About the program/cycle of studies
Mental Health is an essential condition for human beings. The experience of transitions inherent to human life and responses to changes in the surrounding environment can become maladaptive and cause disorders. It is a priority to promote mental health throughout an individual's life cycle, to identify disease situations early and to intervene effectively and efficiently, to favor the process of rehabilitation and reintegration.
The Master's Degree in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing responds to the need to train specialist nurses in mental and psychiatric health, based on the Training Plan of the Order of Nurses for specialized training in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing.
This cycle of studies followed the guidelines of the Order of Nurses for the specialized training of nurses in the area, which makes it possible to award the professional title of Specialist Nurse to holders of the Master's Course in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing. Throughout the training, emphasis will be given to rigorous, current and quality theoretical training; training in diverse clinical contexts and the development of basic research skills and evidence-based practice.
General objectives of the study cycle:
1. Provide students with specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of prevention in mental and psychiatric health, throughout the life cycle and in different intervention settings.
2. Provide students with specific intervention strategies and methods in different areas of mental health and psychiatric nursing.
3. Provide students with tools that allow autonomous decision-making in mental health and psychiatric nursing.
4. Foster evidence-based practice and research in mental health and psychiatric nursing.
DGES registration No. R/A -Cr 313/2021, on November 23, 2021.
More information at https://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/enfermagem-de-saude-mental-e-psiquiatrica-0
Type of recognition
Course accredited by A3ES on 11-03-2021 (CEF); Polytechnic Education - 2nd cycle of studies leading to a Master's degree.
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 meet the requirements of this cycle of studies by the Scientific Committee of the institution of higher education they are applying to.
English (minimum 10 students)
French (minimum 10 students)
1.5 years - 3 semesters - 90 ECTS