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MSc in Quality Control

The Faculty of Pharmacy, holder of a well-established and acknowledged experience in the subjects of physical, chemical, pharmacological, biological and toxicological analysis of medicines, cosmetic products and body hygiene products, offers a Masters Degree in Quality Control. This aims to satisfy the real needs of the business community as far as Products Quality Control (Total Quality) is concerned and to promote the scientific and technical development of the professionals and youngsters who have a vocation in this area.

The Community’s orientations and directives in matters of security and control of the environment and products demand measures that can only be carried out by specialised and competent technicians. In the presence of a market becoming increasingly more demanding, the FFUP aims to help promote competitiveness of companies by guaranteeing the quality of the products they produce.

Information

The duration of the Masters course in Quality Control is 24 months and the course is composed of a curricular part in the first two semesters (classes and a seminar) and a dissertation based on laboratorial research.

The curricular component is composed of theoretical and practical mandatory subjects together with a seminar to be given in the first 12 months, according to a realistic and innovative curricular program. The dissertation must be specifically written for that purpose, dealing specifically with themes in the speciality area chosen by the student and developed under the supervision of a teacher or researcher.

The areas of specialisation are as follows:

Entry Requirements:
  • The area of Medicines and Medicinal Plants is restricted for students holding a Degree on Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacy. The area of Cosmetics and Body Hygiene Products is aimed to students holding a Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacy; exceptionally students with other Degrees will be admitted after analysis of the professional curriculum and approval by the FFUP. The other areas of specialization are aimed to students holding a Degree with a strong analytical, chemical and/or biological component.
Details of the study program:
  • Management and Statistical Control of Quality;
  • Authenticity, Normalisation and Certification of Product Quality;
  • Sensory Control;
  • Chemical and Physical Control;
  • Microbiological control;
  • Biochemical control;
  • Biological and Toxicological Control;
  • Seminar;
  • issertation.
The final classification of the Masters Course in Quality Control takes the qualitative format of Refused or Approved, the latter mentioned as Good, Good with Distinction or Very Good.

Regulation of the Master Degree in Quality Control of the Faculty of Pharmacy - University of Porto

Regulation of the Master Degrees of the University of Porto

Schedules to 2004/2005

Schedules to 2005/2006

Schedules to 2006/2007

General information

Official Code: 4119
Acronym: CQ
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 1994/1995
End: 2008/2009
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan

Certificates

  • Master Degree in Quality Control - Scientific Area in Food and Water ( national credits)
  • Master Degree in Quality Control - Scientific Area in Environment ( national credits)
  • Master Degree in Quality Control - Scientific Area in Medicines and Medicinal Plants ( national credits)
  • Master Degree in Quality Control - Scientific Area in Cosmetics and Body Hygiene Products ( national credits)
  • Master Degree in Quality Control ( national credits)
  • Quality Control - Scientific Area in Water and Food ( national credits)
  • Quality Control - Scientific Area in Environment ( national credits)
  • Quality Control - Scientific Area in Drug Substances and Medicinal Plants ( national credits)
  • Quality Control - Scientific Area in Cosmetics and Body Hygiene Products ( national credits)
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