School

Quality Policy

ENSP-NOVA

 

The NOVA National School of Public Health assumes as one of its main responsibilities the development, promotion and guarantee of teaching quality, research and the services it provides.

As an organic unit from the NOVA University, it actively contributes for the development of the NOVA SIMAQ – NOVA’s Internal Quality Monitoring and Evaluation System.

NOVA SIMAQ follows the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check and Act) management cycle approach during which evidence of the system’s effectiveness is produced, within this policy.

To fulfill its mission, NOVA NSPH guides its performance by the following principles and commitments:

  • o Ensure the functioning and systematically promote the continuous improvement of the NOVA-SIMAQ Quality Management System at the National School of Public Health, based on the compliance of the requirements of national and international certifying entities;
  • o Provide an excellent service in the areas of teaching, research and provision of services to the community, continually adapting its efforts to meet the needs of interested parties in these matters;
  • o Promote an internal culture of quality;
  • o Apply the necessary assessment, monitoring and correction tools to ensure a process of continuous improvement at NOVA NSPH;
  • o Promote the proper management of financial, human and infrastructure resources, ensuring the competence and valorization of its employees and the adequacy of the work environment for the operationalization of its processes;
  • o Promote the training of employees, in order to develop their skills and qualification, considering the strategic objectives of NOVA NSPH;
  • o Periodically analyze and review the adequacy, applicability and continued effectiveness of the Quality Policy and Objectives, given the performance results of the Internal Quality Management System;
  • o Make the Quality Policy available to interested parties;

 

The implementation of this Policy is individual and collective responsibility of all employees of the NOVA NSPH.

 

Quality MONITORING COMMISSION (CAQ)

Prof. Rui Santana, Deputy Director for Quality, who presides over;

Prof. Florentino Serranheira, Responsible for Teaching-Learning domain;

Prof. Sonia Dias, Responsible for Research domain;

Prof. Alexandre Abrantes, Responsible for the domains of Value Creation and Internationalization;

Dr. Nuno Simões, Student representative of the 3rd Cycle of Studies;

Dr. Christiane Ollo de Castro, Student representative of the 2nd Cycle of Studies;

Dr. Olivia Fernandes, Quality Office Technician.

 

Following the recent development of quality assurance systems, namely those in the European space, the Portuguese state has decided to create the "Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior" (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES).

In this section you find the documents of the procedures for the accreditation of NOVA-NSPH study programmes and internal quality assurance systems. All documents are in portuguese, if you want to know more, please contact gab.gestao.qualidade@ensp.unl.pt.

 

 

ENSP - NOVA

Institutional Self-Assessment Report

PhD in Public Health

 

PhD in Global Public Health

 

PhD Erasmus Mundus PHOENIX in JDP Dynamics of Health and Welfare

 

Master in Public Health

 

Master in Health Management

 

Master in Occupational Health

 

Master in Health Promotion

 

Master in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Health Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVA NSPH annually applies a survey to its academic community (students, faculty, researchers and non-faculty) to assess overall satisfaction with various aspects of the Institution.

Questionnaire

All Teaching Quality Assesment Reports are available in the school intranet and are in portuguese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INOQPHE – INNOVATION FOR QUALITY IN PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION

 

Within the scope of an application to SAMA 2020 - Support System for Digital Transformation of the Public Administration, NOVA NSPH is developing the project InoQPHE - Innovation for Quality in Public Health Education, which aims to ensure that digital services are simpler, accessible and inclusive, in order to enhance their use by all citizens. It also seeks to achieve efficiencies that enhance the cost reduction, namely, through a greater sharing of resources, making the NOVA NSPH’ digital transformation sustainable.

See the InoQPHE Project Sheet.

 

NOVA SIMAQ

 

The NOVA National Public of Public Health started in 2018 the implementation process for its quality management system. This is integrated, in general terms, in the development of the NOVA SIMAQ - NOVA's Internal Quality Monitoring and Evaluation System,  in order to assure organizational quality practices in education, research and services to the NOVA-NSPH community.

From October 2019 to February 2020 will take place the diagnosis, redefinition and implementation work for the main processes and internal procedures of NOVA-NSPH in all its activities. This will be done by the Quality Management Office and performed in partnership with the Welding and Quality Institute (ISQ), involving all of the NOVA-NSPH community. Besides producing the internal procedures manual, training actions will be provided to employees, thus contributing for the current and future practice of a philosophy of continuous improvement in all work performed.