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Medicinal Plants - Challenges and Opportunities

Medicinal Plants - Challenges and Opportunities


The course aims to promote the transmission of knowledge about the use of medicinal plants, their beneficial effects, toxicological risk and opportunities for recovery in an increasingly demanding market, enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship.
Specifically, it intends to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  1. Conduct standardized tests;
  2. Prepare plant extracts and characterize their chemical profile;
  3. Conduct chemical, enzymatic and cellular assays;
  4. Design formulations.




The course is aimed at students of 2nd/3rd cycles, professionals in the areas of pharmacy, chemistry, biology and related areas and other candidates who show interest in this topic.

Candidates will be admitted according to the following selection and ranking requirements:
Scores will be awarded to applications, according to the following characteristics of the candidates:
- Academic degree of the candidate - Doctorate: 3 points; Master: 2 points; Undergraduate degree: 1 point.
- Professionals working in the areas of pharmacy, chemistry, biology and related areas: 20 points.
- Professionals from other areas who wish to deepen their knowledge on this topic: 16 points.
- Students of the 3rd cycle of studies who wish to deepen their knowledge on this topic: 12 points.
- 2nd cycle students who wish to deepen their knowledge on this topic: 10 points.
- Other candidates, who show interest in the area, preferably with a university degree or university attendance: 6 points.
In case of a tie, an analysis of the Curriculum Vitae will be made, being placed or candidate with more years of professional experience in the areas of pharmacy, chemistry, biology and related areas.


12 to 16 of July 2021 in the Faculty of Pharmacy of U.Porto.

2,5 ECTS

Students of the University of Porto: 75 ¤
All others: 200 ¤



2nd PHASE *


Vacancies: 20

Remaining vacancies of 1st phase

Application submission
(online application)

03/05/2021 to 07/05/2021

26/06/2021 to 27/06/2021

Publication of conditional results



Complaints about conditional results presented

12/05/2021 to 25/05/2021


Results to publish



Submission of complaints

27/05/2021 to 18/06/2021


Publication of the complaint decision



Enrolment and registration

22/06/2021 and 23/06/2021

enrolment instructions sent to the e-mail used to submit the application


Placement of candidates in the reserve list



* There will be no early hearing considering article 124, lines a) and c), of the Decree-Law nº 4/2015, 7 of January ("Código do Procedimento Administrativo").

Additional information:

General information

Acronym: PMDO
Type of course/cycle of study: Continuing Training Unit
Start: 2019/2020
Duration: 23,5 Hour

Study Plan


  • Medicinal Plants - Challenges and Opportunities (2,5 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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