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Curso Técnico Superior Profissional

Considering the integration in the labor market of the Higher Technical Auxiliary Professionals of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and with the previous auscultation done to companies, business groups and associations that develop their activity in the area for which the proposed course is formed, the pertinence of the training was perceptible proposal, as well as the opening to welcome our students, in a context of curricular internship, in a professional environment.

In addition to these factors, the possibility of progression of studies, with access, through a special contest, to the licentiate in Medical Biotechnology is given. Considering the percentage of demand for this degree, in relation to the available vacancies annually, we consider that there will be interest in joining the presented Advanced Professional Technical Course and it is also a way to enable the progression of studies to the level of "graduate" and "superior".

It is intended that students acquire training in Chemistry and Biochemistry area, with the acquisition of general and scientific skills, as well as technical and vocational training.

It is intended that this training:

- Check understanding ability, with basic knowledge for the development of professional activity, in the context of Chemistry and / or Biochemistry laboratory;

- Enable the application and understanding, in a professional context, of acquired knowledge;

- Allow communication with peers and supervisors, with analysis and interpretation of results;

- Enable for the progression of studies, with some autonomy, for the 1st cycle in Medical Biotechnology.


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421 - Biologia e bioquímica
Número: R/Cr 30/2019
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Técnicas Laboratoriais de Química 1st Semester 6.0
Introdução à Química 1st Semester 6.0
Data Analysis And Processing 1st Semester 6.0
Mathematics I 1st Semester 6.0
Biochemistry I 1st Semester 6.0
Mathematics II 2nd Semester 6.0
Técnicas Laboratoriais de Bioquímica I 2nd Semester 6.0
Biochemistry II 2nd Semester 6.0
Organic Chemistry 2nd Semester 6.0
Química Analítica 2nd Semester 6.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Laboratório de Análise Química e Bioquímica 1st Semester 6.0
Soft Skills 1st Semester 6.0
Técnicas Laboratoriais de Bioquímica II 1st Semester 6.0
Métodos Instrumentais de Análise Química e Bioquímica 1st Semester 6.0
Bioquímica Inorgânica 1st Semester 6.0
Practicum Experience 2nd Semester 30.0
  • • Laboratories of secondary and higher education institutions;
  • • Laboratories of Chemistry and Biochemistry of environmental monitoring;
  • • Laboratories of Chemistry and Biochemistry of food control and quality control;
  • • Forensic science laboratories;
  • • Food industry;
  • • Chemical industry;
  • • Laboratories of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry;
  • • Specialized equipment companies.

Pursuant to Article 40-F of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, republished by Decree-Laws no. 63/2016 of September 13 and nº 65/2018 of August 16, and of article 13 of the Regulation of Professional Technical Courses of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, published by Order No. 8633/2017 of September 29, 2017, the Coordinator of the Technical and Scientific Area of Chemical Sciences and Biomolecules (the ATC of the School of Health proponent of this Course) establishes that they are in a position of joining the Advanced Professional Technical Course of Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory, of the School of Health of OPorto, the candidates who meet the following conditions:

1. Are in at least one of the following situations:

1.1. Holders of a course of secondary education or legally equivalent qualification, proving to have been proficient in at least one of the curricular units of: Mathematics A; Biology and Geology; Physics and Chemistry;

1.2. Those who have passed the specially adapted tests to assess the capacity for higher education attendance of those over the age of 23, held for the course in question, under the provisions of Decree-Law no. 64/2006, of March 21, in its current version;

1.3. Holders of a diploma of technological specialization, of a diploma of professional superior technician or of a higher education degree.