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Clinical Physiology


The Clinical Physiology degree comprises a specific studies' plan, corresponding to the personal profile outlined and is framed into a departmental organization, distributed by departments of imaging and bio-signals sciences; exact, biological and engineering sciences; medical, social and human sciences.

Its curriculum structure intends to provide students with a basis of knowledge, which allows them to perform their professional activity in keeping with the requisites of quality in health services and integration into a multidisciplinary team, in conformity with the demands of innovation and scientific evolution and techniques and legal and ethics competences in line with the profession's deontological principles.

The pedagogical ambit in which the specific education of clinical physiologists is configured into, the studies' plan comprises curricular matrixes of theoretical, theoretical-practical and practical characteristics, which are initiated with the development of common knowledge, essential to the instilling of a theoretical ground sufficiently adequate for the subsequent consolidation of specific subjects.

Considering the distribution of lecture hours, the theoretical component represents 44% of the total duration of the course. When combined, the theoretical-practical, practical and clinical placement matrixes represent 56% of the course duration. This displays a significant complementarity between theoretical concepts and their practical application, which expresses the concern of providing these professionals with gains potentiating their competence in an integrated and sustainable way.

Provide students with scientific knowledge on different areas, which allows them to acquire skills of evaluation and decision making, analytical mind, professional and social responsibility, necessary to the exercise of their professional activity.

Clinical Physiology teaching intends to major professionals able to integrate a multidisciplinary team, whose exercise aims the Promotion of Health and Disease Prevention.


  • Hospital Units of public and private sectors;

  • Diagnosis and Therapy Centers or Institutes of public and private sectors;

  • Health Care Centers;

  • Clinics and Doctors' Consulting Rooms;

  • Sports Medicine centers and Gymnasiums;

  • Hospital Equipment Companies (Marketing and Sales areas);

  • Insurance Companies;

  • Scientific Research;

  • Education 

Head of Department: Telmo Pereira | telmo@estescoimbra.pt

International Relations: Telmo Pereira | telmo@estescoimbra.pt


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