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Biomedical Sciences

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Ciências Médicas [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Biomedical Sciences

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 72 (2023)
Lowest Admission Grade 160.3 (1.ª fase-2022)


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Profile of the programme The main objectives of this degree are: - Provide excellent interdisciplinary training that integrates and applies the basic principles of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering in understanding and solving problems in the Health field
- Provide student graduates with skills in the areas of biomedical sciences and technologies, allowing them to enter the work market or enter a 2nd cycle of studies in Biomedical Sciences or related fields
- Train professionals able to integrate multidisciplinary teams, and to interface between Biomedicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering
Key learning outcomes General Skills - Understand and apply knowledge of the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering in solving scientific and technological problems
- Know the fundamentals of scientific research in Biomedical Sciences and interpret the resulting information
- Be able to seek appropriate and up-to-date information in scientific and technological areas
- Execute and understand experimental protocols
- Write, interpret, and present experimental results
- Develop and demonstrate critical thinking
- Know and apply the ethical principles inherent in their training and activity
- Act with a high degree of autonomy, rigor, and respect for peers
- Establish interpersonal relationships and work in a multidisciplinary team
- Be able to adapt to new personal and socio-cultural situations
- Develop management skills in the organization and planning of tasks, leadership, and entrepreneurship
Specific competencies in research and development in academic, business and clinical context - Integrate multidisciplinary teams working in basic and translational research, technological development, and consulting projects
- Apply the knowledge of anatomy, histology, and physiology acquired in the context of locomotor, cardio-circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, nervous, immune, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems in solving practical problems
- Participate in scientific research activities and perform fundamental laboratory techniques applied to Biomedical Sciences
- Handle biological samples from diverse sources and chemicals following safety rules and good laboratory practices, showing respect for themselves, others and the environment
- Interpret scientific documents in the leading scientific areas of the degree
- Participate in processes of selection, acquisition, monitoring, and maintenance of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment
- Use electronic components and understand their application in biomedicine
- Understand how biomedical equipment works and use medical instrumentation
- Be able to use and develop computer applications within the scope of Biomedical Sciences
Occupational profiles of graduates The multidisciplinary training of graduates in Biomedical Sciences is an asset for their insertion in various fields of the work market, from academic, business, or basic research to translation. From this wide variety of professional opportunities, the following stand out: the development of scientific research in the multidisciplinary areas of biomedical sciences and technologies, in the laboratory and/or business environment, seeking answers to current Health Sciences problems, participation in certification processes of biomedical equipment, design and conception of new equipment used in Biomedicine, technical assistance and commercial support, equipment maintenance and participation in technology transfer
These activities may be carried out in Laboratories (public or private), Research and Development Centers and Institutes, Medical Instrumentation Companies, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies, Medical and Hospital Centers, Universities and other educational institutions
Learning facilities The degree in Biomedical Sciences results from the collaboration between the departments of Medical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and Electromechanical Engineering. The Faculty of Health Sciences, to which the Department of Medical Sciences belongs, together with its facilities at the "Fábrica do Moço" at UBI's Campus I, has several classrooms, tutoring and self-learning rooms. It also has several teaching and research laboratories, including those belonging to the Health Sciences Research Center, exploring the interaction and complementarity between Biomedicine, Engineering and Physics.
The Chemistry, Physics and Electromechanical Engineering departments have several well-equipped laboratories, not only with the equipment used in the teaching activities but also with several prototypes developed in the research and development activities, offering a graduate and postgraduate education of excellence.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

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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
Ana Isabel Antunes Dias Rodrigues Gouveia
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Mobility coordinator
Ana Mafalda Loureiro Fonseca


Scientific Committee
Ana Isabel Antunes Dias Rodrigues Gouveia
Ana Mafalda Loureiro Fonseca
António Eduardo Vitória do Espírito Santo
Carla Sofia Pais Fonseca
Cláudio Jorge Maia Baptista
Elsa Susana dos Reis da Fonseca

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Ana Isabel Antunes Dias Rodrigues Gouveia
Year Coordinators
Ilídio Joaquim Sobreira Correia (1st)
António Eduardo Vitória do Espírito Santo (2nd)
Carla Sofia Pais Fonseca (3rd)
Year Representatives
João Paulo Barradas Cunha(1st)
Sofia Roque Freire (2nd)
Diana Lopes de Oliveira (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Ana Isabel Antunes Dias Rodrigues Gouveia
Ana Mafalda Loureiro Fonseca
António Eduardo Vitória do Espírito Santo.
Cláudio Jorge Maia Baptista
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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