Nursing in Family Health
Qualification awarded (in original language)Nursing in Family Health. Title of "Mestre".
Level of qualification2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.
Admission requirementsThe holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign academic degree and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Recognition of prior learningFollowing the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.
Qualification requirements and regulations90 ECTS credits (30 per semester). 3 semesters. 40 weeks of study per year (20 weeks per semester). 1620 total hours of study per year; 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. A variable number of contact (teaching) hours, depending on the established schedule for each Course Unit. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 30 credits ECTS.
The holders of this course are allowed to develop an expertise Professional high level. The professional title is awarded by this institution, according to its internal rules.
Profile of the programmeThe profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Nursing; Management; Psychology ; Social Science. Nursing; Management; Psychology; Social Science.
Key learning outcomes
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Nursing in Family Health is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) To contribute to the formation of a professional able to develop skills in the challenges faced by families, resulting in specialized care needs in nursing, the issues of health and demographic, social and
b) To enhance knowledge and intervention methodologies in Family Nursing;
c) To train for critical thinking within the family care throughout the life cycle;
d) To enable the development of scientific research aiming qualified answers to the specificities of people subject of care and also the health professionals work contexts;
e) To enhance the development of a collaborative professional able to adapt to the characteristics and emerging challenges, complex and unpredictable contexts of health.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThe degree of "mestre" (master) in Nursing in Family Health belongs to the education and training area of Health Sciences and Social Protection. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.
Access to further studiesThe degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Graduation requirementsDegree in Nursing.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.essa.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.
Mode of studyFull-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5039-527-1101-00-19 ||Communication and aid Relationship||PSY||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5039-527-1102-00-19 ||Family Nursing : from referencials to Practice||NUR||8.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5039-527-1103-00-19 ||Ethics and Law in Health||SS||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5039-527-1104-00-19 ||Health Management||MAN||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5039-527-1105-00-19 ||Research Methodologies in Nursing||NUR||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5039-527-1106-00-19 ||Clinical Supervision||NUR||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5039-527-1201-00-19 ||The Family as the Unit of Care||NUR||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5039-527-1202-00-19 ||Clinical Practice||NUR||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5039-527-1203-00-19 ||Systemic Intervention in the Family||NUR||8.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5039-527-1204-00-19 ||Models and Theories of Family Assessment||NUR||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5039-527-1205-00-19 ||Seminar||NUR||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5039-527-1206-00-19 ||Family transitions||PSY||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 5039-527-2101-00-20 ||Thesis/Project/Professional Traineeship||NUR||30.0|