Post Graduate Degree in Medicines and Herbal HealthProducts

Faculty of Pharmacy

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded



1 Trimester(s)

ECTS Credits


Course Coordinator(s)

Lígia Maria Ribeiro Pires Salgueiro da Silva Couto (ligia@ff.uc.pt)

General Objectives of the Course
The course “Medicines and Herbal Health Products” is intended to continuously train professionals in the pharmaceutical professional activity in order to provide and update scientific and technical knowledge which are specific and essential to handle and use medicines and other herbal health products.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
Provide multidisciplinary scientificknowledge, ethnopharmacological, phytochemical, phytotherapeutic and technological knowledge, which allow to support dispensing, advice, follow up and therapeutic monitoring of herbal medicines.
Mode of Study
The course is delivered in full time or part time attendance and daytime schedule.
Access to Further Studies
After obtaining a graduate you can advance to the second cycle of studies.
Admission Requirements

Having a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences is the admission qualification to this course;
The course’s Coordination Commission may also admit to this course holders of other Bachelor’s Degrees whose curriculum demonstrates an adequate basic scientific preparation.
Maximum number of students admitted: 25.
This course is delivered only if it has a minimum of 10 students.

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 de July.
Professional Goals
Not applicable
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Graduation Requirements

This course is organized into teaching modules and it covers the elaboration of monographs.

Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Quarterial
Start date: 12-10-2018
End date: 09-11-2018
2nd Quarterial
Start date: 10-11-2018
End date: 28-12-2018
3rd Quarterial
Start date: 29-12-2018
End date: 02-03-2019