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Master Degree Course in Public Health

Promote the development of specific competences and strengthen the capacity to identify, assess and react in an adequate way to health problems of populations.

Overview: The Master in Public Health, results from a partnership between the University of Porto Medical School and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, emphasises the description and analysis of national health problems, detailing the study of etiologic and intervention factors, either environmental, psychosocial or biological in nature. Learning and application of the methods from epidemiology, biostatistics and social sciences are approached in depth, promoting the interconnection of research and practice, preventive and curative, at individual and collective levels. The Master is mainly attended by health professionals, with different backgrounds and from several regions, namely from CPLP, with the aim of entering or progressing on the academic career and enhancing and updating professional skills. 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 Master has the collaboration of several international partners and has close relations with European networks for research and training in Public Health, namely as a member of ASPHER (The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region).

Eligibility: Graduates (1st or 1st and 2nd cycles) in other Health Sciences degrees or similar areas.


Information


Numerus clausus: Min: 10 Max: 25 (1st phase: 18 positions; 2nd phase: 4 positions; 3 positions for PALOP’S)

Applications- 1st phase

Online Applications: May 28th to June 25th, 2012
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants: The lists will be available until 9/07/2012
Admission appeals and complaints (if applicable): 9/07/2012 to 11/07/2012
Registration deadline: from 19 a 25/07/2012
Placement of substitutes (if applicable) : from 30/07/2012 to 3/08/2012
Advertisement of positions for the 2nd phase of applications : from 9 to 10/8/2012

Applications- 2nd phase

Online Applications: August 9th to 31st, 2012
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants: The lists will be available until 7/09/2012
Admission appeals and complaints (if applicable): 10 to 12/09/2012
Registration deadline: from 19 to 21/09/2012
Placement of substitutes (if applicable) : from 27 to 28/09/2012

Applications- 3r phase

Online Applications: from 01 to 03/10/2012
Lists of admitted and non-admitted applicants: The lists will be available until 09/10/2012
Admission appeals and complaints (if applicable): 09 to 11/10/2012
Registration deadline: from 16 a 18/10/2012
Placement of substitutes (if applicable) : 19 a 22/10/2012

Fee:
Full time: 1250¤/year
Part-time: 937,50¤/year (75% of full-time fee)

Starting date: 1/10/2012

Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday (from 3pm to 7pm) and Friday (from 2pm to 8pm)

Access: Applicants will be admitted if:
1. Holding a Degree in the area of Health Sciences or similar with a minimum grade of 14 out 20;
2. Holding a Degree with a final grade lower than 14 out 20 (a curricular assessment by the Scientific Committee will be carried out);
3. Holding a Degree from a foreign University in the area of Health Sciences or similar (a curricular assessment by the Scientific Committee will be carried out).

Selection Criteria: The selection criteria will be based on the assessment of the academic and professional curriculum and on an academic test.

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

ICBAS - Tel: 222062221


General information

Official Code: 6239
Director: Henrique de Barros
Acronym: MSP
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 1995/1996
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units

Certificates

  • Public Health (120 ECTS credits)
  • Public Health (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

  • Health Administration
  • Social and comportamental sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Ethics
  • Environmemtal Health
  • Public Health
  • All classifications
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