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College of Health Technology of Coimbra
The focus that emerged recently in 2010, but is intended to maintain, are the Postgraduate and Master (MSc) courses that besides adding knowledge, are most often the specialization in certain areas of knowledge. ESTeSC is currently an organic unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC), with a history and culture of its own and presents a concept of differentiating school, looking to combine training, research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the health area.
Located in Coimbra, city of knowledge and culture, and which also seeks to assert itself as a capital of health, ESTeSC is an active part in all these paths and it is in accordance with them that it educates its students. On this stroll, we are a school that has invested in a functioning certified by quality standards. In order to do more and better, we are the first eco-school (green flag) of European higher education, a signal that we practice day-to-day environmental sustainability.
The Department of Environmental Health holds as its mission the following drivers:
The course of environmental health since it first year of degree trains their students in order to deliver their subject works in a paper format and presenting their results as a scientific poster, providing all the methodologies and tools for their enhance of publishing a final course paper.
Several work subjects can be either in Portuguese or in English once in the last year all students are mandatory to plan and execute an applied research and deliver a scientific paper in Portuguese and in English (mandatory) which is presented under a jury in Portuguese.
Thus, selected papers are sent for:
In other hand our course also provides:
Here, we highlight that we were the pioneers in the organization of the International Congress on Environmental Health (2010) which had more than 500 participants from over 40 different countries.
The main aim of Environmental Health of Coimbra Health School regarding the internationalization is becoming the bridge between Europe, North America and the countries that speak Portuguese, namely Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Sao Tome & Principe, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor and Macau (China).
Due to this the strategy, the Department of Environmental Health has the following paths:
Coimbra Health School is strongly committed with the high standards of environment, safety and quality of education.
Annually, Coimbra Health School organizes several environmental education activities such as World Environmental Health day (26/09), World Health day (07/04), World Environment day (05/06) and others.
Department of Environmental Health tries to offset the CO2 emissions from the events regarding all the respect for the environment.
The Department of Environmental Health is focused in the innovation and entrepreneurship using all the best available techniques in the pedagogy process as well as training periods. The students are highly encouraged to generate ideas and put them to scene. We have an ideas lab where all ideas should have a follow up from the department and at the end they could generate or a patent or a company. There were some companies that spin off from the Department and our network of alumni is regularly called to share their experience or even collaborate with the Department in some initiatives.
The organizational structure of the course provides the specialization of students to the subject of Occupational Health and Safety, grounding in the first three semesters the core competencies in key thematic areas. These semesters have a strong focus on the individual work project of each student, thus aiming a training based on “know-how”. In the third semester, it is given the opportunity for students to choose one of two options lectures (Risk Management in Hospitals or Safety in the Construction Industry) in accordance with their particular interests for specific training. Students that successfully complete the 1st year (60 ECTS) will be awarded as a post graduation certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. This specific master degree is taught in Portuguese or/and in English
College of Health Technology of Coimbra