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Qualification awarded (in original language)
Pós-Graduação em Obesidade e Controlo do Peso

Level of qualification
Professional qualification.

Admission requirements
Holders of a bachelor degree or equivalent in Health;
Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies in Pharmacy, organized according to the Bologna model for an adherent State to this process;
Holders of a foreign academic bachelor degree that is recognized as suitable to the objectives of a bachelor degree in Health by the Scientific Council in each school;
Holders of an academic, scientific and / or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the ability to attend the course, by the Technical and Scientific Council in each school.

Recognition of prior learning
Following 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 regulations
60 ECTS. 2 semesters (1 year). 40 weeks of study per year, full-time (20 weeks per semester). 27 total hours of study per credit.
The holders of this course are allowed to develop an expertise professional activity.

Profile of the programme
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 Therapy and Rehabilitation, Psychology and Health.

Key learning outcomes
The course in Obesity and Weight Control is awarded to students who demonstrate to have, in this area, the ability to:
a) Knowing the depth and psychosocial metabolic mechanisms involved in the prevention and treatment of obesity;
b) Understand the fundamentals of approaches to obesity in individuals or in groups;
c) Perform critical analysis of the technical and scientific literature on obesity and weight control;
d) Assess the causes and risks associated with obesity;
e) Preventing obesity in different individual and population contexts, based on evidence;
f) intervene in obesity and weight control individual and population in different contexts, based on the evidence;
g) Report in oral and written form, in technical and scientific contexts on obesity and weight management;
h) Working together in multidisciplinary context, in the prevention and treatment of obesity.

Occupational profiles of graduates
The formation in Obesity and Weight Control 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.



























This area constitutes currently an intervention area of the utmost strategic importance and essential face to ensure the quality of health services.

Access to further studies
The course allows the students to continue to the 2nd and 3rd cycles according to the diagram of Portuguese Higher Education System.

Graduation requirements
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Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.sa.ipb.pt, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.essa.ipb.pt.

Mode of study
Full-time.

Programme director
Vera Ferro Lebres (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
CompulsoryOptional
Health HEA5.00.0
PsychologyPSI10.00.0
Therapy and RehabilitationTER75.00.0
Total 
90.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
Area
ECTS
Credits
11 Semestral 
 5041-545-1101-00-20 
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TER5.0
11 Semestral 
 5041-545-1102-00-20 
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TER6.0
11 Semestral 
 5041-545-1103-00-20 
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TER5.0
11 Semestral 
 5041-545-1104-00-20 
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HEA4.0
11 Semestral 
 5041-545-1105-00-20 
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PSI5.0
11 Semestral 
 5041-545-1106-00-20 
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PSI5.0
12 Semestral 
 5041-545-1201-00-20 
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TER6.0
12 Semestral 
 5041-545-1202-00-20 
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TER6.0
12 Semestral 
 5041-545-1203-00-20 
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TER3.0
12 Semestral 
 5041-545-1204-00-20 
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TER6.0
12 Semestral 
 5041-545-1205-00-20 
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TER5.0
12 Semestral 
 5041-545-1206-00-20 
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TER4.0

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