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LICENCIATURA SAÚDE AMBIENTAL ( Environmental Health ) - Licenciatura

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 Degree course provides: Professional Certificate of Environmental Health Technician, issued by the Central Administration of the Health System (Law Decree No. 320/99, of 11 August); Access to the profession of Level VI Workplace Safety Technician (Law No. 42/2012, of 28 August), with a Professional Title issued by the Authority for Working Conditions.



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853 Public health services
Número: R/A-Ef-811/2011/AL01
N.º Despacho/Portaria: 8903/2017
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Essentials & Applications of Environmental Health 1st Semester 15.0
Environmental and Occupational Surveillance 1st Semester 15.0
Sustainability and Safety in Buildings 2st Semester 15.0
Surveillance and Health Monitoring 2st Semester 15.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Environmental Monitoring and Technology 1st Semester 15.0
1st Semester 15.0
Occupational Safety and Health 1st Semester 15.0
Work Study and Ergonomics 2st Semester 15.0
2st Semester 15.0
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Risk Management 1st Semester 15.0
Environmental Management and Technology 1st Semester 15.0
Training I 2st Semester 15.0
Training and Intervention in the Community 2st Semester 7.5
Environmental Health Management Systems 2st Semester 7.5
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Training II 1st Semester 30.0
Training III 2st Semester 15.0
Research project 2st Semester 15.0
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% Prerequisites Medical Certificate  Individual Health Survey

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