Training Course in Planning of Research Projects

General Objectives of the Course

Identify the main characteristics of the scientific method and discuss its application to real cases; Recognize the research question as the central aspect in a research study and formulate research questions taking into account its essential characteristics Identify the different types of studies, its limitations and its applications; Plan a statistical study clearly identifying the research question, the main variable, the population and develop the ability to determine the sample size Describe the data using adequate summary measures and graphical forms; Select the appropriate statistical methods to the formulated scientific questions; Interpret the results of the statistical methods Correctly report statistical results.

Admission Requirements

Candidates from undergraduate, master's or doctoral health courses are preferred as well as other researchers whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum justifies the usefulness of this course to their training or activity.

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

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese language

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The classification will be continuous, including the participation of the trainee in all the activities developed during the course. The classification binary (approved / not approved)

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of the course, trainees should be able to: set up a research question correctly; Plan in detail a research study; Select the most appropriate statistical methods to analyse the data resulting from the research study; Present the results obtained in the study correctly and efficiently.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation of non-degree courses

Graduation Requirements

Basic knowledge of probability and statistics and basic informatics knowledge.

Study Programme

Planeamento de Trabalhos de Investigação

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 54 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 2.0


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