About the profession
The Department of Microbiology and Virology offers postgraduate training on the specialization "Microbiology" (code 03.02.03), which refers to the field of study "Biological sciences" (code 06.06.01). Postgraduate students are offered a wide range of research areas: the study of morphology, physiology, pathogenicity factors, mechanisms for their implementation at the cellular and molecular-genetic level in causative agents of human and animal infectious diseases, as well as the development of specific methods of their diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Postgraduate training provides for the training of highly qualified personnel for subsequent expert, scientific-research and teaching activities in educational and scientific institutions. PhD graduates possess a set of universal, general professional and professional competences corresponding to the discipline.
During the training, postgraduate students master the educational disciplines and the discipline curriculum on microbiology: they attend lectures, hone practical skills. Extracurricular work provides for independent experimental and research activities. During the training process, postgraduate students undergo ongoing and midterm control. Oral interview (credit and exam) is a form of final control. Upon successful completion of the training, a postgraduate student has knowledge of the subject, the skills of searching and analyzing literature, possesses the basic methods of statistical data processing, can study histological and cytological preparations, conduct morphometric studies, has the skills to present and implement the results of his/her own research into the educational process. PhD graduates receive the qualification “Researcher. Research Instructor”.
Foreign Language, History and Philosophy of Science, Higher Education Pedagogy, Methodology of Scientific Research, Microbiology, General Microbiology, Special Bacteriology, Modern Methods of Microbiological Diagnostics.
During the training, postgraduate students undertake scientific-research and teaching internships and conduct thesis research on the selected topic under the supervision of the academic staff of the department.
A PhD graduate is a highly qualified specialist, who can analyze and evaluate new directions in science, develop his/her ideas for solving problems in various fields of microbiology and medicine and present them at all-Russian and international conferences, congresses, master classes, using the methodology and technologies of scientific communication in a foreign language. PhD graduates can organize scientific research in the department and research institutions. The knowledge gained during the training allows conducting academic activities on the specialization "Microbiology", use modern distance educational technologies (a telecommunication educational information system, holding webinars, portals, websites) in the teaching process.