Training Course: Introduction Language and to Traditional Chinese Medicine

General Objectives of the Course

providing basic Chinese vocabulary (chosen topics; for daily usage); advanced vocabulary of science and medicine; basic knowledge of traditional medicine.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

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

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

performance at the classes 20%, homeworks 20%, presentation 30%, vocabulary test 30%; 0-20 points (0-9: failed; 10-13 reasonable; 14-15 good; 16-17 very good; 18-20 excellent)

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of the course, students should be able to read, comprehend and write the basic Chinese vocabulary (chosen topics; for daily usage); use freely and correctly some frequent expressions (for daily usage); know advanced Chinese vocabulary for science and medicine; understand some of the most fundamental notions of traditional Chinese medicine.

Course Coordinator(s)

João Nuno Paixão Corrêa Cardoso

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferred evaluation mode: this requires 75% attendance and completion of two tests. Other elements, such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme

Introduction Language and to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 40 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 1.5


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