Bachelor in Medicine (Basic Cycle)

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Under the existing agreement between the University of the Azores and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, the first three years of the course leading to a master's degree in Medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra are taught at the University of the Azores. Students who successfully complete the first three years of the course (Basic Cycle of Medicine) continue their studies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, entering the 4th of the Integrated Master in Medicine. The aim of undergraduate medical education is to help medical students to acquire a solid and coherent knowledge base associated with the appropriate set of values, attitudes and skills that will enable them to become medical doctors committed to the scientific basis of the art of medicine, the ethical principles and humanitarian approaches that are the foundation of medical practice and to the lifelong improvement of their capabilities to promote the health and well-being of the communities they serve.


Demonstrate: knowledge and skills of basic and clinical sciences in the management of common clinical problems; a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment of patients; fundamental knowledge of disease prevention / health promotion; communicate effectively with patients, families, and health professionals; ethical principles in medical practice; professional behavior to personal and interpersonal level, awareness of their own health as well as the potential impact of their behavior on others; effective use of information technologies; self-learning skills; ability to explore research opportunities; skills to teach, honesty and concern for the welfare of patients; commitment to lifelong learning; commitment to continuous improvement of their skills, understanding of problems associated with conflicts of interest; commitment to promoting health and well-being of communities; availability to lead.

Admission Requirements

- Entry Tests: 02 – Biology and Geology; - 07- Physics and Chemistry; - 19 –Mathematics A; - Minimum Grades: Secondary Education Grade: 140 points; - Entry Tests: 140 points; - Calculation Formula: Secondary Education Average Grade: 50%; - Entry Tests: 50%: - Source: This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES). Prerequisite required for access: Group A - Interpersonal communication

Professional Opportunities

After completing the Integrated Master's Degree in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, and with the enrollment in the Order of Doctors, professionals are able to practice Medicine in institutions such as: hospitals, health care centers, clinics and other health care providers; Teaching; Research.


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



3 Years

Study Regime

Full- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • Eng Mec - NCE/19/1901059 / Eng Elet Comp - NCE/19/1901056
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • EngMec - R/A-Cr 179/2020/AL01 / Eng EletComp - R/A-Cr 130/2021
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Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0105993Anatomy I1st year1st semester
0105878Biochemistry I1st year1st semester
0106003Cellular and Molecular Biology I1st year1st semester
0105913Introduction to Clinical Medical Practice I1st year1st semester
0105885Research Methods I1st year1st semester
0106046Anatomy II1st year2nd semester
0105859Biochemistry II1st year2nd semester
0105990Biophysical 1st year2nd semester
0105928Cellular and Molecular Biology II1st year2nd semester
0105899Histology and Biology of Development I1st year2nd semester
0105823Introduction to Clinical Medical Practice II1st year2nd semester
0105946Genetics I2nd year1st semester
0105968Histology and Biology of Development II2nd year1st semester
0105900Immunology I2nd year1st semester
0105908Introduction to Clinical Medical Practice III2nd year1st semester
0105972Microbiology and Parasitology2nd year1st semester
0105989Physiology I2nd year1st semester
0105985Research Methods II2nd year1st semester
0105986Anatomy III2nd year2nd semester
0106030Genetics II2nd year2nd semester
0106035Immunology II2nd year2nd semester
0106015Introduction to Clinical Medical Practice IV2nd year2nd semester
0105902Physiology II2nd year2nd semester
0105871Research Methods III2nd year2nd semester
0105927Ethics, Deontology and Professional Practice3rd year1st semester
0105830Pathological Anatomy I3rd year1st semester
0105958Pharmacology I3rd year1st semester
0105893Physiopathology3rd year1st semester
0106016Propedeutics I3rd year1st semester
0105852Medical Psychology3rd year2nd semester
0105948Pathological Anatomy II3rd year2nd semester
0105955Pharmacology II3rd year2nd semester
0105952Propedeutics II3rd year2nd semester
0105820Radiology3rd year2nd semester
0105965Research Methods IV3rd year2nd semester

Optional Curricular Subjects

Code Name Year Semester
0105925English1st year1st semester
0105963Introduction to Research1st year1st semester
0105992Introduction to Social Medicine and Global Health1st year2nd semester
0105876Research Seminars1st year2nd semester
0105865Applied Research I2nd year1st semester
0105921Fundamentals of Neuroscience2nd year1st semester
0105881Physical Exercise Prescription2nd year1st semester
0106010Applied Mollecular Biology2nd year2nd semester
0106002Applied Research II2nd year2nd semester
0105863Applied Research III3rd year1st semester
0105839Clinical Nutrition3rd year1st semester
0106037Applied Research IV3rd year2nd semester
01061566Fundamentos de Cuidados Paliativos3rd year2nd semester