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Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Health Sciences

Instance: 2022/2023 - 2S

Active? Yes
Course/CS Responsible: Physiotherapy

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
DF 16 Plano do Programa de Doutoramento 1 - 1 15 27

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Paula Clara Ribeiro Santos

Teaching - Hours

Seminar: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Seminar Totals 1 2,00
Paula Clara Ribeiro Santos 2,00

Teaching language

Obs.: Português/Inglês


It is intended, with this curricular unit, to approach themes of Physiotherapy in specific conditions or specific populations. It aims to provide interdisciplinary concepts both in the conceptual domain and in terms of the methodological treatment applied to experimental research. It seeks to develop a thematic synthesis of the research area and domain of knowledge applied to physiotherapy and its relation to exercise as a health-promoting, preventive and/or therapeutic practice in this domain.

a)Acquisition of knowledge
b)Ability to use knowledge for practical intervention
c) critically analyze scientific studies
d) Plan an investigation


Learning outcomes and competences

The student for approval at the UC has a classification in the final work (TF) greater than or equal to 9.5 values

The TF consists in the elaboration of a scientific poster, on one of the themes with compliance in the UC according to the agreement provided by the regent. Students will have access to the evaluation grid, which contains the items to be evaluated and the respective quotations.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)



Seminars   will be carried out to present scientific evidence and research methodologies, as well as critical analysis of topics such as: 

  1. Baby massage - mother-child relationship
  2. Motivational models in the promotion of physical activity, in the elderly and people with chronic disease
  3. occupational health
  4. Diastasis of the rectus abdominis
  5. Physical Activity in Pregnancy
  6. Exercise in older adults
  7. Promotion of pelvic health

Mandatory literature

Paula Clara Ribeiro Santos; Padrões de atividade física ao longo da gravidez sua influência na lombalgia e nos outcomes do re

Teaching methods and learning activities

I)Lecturer, seminar classes

II)collaborative work


Type of evaluation: Avaliação distribuída sem exame final

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Trabalho escrito 2,00
Total: 2,00

Eligibility for exams


Calculation formula of final grade

Evaluation formula: Final work grade (TF)=100%

Classification improvement

The assessment for grade improvement will be made by written test and at the times defined for regulation


Before each class, students are provided with published articles (to be designated) within the scope of each research topic presented.


Santos PC, Leirós-Rodríguez R, Abreu S, Ferreira M, Alves O, Mota J, Physical activity during pregnancy and its effects on neonatal outcomes,Placenta (2022), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2022.08.009


Moreira, S., Criado, M. B., Ferreira, M. S., Machado, J., Gonçalves, C., Clemente, F. M., Mesquita, C., Lopes, S., & Santos, P. C. (2022). Positive Effects of an Online Workplace Exercise Intervention during the COVID-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life Perception in Computer Workers: A Quasi-Experimental Study Design. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(5), 3142. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19053142

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