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Environmental Health

An Environmental Health graduate is a qualified professional that applies the fundamental principles of Environmental Health to the diagnosis, evaluation, prevention and control of those environmental factors that can affect the physical, psychological and social well-being of the populations. This professional identifies and characterizes health risk factors with origin in the surrounding environment (air, food, water, wastes, soils, among others), prepares and develops actions with the purpose of preventing illnesses and promoting health, as well as activities of control and surveillance of systems, structures and actions that impact environment and health. These interventions are performed on different settings: habitational, recreational, educational, industrial and services.

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

The Environmental Health Bachelor provides: Professional Certification as Environmental Health Practitioner, certificate that is provided by the Central Administration of the Health System (Decreto de Lei nº 117/95, de 30 de maio); Allows apply for the Professional Competencies Certificate (PCC) in Occupational Safety, level VI, (Lei nº 42/2012, de 28 de agosto) to the Portuguese Authority for Working Conditions (ACT).


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853 - Serviços de saúde pública
Número: R/A-Ef-811/2011
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Essentials & Applications of Environmental Health 1st Semester 15.00
Vigilância Ambiental e Ocupacional 1st Semester 15.00
Sustentabilidade e Segurança em Edifícios 2nd Semester 15.00
Vigilância e Monitorização em Saúde 2nd Semester 15.00
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Segurança e Saúde Ocupacional 1st Semester 15.00
Monitorização Ambiental e Tecnologia 1st Semester 15.00
Estudo do Trabalho e Ergonomia 2nd Semester 15.00
Segurança e Qualidade Alimentar 2nd Semester 15.00
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Gestão e Tecnologia do Ambiente 1st Semester 15.00
Gestão de Risco 1st Semester 15.00
Training I 2nd Semester 15.00
Formação e Intervenção na Comunidade 2nd Semester 7.50
Sistemas de Gestão em Saúde Ambiental 2nd Semester 7.50
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Training II 1st Semester 30.00
Training III 2nd Semester 15.00
Research project 2nd Semester 15.00
  • An Environmental Health graduate works within multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, public or private healthcare centers and public services of regional administrations and local governments.
  • He/she can also work in enterprises/industries as: Responsible for the Quality and Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems; Specialist consultant in the areas of Occupational Safety & Health, Environment and Food Safety; On-site Safety Coordinator; Specialist consultant in Geographical Information Systems. He/she can also occupy teaching and research positions in Higher Education Institutions or research laboratories in the field of Health and Environment.


95 points


02 Biology and Geology


07 Physics and Chemistry


16 Mathematics

PRE-REQUISITES (Models available in "+ INFO")

Medical certificate

Individual Health Questionnaire


Secondary mean 50%

Entrance Examinations 50%

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