Radiologia

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The Degree in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy as a duration of 4 academic years (8 semesters) for a total of 240 ECTS. It aims to train professionals with knowledge, skills and competences for an excellent professional performance, namely within the scope of the activities carried out in the different imaging and therapeutic areas of Radiology, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine. This cycle of studies gives access to the profession similar to that registered in other European countries (level 6 of the European qualifications framework), a fact that allows the professional to practice in the European space and worldwide.

 

The Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy course given at Escola Superior de Saúde Vale do Ave is structured with different curricular units, half-yearly and / or yearly, with theoretical, theoretical-practical, laboratory and clinical teaching modalities. Theoretical and clinical teaching are articulated in time, so that the second one develops as close as possible to the theoretical component that corresponds to it.

 

This cycle of studies gives competences to future graduates with a high knowledge in protection against ionizing radiation, dosimetry and quality control. These professionals will be able to perform functions in all areas of Conventional Radiology, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Mammography, Osteodensitometry, Ultrasonography, Intervention Radiology, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), also participating in the identification, evaluation and evaluation monitoring of systemic, bone and soft tissue diseases.

 

The Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy professional also works in the planning and administration of radiation for the treatment of cancer patients, namely through the application of radiotherapy techniques. In addition to the diagnosis area, it intervenes in terms of prevention, health promotion, therapy, research, management and teaching.

 

Study cycle accredited by A3ES, on February 20, 2018, for 6 years. More information at https://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/imagem-medica-e-radioterapia-5

 

Type of recognition

Under the terms of Order No. 9408/2014, the degree in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy qualifies for the exercise of the professions of: a) Nuclear medicine technician; b) Radiology technician; c) Radiotherapy technician. The Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy professional also works in the planning and administration of radiation for the treatment of cancer patients, namely through the application of radiotherapy techniques. In addition to the diagnosis area, it intervenes in terms of prevention, health promotion, therapy, research, management and teaching. These professionals can exercise their activity in public and private hospitals, clinical centers, health centers, laboratories and teaching and research centers and develop consultancy in insurance entities and companies that sell hospital equipment.

 

Entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REGIME

Applies to all candidates who do not hold citizenship /relatives of any country that is a Member State of the European Union; or have not been legal residents in Portugal for more than two years.

Requirements:

  • Completed secondary school;
  • Document certifying that the candidate has a national exam of Biology in is education system with the minimum mark of approved in order to substitute our national access exam of Biologia e Geologia, and the respective contents, or take the exam in CESPU

STUDENTS WITH EUROPEAN NATIONALITY

Application Regimes:

General Access: Students who hold a foreign secondary diploma legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education. The Portuguese admission exams can be replaced by the equivalent final exams or school-leaving exams required for each degree, duly recognized DGES (Artigo 20º do Decreto-Lei n.º 296-A/98)1.

+23 years old Regime: Students aged over 23 can be admitted to higher education if they successfully completed the special entrance examination that evaluates the capacity to attend higher education courses at CESPU educational establishments, according to the law (DL 64/2006 de 21 de março, alterado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 Changing of Course/Institution: Is the act by which a student applies to the same or a different degree from that of the last registration, in the same or in a different institution of higher education, whether or not there was an interruption of the registration in accordance with the Portaria n.º 181-D/2015,  19 of June.

Holder of a Degree: Holders of a Bachelor, master or doctor degree obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions, as long as recognized by Decree law nº66 / 2018  (Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 

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

FERNANDA SOFIA QUINTELA DA SILVA BRANDÃO 

 

Legislation

Diário da República, 2.ª série — N.º 95 — 17 de maio de 2018 

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
  Credits

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

181

Biology and Biochemistry

32

Physics and Chemistry

14

Medicine

6

Psychology

3

Informatics and Statistics

2

Management and Administration

2

 

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN RADIOLOGIC TECNHOLOGY   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (HOURS)

ECTS

Contact

Human Anatomy I

Biology and Biochemistry

Semester

 

T: 20; PL: 26

4.5

Biophysics

Physics

Semester

 

 PL: 26

3

Human Physiology I

Biology and Biochemistry

Semester

 

T: 26; PL: 20

4.5

Principles of Health Research

Information and Statistics

Semester

 

T: 20; PL:26

2

Introduction to Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

Medicine

Semester

 

PL: 39;

4

Medical Image Processing and Quality

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

 

T20;TP26;PL26

6

Psychology in Health

Psychology

Semester

 

T: 20

3

Human Anatomy II

Biology and Biochemistry

Semester

 

T: 20; PL: 26

4.5

General Biochemistry

Biology and Biochemistry

Semester

 

T: 20; TP: 26; PL: 26

6

Human Physiology II

Biology and Biochemistry

Semester

 

T: 26; PL: 20

4.5

Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Physics and Chemestry

Semester

T:20;TP:26

5

Radiation Physics

Physics and Chemestry

Semester

 

T: 20; PL: 26

6

Introduction to Profession and Ethics

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:20

2

Radiobiology

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

 

T: 20; PL: 26

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN RADIOLOGIC TECNHOLOGY   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (HOURS)

ECTS

Contact

Equipment in Imaging, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine I

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

 

T: 20; PL: 26

4

Biopathology

Biology and Biochemistry

Semester

 

T: 20

4

Clinical Internship in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy I

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

E:30

2

Medical Radiology Methods and Techniques I

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:52;PL:52

8

Methods and Techniques in Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine I

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:26;PL:26

4

Clinical Internship I

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

TP:39

4

Radiopharmacy

Biology and Biochemistry

Semester

T:26;TP:26

4

Care for Chronic and Oncological Patients

Medicine

Semester

T:20

3

Dosimetry, Radiation Protection and Safety

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:20; TP26

5

Equipment in Imaging, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine II

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

 

T: 20; PL: 26

4

Clinical Internship in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy II

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

E:30

2

Medical Image I

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

TP:52

5

Medical Radiology Methods and Techniques II

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:52;PL:52

8

Intervention Procedures in Radiology, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

TP:30

3

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN RADIOLOGIC TECNHOLOGY   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (HOURS)

ECTS

Contact

Medical Imaging  II

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

 

TP:52

5

Public Health and Epidemiology

Medicine

Semester

  TP: 26

3

Health Care Facility Management and Administration

Management and Administration

Semester

 

TP: 26

2

Clinical Internship in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy III

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

E:108

4

Medical Imaging Methods and Techniques I

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:26;PL:26

5

Medical Imaging Methods and Techniques II

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:26;PL:26

5

Pathology in Medical Image, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

TP:39

4

Clinical Internship II

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

PL:39

4

Ultrasound

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:26;PL:26

4

Clinical Internship in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy IV

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

E:108

4

Medical Imaging Methods and Techniques III

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:26;PL:26

5

Medical Imaging Methods and Techniques IV

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:26;PL:26

5

Methods and Techniques in Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine II

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

T:26;PL:26

5

Seminars in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

E:39

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN RADIOLOGIC TECNHOLOGY   |   4th YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DUATION

WORKING TIME (hOUrs)

ECTS

Contact

Clinical Internship in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy V

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

E:450

24

Applied Research in Medical Image and Radiotherapy

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

TP:39

6

Clinical Internship in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy VI

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

E:450

24

Deepened Themes in Radiology, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine

Medical Image Sciences and Radiotherapy

Semester

TP:39

6

T - Theory

TP - Theory-Practice

PL - Laboratory Practice

OT - Tutorial Orientation

TC - Field Work

E - Clinical Internship/Teaching

S - Seminars