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Sleep and Circadian Medicine

Sleep and Circadian Medicine

MSc - Master Degree
Faculty of Medicine
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Cr 164/2023
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 




Understanding mechanisms: Develop a deep and comprehensive understanding of the physiological mechanisms of sleep, circadian rhythms and their close interaction, as well as their pathologies, building a solid foundation for research and clinical practice.
Diagnostic skills: Promote skills in the assessment of sleep disorders, including clinical assessment and the use of cutting-edge technologies and methodologies in sleep medicine.
Integrative Treatment Strategies: To promote the acquisition of knowledge about integrative approaches to the treatment of sleep disorders, incorporating the latest therapeutic modalities and emerging technologies.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration: To promote skills in the interdisciplinary approach, involving professionals from different fields (medicine, psychology, neuroscience, engineering, etc.) to address the complex challenges of sleep/circadian biology and medicine.
Leadership and communication in Sleep and Circadian Medicine: Developing leadership and communication skills, contributing to advances in sleep medicine, public health initiatives, health policy development and preparing students to lead and innovate in a constantly evolving scenario such as the field of sleep and circadian medicine

Career prospects 
Sleep medicine specialist; Clinical and basic researcher in sleep and circadian medicine; Sleep technologist; Sleep psychologist; Occupational health or industry consultant.
National Admission Exams 
Holders of Bachelor's Degrees/Integrated Master's or legal equivalent in in Medicine, Nursing, Clinical Physiology, Dentistry, Psychology, Nutrition, Biology, Pharmacy, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, in the same areas, awarded following a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process or that are recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of licensed by the scientific and statutorily competent body.
Further Information: 
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