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About the program/cycle of studies

The Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is structured according to the Bologna process and lasts 4 academic years (8 semesters), corresponding to a total of 240 ECTS, in accordance with the Registry - R/B - AD - 131/2008, published in the Diário da República by the Order no. 6545/2008, of 11 February.

According to the Notice no. 8204/2014, of 7 July, published in the 2nd series of the Diário da República no. 133, of 14 July, the study plan for this course is organized into different subjects, which are either annual or bi-annual. It organised into a combination of lectures, theoretical and practical laboratory experience, tutorials, and clinical teaching. The theoretical and clinical teaching are coordinated so that the latter takes place as closely in time as possible to the theoretical component to which it corresponds.

Student community involvement is an integral part of the educational process regarding cultural extension, and enhances the early development of those skills (interpersonal and systemic) which are crucial for being able to meet today’s social expectations.

Nursing graduates are legally recognized as professionals with the scientific, technical and human competences to provide general nursing care to persons, families, groups and communities in terms of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

Course accredited by A3ES 02-03-2011 (CEF).

 

Academic Degree

Polytechnic Education, Bachelor's Degree, 1st cycle of studies leading to a Bachelor's degree, ISCED Level 5.

 

Type of recognition

Nursing graduates may practice nursing, as regulated in Portugal by Order no. 799-D/99, of 9 September, and by the European Directive 2005/36/CE, pending registration with the Nursing Association.

 

Entry requirements

International applicants for admission and enrolment in the Bachelor's degree and Integrated Masters, must:

  • hold a qualification granting them access to higher education, such as a diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority which attests to the successful completion of an educational programme and authorises them to apply for and enrol in higher education in the country where it was conferred; or
  • hold a secondary education degree legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education.

Under the regulations for international students, candidates must take an exam at CESPU. (Decree-Law no. 36/2014)

 

Official languages

English (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
French (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
Portuguese

 

Course duration

4 years - 8 semesters - 240 ECTS

 

Coordinator

Isabel Maria Batista de Araújo

 

Legislation

D.R. Notice no. 8204/2014, of 14 July

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
 
Credits

Nursing

189

Biology and Biochemistry

36

Social and Behavioural Sciences

8

Life Sciences

7

 

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Human Anatomy I

BBIO

Semester

121,5

T:20; PL:26

4,5

General Biochemistry

BBIO

Semester

162

T:20; TP:26; PL:26

6

Behavior Sciences

CSC

Semester

54

T:20

2

Nursing and Professional Identy

ENF

Semester

81

T:26; TP:13

3

Human Physiology I

BBIO

Semester

121,5

T:26; PL:20

4,5

Microbiology and Parasitology

BBIO

Semester

108

T:20; PL:26

4

Sociology of Health and Family

CSC

Semester

54

T:13; TP:13

2

Human Anatomy I

BBIO

Semester

121,5

T:20; PL:26

4,5

Nursing: Health of Women and Children

ENF

Semester

216

T:93; OT:13

8

Human Physiology II

BBIO

Semester

121,5

T:26; PL:20

4,5

Fundamentals of Nursing

ENF

Annual

324

T:140; PL:40

12

Awareness to Job Exercice

ENF

Semester

135

OT:13; S:39; PL:26

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Bioethics

CV

Semester

54

T:20

2

Community Nursing

ENF

Semester

135

T:65

5

Epistemology of Nursing

ENF

Semester

54

T:26

2

Pharmacology and Therapeutics I

BBIO

Semester

108

T:20; TP:26

4

Methodology of Communication Applied to Nursing

ENF

Semester

81

T:26; OT:13

3

Health Psychology

CSC

Semester

54

T:20

2

Sociology of Health and Disease

CSC

Semester

54

T:13; TP:13

2

Family Sctructure an Dynamics

ENF

Semester

81

T:39

3

Nursing: Care for People with Medical Pathology

ENF

Annual

351

T:121; PL:52; S:26

13

Clinical Teaching: Care for People with Medical Pathology

ENF

Semester

432

E:420

16

Pharmacology and Therapeutics II

BBIO

Semester

108

T:20; TP:26

4

Information and Technology Applied to Nursing

ENF

Semester

108

T:26; OT:13; S:13

4

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Changes in Dynamics and Family Structure

ENF

Semester

108

T:35; OT:13

4

Nursing: Care for People Underwent Surgery

ENF

Semester

324

T:113; PL:24; S:35

12

Nursing and the Elder Person

ENF

Semester

108

T:48

4

Nursing in the Comunnity

ENF

Semester

135

T:26; OT:26; S:15

5

Introduction to Research

ENF

Semester

81

T:20; TP:26

3

Nursing and the Person with Mental Health Changes

ENF

Semester

108

T:48

4

Clinical Teaching: Care for People Underwent Surgery

ENF

Semester

486

E:480

18

Hospital Ethics

CV

Semester

135

T:41; OT:13

5

Research I

ENF

Semester

135

T:41; OT:26

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   4th YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Administration and Care Management

ENF

Semester

81

T:39

3

Clinical Teaching in Mental Health and Psychiatric

ENF

Semester

203

E:203

7,5

Clinical Teaching in the Community

ENF

Semester

405

E:405

15

Pediatric Nursing

ENF

Semester

108

T:52

4

Optional Clinical Teaching

ENF

Semester

405

E:405

15

Clinical Teaching in Specialized Units

ENF

Semester

203

E: 203

7,5

Nursing – Profissional Behavior

ENF

Semester

54

T:26

2

Research II

ENF

Annual

162

OT:26; TP:20; S:40

6

 T – Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL – Practical and Laboratorial

OT – Tutorial Orientation

S - Seminar

E – Clinical Stage/teaching