Parasitology and Infection Biology
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.
March 31, 2023
October 1, 2023
CZK 60.000 (approx. 2.500€) / 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.
Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in biology, medicine, agronomy, environmental sciences, etc.
Proficiency in English.
Subject of admissions examination and additional information
The single-round exam in form of an oral interview from infection biology.
The exam includes a discussion about a topic for a master thesis.
Examination is assessed with a maximum of 100 points.
During the admission examination, the applicant will present a transcript of the courses completed during previous study.
The admission exam is held in English.
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.
Basic or applied research focused on infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals
Private (commercial) sphere related to pharmaceutical and biotechnology production and research
Conservation of nature.