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Clinical and Health Psychology

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Psicologia e Educação [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Clinical and Health Psychology


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 811 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 12786/2015 - DR 2nd series, no. 222, 12 November [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 08-06-2020
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1349/2011 de 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1349/2011/AL01 de 09-06-2014 | R/A-Ef 1349/2011/AL02 de 14-07-2015
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120

General Access Regime  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 50 (2023)


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Profile of the programme The second cycle in Clinical and Health Psychology structured according to the EUROPSY aims to prepare students for independently professional practice as a Psychologist in a specialty area or for further study in a 3rd cycle. Aims at developing basic competencies of use evaluation, intervention and research methods, techniques and instruments; deeply understand theoretical models constructs and processes; interpret and communicate results; understand and apply quantitative and qualitative methodologies; compromise with deontological and ethical rules in Psychology; critically analyse scientific documents; - It also aims at developing and consolidating cross-curricular competencies: make decisions, proficiently and critically analyse, integrate and apply scientific information; develop intra and interpersonal competencies; use self-oriented learning strategies and manage time; use oral and written skills; advanced use of instrumental and laboratorial technical resources.
Key learning outcomes At the Clinical and Health Psychology 2nd cycle of studies end the student should be able to demonstrate the following skills: Specific skills: - Apply Psychology theoretical models
- Interpret, in a reasoned and critical way, Psychology scientific production - Deeply understand constructs and processes, at individual, group and organizational levels of analysis - Identify individuals and / or groups and / or organizations relevant characteristics through the use of methods, techniques, and psychological assessment instruments
- Apply, in a reasoned manner, methods and techniques of psychological intervention
- Develop and implement, in a reasoned manner, plans / programs of psychological intervention in specific, wide and multidisciplinary contexts
- Interpret and communicate the results of the evaluation and / or intervention psychological process
- Plan and implement a research in Psychology and communicate their results
- Understand and apply quantitative and / or qualitative research methodologies
- Compromise with deontological and ethical rules in Psychology
Cross-curricular skills: - Analyse, integrate and apply, proficiently and critically, scientific information
- Evidence skills for managing emotions and self-control
- Evidence skills of interpersonal relationship
- Demonstrate work skills on interdisciplinary teams
- Self-directed learning
- Demonstrate capacity for self-criticism and demands for resources for guidance / supervision
- Evidence management time skills
- Use oral and written competencies, either in Portuguese or in a foreign language, to communicate with experts and non-experts; - Advanced use of instrumental and laboratorial technical resources - Solve problems and make decisions
- Intervene in complex and non-familiar situations within the fields of expertise - Respect diversity and multiculturalism
- Reflect, self-criticize and make decisions towards ethical dilemmas
Occupational profiles of graduates Mental health services, services relating to social security and health services, probation, schools of different levels of education; psychology and guidance services, institutions and special education services and rehabilitation; local boards of education, consultancies, and nonprofit organizations; higher education, research, etc.
Learning facilities Access to scientific databases, wireless, e-content platform, classrooms with multimedia equipment, computer equipment, library, study rooms, video conferencing systems, Psychology laboratory, materials / equipment / software for psychological assessment.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Course Regulation
Internship Regulation

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Université de Liège • Bélgica
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski • Bulgária
  • Universitat de Barcelona • Espanha
  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha • Espanha
  • Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche • Espanha
  • University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara • Itália
  • Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca • Itália
  • Sapienza Università di Roma • Itália
  • Universitá degli Studi di Torino • Itália
  • Kazimierz Wielki University • Polónia
  • Opole University • Polónia
  • Transilvania University of Brasov • Roménia
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia
  • University of Nis • Serbia
  • Universidade de Novi Sad • Serbia
  • Ankara University • Turquia
  • Rumeli University • Turquia
  • Munzur University • Turquia

Departamento de Psicologia e Educação

Estrada do Sineiro, s/n
6200-209 Covilhã
275 329 161

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Ana Carla Seabra Torres Pires
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Mobility coordinator
Ana Isabel Silva Santos Barbosa Cunha


Scientific Committee
Ana Carla Seabra Torres Pires
Manuel Joaquim Loureiro
Rosa Marina Lopes Brás Martins Afonso
Paula Susana Loureiro Saraiva de Carvalho
Cláudia Maria Gomes Mendes da Silva
Sandra Carina Machado Guimarães

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Ana Carla Seabra Torres Pires
Coordenadores Ano
Cláudia Maria Gomes Mendes da Silva (1st)
Rosa Marina Lopes Brás Martins Afonso (2nd)
Year Coordinators
Andreia Filipa Teixeira Tavares (1st)
Bruna Filipa Esteves Pinto (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Ana Carla Seabra Torres Pires
Ana Isabel Silva Santos Barbosa Cunha
Paula Susana Loureiro Saraiva de Carvalho
Cláudia Maria Gomes Mendes da Silva
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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