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 Master Program in Health Sciences


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.



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2017/2018

General


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
ECTS:
120
Duration:
4 curricular semesters
Regime:
Normal
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga
Main Scientific area:
  • Health Sciences

Contacts


    School of Medicine
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: 253604832 Fax: 253604847
    E-Mail: nac@med.uminho.pt
    URL: https://www.med.uminho.pt

Description


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.

Access to higher education


This course provides the technical-scientific capacity to access courses of the following cycle, 3rd cycle of studies - PhD.

Careers


- Research ID&T projects, from Universities and Higher Education Institutions; centers of scientific and technological development;
- Perform technical laboratory activities in pharmaceutical and biomedical industries;
- Carrying out different techniques roles in private and/or public organizations.
- Careers in healthcare (medical technology, clinical analysis and diagnostics).

Access


18

Vacancies

12

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho
http://candidaturas.alunos.uminho.pt/Default.aspx?tabid=1&pageid=17&langid=pt-PT  

This information does not replace consultation of Regulation Cycle Studies Conducive to Obtaining a Master Degree from the University of Minho and other documents.

Formal requirements


Candidates to the Master in Health Sciences must be holders of a degree, or legal equivalent in a field of biological and biomedical sciences and graduate degree holders of candidates until July 31, 2015.

Recommended requirements


Not applicable

Application deadlines


From April 17 to May 17, 2017

Registration deadlines


From July 20 to July 27, 2017

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
A Opção
Escolher as unidades curriculares necessárias até perfazer um total de 45 ECTS.
45
Advanced Courses CSD 5
Bioinformatics in Health Sciences CSD 5
Biostatistics in Health Sciences CSD 5
Fundamentals in Genetics, Development and Neoplasia CSD 5
Fundamentals in Immunology and Infection CSD 5
Fundamentals in Neurosciences CSD 5
Laboratory Animal Sciences CSD 10
Laboratory Rotations CSD 10
Research Methodologies CSD 5
A Preparation and Presentation of the Dissertation Project CSD 15
Year 2 60
A Dissertation CSD 60

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited preliminarily
Resolution publication date:
12-12-2011
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2470/2011
Registry Date:
18-03-2011
Accreditation validity:

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Formal requirements:
Candidates must be holders of a degree, or legal equivalent in a field of biological and biomedical sciences and graduate degree holders of candidates until July 31st 2016.

Applications:
From April 18th to May 20th 2016

Registrations: 
From July 4th to 15th 2016


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