Public health


The Specialization Course in Public Health of ENSP-NOVA intends to respond to the training needs of the Public Health internship, established in the Training Program for Medical Interns in Public Health.

The Medical Internship of Public Health is a process of specialized medical training, allowing the Interns who have been approved to join the Public Health Specialty.

The Specialization Course in Public Health is one of the mandatory internships of this Training Program, which aims to provide full-time theoretical and practical training in the field of public health. It aims to deepen the knowledge and develop the skills essential to the future exercise of a doctor specialized in public health.

According to the current legal frame, the training should be provided by an Institution of Higher Education with the recognized competence of the Medical Association to administer the professionalization course for public health physicians.

The Specialization Course in Public Health was designed to correspond to the curricular part of the Public Health Master, with the necessary adaptations to the objectives of the Medical Internship and the terms of reference for the internship of the  Health College Public of the Doctor’s Bar Association.

Once successfully completed, each student, at the end of CESP, will have accumulated 65 credit units (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of the Specialization Course in Public Health, the medical intern may apply for a complementary training project, designed with the objective of providing the complementary training necessary to obtain the master's degree in public health.



Professor Doutor Alexandre Abrantes



Paula Silva

Tel. +351 217 512 201

E-mail:  paulacris@ensp.unl.pt




Curricular Unit ECTS
Health Authority 2
Contracting Health 2
Demography 2
Epidemiology I 4
Epidemiology II 3
Advanced Statistics for Public Health Physicians 2
Statistics for Public Health Physicians 3
Action Strategies for Health Evaluation and Planning 4
Fundamentals of Public Health 4
Introduction to the Health Economics 2
Introduction to Law and Ethic in Public Health 1
Research Methodologies in Public Health I 2
Research Methodologies in Public Health II 6
Qualitative Methods in Social Research and Health 2
Health Services Organization and Management 3
Health Policies and Systems 2
Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2
Principles and Planning in Health Promotion 4
Environmental Health 4
Global Health 2
Occupational Health 2
Information Systems Used in Health 2
Sociology of Health 1
Epidemiological surveillance and Risk Assessment 3
Total 65