About the program / study cycle

The Professional Superior Technician in Family and Community Service is the professional who, integrated in a multidisciplinary team, is capable of conceiving, planning, coordinating and providing services and care to people at any stage of the life cycle, namely in childhood, adolescence, adulthood or in old age, dependent or non-dependent, as well as people with any type of disability, supporting them on a physical, psychological and social level.

The objective of this course is training in the following specific skills:

a) Collaborate, as part of multidisciplinary teams, in planning, promoting and participating in entertainment and leisure activities for the family and the community;

b) Conceive, plan and implement support plans for formal social support networks and multidisciplinary teams in the promotion, support and recovery of family and community health;

c) Manage situations of vulnerability and assess situations of physical and psychosocial risk, planning and developing actions to protect people at any stage of their life cycle;

d) Manage human and material resources, as well as plan and develop administrative systems aimed at optimizing the functioning of institutions that support the family and the community.



Qualification level

Confers a diploma of higher professional technician



Access requirements

In accordance with Article 40 E of DL no. 63/2016 of 13 September, the HPTC courses taught at IPSN are open to: a. Those who have completed secondary education or legal equivalent; b. Those who pass special exams to evaluate capacity to attend higher education for those over 23 years old, held, for the course in question, in accordance with the terms of DL no. 64/2006, of 21 March, altered by DL no. 113/2014, of 16 July and DL no. 63/2016 of 13 September. The HPTC is also open to applicants who hold a technological specialization diploma, a higher professional technician diploma or a higher education degree.



Type of Recognition

The Higher Professional Technician in Clinical Secretariat is qualified for interdisciplinary work in the health area. During training, the student develops a set of skills and competences in clinical secretariat, in communication, in the use of information systems specific to clinical contexts that allows him to perform functions in different health institutions, at the level of primary or differentiated health care, public or private, namely, health centers / family health units, hospitals, palliative care units, long-term care units, health clinics, homes, social centers, among others.