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Clinical Research

Clinical Research

MSc - Master Degree
Faculty of Medicine
Time period 
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 73/2020
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The Master in Clinical Research is an innovative education and training program that offers an integrated and multidisciplinary vision for the promotion of excellent Clinical Research. This Master's degree ensures the professionalization of Clinical Research in its various areas of action (health units, universities, academic centres, pharmaceutical and health technology companies, clinical research organizations - CROs).


The main goal of this SC is to develop and provide scientific and professional competences for the conduction and
management of clinical research, with particular focus on the practical aspects inherent to the planning, management,
monitoring and coordination of clinical studies. Lectures will be taught by teachers with extensive clinical experience
and collaborators with a strong component in clinical research management, ensuring a solid training for those
enrolled in the program.
The general objectives for this SC are:
1. To promote the teaching of clinical research methodology in all its technical and organizational aspects, as well as
the applicable regulation and procedures.
2. To create competencies to plan, organize, conduct and manage clinical studies and promote scientific dissemination
of results in a professional context.
3. To develop competencies for the execution and supervision of clinical research activities.

Career prospects 
In accordance with the “Ensaios Clínicos em Portugal” report, published by PwC and Apifarma in 2019, the number of clinical trials increased in the last years, reinforcing the growing need for CR specialized professionals at national and international level, that this SC promotes Diversity of scientific areas, with great potential for promoting multidisciplinary projects; Exchange of experience and knowledge between professionals from health and related areas, and can greatly improve the collaboration between these elements that in the future may be part of a multidisciplinary CR team. Privileged link to pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, technology and regulatory entities; Reinforcement of external partnerships / collaborations, and search for new partners, namely in Portuguese-speaking countries; Organization of training in the promotion of CR in Primary Health Care.
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