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MSc in Analytical, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology

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MSc in Analytical, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology

 The master's degree in Clinical and Forensic Analytical Toxicology by the University of Porto must correspond to the following fundamental skills:

  1. Have in-depth knowledge in the field of Analytical Toxicology applied to the Clinical and Forensic areas, using research, innovation or deepening professional skills;
  2. Ability to understand and solve problems in new situations or in broad and multidisciplinary contexts, whether for the practice of research or for the exercise of a professional activity linked to Analytical Toxicology;
  3. Ability to integrate knowledge, deal with complex issues, develop solutions or make judgments in situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflections on the ethical and social implications and responsibilities that result from these solutions and judgments or condition them;
  4. Be able to communicate their conclusions, the knowledge and reasoning underlying them, either to specialists or non-specialists, in a clear and unambiguous way;
  5. Skills that allow them to learn autonomously throughout their lives.

To achieve its pedagogical and scientific objectives, the Master (4 semesters and 120 ECTS), encompasses 3 scientific areas, namely, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences, with a large predominance of the first.

The 1st curricular year (60 ECTS) is organized in 9 curricular units (UCs) that encompass: 215 theoretical hours, 112 hours of Laboratory Practices, 7 hours of practices and 78 hours of Tutorial Guidance.
The UCs are taught in a block system, allowing a more intensive and focused deepening of knowledge, being organized throughout the respective semester, sequentially, in scientific and pedagogical terms.
In the first year there is also a seminar work (135 hours of tutorial guidance), with a strand of preparation for the dissertation / project (600 hours of tutorial guidance) taking place in the 2nd curricular year.

The fulfillment of the objectives is observed by the students evaluation in the various UCs, in continuous evaluation, final exam and / or works presentation, respecting the FFUP students evaluation terms. The seminar, as well as the dissertation / project, requires defense in public tests.


Employment Prospects

The trained specialists have skills for professional performance in research centers, chemical-biological analysis laboratories, in hospitals and pharmacies (in particular, hospital ones), poison centers, in the delegations of the Institute of Legal Medicine, companies (for example level of safety at work or regulation) or as legal experts.

Information

COURSE CODE (DGES)
6257

ACCREDITATION A3ES
Accredited study cycle for 6 years on January 30th of 2018.
Decision and Guide (PT only)

More information is available on the side option "Documents" (reading of information organized by school year is restricted to authenticated users).


Contacts

Academic and Registrar Management Service

General information

Official Code: 6257
Director: Helena Carmo
Acronym: TACF
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan

Certificates

  • MSc in Analytical, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master's Course in Analytical, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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