Health Communication and Educational and Communication in Health Sciences

Health Communication (CS) and Health Science Education (HCHSE) is a science linked to others, aimed at teaching by prestigious experts and academics, teachers, and the acquisition by trainees students of concepts and theories and experimental models and the knowledge, whose applications, through behavior change strategy, providing information to target audiences for health gains. HC is now considered an EPHO9 – Essential Public Health Operation.


3 razões para escolher este curso


Se pretende desenvolver as suas competências de comunicação de forma a potenciar a literacia em saúde


Se pretende explorar várias estratégias de comunicação e saber adaptá-las a cada público-alvo


Se pretende atuar na área da saúde pública, promovendo projetos de investigação e intervenção na sociedade, recorrendo a mecanismos de financiamento 

Plano de Estudos

O programa deste curso conta com um painel de docentes diferenciado e promove uma visão transversal da Comunicação e Educação em Saúde.



  • Train in contents and scientific techniques of Health Communication Education in Health Sciences (CSECS) based on the main indicators and health problems (even humanitarian emergencies and crisis) that may exist in societies of developed countries or in populations of developing countries that are victims of conflicts, epidemics/pandemics, nutritional crises and natural disasters in developing countries.


  • Adapt communication strategies to specific and/or vulnerable target audiences, the main elements and the health and humanitarian problems faced by populations that are victims of conflicts, epidemics, nutritional crises and natural disasters in developing countries development.


  • Create Health communication methodologies on Health Sciences and research using entrepreneurship in research and effective funding and partnership and edutainment mechanisms, application in the different types of response that the organizations to which they belong can offer to public health crises, with a view, on the one hand, to minimizing morbidity and reducing mortality and, by the other hand, alleviating suffering and improving living conditions of those populations (health and research, chronic-degenerative diseases and nutrition, water and sanitation, shelters, etc.) illness and risk situations.


  • Empower students –  in graduate and postgraduate education –  with new (specialized) skills and training of the personal skills of doctors and scientists or specialized communicators and other professionals, in order to act effectively and evidently in REC situations, such as pandemics and humanitarian situations, highlighting environmental and pandemic natural disasters or catastrophes.

Skills acquisition

As an innovator course in the area and intends to mobilize various audience with different levels of training, from social and political to science and health, it will contribute to:


  • The enrichment of trainees in the fields of health communication combined with the different health sciences, always linking the curricular areas to that of health communication, highlighting scientific evidence based with communication and public health, or neurosciences and communication, or institutional health communication or even entrepreneurship in health communication;
  • Develop skills in proactive communication;
  • Develop skills in risk communication;
  • Communication of health scientific evidence.


Professional Opportunities

  • Health and sciences communicator (medical and nurse specialties)
  • Medical science communicator (specialties)
  • Specialist Journalist
  • Communication in economy manager healht management
  • Health communication manager and humanitarian crisais (war and catastrophes)


Research Topics

  • Education and Communication in Health Sciences (ECHS)
  • Medicine
  • Neurosciences
  • Health Organization and mMnagemen t(OGS)
  • Environmental Health

Target Students

It is intended for graduates or legal equivalent in the scientific area(s) of the study cycle in medicine, nursing, biology, pharmaceuticals, social communication and other related areas whose curriculum demonstrates adequate basic preparation and on the which the scientific committee of the study cycle gives a favorable opinion.


Target Students

Candidates for the SC are ranked through curricular assessment and interview according to the criteria and weighting defined by the Scientific Committee of the SPECIALIZATION COURSE, namely:

Curricular assessment: 70%, which will include assessment of the following parameters:

  • Classification obtained in previous degree(s);
  • Motivation and rationale for the application, expressed in the motivation letter;
  • Professional experience in the area, including work performed.

Interview: 30%, which will focus on the following parameters:

  • Demonstrated competences:
  • Adequacy of the candidate's speech to the objectives of the EC for which he is applying;
  • Framing the candidate's needs and expectations to the potential and limitations of the EC program;
  • The candidate's capacity for empathy and interpersonal relationships, in the context of team and multidisciplinary research work;
  • Openness of the candidate to explore related areas in potential projects integrated with other groups dedicated to different topics


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Ana Paula Martins
Scientific Committee (FFUL)