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Master’s Degree in Occupational Health

Faculty of Medicine

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Academic year

2017-2018

DGES Code

6654

Course Type

2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

Qualification Awarded

Mestre

Duration

2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits

120.0

Category

Advanced specialization second cycle

Course Coordinator(s)

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

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Marilia Assunção Rodrigues Ferreira Dourado (mdourado@fmed.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
Through a technical and scientific differentiation of the bachelors, this course aims to contribute to the important sector of Occupational Health solving and preventing many of the health, safety and hygiene problems at work. Within the scientific areas, students should select academic disciplines corresponding to 30 ECTS in each semester and make a total of 60 ECTS out of 85 ECTS (which should grant them the right to a Post Graduate Diploma).With the dissertation, they will get a total of 120 ECTS and obtain the Master’s degree.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
At the end of the course, students are expected to have developed required skills for: • Acquiring knowledge in areas such as occupational health, hygiene in the workplace, labor law and legislation, organization and administration of occupational health, epidemiology, safety at work, ergonomics, work-related diseases, environmental engineering and work psychology and sociology; • Learning to identify the key issues which are likely to endanger health and integrity at work; • Learning to solve the main problems which are likely to endanger health and integrity at work; • Being able to teach, promote and contribute towards workers’ training; • Contributing towards the development of health, safety and hygiene at work at all levels; • Researching, diagnosing and correcting factors which are likely to endanger health and integrity at work.
Mode of Study
Full or part-time course in daytime schedule.
Access to Further Studies
The Master’s degree in Occupational Health is achieved when the student obtains 120 ECTS. The course duration is 4 semesters. After obtaining a Master's degree it is possible to proceed to the third cycle of studies / PhD.
Admission Requirements

Candidates to the master’s degree may be:
a) holders of a Bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent;
b) holders of a foreign higher academic degree, that was awarded after accomplishing a 1st cycle of studies, which should be structured according to the principles of the Bologna Process in an adhering country to this Process;
c) holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized to meet the objectives of the Bachelor’s degree by the legal competent Scientific Council of the Higher Education Institution to which they want to be admitted.
d) holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the legal competent Scientific Council of the Higher Education Institution to which they want to be admitted.
* In each academic year, the admission notice for the course, which establishes the specific access requirements, should be consulted.

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
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.
Professional Goals
Through a technical and scientific differentiation of the bachelors, this Master’s Degree aims to contribute to the important sector of Occupational Health solving and preventing many of the health, safety and hygiene problems at work, a very real problem nowadays.
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

Within the scientific areas, students should select academic disciplines corresponding to 30 ECTS in each semester and make a total of 60 ECTS (two academic semesters) out of 85 ECTS (which should grant them the right to a Post Graduate Diploma).With the dissertation (two other academic semesters) they will get a total of 120 ECTS and obtain the Master’s degree.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
Calendar
1st Semester
Start date: 04-09-2017
End date: 15-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018
Accreditations
- A3ES
Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2017-04-26 a 2018-04-25
R/A-Ef 1676/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior