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Clinical Microbiology of COVID-19: Molecular Diagnostics & Public Health (14 ECTS)

Objectives: The present course aims to present state-of-the art information of the new COVID-19 disease, exploring the molecular aspects of the new CoV-2, its diagnosis, as well its clinical implications on public health. Target audience: Students or graduates in any field of natural science, (bio)engineering or health sciences.

Date: From 22th February to 7th May (2021).


  • Teacher
  • Pedro Barata, PharmD, MD, PhD
  • Pilar Baylina, PhD
  • Carla Luis, MSc
  • Ruben Fernandes, PhD
  • Ruben Fernandes, PhD
  • Daniela Mendes, MD, PhD
  • Modules
  • SARS-CoV-2 Infection
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Bioethics & Biosecurity
  • Clinical Microbiology and Immnunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Hours
  • 12h
  • 12h
  • 12h
  • 40h
  • 40h
  • 10h

Sample Collection Techniques for COVID-19 Laboratory Diagnosis (2 ECTS)

Objectives: This course aims to provide skills for the collection of biological material for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in accordance with national and international good practices concerning the pre-analytical phase. Target audience: Graduates in any field of  bio/health sciences.

Date: From 15th to 26th February (2021).


  • Teacher
  • Ruben Fernandes, PhD
  • Pilar Baylina, PhD
  • Carla Luis, MSc
  • Coelho Macedo, MD
  • Carina Silva, MSc
  • Fernanda Duarte, PhD
  • Modules
  • SARS-CoV-2 Infection: From biology to clinics
  • DGS Recommendations and 015/2020 Standard
  • Biosecurity and DGS 007/2020 Standard
  • Anatomical Considerations of the Respiratory Tract
  • Sampling and the Pre-Analytical Phase
  • Supervised practices
  • Hours
  • 2h
  • 2h
  • 2h
  • 4h
  • 4h
  • 10h
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