Parasitology and Infection Biology

Basic information

The master program ‘Parasitology and Infection Biology’ provides a comprehensive understanding of the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, as well as tools for controlling and preventing them at the local and international level.

3 years


On Campus

February 29, 2024

October 1, 2024

CZK 85.000 (approx. 3.600€) / year

Detailed description of the programme

The program provides education in parasitology and infection biology. Graduates find employment in diagnostics, basic and applied (e.g., biotechnological) research, or the commercial sphere (pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, etc.). Students are acquainted with the phenomenon of parasitism (viruses, prokaryotic and eukaryotic pathogens of hosts of various taxonomic groups), with selected parts of virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. The emphasis is placed on the diversity of pathogenic organisms, their ecology, epidemiology, and transmission to their hosts, as well as interactions with the infected host (immunological, physiological, biochemical, molecular, and other aspects). Practical training (a large number of practices and laboratory exercises) emphasizes the identification of pathogens in their hosts and the environment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and other modern skills usable in today's very dynamic scientific and technological environment.

Admission requirements

Subject of admissions examination and additional information

Programme structure

The emphasis is primarily on practical training and the study plan contains a number of exercises and practical courses. The first two semesters focus on basic lectures and courses, and the later semesters comprise modules on pathogenic microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites), their epidemiology, clinical signs, and therapy.

Career opportunities

The study programme is jointly organized by three departments:

Guarantor of the programme

Assoc. Prof. Jan Votýpka

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