B.Sc (Medical Microbiology)

Course Overview

  • Institute
    SGRRIM&HS College of Paramedical Sciences
  • Duration
    3.5 Years

Overview & Career Options

Medical Microbiology is a field of scientific study that includes looking at bacteria, viruses, and parasites in connection with disease and illness. Degrees can be obtained at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and post-doctorate levels, leading to a variety of career paths. Medical microbiology is a great field for those interested in biology and working to better understand disease and illness.Medical microbiology includes studies of bacteria, viruses, and parasites, all of which can be seen as the cause, and often part of the cure, for various diseases.

Those with an undergraduate degree can work as research technicians in the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. One specific job in this field that's available with an undergraduate degree is Medical and clinical laboratory technologist. An advanced degree could translate to a career as a college educator or contributing member of a scientific team, which eventually could result in a leadership or management position, such as the director of an immunology or clinical microbiology laboratory.

Employers include:

  • Government agencies, such as the Center for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health
  • Private health care services and philanthropic organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Heart Association
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical schools and university-affiliated teaching hospitals
  • Veterinary hospitals

Upward mobility in this profession requires not only scientific skills, but also good communication, business, and management techniques. With advanced education and experience, medical microbiologists can develop and manage their own research projects.

No candidate shall allow to be admitted to the B.Sc (Medical Microbiology) until:-

  • He/She has completed the age of 17 years on or before first day of July of the year commencing the prescribed academic session of the said course.
  • He/She has passed qualifying examination are as under:
    • The Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education. OR
    • The Intermediate examination in science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry and Biology which shall include a practical test in these subject and also English as a compulsory subject. OR
    • The pre-professional or medical examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, after passing there, the higher secondary school examination, or the pre- University or an equivalent examination. The professional/pre-medical examination shall include a practical test in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also English as a compulsory subject. OR
    • The first year of the three years degree course of a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry, Biology including a practical test in these subjects provided the examination is a “University Examination” and candidate has passed 10+2 with English at a level not less than a core course. OR
    • B.Sc Examination of an Indian University, provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc examination with not less than two of the following subjects-Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) and further that he/she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with the following subjects-Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (10+2 level). OR
    • Any other examination which in scope and standard is found to be equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry, Biology including a practical test in each of these subjects and English.

Medical microbiology includes studies of bacteria, viruses, and parasites, all of which can be seen as the cause, and often part of the cure, for various diseases. Those with an undergraduate degree can work as research technicians in the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. One specific job in this field that's available with an undergraduate degree is Medical and clinical laboratory technologist. An advanced degree could translate to a career as a college educator or contributing member of a scientific team, which eventually could result in a leadership or management position, such as the director of an immunology or clinical microbiology laboratory.

Employers include:

  • Government agencies, such as the Center for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health
  • Private health care services and philanthropic organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Heart Association
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical schools and university-affiliated teaching hospitals
  • Veterinary hospitals

Upward mobility in this profession requires not only scientific skills, but also good communication, business, and management techniques. With advanced education and experience, medical microbiologists can develop and manage their own research projects.

What is the Duration?

Duration : 3 ½ yrs
Highlights: The course curriculum includes 6 months internship period.

What is Medical Microbiology?

Medical Microbiology is a field of scientific study that includes looking at bacteria, viruses, and parasites in connection with disease and illness. Degrees can be obtained at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and post-doctorate levels, leading to a variety of career paths. Medical microbiology is a great field for those interested in biology and working to better understand disease and illness.

What are the Career Options?

Medical microbiology includes studies of bacteria, viruses, and parasites, all of which can be seen as the cause, and often part of the cure, for various diseases. Those with an undergraduate degree can work as research technicians in the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. One specific job in this field that's available with an undergraduate degree is Medical and clinical laboratory technologist. An advanced degree could translate to a career as a college educator or contributing member of a scientific team, which eventually could result in a leadership or management position, such as the director of an immunology or clinical microbiology laboratory.

Employers include:

  • Government agencies, such as the Center for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health
  • Private health care services and philanthropic organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Heart Association
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical schools and university-affiliated teaching hospitals
  • Veterinary hospitals

Upward mobility in this profession requires not only scientific skills, but also good communication, business, and management techniques. With advanced education and experience, medical microbiologists can develop and manage their own research projects.

What is Educational Requirements?

Earning a bachelor's degree in medical microbiology or medical laboratory sciences gives graduates the opportunity to enter the field as technologists or teachers at the high school level, or to continue on for an advanced degree. Undergraduate programs provide coursework in theoretical and technical aspects of the field through classroom and laboratory studies. First- and second-year courses might include general microbiology, biology of microorganisms, immunology, biochemistry and anatomy. Upper division courses, such as genetics, microbial physiology, bacteriology, and hematology, focus heavily on laboratory applications.

A master's degree program in medical microbiology might prepare graduates to teach at the college and university level or to work as laboratory managers, supervisors, or research associates. Master's degree programs in microbiology focus on advanced topics and laboratory training, which helps to direct students toward research projects that correspond with their interests. Through the help of a mentor, the project is often the final arbiter toward earning a master's degree. A Ph.D. program usually begins with students choosing a particular research topic. The student then develops a hypothesis and a plan to prove it through research. Earning the degree hinges on presenting a final report and dissertation. Graduates can then obtain a postdoctoral position, which provides the opportunity for publication, a necessary step in obtaining a tenured faculty position at a college or university.

In summary, various medical microbiology careers such as medical and clinical laboratory technologist, microbiologist, and postsecondary biological science teacher are available based on a professional's interest and level of education.

What are the documents that we should submit at the time of admission?

The students seeking admission should submit the below mentioned certificates in original as it is required to verify the eligibility and to approve admission to the course by University. For Indians seeking admission - Marks card of Secondary Education (10th standard), Marks card of Higher Secondary Education (12th standard), Transfer Certificate issued by the concerned university, Migration Certificate issued by the concerned university, Date of Birth Certificate.

What is the fee structure of the course?

Fee Structure:

Year Fee Uttarakhand Domicile
First 83,755 69,300
Second 62,758 48,950
Third 62,758 48,950