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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 5.50
Essentials & Applications of Environmental Health 1st Trimester 2.50
Ecology 1st Trimester 4.50
Biostatistics 1st Trimester 4.50
Human Biology 1st Trimester 3.00
Biochemistry 2nd Trimester 3.50
Microbiology And Health 2nd Trimester 3.50
Hydrogeology 2nd Trimester 3.00
Applied Physics 2nd Trimester 5.50
Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2nd Trimester 4.50
Health Microbiology 3rd Trimester 4.00
Water Management I 3rd Trimester 2.00
Wastes Management I 3rd Trimester 2.00
Environmental Chemistry 3rd Trimester 4.00
Food, Nutrition And Public Health 3rd Trimester 3.50
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3rd Trimester 4.50
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Water Management II 1st Trimester 4.50
Environmental Management I 1st Trimester 5.50
Wastes Management II 1st Trimester 4.50
Law And Environmental Legislation 1st Trimester 3.50
Integrated Laboratories In Environmental Health I 1st Trimester 2.00
Hygiene And Food Safety 2nd Trimester 4.00
Environmental Management II 2nd Trimester 3.50
Air Pollution 2nd Trimester 4.00
Toxicology 2nd Trimester 3.00
Case Study In Environment 2nd Trimester 5.50
Occupational And Industrial Hygiene 3rd Trimester 5.50
Technical Design And Projects 3rd Trimester 1.50
Occupational Health I 3rd Trimester 2.50
Occupational And Environmental Safety 3rd Trimester 4.50
Environmental Monitoring And Protection 3rd Trimester 4.00
Integrated Laboratories In Environmental Health II 3rd Trimester 2.00
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Training I 1st Trimester 20.00
Organizational Psychosociology 2nd Trimester 4.00
Occupational Health II 2nd Trimester 5.00
Case Study In Public Health 2nd Trimester 5.50
Zoonoses And Vectors 2nd Trimester 2.50
Analysis and Evaluation of Labour Risks 2nd Trimester 3.00
Training II 3rd Trimester 20.00
4º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Quality Management 1st Trimester 3.50
Management And Administration In Health 1st Trimester 3.00
Planning Techniques in Health 1st Trimester 3.00
Geographical Information Systems 1st Trimester 3.50
Applied Statistics 1st Trimester 3.50
Labor Physiology And Ergonomics 1st Trimester 3.50
Training III 2nd Trimester 20.00
Seminars 3rd Trimester 1.00
Community Intervention 3rd Trimester 5.00
Environmental Statistics 3rd Trimester 3.50
Case Study In Occupational Health 3rd Trimester 5.50
Research project 3rd Trimester 5.00
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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