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Human Biology

Bachelor's Degree

Ano Letivo 2022/2023

Human Biology

Course Overview

This is the only broad-based first-cycle Human Biology course of its kind in Portugal. This course provides a solid theoretical foundation allied with significant experimental training, giving students an interdisciplinary and integrated biological perspective of the human species, including evolution, growth, anatomy and physiology.

The areas covered include biology of diseases, and the metabolic and immunological responses and adaptation to stress factors of different aetiology, given that proven climate change adds complexity and uncertainty to human health issues, namely, population dynamics, emerging infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, food security and food safety, increased use and circulation of synthetic chemicals, antimicrobial resistance, and sustainable production and consumption. To this end, and to achieve better overall and global health outcomes, a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach is followed, based on the One Health concept.

Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (156 required and 24 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Education and research (fundamental and applied) in biomedicine; Public or private companies and laboratories (clinical analysis, genetic analysis, pharmaceutical industry, food industry); Public or private institutions linked to human biology and health (hospitals, healthcare centres and laboratories) and forensic science; Local authorities and municipal associations (in the area of biological anthropology).

Entry Requirements

Entrance Exams

One of the following exams:
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 07 - Physics and Chemistry
  • 16 - Mathematics
Média do secundário: 65% Provas de ingresso: 35%
Last admission grade 2021/2022: 138.5

Access Routes and Applications

National Access Route to Higher Education (CNA)
Places available: 32
International Students
Places available: 8
Over 23 Years of Age
Places available: 1
Degree Holders
Places available: 3
CET Holders
Places available: nd
TeSP Holders
Places available: nd
Change of Institution/Course Pair
Places available for first year: 2
Places for subsequent years: not subject to places
Professional and Artistic Routes of Secundary Education
Places available: 4
Places available: not subject to places

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050.00 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250.00 €

Course Committee

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Contact Information

Director: Teresa Fernandes []

Academic Manager: Ana Cristina Alves Dias
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE