M podiatria Clinica VA

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The Podiatry Clinic is a speciality of Podiatry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a series of systemic repercussions within the human body on the foot.

This speciality covers the current metabolic pathologies of the human body with repercussions for the foot, allowing professionals to deal with foot pathologies in a healing and preventive way.

During this cycle of studies, students should come to understand human physiology, the systemic, vascular, neurological and endocrine pathologies, the pathophysiologies of aging and of pain, in order to recognize and treat the various changes in the foot and their repercussions, using conservative surgical and pharmacological techniques.

Master’s students will have the opportunity to deepen their theoretical knowledge, acquire practical laboratory experience, and experience a real work environment, such as in clinics, health centres, hospitals and Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Unit, among others.

The Master's degree in Clinical Podiatry (120 ECTS), whose outline was published in the Diário da República, no. 119, of 23 June 2009, with the Notice no. 11271/2009, is intended to provide health professionals already in practice or graduates wishing to pursue their activity in health care, with specific theoretical and practical training that complements their basic training, update their knowledge in specialized areas of Podiatry, including aspects related to the foot and the patient. It also aims to fill a gap in the real knowledge needs of professionals, as well as providing professional skills that complement the technical expertise with new working concepts and methodologies for the development of Podiatry Science.

The latest developments in the health system, in general, and all Podiatry-related activity, in particular, reinforce the relevance of this course.

From this perspective, the goal of the present Master’s, in accordance to the Bologna process, is to promote excellence in professional practice, and to be a source of innovation, quality, and accuracy, which are the trademarks of this institution.

 

Academic Degree

Polytechnic Education, Master's Degree, 2nd cycle of studies leading to the acquisition of a Master's degree, ISCED Level 5.

 

Type of recognition

Course accredited by A3ES on 02-03-2011 (CEF); Polytechnic Education - 2nd cycle of studies leading to a Master's degree.

 

Entry requirements

Applicants to a 2nd cycle of studies leading to a Master's Degree must: a) hold a Bachelor's Degree or a legal equivalent; b) hold a foreign academic degree that is considered to meet the criteria of the Bachelor's degree by the Scientific Committee of the institution of higher education they are applying to; c) have an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum that is judged to be sufficient proof of their ability to fulfil the requirements of this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee of the institution of higher education they are applying to.

 

Official languages

English (minimum 10 students)
French (minimum 10 students)
Portuguese

 

Course duration

2 years - 4 semesters - 120 ECTS

 

Coordinator

Domingos Dias Gomes

 

Legislation

D.R. Notice no. 12680/2012, of 21 September

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
Credits

Sciences of Podiatry

100

Medicine

20

 

 

MASTER DEGREE IN CLINICAL PODIATRY

 

                CURRICULAR UNITS  

 SCIENTIFIC AREA

   DURATION

    WORKING TIME (Hours)

     ECTS

   TOTAL

         CONTACT

 

 1st YEAR – 1st semester

 

 Pain

Medicine

Annual

267

TP:90

10

 Diabetic Foot

Podiatry Sciences

Annual

320

TP:60; E:60

12

 Geriatric Foot

Podiatry Sciences

Annual

270

TP:90

10

 Neurological Foot

Podiatry Sciences

Annual

270

TP:90

10

 Vascular Foot

Podiatry Sciences

Annual

220

T:60; PL:60

8

 Clinical Propaedeutics

Medicine

Annual

320

TP:90

10

 

 2nd YEAR

 

 Professional Stage

Podiatry Sciences

Annual

1620

E:630; OT:60

60

T – Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL – Practical and Laboratorial 

OT – Tutorial Orientation

S - Seminars

E – Clinical Stage/teaching