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Environmental Health

The Environmental Health technician is a qualified professional who applies the fundamental principles of environmental health to the diagnosis, evaluation, prevention, control and management of environmental elements that affect the physical, psychological and social well-being of populations and, ultimately, their health. This intervention is performed on multiple levels, such as habitational, academic, industrial, in trade and services, as well as in environmental quality (air, food, water, wastes, soils, among others). This professional identifies and characterizes risk factors for health with origin in the surrounding environment. In addition to this, he participates in the preparation of actions with the purpose of preventing illnesses and promoting health, conducting activities of control and surveillance of systems, structures and other actions with an impact on environment and in health.

The programme encompasses three major areas of knowledge: Public Health, Environment and Quality of Life, and Occupational Health and Safety.


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853 - Serviços de saúde pública
Número: R/B-AD-259/2008
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho n.º 9288/2010 (2.ª Série),
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
General Chemistry 1st Quarter 5.50
Essentials & Applications of Environmental Health 1st Quarter 2.50
Ecology 1st Quarter 4.50
Biostatistics 1st Quarter 4.50
Human Biology 1st Quarter 3.00
Biochemistry 2nd Quarter 3.50
Microbiology And Health 2nd Quarter 3.50
Hydrogeology 2nd Quarter 3.00
Applied Physics 2nd Quarter 5.50
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2nd Quarter 4.50
Health Microbiology 3rd Quarter 4.00
Water Management I 3rd Quarter 2.00
Wastes Management I 3rd Quarter 2.00
Environmental Chemistry 3rd Quarter 4.00
Food, Nutrition And Public Health 3rd Quarter 3.50
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3rd Quarter 4.50
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Water Management II 1st Quarter 4.50
Environmental Management I 1st Quarter 5.50
Wastes Management II 1st Quarter 4.50
Law And Environmental Legislation 1st Quarter 3.50
Integrated Laboratories In Environmental Health I 1st Quarter 2.00
Hygiene And Food Safety 2nd Quarter 4.00
Environmental Management II 2nd Quarter 3.50
Air Pollution 2nd Quarter 4.00
Toxicology 2nd Quarter 3.00
Case Study In Environment 2nd Quarter 5.50
Occupational And Industrial Hygiene 3rd Quarter 5.50
Technical Design And Projects 3rd Quarter 1.50
Occupational Health I 3rd Quarter 2.50
Occupational And Environmental Safety 3rd Quarter 4.50
Environmental Monitoring And Protection 3rd Quarter 4.00
Integrated Laboratories In Environmental Health II 3rd Quarter 2.00
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Training I 1st Quarter 20.00
Organizational Psychosociology 2nd Quarter 4.00
Occupational Health II 2nd Quarter 5.00
Case Study In Public Health 2nd Quarter 5.50
Zoonoses And Vectors 2nd Quarter 2.50
Analysis and Evaluation of Labour Risks 2nd Quarter 3.00
Training II 3rd Quarter 20.00
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Quality Management 1st Quarter 3.50
Management And Administration In Health 1st Quarter 3.00
Planning Techniques in Health 1st Quarter 3.00
Geographical Information Systems 1st Quarter 3.50
Applied Statistics 1st Quarter 3.50
Labor Physiology And Ergonomics 1st Quarter 3.50
Training III 2nd Quarter 20.00
Seminars 3rd Quarter 1.00
Community Intervention 3rd Quarter 5.00
Environmental Statistics 3rd Quarter 3.50
Case Study In Occupational Health 3rd Quarter 5.50
Research project 3rd Quarter 5.00
The environmental health technician works within multidisciplinary teams in public or private healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, health centres and public services of regional administrations and local governments. Besides this, he can also work autonomously for companies and local authorities, or occupy teaching and research positions in Higher Education Institutions.

Application Grade (minimum)

95 points

Tests for Admission

95 points

02 Biology and Geology

Application Grade (Formula)

High School Average Grade 50%

Tests for Admission 50%


Medical Certificate

Individual Health Survey

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