Masters

Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Health Research

ENSP-NOVA

The Master's Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Research is a partnership between the National School of Public Health (NNSPH) and NOVA Medical School (NMS) with the purpose of providing those taking part with epidemiological research methodologies and knowledge in order to enable them to elaborate and develop independent epidemiological research projects.

The Master's Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Research is intended for healthcare professionals and people with training or interest in healthcare, epidemiological research, or biostatistics research (doctors, biomedical technicians, nurses, nutritionists, mathematicians/statisticians, and managers, among others).     

The following are goals of this Degree:

  • Make participants self-sufficient in asking research questions that will have an impact on the population;
  • Provide participants with knowledge on basic, advanced, and applied epidemiology to the several specialities and diseases;
  • Provide knowledge on basic and advanced statistics to be applied in healthcare studies;
  • Increase the joy for studying and knowledge in order to improve the care provided to patients;
  • Provide knowledge on bioethics and good clinical practices;
    develop a critical capacity towards published and available research outcomes;
  • Improve the writing and submission of scientific articles and protocols, optimise project management and team management;
  • Adapt and optimise the communication of outcomes to several types of public (scientific, media, and the general public).

 

It is intended for students to have acquired the following skills by the end of the Master's Degree:

  • Attainment and development of methodological, scientific, and analytical knowledge
  • The capacity to collect data and analyse the dynamics and complexity of research, healthcare service innovation, innovation management, and quality management
  • The capacity to critically assess the practical applicability of theories, concepts, and research models in the health field
  • The capacity to produce and manage research in healthcare services and to manage projects.
  • The capacity to develop a creative environment within the context of health
  • The capacity to develop well-argued solutions to health service research problems

 

This training will enable students to face new career challenges in epidemiological research, organisational leadership, project management, health communications, and the improvement of healthcare processes.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Employability in healthcare, including the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare services, consultancy, and healthcare research.

 

ACCREDITATION

This course has been accredited by Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education).

 

COORDINATION

Coordinators:
Prof. Pedro Aguiar (NNSPH) | Prof. Helena Canhão (NMS)
Assistant Coordinators:
Prof. Carla Nunes (NNSPH) | Prof. Bruno Heleno (NMS)

 

RECEPTION

Manuela Santos
Tel.+351 217 512 169
E-mail mmsantos@ensp.unl.pt

 

FULL TIME

DURATION: 2 years in school [Oct 2019 - Jul 2021]

 

Year 1

Mandatory Curricular Units

Tuesday and Thursday | 16h30 to 22h10

Optional Curricular Units

Wednesday (afternoon) and/or Saturday (morning)

 

Year 2

Masters Dissertation

 

APPLICATION

Applications to the Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Research take place on line by filling out a form and biographical questionnaire.

Documents attesting to a university degree or equivalent and any other curricular documents deemed relevant by applicants ought to be annexed to the form.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of Portuguese and English (for understanding the bibliography)

 

SELECTION

Applicants shall be selected by means of a curricular analysis and may be subject to an individual interview with a selection panel brought together for this specific purpose. Interviews are expected to take place between September 9th and 13th.

This Degree must have a minimum of ten students registered and a maximum of 25 preserving the right to accept supernumerary students.

 

BURDENS

Application fee - € 51,00