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Master in Biomedical Research

Faculty of Medicine

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Academic year

2017-2018

DGES Code

M217

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)

Henrique Manuel Paixão dos Santos Girão (hgirao@ibili.uc.pt)

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

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

General Objectives of the Course
The Master Course in Biomedical Research aims to create conditions for a differentiated and high merit scientific training that prepares students for Research in Biomedicine. To achieve this, MIB is founded on excellence of
teaching associated to excellence in biomedical scientific research, providing an environment that allows the training and preparation of scientists capable of developing or participating in research activities in the different
specialization branches of the course, namely “Vision Sciences”, “Neurobiology”, “Oncobiology” and “Infection and Immunity”. The course aims to familiarize students with the real and quotidian processes that govern scientific research practices, including the formulation of valid hypothesis, experimental design, experimentation, critical interpretation of results and the analysis of their relevance for the advancement of scientific knowledge.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The Master Course in Biomedical Research aims to create conditions for a differentiated and high merit scientific training that prepares students for Research in Biomedicine. To achieve this, MIB is founded on excellence of
teaching associated to excellence in biomedical scientific research, providing an environment that allows the training and preparation of scientists capable of developing or participating in research activities in the different
specialization branches of the course. MIB includes scientific fields for which faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra is renown, and corresponds to identified research groups whose competence have been well demonstrated by their scientific production and the supervision of post-graduate training activities. MIB aims to attract highly motivated and qualified students who successfully concluded their 1st cycle training in fields that are adequate for the pursuit of a technical or scientific career that involves a strong Biomedical Research component.
For this, students will complete CUs in structural and transversal areas, which will form the basis for the development of a solid and successful research work, in addition to CUs in specific fields, according to the specialization branch chosen by the student. Thus, MIB is a course that is mainly focused on the acquisition of skills to perform research, and students have the liberty to mold their scientific and curricular path, accoding to their objectives, having the opportunity to select the advanced courses that they wish to attend, from offers existent within not only FMUC and other institutions belonging to UC, but other higher education or research institutions. To guarantee that these objectives are met, the MIB coordenator has frequent meetings with students and teachers.
Mode of Study
The course is delivered in full time or part time attendance and daytime schedule.
Access to Further Studies
The Master degree in Biomedical Research will be granted when the student completes 120 ECTS. The course duration is 2 years
Admission Requirements

a) Students holding a graduate degree, master or legal equivalent in Medicine, Basic Health Sciences, Dentistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology or similar.
b) Students holding a 1st cycle graduate degree structured according to the principles stipulated in the Bologna process, obtained in a country that signed the Bologna Declaration.
c) Students holding a foreign graduate degree, which meets the standards, as set by the relevant scientific body of the higher education school in which they want to enrol.
d) Students with an educational, scientific or professional curriculum, attesting to their capacity to complete this study cycle, as set by the relevant scientific body of the higher education school in which they want to enrol.

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

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 July
Professional Goals
This Master course aims at creating differentiated and high quality scientific training opportunities that prepare students to conduct research activities in Biomedicine.
This course is based on the existence of training associated with the high scientific merit of research in Biomedicine and aims to create conditions for the training of scientists that might develop or take part in research activities in the different branches of specialization of this course.
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

The successful assessment in the curricular unit of Laboratory Rotations (15 ECTS) and in the public presentation of the dissertation (45 ECTS), in conjunction with the mark obtained in the classes of the first two semesters, awards the degree of Master, whose final mark is the weighted average of the components involved.

Study Programme
Paths
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)
  • 2017-10-25 a 2023-10-24
R/A-Ef 1671/2011 - DGES
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
Período(s)
  • 2011-03-18