Postgraduate studies in Economics and Management in Health Organizations

General Objectives of the Course

Objectives: The increasing expenditure on health, the evolution of technology in the service of medicine, an aging population and recent reforms of the Portuguese health system have been creating the need for new skills in various health care professionals and analysts and researchers in area of ¿¿health administration.
The Postgraduate Studies in Economics and management in Health Organizations will allow to:
- Deepen the management skills in health services
- Analyze major issues of health policy through the application of economic principles
- Mastering the management indicators and outcomes in health services
Curricular Structure: The course lasts two semesters, totaling 60 ECTS, of which 48 correspond to 6 compulsory courses (6 ECTS each) and 16 ECTS are related to 4 optional units (4 ECTS each).

Admission Requirements

In the case of a postgraduate course, is governed as defined in Article 42 of the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra:
a) Holders of a Bachelor degree or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree awarded after a first study cycle organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by an acceding State;
c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree recognized as complying with the objectives of the Bachelor degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty
d) In duly justified cases, applicants showing a scientific and professional curriculum relevant for attending the current Course may access upon recognition by the Scientific Council of the Faculty.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals

Holders of the Postgraduate Studies in Economics and Management in Health Organizations have specialized qualifications for exercising functions in the health field, namely at public organisms, associations and companies, both national and international.

Mode of Study

Teaching sessions will take place on Friday (afternoon) and Saturday (morning and afternoon).

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.

Course Coordinator(s)

Pedro Augusto Melo Lopes Ferreira
pedrof@fe.uc.pt

Víctor Manuel dos Reis Raposo
vraposo@fe.uc.pt

Recognition of Prior Learning

Previous training obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions can be recognized.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of 24 March, as amended by the Decree-Law No. 107/2008, of 25 June, and by the Decree-Law No. 230/2009, of 14 September. The Order n.º 7105/2006 of 29 of March publishes the course's programme structure and study plan.

Graduation Requirements

ThePostgraduate Studies in Economics and Management in Health Organizations is obtained after successful completion 10 units, 6 mandatory (48 ECTS) and 4 optional (16 ECTS).

Holders of the Postgraduate Diploma wo wish to obtain a master's degree in Health management and Economics will have to apply to this Master and obtain approval in its 2nd year curriculum (Follow-up Seminar and Dissertation).

Access to Further Studies

Holders of the Postgraduate Studies in Economics and Management in Health Organizations have advanced competences for applying to a Master's or a PhD programme. Students who wish at the end of the Graduate, obtaining a master's degree in Health Management and Economics will have to apply for this master and get approved in its 2nd year curriculum (Follow-up Seminar and Dissertation).

Study Programme

Post-graduation in Economics and Management in Health Organizations

Academic year
2018-2019

Course Type
Non Degree Course

DGES Code: 3293

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 60.0


Applications

Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


Calendar

1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019