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Palliative Care


PhD & MASTER's SCHOOL CALENDARS   2017/2018



OVERVIEW


The University of Porto is an institution of creation, diffusion and of knowledge application among the diferent scientific areas. In particular, the Faculty of Medicine has contributed significantly to the scientific, technological and humanistic training of physicians and other health professionals, therefore improving the population's health. For this purpose, this faculty is qualified in granting a degree, master and doctor, assuming the execution of scientific and technological research in the fields of Medicine and other Health and Life Sciences. So, the 3rd studies cycle in Palliative Care is fully within the institutional strategy of training offer, given the mission of the University of Porto, in general, and the mission of the Faculty of medicine, in particular. This studies cycle is the natural result of the academic project of the graduates in Palliative Care (2nd studies cycle in Palliative Care of FMUP is now in its 6th edition and 70 students have already been awarded a master's degree), as well as of many physicians and other health care professionals who wish to acquire skills in research and practice in palliative care. Furthermore, and despite the very diverse training offers at the University of Porto, both at the level of master's degree or doctorate, the 3rd studies cycle in Palliative Care has occupied an important gap at this level, as there is today a strong demand for this type of training throughout the country, by which students were forced to resort to foreign universities for the doctoral level training. This program occurs in partnership with important and prestigious universities and health institutions at national and international level including AngloSaxon institutions but also Portuguese speaking which will also contribute to further internationalize the University of Porto, either by disclosure of this initiative or by the frequency of foreign students attending this studies cycle. Partnerships will be developed with the following institutions: Rice University, Texas, (Prof. H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.), Kent University, UK (Prof. Andrew Thorn), St Christopher's Hospice, London, (Prof. Nigel Sykes) Federal University of São Paulo UNIFESP (Professor Mark Bossi), State Council of Medicine of São Paulo (Prof. Clovis Constantine), Portuguese Oncology Institute Porto (Prof. Gonçalves Ferraz, Paula Silva.), INFARMED – National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, IP (Dr. Eurico Castro Alves), Family Health Unit of São João Porto (Prof. Pinto Hespanhol), Nursing School of Coimbra (Prof. Amado Martins).

 


Objectives

OBJECTIVES 

The essential aim of this Ph.D. in Palliative Care is that the student acquires knowledge in research in Palliative Care and as well as that the student gets the necessary skills and capacities for a more human and competent professional exercise in palliative medicine. However, three factors seem essential with regards acquiring a Ph.D. in Palliative Care: the student must master a specific subject completely, the student must extend the body of knowledge about that subject, and he/she need to become a successful independent researcher.

ELIGIBILITY

Any graduate with the bachelor or master degree in Medicine can apply for the Ph.D. in Palliative Care, as well as graduates in other areas of biological, life and health sciences. It could also be accepted the application of graduates of other scientific and professional backgrounds after careful analysis by the scientific committee of the program. Other graduates with a proved capacity that attest the capacity for the accomplishment of this Ph.D. can also be accepted by the scientific committee.
 

Information

POSITIONS: 10

1st Phase: 10
2nd Phase: Remaining positions

APPLICATIONS

1st Phase
Online Applications: 04/04/2017 to 24/04/2017
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants - provisional results: The lists will be available until 08/05/2017
Prior hearing period: 09/05/2017 to 22/05/2017
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants (on-line) - definitive results: The lists will be available until 29/05/2017
Admission appeals and complaints (if applicable): 30/05/2017 to 20/06/2017
Registration deadline: 05/06/2017 to 16/06/2017

2nd Phase (if applicable)
Online Applications: 30/06/2017 to 19/07/2017
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants - provisional results: The lists will be available until 28/07/2017
Prior hearing period: 31/07/2017 to 11/08/2017
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants (on-line) - definitive results: The lists will be available until 05/09/2017
Admission appeals and complaints (if applicable): 06/09/2017 to 07/09/2017
Registration deadline: 11/09/2017 to 18/09/2017

  

Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants - provisional results_HERE!  




Comments

BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
Starting Date: 18-09-2017

 

FEE

 

FEE

Fee Full Time: Reference value of UP = 2750¤  /year

Fee Part Time:2062,5¤ /year

 

FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Tuition fee for students covered by the International Student Status, approved by Decree-Law 36/2014 of 10 March)

Fee Full Time: 7500¤ /year

Fee Part Time: 5625¤/year

Fee Full Time (CPLP):  3750¤ /year

Fee Part Time (CPLP): 2812,5¤ /year

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS_ MORE INFORMATION HERE!

 

 

 To assist the application, you can consult the Guide Support (1)

APPLICATION ONLINE HERE





To assist the registration, you can consult the Guide Support (2)

REGISTRATION ONLINE HERE


Contacts

INFORMATIONS

Department for Research and Post-Graduate Studies 
Tel.: + 351 220 426 959
E.mail - daipg@med.up.pt

General information

Director: Rui Nunes
Acronym: PDCP
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2016/2017
Duration: 3 Years

Study Plan

Certificates

  • Doutoramento em Cuidados Paliativos (180 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento em Cuidados Paliativos (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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