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Biomedical Sciences

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Ciências Médicas [Portuguese]

Study plan/Branches   Biomedical Sciences

National Access Competition  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 55 (2019)
Lowest Admission Grade 131.9 (1.ª fase)


Profile of the programme The main objectives of this degree are: - To provide a strong formation in the areas of biomedical sciences and technologies, endowing the graduates with competences that will enable their integration in the labour market
- To provide an interdisciplinary training that combines and applies the principles of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering methods to understand and contribute to the resolution of important questions that have been rising in the field of Biomedical Sciences
- To train professionals able to integrate multidisciplinary teams, capable of making the interface among Biomedicine, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering
- To qualify the Biomedical Sciences graduates with the necessary competences to attend and to deepen their knowledge in a 2nd cycle degree in Biomedical Sciences or related areas.
Key learning outcomes At the end of the course, the student should be able to: - apply the knowledge acquired in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering areas to solve problems
- understand the working method of biomedical equipments and know how to use them
- use integrated and discrete electronic devices and understand their application in biosciences
- use medical and analytical instrumentation for the transduction, analysis and processing of biomedical signals
- interpret the information contained in the equipment’s instruction manuals
- be responsible in using biomedical equipments
- use different informatic tools e elaborate informatic applications
- handle biological samples of different sources and chemical products according to the laboratory security rules and good laboratory practices, respecting oneself, others and the environment
- interpret method descriptions and experimental protocols
- interpret and present experimental results
- demonstrate critical spirit and ethical commitment
- read and understand scientific documents written in Portuguese and English languages
- write scientific documents in Portuguese language
- orally communicate, in Portuguese language, to experts and non-experts in one’s field
- learn and work with a high level of autonomy
- establish interpersonal relationships and work in a multidisciplinary team
- be responsible at work and respect mates within multidisciplinary team work
- take the initiative and take decisions
- generate new ideas and adapt to new situations
- organize and plan out tasks
- have leadership ability and entrepreneurship
- promote quality
- integrate advanced cycle degrees in national and international educational institutions.
Occupational profiles of graduates The Biomedical Sciences graduates will be able to integrate multidisciplinary teams specialized in the design and conception of new equipments to be used in Biomedicine, to participate in certification processes of biomedical equipments, to give technical and commercial support, to manage small equipments and to collaborate in scientific research in the multidisciplinary areas of medical and biological sciences and technologies. They will be able to perform their professional activity at public and private Laboratories, at Biomedical Research Centres and Institutes, at Medical Instrumentation, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies, at Hospitals and Medical Centres, as well as at Universities and other educational institutions.
Learning facilities The Biomedical Sciences degree takes advantage of the collaboration between the Medical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Electromechanic Engineering departments. The Faculty of Health Sciences, holding the department of Medical Sciences, together with its facilities in “Fábrica do Moço”, at Pole I of UBI, has several classrooms, as well as tutorial and self-learning rooms. It also has several teaching and research laboratories, including the ones belonging to the Health Sciences Research Centre, exploring the interaction and complementarity between Biomedicine, Engineering and Physical Sciences. The Chemistry, Physics and Electromechanic Engineering departments have several well-equipped laboratorial spaces, containing not only the equipments used in teaching activities, but also several prototypes developed in research and developmental activities, fulfilling all the requirements to offer an excellent graduate and post-graduate education.
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
Liliana Inácio Bernardino
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Mobility coordinator
Carla Sofia Pais Fonseca


Scientific Committee
Carla Sofia Pais Fonseca
Ana Mafalda Loureiro Fonseca
António Eduardo Vitória do Espírito Santo
Ilídio Joaquim Sobreira Correia
Luís José Maia Amoreira
Sílvia Cristina da Cruz Marques Socorro

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Carla Sofia Pais Fonseca
Year Coordinators
Ilídio Joaquim Sobreira Correia (1st)
Sílvia Cristina da Cruz Marques Socorro (2nd)
Ana Mafalda Loureiro Fonseca (3rd)
Year Representatives
UIisses Emanuel Rodrigues Gaspar (1st)
Rafaela Sofia de Oliveira Pires (2nd)
Cátia Gomes Alves (3rd)

Recognition Committee
Carla Sofia Pais Fonseca
Ana Mafalda Loureiro Fonseca
António Eduardo Vitória do Espírito Santo
Luís José Maia Amoreira
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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