Profile of the programme
The third cycle in Biomedicine has as main objective to prepare professionals with the needed capabilities to perform and communicate scientific aspects at high level of knowledge in Biomedicine
The course has a program of disciplines in the first year in order to reinforce the knowledge of the students to prepare and initiate a research project. The students are supervised by researchers from the University of Beira Interior or from another institution to organize and develop a research project along the course
The course is focused to people with a degree in the Health Sciences domain
The students must show the results of the development of the research project (publications, patents, inventions…) in a PhD thesis dissertation prepared taking in account the UBI rules. This Thesis should be orally examined by a jury constituted by professors and/or researchers with expertise in the field
Key learning outcomes
The third cycle to obtain the PhD in Biomedicine has as main objective to prepare professionals to possess the following characteristics:
a) Ability to systematic understanding in a branch of knowledge or expertise in Biomedicine;
b) Skills, abilities and knowledge of research methodologies associated with biomedicine in its several aspects;
c) Ability to design, project, adapt and carry out research in the biomedicine field;
d) Ability to conduct research work that will contribute to extending the frontiers of knowledge;
e) Capacity for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
f) Ability to communicate knowledge about their area with their peers, the remainder academic community and the society at large;
g) Capacity to promote technological progress, social and/or cultural
Occupational profiles of graduates
The accomplishment of the PhD in Biomedicine will allow the access to different positions in the public administration or in the industries for which the PhD degree is necessary, claimed or advised. On the other hand, the accomplishment of the PhD in Biomedicine provides high level different capacities to the student that will allow the access to high level positions in distinct domains of the professional activity related with Health Sciences.
The health scientific research is encouraged in or university through the activities of the Health Sciences Research Centre (CICS-UBI), which is financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The mission of CICS-UBI is to promote the production of scientific knowledge and background in Health Sciences.
The research activity at CICS-UBI involves:
a) The development of research from the basic to the clinical and epidemiological points of view. These research lines include domains such as neurodegeneration, endocrinology and reproduction, hypersensitivity and inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases.
b) The development of procedures integrating different technological subjects to respond to the new challenges of producing or modifying products or processes relevant for industrial application or with biomedical interest.
The CICS-UBI obtained the classification VERY GOOD in the last FCT evaluation.