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Medicinal Chemistry

 1st Cycle Degree     Departamento de Química [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Medicinal Chemistry


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 442 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 5365/2014 - DR 2nd series, no. 75, 16 April [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 11-07-2022
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Cr 2/2011 de 14-06-2011
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180
Other information Statistics [PT]

National Access Competition  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 18 (2023)


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Profile of the programme The degree in Medicinal Chemistry aims to train graduates with basic knowledge of chemistry and biology, for insertion into the world of work in areas involving the application of scientific methods and innovative techniques and the use of complex instrumentation, development of new drugs
This degree will learn and develop the structures of molecules base as drugs and relate them to their effects on living organisms and their therapeutic properties. The molecular modeling is also applied in the exploration and understanding of new topics in the medical field, taking into account the types of diseases and their effects at the cellular level
The degree in Medicinal Chemistry is an interconnection between the Faculties of Sciences and Health Sciences UBI resulting in an increase in the existing cooperation and allowing students a framework of courses taught in the area of health.
Key learning outcomes The graduate student shall have powers under the fundamental operations of a chemistry laboratory and computational methodologies that will allow a quick entry into the labor market involving the application of concepts learned. Additionally will be developed self-learning skills that will enable independently monitor the future evolution of knowledge in this area, as well as interact with other professionals in multidisciplinary environments
Specific Skills: -apply the current strategies of drug discovery and development of concrete projects -use information technologies, including molecular modeling, drug development and understanding of their molecular mechanisms of action -produce and characterize potentially bioactive molecules with different degrees of complexity -relate the structural features of molecules with their biological activity and toxicological and use information obtained in the improvement of structures -can be part of a multidisciplinary team of drug discovery and development.
Occupational profiles of graduates The course of Medicinal Chemistry is a course that has many career options because the licensee is qualified in various fields of knowledge
The pharmaceutical industry is the largest employer for graduates of this course that could be part of multidisciplinary teams for the creation and adaptation of new drugs
Graduates will be integrated into public research laboratories and private to participate in the preparation of new biologically active products
Companies developing products for the pharmaceutical industry employers are possible due to the theoretical knowledge of these graduates
The technology areas related to health needs of graduates in this area to make the interconnection-production application of new drugs
Chemical industry on the production of materials for clinical use to determine the viability of the product
Technology-based companies to create new products for application in health, food processing, cosmetics, among others.
Learning facilities The UC Travel Medicinal Chemistry will take place in the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Health Sciences lecture rooms and laboratories.
In the Department of Chemistry, non-teaching staff that collaborates in this course are: a Senior Technician, four technical assistants and a secretary.
In the Department of Physics a technical assistant will help.
In the Department of Health Sciences 3 technical assistants will provide needed support for the lessons taught in this department.
This course also has the support of technicians from the computer center, optical center and library.
Physical facilities assigned and / or used by the course of study (academic spaces, libraries, laboratories, computer rooms, etc..).
Classrooms 998 m2
Laboratory classes 643 m2
Research laboratories 559 m2
Computer rooms 472 m2
Library 4157 m2
Center for Information Technology 1278 m2
Center for Optics 694 m2
Student residences 10,858 m2
Canteens and bars 5886 m2
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Química

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 021
275 319 730

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Samuel Martins Silvestre
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Mobility coordinator
Maria Lucia Almeida da Silva


Scientific Committee
Samuel Martins Silvestre
Paulo Jorge da Silva Almeida
Ana Maria Carreira Lopes
José Albertino Almeida de Figueiredo
Rogério Pedro Fernandes Serôdio
Paulo André de Paiva Parada

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Year Coordinators
Year Representatives
Recognition Committee
Samuel Martins Silvestre
Ana Maria Carreira Lopes
José Albertino Almeida de Figueiredo
Maria Lúcia Almeida da Silva
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2021-06-02

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