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Ph.D. Program in Medical Bacteriology




Medical Bacteriology


The field of Medical Bacteriology is a branch of medical Microbiology whose Ph.D. graduates learn about physiology, pathogenesis, histopathology, immunology and biology of fungi and diseases caused by them; and help in diagnosis, treatment and preventing these diseases.Graduates help in propagating theoretical and practical aspects of the field, advancing the frontiers of knowledge by preparing research literature as well as innovations and promoting public health by providing laboratory diagnostic and consultative services at the highest level. Graduates are expected to be able to:

- Teach medical bacteriology at all educational levels.

- Work in research institutions as principal or collaborate investigators.

- Work in diagnostic laboratories as technical managers.

The Ph.D. in Medical bacteriology degree belongs to medical basic sciences and serves the national research schemes and academic educational programs. The main mission of the course is training committed, knowledgeable and competent people in medical bacteriology. Hopefully, this (with other medical basic sciences courses) will upgrade the individual skills of the food microbiology graduates who are employed in food industries, quality control laboratories, research centers and inspection units.Graduates in this course will be able to take educational responsibilities, conduct research and provide expert and consulting services related to Bacteriology. In educational terms, graduates will contribute to teaching bacteriology to students of various fields according to the university’s needs. In research designing, they will implement and evaluate basic and applied research in various contexts of related fields. Furthermore, graduates will provide expert services for the laboratory diagnoses of bacteriology using standard and ingenious methods. In addition, they will provide consulting services with cooperation and consultation on controlling hospital infections.




The Medical Bacteriology program lasts at least 4 years.




At the end of the program, learners will be competent in the following skills:

- Keeping the physical, psychological, and occupational environment healthy

- Developing skills in molecular biology

- Working with high-tech specialized equipment

- Acting professionally in microbial diagnostic

- Interpreting test results

- Conducting research at national and international levels

- Keeping up-to-date by self-education


Methods of Instruction


- Task based learning

- A combination of students and teacher based learning

- Problem-based leaning

- Hospital based learning

- Subject directed learning

- Systematic learning

- Evidence-based learning

- Disciplinary learning with some integration as required

- Community oriented learning



Who Can Attend?


- Having a master degree (M.Sc.) in one of the fields of medical microbiology, medical mycology, bacteriology, medical parasitology, medical virology, pathobiology, molecular and cellular biology, general doctorate in one of the fields of medicine, dentistry and Pharmacy or professional doctorate in laboratory sciences, awarded by one of national or foreign universities approved by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

- Individuals holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree.




- Offering a resume

- Presenting Recommendation letters

- Meeting admission criteria based on the regulations of universities

- The eligible candidate must be proficient in English or Persian.


Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Application Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Medical Bacteriology.



Contact Information


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


Alternatively, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Medicine through the following:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8898 9487

Fax: (+98 21) 6405 3431



Address: TUMS School of Medicine, Pour Sina St., Enghelab St., Tehran 1417613151, Iran



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