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Master Degree Course in Epidemiology

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2014/2015.


The Master in Epidemiology aims to contribute to the development of specific knowledge in this field and to enhance the ability to identify, evaluate and act in response to potential threats tothepopulation’s health problems.

Advanced training in this area has been increasingly valued as fundamental for the achievement of public health goals, as well as the assurance of individual and population health, optimizing health resources.

The current programme focuses on a specific area of knowledge and is relevant in particular to MDs, but also to students with other degrees in Health and Social Sciences or Mathematics, with a strong enthusiasm towards scientific research.

The Master comprises a team of highly qualified faculty as well as other administrative research resources, and facilities, including those available at the Institute of Public Health, that contribute to the quality of the program.

The students have the possibility to attend elective modules in the context of the European Master in Epidemiology, promoting mobility and the interconnection with European research networks, aiming to contribute, the highly-needed training of qualified epidemiologists in Portugal.

Medical doctors or graduates (1st or 2nd cycles) in other Health Sciences degrees.


Formative Offer for the school year 2015/ 2016_More information HERE.



Post Graduate Courses FMUP 2014/2015 – Information on-line.

Calendar 2014.2015_1st Semester


Department for Research and Post-Graduate Studies 
Tel.: + 351 22 551 36 76
Fax.: + 351 22 551 36 92
E.Mail - daipg@med.up.pt 

General information

Official Code: 6097
Director: Carla Lopes
Acronym: MEPI
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2005/2006
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan


  • Master Degree Course in Epidemiology (120 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Mestrado em Epidemiologia (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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