Mestrado Terapias Moleculares

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The Master's Degree in Molecular Therapy, with specialisation in the Biomedical Sciences, promotes advanced understanding of the molecular basis of disease and the latest research/laboratory developments and clinical applications of molecular diagnostics and therapies, inherently resulting from the advancement of science in molecular pathology. It is a field in continual progression, closely linked to the development of Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and personalised therapies. Projects promising increased quality of life and improved disease management include: the design of pharmaceutical drugs for specific interference with metabolic pathways or molecular abnormalities that are central to the development, growth and spread of particular cancers; the identification of the genetic characteristics of a tumour, allowing the prediction of a response to a particular therapy or therapeutic agent; the development of molecular diagnostic tests for identifying diseases or the determination of a susceptibility gene for its development; and lastly, the development of vaccines for newly emerging diseases.

 

Academic Degree

Course accredited by A3ES on 02-03-2011 (CEF); University Education - 2nd cycle of studies leading 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

Odília dos Anjos Pimenta Marques Queirós

 

Legislation

D.R. Notice no. 14 029/2009, of 3 August

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
 
Credits

Biomedical Sciences

87

Biochemical Sciences

26

Social and Behavioural Sciences

7

 

 

MASTER DEGREE IN MOLECULAR THERAPY

 

                  CURRICULAR UNITS

 SCIENTIFIC AREA

  DURATION

   WORKING TIME (hours)

     ECTS

  Total

          Contact

  

 1st YEAR

  

 Biomolecular Basis

CBq

Semester

112

TP: 26

4

 Molecular Pathology

CBiom

Semester

140

TP: 26

5

 Bioinformatics

CBq

Semester

168

TP: 26

6

 Biotechnology

CBq

Semester

168

TP: 26

6

 Epidemiology

CBiom

Semester

112

TP: 26

4

 Laboratory

CBq

Annual

280

PL: 104

10

 Biochemistry Therapies

CBiom

Semester

168

TP: 39

6

 Genetical Therapies

CBiom

Semester

168

TP: 39

6

 Immunological Therapies

CBiom

Semester

168

TP: 39

6

 Bioethics

CSC

Semester

98

TP: 13

3,5

 Biosafety

CSC

Semester

98

TP: 13

3,5

 

 2nd YEAR

 

 Project of Research and Thesis

CBiom

 Annual

1680

OT: 104

60

 

TP - Theoretical and Practical

PL - Practical and Laboratorial

OT - Tutorial Orientation