 2
Leadership and Teamwork 2
Design Thinking 2
Working With Data 2
Persuasive Presence 2

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Signature Credits
Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3
Start your Start-up 3
Choose from basket below: 3
Solving Complex Problems  
Technologies of the Future  
Future Casting  
Managing Relationships and Being Happy  
Choose from basket below 3
India and Its Place in the   
Contemporary World  
Theory of Everything  
Digital Transformation  
Finding your Purpose in Life  

 

Career Prospects

People trained in pharmaceutical microbiology, often known as pharmaceutical microbiologists, mainly work in quality control and assurance, department in pharmaceutical companies, and their primary role is to ensure the quality of raw materials before they are processed in the production area, monitor the microbiological quality of environment and water, and validate the assay methods used in testing finished products.

Eligibility

Minimum 50% Marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th and 12th) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s and English as a Major Subject

Curriculum

COURSE

 

Course Credits %
Foundation 39 20%
Major Core 64 32%
Program Electives 9 5%
Projects/Internships 31 16%
Life Skills 12 6%
Signature 18 9%
Exploratory 18 9%
Open Electives  9 5%
Total 200 100%
SLI Total 48 24%

 

 

SEMESTER I

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - I 3 3
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - I Lab 1 2
  Biochemistry and Metabolism 3 3
  Biochemistry and Metabolism Lab 1 2
  Introduction to Microbiology 3 3
  Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Cell Biology 3 3
  Remedial Biology/ Remedial Mathematics 2 2
  Remedial Biology Lab 1 2
  Science Discussion Forum 0 1
  Life Skill - I 2 2
  Life Skill - II 2 2
  TOTAL 22 27

 

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - II 3 3
  Human Anatomy and Physiology - II Lab 1 2
  Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3 3
  Computer Applications  2 2
  Computer Applications Lab 1 2
  Genetics and Epigenetics 3 3
  Molecular Biology  3 3
  Good Laboratory Practices and Intellectual Property Rights 3 3
  Journal Club 0 1
  Life Skill - III 2 2
  Signature - I 3 3
  Social Internship 0  
  TOTAL 24 27

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Scientific Writing 1 2
  Mycology, Phycology and Protozoology 4 4
  Mycology, Phycology and Protozoology Lab 1 2
  Bacteriology 2 2
  Virology 2 2
  Bacteriology and Virology Lab 1 2
  Microbial Physiology and Metabolism 3 3
  Microbial Physiology and Metabolism Lab 1 2
  Biosafety and Aseptic Techniques 2 2
  Aseptic Techniques Lab 1 2
  Life Skills - IV 2 2
  Signature - II 3 3
  Exploratory - I 3 3
       
  TOTAL 26 29

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Blog Writing and Panel Discussion 1 2
  Food and Industrial Microbiology 3 3
  Food and Industrial Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Medical Microbiology and Disease Management 3 3
  Medical Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Instrumentation in Microbiology 2 2
  Instrumentation in Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Immunology and Immunotechnology 3 3
  Immunology and Immunotechnology Lab 1 2
  Agricultural Microbiology and Plant Pathology 3 3
  Life Skills - V 2 2
  Signature - III 3 3
  Exploratory - II 3 3
  Government/NGO/Startup Internship 0  
  TOTAL 27 30

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Genetic Engineering and Omics 2 2
  Genetic Engineering and Omics Lab 1 2
  Diagnostic Microbiology 2 2
  Diagnostic Microbiology Lab 1 2
  Fermentation Technology 2 2
  Fermentation Technology Lab 1 2
  Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology 3 3
  Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology Lab 1 2
  Open Elective-I 3 3
  Program Elective - I 3 3
  Life Skills - VI 2 2
  Signature - IV 3 3
  Exploratory - III 3 3
       
       
  TOTAL 27 31

 

  

SEMESTER VI

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Microbial Genetics 2 2
  Synthetic Biology 2 2
  Synthetic Biology Lab 1 2
  Computional Biology and Bioinformatics 2 2
  Computional Biology and Bioinformatics Lab 1 2
  Biotechnology 3 3
  Enzymology 2 2
  Enzymology Lab  1 2
  Open Elective-II 3 3
  Program Elective - II 3 3
  Current research in Microbiology (Literature Review) 0 2
  Synopsis 1 2
  Signature - V 3 3
  Exploratory - IV 3 3
  Hospital/Industrial Internship 0  
  TOTAL 27 33

 

  

SEMESTER VII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Structural Biology 2 2
  Open Elective-III 3 3
  Program Elective - III 3 3
  Research Project 12 24
  Hospital/Industrial Internship Report and  Presentation 1 1
  Signature - VI 3 3
  Exploratory - V 3 3
  TOTAL 27 39

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Research Project 15 30
  Research Presentation 2 2
  Exploratory - VI 3 3
       
  TOTAL 20 35

 

 

SPECIALIZATION

 

Specialization-Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology  
Epidemiology and Disease Management  PE I
Antimicrobial Drug resistance and Drug Development  PE II
Sexually Transmitted and Neglected Tropical Diseases PE III

 

 

Open Elective

 

Open Elective- I
Microbial Physiology and Immunology
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Fundamentals of Clinical Research
Principles of Nutrition
Open Elective- II
Diet in Disease
Pharmacovigilance
Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry 
Global Perspectives in Toxicology
Open Elective- III
Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methods
Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Diagnostic Biochemistry 
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

 

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

Life Skills Credits
Learning How to Learn 2
Living Conversations 2
Leadership and Teamwork 2
Design Thinking 2
Working With Data 2
Persuasive Presence 2

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Signature Credits
Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3
Start your Start-up 3
Choose from basket below: 3
Solving Complex Problems  
Technologies of the Future  
Future Casting  
Managing Relationships and Being Happy  
Choose from basket below 3
India and Its Place in the   
Contemporary World  
Theory of Everything  
Digital Transformation  
Finding your Purpose in Life  

 

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