Post Graduate Degree in Occupational Medicine

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.

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.

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.

Mode of Study

Full or part-time course in 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.

Course Coordinator(s)

António Jorge Correia Gouveia Ferreira

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

Graduation Requirements

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

Access to Further Studies

Not applicable.

Study Programme

Post-graduation in Occupational Medicine

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

DGES Code: 3584

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 110.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 03-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019