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Applications 2018/19

Specialization Course in Health Informatics


Health Informatics



Health Informatics focuses on the theoretical aspects of information science specific to the understanding of biomedical data, information and knowledge and the practical application of information technologies to health care systems. Its aim is to improve security, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and availability of health care.

The specialization course will address a variety of scientific and technical issues such as: computer-based patient records in general practices and hospitals; coding and classification systems of diseases and procedures; norms and standards of ICT in the health domain; signal analysis and image processing; electronic communications between health care providers; decision support systems; and the implementation and evaluation of information systems and technologies.

This program has been specially designed for physicians, nurses and other health professionals, as well as for computer scientists or engineers who wish to improve their medical informatics skills and knowledge, and to apply them into their practice or their organization, aiming at improving the delivery of health care.

Collaborating Institutions:

Administration: FMUP

Coordinator: Pedro Pereira Rodrigues

Eligibility: Degree, by national or international institutions, in the areas of health and life sciences, mathematics, computer science, information sciences and technologies and related fields

Accreditation: Credits (60 ECTS)

Language: Portuguese

Fee: 1 250¤/year

Positions: 10

Application deadline

First phase
Online Applications: 07.08.2017 to 06-09-2017
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants - provisional results: The lists will be available until 11-11-2017
Prior hearing period: 12-09-2017 to 25-09-2017
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants (on-line) - definitive results: The lists will be available until 26-09-2017
Admission appeals and complaints (if applicable): 27-09-2017 to 28-09-2017
Registration deadline: 27-09-2017 to 29-09-2017

Starting date:

Thursdays: 6pm – 10pm;
Fridays: 2pm – 8pm;
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm


Department for Research and Post-Graduate Studies 

Continuous Education Office
Tel.: 220426957
e-mail: educacaocontinua@med.up.pt


Dados Gerais

Docente Responsável: Pedro Brandão
Acronym: IS
Tipo de curso/ciclo de estudos: Specialization
Start: 2014/2015
Duration: 2 Semesters

Study Plan

Unidades Orgânicas Envolvidas


  • Specialization Course in Health Informatics (60 ECTS credits)

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