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AL839
Microbiology

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Students will study microbiology, analysing microscopic organisms known as micro-organisms or microbes that are usually invisible to the naked eye, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, viruses and prions.

Several modern scientific disciplines including Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Microbial Biotechnology, Immunology and Molecular Biology originated from classical microbiology and therefore form an integral part of the teaching and research of Microbiology in AIT.

Students will undertake an industrial placement during the third year of the course. 

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The course will provide a thorough preparation for careers in industry, in the food and environmental sectors or for postgraduate research study opportunities. The module in computational biology and bioinformatics will provide trainingi n a key area of DNA and protein sequence analysis which is not a main focus of other science courses where you can specialise in microbiology.

There are unique opportunities for placement and training e.g. Marine Institute, Teagasc and other companies.

Graduates from the B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology will have career opportunities across several sectors including:

* Food, pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnological, biorefinery, environmental, pollution control, bioremediation and industrial and wastewater treatment.

* Hospitals, public health laboratories, research institutes and pharmaceutical companies involved in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of illnesses associated with microorganisms.

* Universities and colleges, in addition to medical, dental and veterinary schools, all require microbiologists as researchers and teachers. For those interested in further study typical post graduate subjects for microbiologists include medicalmicrobiology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, environmental microbiology, genetics and molecular biology. In addition, options such as the Higher Diploma in Education for future second level science teachers may also be taken.



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