Post Graduate Degree in Occupational Medicine

Faculty of Medicine

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits



1300.0 €

Course Coordinator(s)

António Jorge Correia Gouveia Ferreira (uc15954@uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to allow Physicians to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to practice Occupational Medicine with a higher technical and scientific level, as well as to develop interest and research capacity in this field.
This course is organized in two parts: the first with 80 ECTS credits and the second with 30 credits (training).
Teaching will be done through theoretical classes, theoretical-practical classes, individual and group assignments, individual and group reports, discussion and seminars.
Mode of Study
Full or part-time course in daytime schedule
Access to Further Studies
Not applicable.
Admission Requirements

Physians that already have the ability to practice the not safeguarded professional activity may be accepted as candidates to enrolment.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning
In accordance with article 45 of the Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, followed by the Decree-Law no.107/2008, 25th June.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
UC Regulation No. 339/2012, of August 7th
Professional Goals
The Postgraduate Course in Occupational Medicine provides a high level of knowledge as well as of scientific and technical preparation in the field of Occupational Medicine.
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.
Graduation Requirements

Course duration is 4 semesters – 2 academic years – 110 ECTS, being the second academic year dedicated to the practical training (30 ECTS).

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2016
End date: 22-12-2016
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2017
End date: 31-05-2017