The Master in Health Sciences aims at providing advanced training in biomedical sciences. Once graduated students should have acquired skills that allow them to:
-develop research within research projects set at universities and higher education institutions, research centers and technological development centers;
-develop technical and lab activities within the pharmaceutical/biomedical industry;
- perform technical tasks in private and/or public organizations;
- have a career in the health field (medical technology, clinical analysis and diagnostics).
The master in Health Sciences targets students with a previous background in sciences and has a duration of two years (120 ECTS) full-time.
The first year (60 ECTS) is dedicated to learning the fundamentals in several biomedical scientific areas and to developing lab and research skills, through curricular units selected from a varied offer.
These curricular units are coordinated by professors at the School of Medicine with the participation of researchers from Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) and guest professors/researchers from other institutions, both national and foreign. Optional units are selected yearly from the offer of Advanced Courses within the School/ICVS (https://www.med.uminho.pt/pt/Pos-Graduacao/cursos) or from other national or international institutions. Each student may design his/her own study plan, valuing and benefiting from the previous academic and professional training.
At the end of the first year, the student may present his/her proposal for a thesis project to be developed through the second year (60 ECTS) at Life and Health Sciences Research Institute and/or in partnerships with other institutions. Most of the times after completing the Master students progress their advanced training by joining PhD programs in several institutions.