Ciencias Biomedicas 

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The 1st Cycle of Studies in Biomedical Sciences of the Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde (IUCS-CESPU) provides students with a broad and deep knowledge of human anatomy that makes it a competitive professional in several modern areas of research and development of the biological and molecular and cellular medicine areas.

The Curricular Plan allows a basic medical education, in its theoretical and practical aspects, complemented by areas that train students for the critical analysis and the development of laboratory research work. It is worth mentioning the existence of practical or laboratory classes during the 3 years of the Cycle of Studies and the possibility of the student to be included in extracurricular internships in scientific projects taking place internally at IUCS-CESPU.

Professionals in Biomedicine will master the interface areas between Medicine and Biological Sciences, which will allow them to collaborate with the medical and scientific community in fundamental and applied biomedical research programs, and in areas of diagnosis and therapeutics with biomedical intervention.

The 1st Cycle of Studies in Biomedical Sciences fulfils the need not only to train graduates in an area in remarkable expansion and development, but also to contribute to the scientific and technological development of Medicine.

 Study cycle accredited by A3ES for 6 years (decision from 18-09-2018 under the process ACEF/2014-15) and registered by DGES with the n.º R/A-Cr 14/2010. MAXIMUM ACCREDITATION BY A3ES.

More information in http://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/ciencias-biomedicas

Recognition

The 1st Cycle of Studies in Biomedical Sciences allows students to build up careers in areas of health, research and higher education. They are able to collaborate with the medical and scientific community in fundamental and applied (diagnosis and therapy) biomedical research programs; can work in clinical and forensic units; as researchers in centres of biological and medical research companies; in biomedical products companies and; in promotion of science or education. The biomedical training can be complemented and developed in 2nd Cycles of Studies such as Molecular Therapies, Biotechnology, Clinical Analysis and Bio-Entrepreneurship or in 3rd Cycle of Studies fully adapted to the knowledge and to the development of Biomedical competences, such as in Biological Sciences Applied to Health of the IUCS. Particular specializations can be acquired at the Integrated Masters such as Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dentistry or Medicine, since the broad training of the Biomedical professional is easily recognized in these courses. Noteworthy is the protocol with the University Alfonso X El Sabio (UAX), of Madrid, which allows finalists of this 1st Cycle of Studies, fulfilling the access requirements of the protocol, to apply for positions in the 4th academic year of the Integrated Master in Medicine at UAX. 

 

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

3 years - 6 semesters - 180 ECTS

 

Coordinator

Ricardo Jorge Dinis Oliveira

 

Legislation

D.R. Notice . nº 12116/2019, from 03-07-2019

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
  Credits

Biomedical Sciences

131

Biological Sciences

25

Physical and Chemical Sciences

13

Social and Behavioural Sciences

5

Mathematics and Statistics

4

Nutrition Sciences

2

 

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Morphology and Functions of Human Body 1 - Organization and Development of Human Body, Musculoskeletal System, Skin

CBiom

 

Semester

TP: 78; PL: 78

10

Morphology and Functions of Human Body 2 - Nervous System

CBiom

 

Semester

TP: 78; PL: 78

10

Biophysics

CFQ

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Biochemistry

CBiol

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 26

8

Molecular and Cellular Biology

CBiol

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 26

8

General and Analytical Chemistry

CFQ

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Scientific English

CBiom

Semester

TP:26

4

Mathematic

CME

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Bioethics and Biosafety

CBiom

Semester

TP:52

3

Organic Chemestry

CFQ

Semester

TP:26 PL:26

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Morphology and Functions of Human Body 3: Blood; Cardiovascular system Respiratory system

CBiom

 

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 52

10

Morphology and Functions of Human Body 4: Digestive system; urinary system

 

CBiom

 

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 52

10

Morphology and Functions of Human Body 5: Endocrine system; Reproductive system

CBiom

 

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 52

8

Human Genetics

CBiom

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 26

6

General Microbiology

CBiol

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 26

5

Immunology

CBiol

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 26

5

Epidemiology and Public Health

CBiom

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Research Methodologies and Biostatistics

CBiom

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Biotechnological and Biomedical Techniques

CBiol

Semester

PL:52

4

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

CFQ

Semester

TP: 26; PL:26

4

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Biopathology and Pathological Anatomy

CBiom

Semester

TP: 52; PL:26

6

Pharmacology

CBiom

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 39

7

Therapeutics

CBiom

Semester

TP: 52; PL: 52

7

Relation Doctor-Sick Person: Psychology; Behaviour and Techniques of Communication

CSC

Semester

TP: 39; PL:13

5

Nutrition and Alimentary Diet

CNut

Semester

TP: 26

2

Biopharmacy and Pharmacokinetics  o)

CFQ

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26

5

Basic Support of Life

CBiom

Semester

PL: 26

2

Clinical Analysis

CBiom

Semester

TP: 26; PL: 26

4

Principles of Imagiology

CBiom

Semester

TP: 52

4

Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics

CBiom

Semester

TP: 52

4

Anatomical Dissection Practices o)

CBiom

Semester

TP:26;PL: 26

5

Clinical and Laboratory Hematology o)

CBiom

Semester

TP:26;PL: 26

5

History of Medicine o)

CBiom

Semester

TP:52

5

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation o)

CBiom

Semester

TP:26;PL: 26

5

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

CBiom

Semester

TP:26;PL: 26

5

Medical Microbiology

CBiom

Semester

TP:26;PL: 26

4

Research Internship in Biomedical Sciences o)

CBiom

Anual

TC:94;O:10

10

General Medical-Surgical Procedures

CBiom

Anual

TP: 52; PL:52

10

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL –Practical and Laboratorial

TC – Field Work

O - Others

o) - Optional