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 Integrated Master Degree     Departamento de Ciências Médicas [Portuguese]

Study plan/Branches   Medicine
DGES code
CNAEF classification 721 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 8177/2019 - DR 2nd Series, no. 177, 16 September
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 29-03-2017
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1357/2011, 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1357/2011/AL01, 01-08-2018 | R/A-Ef 1357/2011/AL02, 08-08-2019 | R/A-Ef 1357/2011/AL03 de 26-06-2020
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 360
Other information Statistics [PT]
The degree of licenciado in Basic Health Sciences is awarded after completion of 6 semesters with 180 ECTS

National Access Competition  

Admission Requirements 02 Biology and Geology
07 Physics and Chemistry
19 Mathematics A
Type: Selecction
Group A | Interpersonal communication (Deliver only in the act of enrollment)
Vacancies 140 (2020)
Minimum Grades (0-200) Classificações Mínimas:
Nota de candidatura: 140 pontos
Provas de ingresso: 140 pontos
Lowest Admission Grade 175.3 (1.ª fase)
Calculation of the Access Grade Média do secundário: 50%
Provas de ingresso: 50%.


Profile of the programme 1) Prepare students for the practice of medicine in the XXI century 2) devellop understanding health and disease in their personal and social dimensions, 3) promote awareness of the health needs and problems of the region, country and world; 4) Understand the patient in its human dimension, encouraging communication skills and empathy with the same, 5) promote the early introduction of teaching with the patient in a hospital environment and their community through systems personalized tutoring; 6) Promote awareness of the health system and its institutions and the management of health resources; 7) encourage the understanding of the ethical dimension of the medical act and health care in general; 8) Develop a critical mind, self-assessment and long life learning; 9) the ability to foster teamwork; 10) Provide involvement in research projects in basic science, clinical or epidemiological investigation;
Key learning outcomes • carry out a consultation with a patient • evaluate the clinical situations, request additional tests, making differential diagnosis and negotiate a treatment plan • provide immediate care for medical emergencies, including first aid and resuscitation • prescribe drugs • perform techniques • communicate and interact effectively with patients, families, health staff • demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of normality and of disease prevention and health promotion at the individual patient and population level, incorporating them when appropriate • apply ethical and legal principles in medical practice • analyze the psychological and social aspects of the disease • apply the principles, skills and knowledge of evidence-based medicine • use information and information technology effectively in a medical context • apply scientific principles, methods and knowledge for medical practice and health research • promote health, being socially responsible, involved with issues of population health and work effectively in a health system • engage in lifelong learning highlighting the role of science in the advances of medicine
• engage in continuous improvement of clinical skills
Occupational profiles of graduates Medical Doctor - Medical Careers for National Health System (hospital, general and family medicine, public health, forensic medicine) - Work Medicine, Sports Medicine, Pharmaceutical Industry - basic and clinical research. Medical Doctor in Private Practice - Teaching Career
Learning facilities Faculty of Health Sciences
Research Centre for Health Sciences
Hospital Centre of Cova da Beira (main academic hospital)
Health Centers in Belmonte, Castelo Branco, Covilhã, Fundão and Guarda
Hospital of Amato Lusitano
Hospital of Sousa Martins
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Ciências Médicas

Avenida Infante D. Henrique
6200-506 Covilhã
275 329 002
275 329 003

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
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Mobility coordinator
Maria Elisa Cairrão Rodrigues Oliveira


Scientific Committee
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Cláudio Jorge Maia Batista
Maria Elisa Cairrão Rodrigues Oliveira
Isabel Maria Fernandes Neto
Francisco José Alvarez Pérez
Maria da Assunção Morais e Cunha Vaz Patto
Luiza Augusta Tereza Gil Breitenfeld Granadeiro

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Year Coordination
Cláudio Jorge Maia Batista (1st)
Maria Elisa Cairrão Rodrigues Oliveira (2nd)
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa (3rd and 6th)
Isabel Maria Fernandes Neto (4th)
Francisco José Alvarez Pérez (5th)
Year Representatives
AndrY Buzhankyy (1st)
Joana Costa (2nd)
Maria Eduarda Oliveira (3rd)
Francisco Duarte (4th)
Salomé Camarinha (5th)
Manuel Maia (6th)
Carolina Moura

Subcommittee 1st Year
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Cláudio Jorge Maia Batista
Isabel Maria Fernandes Neto
Bárbara Andreia Soares dos Reis Aguiar
Manuel Lourenço Nunes

Subcommittee 2nd Year
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Ana Mafalda Loureiro Fonseca
Manuel Joaquim da Silva Loureiro
João Dias das Neves
José Augusto Rodrigues Simões

Subcommittee 3rd Year
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Teresa Alexandra Santos Carvalho Lapa
Maria da Assunção Morais e Cunha Vaz Patto
Sofia Belo Ravara

Subcommittee 4th Year
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Isabel Maria Fernandes Neto
José Alberto Fonseca Moutinho
José Augusto Rodrigues Simões
Duarte Nuno Vieira

Subcommittee 5th Year
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Francisco José Alvarez Pérez
José Augusto Rodrigues Simões
Jorge Luís Santos

Subcommittee 6th Year
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
José António Martinez Souto de Oliveira

Recognition Committee
Miguel Castelo Branco Craveiro de Sousa
Maria Elisa Cairrão Rodrigues Oliveira
Francisco José Alvarez Pérez
Isabel Maria Fernandes Neto
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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