Master in Biomedical Sciences

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The Master's general objective is to train graduates with the necessary knowledge in fundamental and applied areas of Biomedical Sciences, providing them with skills that may represent added value in the job market. It has as objectives: a) to update and increase knowledge in the various fields of biomedical sciences; b) to promote the acquisition of skills in the field of biotechnology applied to health; c) to promote research and entrepreneurship in the field of Biomedical Sciences. For students of the University of the Azores completing the 1st cycle in Biological and Health Sciences, the Master in Biomedical Sciences presents itself as the natural continuation of the journey made at the graduation level, ensuring that UAc offers its students the possibility of address the suggestion of the Biologists Association, which recommends accomplishing five years of training (equivalent to 300 ECTS) as a basis for professional practice.


The Master aims to empower students with the necessary knowledge in fundamental and applied areas of Biomedical Sciences, equipping them with skills that can represent added value in the job market. Objectives are: update and deepen knowledge in the various fields of biomedical sciences; Promote the acquisition of skills in the field of biotechnology applied to health; Promote research and entrepreneurship. CU are grouped into thematic modules, allowing the development of knowledge and skills in an integrated way. In all CU discussion of the themes to be developed is privileged, using the latest information on international scientific publications and information obtained in the scientific activity of the teachers integrated in research centres. The definition of assessment strategies to be implemented takes into account the best way to ensure the effective fulfilment of the objectives in each course.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must be degree holders in the areas of Biology, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Clinical Analysis, Public Health, or other similar degrees of the scope of the life and health sciences; holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Council as attesting the capacity to carry out the master.

Professional Opportunities

Laboratory diagnosis, in several specialized areas (Molecular Biology and Microbiology); Performance of functions in Biotechnology companies (in the development of products with therapeutic action), in consulting companies in the area of human health, or in companies dedicated to environmental issues, including the impact of the environment on individual and public health; Researcher in Biomedical Sciences or related fields.


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

Full-time attendance, presence required in after-work schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2849/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0201526Bioassays1st yearSemestrial
0201524Cell Biology and Development1st year1st semester
0201503Environmental health1st year1st semester
0201496Epidemiological Studies1st year1st semester
0201508Functional Biology1st year1st semester
0201514Genetics and Molecular Biology1st year1st semester
0201505Microbiology and Parasitology1st year1st semester
0201512Elements of Genomics1st year2nd semester
0201515Entrepreneurship and Decision Analysis1st year2nd semester
0201504Molecular Identification and Diagnosis1st year2nd semester
0201519Natural Health Products1st year2nd semester
0201525Pharmacology1st year2nd semester
0201500Planning and Project Evaluation1st year2nd semester
0201497Proteomics Elements1st year2nd semester
0201507Quality and Safety Laboratory1st year2nd semester
0201501Research Methods in Biomedicine1st year2nd semester
0201522Seminar I1st year2nd semester
0201523Seminar II1st year2nd semester
0201499Dissertation / Project / Professional Internship2nd yearYearly

Optional Curricular Subjects

Code Name Year Semester
0201510Molecular Pathology1st yearSemestrial
0201517Nutrition1st yearSemestrial
0201521Community Health1st year1st semester
0201518Biochemical Perspectives of the Disease1st year2nd semester
0201498Genetic Engineering1st year2nd semester
0201502Microbial Genetics1st year2nd semester