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Medicinal Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology is one of the fastest-growing areas of knowledge. It is linked to the development of emergent therapeutic systems, such as Gene Therapy and Personalized Medicine, and plays a major role in the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The undergraduate programme in Medical Biotechnology of ESS aims to provide a cross-disciplinary training in Health Biotechnology and in Medical Chemistry, allowing students to access careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, among others.


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421 - Biologia e bioquímica
Número: R/A-Cr64/2015
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho nº 7309/2015
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Microbial Biology Semester 5.5
Biological Chemistry I Semester 5.0
Biotechnology Labs I Semester 4.0
Biomathematics II Semester 5.5
Biological Chemistry II Semester 5.0
Biostatistics Semester 5.0
Biomathematics I Semester 5.5
Biotechnology Labs II Semester 4.0
Microbial Biochemistry Semester 5.0
Structural Biochemistry Semester 5.0
Analytical Biotechnology Semester 5.5
Cell Biology and Histology Semester 5.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Molecular Genetics Semester 5.5
Spectroscopic Methods Semester 3.0
General Pharmacology Semester 5.0
Bioprocesses Semester 3.5
Metabolism and Regulation Semester 4.0
Bioenergetics and Enzymology Labs Semester 4.0
Biological Physico-Chemistry Semester 5.0
Pharmaceutical Technology Semester 5.0
Genetic Engineering Semester 4.5
Molecular Biotechnology and in silico Modulation Labs Semester 4.0
Molecular and Microbial Biotechnology Semester 5.0
Biophysics Semester 3.5
Option II - Forensic Biotechnology Semester 4.0
Option I - Clinical Applications of Biomaterials Semester 4.0
3º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Project or Internship Annual 18.0
Quality in Biotechnology Semester 3.0
Medicinal Chemistry II Semester 4.0
Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Semester 3.5
Medicinal Chemistry I Semester 4.0
Animal Biotechnology Semester 3.5
Option III - Acquisition of Biosignals in Experimental Models Semester 3.5
Bioreactors Semester 4.0
Enterpreneurship in Biotechnology Semester 3.0
Option IV - Biomaterials and Biocompatibility Semester 3.5
Soft Skills Semester 3.5
Integrative Biotechnology Labs Semester 3.0
Sustainable Biotechnology Semester 3.5
  • The course’s main aim is to train professionals to:
  • •Intervene in the production and transformation of new products in numerous health sectors, in the areas of human/animal diagnosis and therapeutics;
  • •Develop and create organisms with optimized characteristics
  • •Contribute to the production of new therapeutic molecules and biopharmaceuticals;
  • •Conduct sessions and prevention campaigns linked to the manipulation of cells and microorganisms, as well as other chemical and biological products
  • •Manipulate, prepare and generate cells, microorganisms or (bio)chemical and bio(nano)materials
  • In this way, the graduate in Medical Biotechnology contributes to the development of innovative instruments and strategies susceptible of having an impact on the areas of prevention, diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation.

Minimum Grade

95 points

Tests for Admission

95 points

One of the following combinations:

02 Biology and Geology


07 Physics and Chemistry


16 Mathematics

Application Grade (Formula)

High School Average Grade 50%

Tests for Admission 50%

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