Master in Clinical Neuropsychology: Assessment and Rehabilitation

General Objectives of the Course

The Master's has a practical, applied and professional nature.
1. To prepare students for the specialized exercise of Neuropsychology, an advanced certification area, within Clinical and Health Psychology, recognized by OPP.
2. To promote the acquisition and application of knowledge, as well as the development of various skills necessary for future professional practice, including: 2.1. construction, validation and use of neuropsychological tests and other instruments in contexts of neuropsychological assessment; 2.2. design, implementation and empirical validation of neuropsychological programs and interventions (rehabilitation, neuro-counseling, neuropsychotherapy); 2.3. mastery of methodologies (statistics, information technologies, reports, case study).
3. To cover the entire life cycle with a particular focus on aging.
4. To promote the exercise of "knowing how to do" (based on scientific evidence) and "knowing how to be" (ethically grounded).

Admission Requirements

a) Holders of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Psychology; b) Holders of a higher education degree in Psychology by a foreign institution awarded after a 1st study cycle structured according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a participating country; c) Holders of a higher education degree by a foreign recognized as fulfilling the objectives of a bachelor's degree in Psychology; d) Applicants having a relevant academic or professional CV on Psychology or Neuropsychology recognized as attesting the ability to undertake master's level studies.

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

Professional Goals

Access to professional internship tutored by the Portuguese Psychologists Order and subsequent registration in that order, which is mandatory for the exercise of the profession. Employers: Services in the health area (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), namely in the areas of neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, legal medicine; Social Security services, including Social Solidarity Institutions and Services (e.g., support associations for the elderly, geriatric centers); Psychology services in schools at different levels of education; Private practice in Offices, Clinics and Psychological Consultation Centers; Pedagogical Centers, Special Education and Rehabilitation Services; Social reintegration services; Applied research (R&D Centers).

Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese and English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

A avaliação das aprendizagens realizadas pelos alunos constitui uma atividade pedagógica intrínseca às atividades de ensino. Tem como objetivo, reconhecer as competências e os conhecimentos adquiridos pelos estudantes, o seu espírito crítico, a capacidade de enunciar e de resolver problemas, a capacidade de comunicação/expressão escrita e oral. São estabelecidas regras de avaliação específicas para cada unidade curricular, de acordo com a regulamentação académica da UC e com as Regras de avaliação da FPCEUC, sendo a classificação final um número inteiro de valores compreendido entre 0 a 20. Uma classificação final, a uma unidade curricular, igual ou superior a 10 valores confere a aprovação à mesma. Exemplos de tarefas de avaliação incluem o exame escrito ou oral, testes, trabalhos escritos ou práticos, individuais ou em grupo, estudo de caso, relatórios, projetos, que poderão ter de ser defendidos oralmente, participação nas aulas. A avaliação de cada unidade curricular pode incluir um ou mais dos elementos de avaliação indicados anteriormente. Sempre que a avaliação de uma unidade curricular compreenda mais do que um elemento de avaliação, a nota final é calculada a partir das classificações obtidas em cada elemento de avaliação, através de uma fórmula tornada pública através da ficha anual de unidade curricular, nos termos do nº 2 do artigo 7º do RPUC).

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

- To respond to requests for neuropsychological assessment (NPA), using protocols based on scientific evidence.
- To plan the response considering different types of problems (e.g., mild cognitive decline, dementia, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, learning disabilities, other neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychological effects of medical disorders or treatments);
- Characterize the neuropsychological functioning of complex cases involving medical and neuropsychiatric comorbidities, with the preparation of a Neuropsychological Report at the request of other professionals (doctors, teachers, ...) or entities (families, courts) that respond to requests and assessment needs and intervention and support informed decisions.
- To implement rehabilitation, neurocounseling and psychotherapeutic interventions;
- To develop research oriented towards the development and validation of assessment instruments and rehabilitation programs.

Course Coordinator(s)

Ana Rita Esteves de Sousa e Silva

Margarida Maria Batista Mendes Pedroso Lima

Óscar Filipe Coelho Neves Gonçalves

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Bruno Cecílio de Sousa

Lisete Santos Mendes Mónico

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The present study cycle gives the degree of Master according to the principles in DL 74/2006, of March 24, in its current wording, republished in DL 65/2018, of 16 and August.

Graduation Requirements

The Master's degree is granted to those who, through approval in all curricular units that constitute the cycle of studies have obtained 120 ECTS. It includes the realization of an internship report and public act of defense of a dissertation.

Access to Further Studies

By granting the degree of Master, this course allows access to third cycle studies, PhD degree studies.

Study Programme

Neuropsicologia Clínica: Avaliação e Reabilitação

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme

DGES Code: MB89

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Continuity second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2023
End date: 16-12-2023
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2024
End date: 23-05-2024


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2020-07-31 a 2026-07-31
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/A-Cr 33/2021