PhD in Biomedicine

Education objectives

The 3rd Cycle of Studies of the PDBM leading to the degree of Doctor in Biomedicine intends to enable the student to develop conceptual and methodological tools to apply to biomedicine. Its main objective is to equip students with a multidisciplinary background to be at the forefront of biomedical research. This training will provide a broad view of the area in order to enable the student to transfer scientific knowledge and skills to academia, industry or research laboratories or clinical analyzes. It is intended to prepare the students for future professional means. Emphasis will fall on collaborative research projects and the curriculum structure of this program is organized into a group of core courses and advanced complementary courses taught by both institutions, giving students the opportunity to experience the scientific environments in the two universities.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



Access to other programs

The programme will last 4 years, and includes 42 ECTS and 198 ECTS related to the thesis project.


Prof.ª Doutora Maria Paula Borges de Lemos Macedo (NMS|FCM) / Prof. Doutor Rui Gonçalo Viegas Russo da Conceição Martinho (UA)

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Degree pre-requisites


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1st Year
Code Name ECTS
101039 Thesis I 30
101262 Optional I 6
1st Year - 1st semester
Code Name ECTS
101259 Biomedicine Molecular Basis 6
101260 Biomedicina Integrativa 6
101261 Project Development in Biomedicine 12
2nd Year
Code Name ECTS
101166 Thesis II 48
101263 Option II 6
3rd Year
Code Name ECTS
101049 Thesis III 60
101264 Option III 6
4th Year
Code Name ECTS
101142 Thesis IV 30