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Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology


The training of medical and dental students is a core task of the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology (IHM). The teaching content is based on the specifications of the new licensing regulations and the study regulations of the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg.

Clinical-microbiological, infectiological and hospital hygiene concepts are taught in the main lecture. In addition to the clinical pictures, the knowledge transfer places increased emphasis on the threat of multi-resistant pathogens and modern methods of microbiological diagnostics. Also for food chemists and pharmacists, knowledge of the development, detection and treatment of infectious diseases is a fundamental part of their training.

Every year, the institute's staff teach about 500 students of human medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, food chemistry and biology in the subjects of medical microbiology, infection biology as well as hygiene, microbiological infection diagnostics and tropical medicine. The training takes place in the form of lectures, practical courses accompanying lectures, seminars, as well as bachelor's, master's and dissertation work.

In addition to these "classical study programmes", the IHM is also involved in training within the framework of new approaches in the intersection between biology and medicine (Biomedicine study programme) as well as in the accompanying Translational Medicine study programme.