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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 Trimester
Essentials & Applications of Environmental Health 1st Trimester
Ecology 1st Trimester
Biostatistics 1st Trimester
Human Biology 1st Trimester
Biochemistry 2nd Trimester
Microbiology And Health 2nd Trimester
Hydrogeology 2nd Trimester
Applied Physics 2nd Trimester
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2nd Trimester
Health Microbiology 3rd Trimester
Water Management I 3rd Trimester
Wastes Management I 3rd Trimester
Environmental Chemistry 3rd Trimester
Food, Nutrition And Public Health 3rd Trimester
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3rd Trimester
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Water Management II 1st Trimester
Environmental Management I 1st Trimester
Wastes Management II 1st Trimester
Law And Environmental Legislation 1st Trimester
Integrated Laboratories In Environmental Health I 1st Trimester
Hygiene And Food Safety 2nd Trimester
Environmental Management II 2nd Trimester
Air Pollution 2nd Trimester
Toxicology 2nd Trimester
Case Study In Environment 2nd Trimester
Occupational And Industrial Hygiene 3rd Trimester
Technical Design And Projects 3rd Trimester
Occupational Health I 3rd Trimester
Occupational And Environmental Safety 3rd Trimester
Environmental Monitoring And Protection 3rd Trimester
Integrated Laboratories In Environmental Health II 3rd Trimester
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Training I 1st Trimester
Organizational Psychosociology 2nd Trimester
Occupational Health II 2nd Trimester
Case Study In Public Health 2nd Trimester
Zoonoses And Vectors 2nd Trimester
Analysis and Evaluation of Labour Risks 2nd Trimester
Training II 3rd Trimester
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Quality Management 1st Trimester
Management And Administration In Health 1st Trimester
Planning Techniques in Health 1st Trimester
Geographical Information Systems 1st Trimester
Applied Statistics 1st Trimester
Labor Physiology And Ergonomics 1st Trimester
Training III 2nd Trimester
Seminars 3rd Trimester
Community Intervention 3rd Trimester
Environmental Statistics 3rd Trimester
Case Study In Occupational Health 3rd Trimester
Research project 3rd Trimester
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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