Integrated Master's degree in Dentistry

General Objectives of the Course

The cycle of Master studies in dentistry (MIMD) aims to train the Dentist, according to the profile and competences defined for the European countries, namely: a) develop independently and with great effectiveness the dentist
activity; b) be motivated and prepared to undertake continuing professional development supporting the concept of life-long learning; c) have good communicative skills to participate in scientific dissemination in dentistry and
neighbouring fields; d) integrate clinical research teams in dentistry; e) integrate laboratory research teams in dentistry; f) participate in the definition and implementation of health policies in regards to oral health; g)
participate in management activities related to the practice of dentistry.

Admission Requirements

National Competition for access to Higher Education.
Prerequisites: Group A - Interpersonal communication .
State Exams : one of the following sets : (02) Biology and Geology and (07) Physics and Chemistry or (02) Biology and Geology and (19) Mathematics.
Minimum Rate: application mark : 140 points ; state exams : 140 points
Calculation formula: High School average : 50%; state exams : 50 %.

This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites

Professional Goals

Medical Career, Research and University Teaching.

Mode of Study

The course is delivered in full time or part time attendance and daytime schedule.

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


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.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The learning objectives at the end of the course comply with the characterization of the profile and skills of Dentists in Europe, prepared by the Council of European Dentists (CED, 2009) and are detailed in each of the courses records. Learning objectives can be categorized into six interdisciplinary areas: 1 - Professionalism, Ethics and Communication (treatment based on scientific evidence, continuing vocational training, self-assessment, referral, knowledge and application of ethical principles and legal framework of EU and national levels; 2 - organization and carrying Management, Knowledge Management (Safety and health professionals within the working group,
including ergonomics and work environment, patient safety and environmental safety) 3 - Patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan; 4 - Treatment, establishing and maintaining oral health (pain and anxiety management,
anesthesia and sedation, dental materials, surgical and pharmacological treatment, caries therapy, endodontic, periodontal, oclusal and musculoskeletal, orthodontic, odontopediatric, restorative / prosthodontic, medicine and oral pathology, oral and medical emergencies, imaging); 5 - prevention and health promotion and public health (adopting a preventive approach in all procedures, oral health education of the individual patient and community involvement).
In a very general way, at the end of this five years course, the student has acquired skills to prevent, diagnose and treat the most common changes and diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues, independently, not
tutorized. Added another dimension of interpersonal interrelationship with teamwork skills, also with other health professionals involved in the holistic care of patients. It also reinforced the need for ongoing training throughout
their working lives.
The learning objectives of each course are available for consultation in the computer system of UC (inforestudante) and characterization as practical and theoretical skills allow its monitoring and evaluation. The Medical Education
Office (GEM) of FMUC regularly conducts various training courses (TIPS Educare courses and leaflets) in order to improve and clarify the establishment of learning objectives.

Course Coordinator(s)

Isabel Cláudia Masson Poiares Baptista

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Ana Teresa Carvalho Martins Corte Real Gonçalves

Recognition of Prior Learning

The provisions of article 45 in the Decree Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, with the words of Decree Law no.107/2008, 25th June shall apply.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, amended and republished by the decree: DL no 107/2008, 25th June; Ordinance no. 782/2009, 23rd de July.

Graduation Requirements

In order to accomplish this cycle of studies the student should carry out a Research Project with 10 ECTS, being the total number of credits, needed to be awarded with the Master’s degree or diploma, of 300 ECTS – 10 semesters – 5 academic years.

Access to Further Studies

This qualification gives access to the career of Dentist and to a higher level training, namely 3rd cycle studies (PhD).

Study Programme

Integrated Master's Degree in Dentistry

Academic year

Course Type
Integrated Study Cycle (1st and 2nd)

DGES Code: 9548

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 5 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 300.0

Category: Integrated second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 02-09-2019
End date: 13-12-2019
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2020
End date: 29-05-2020


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2018-02-07 a 2021-02-07
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior