Master’s Degree in Child Health Nursing and Pediatrics

Course presentation

The Child Health and Pediatrics Nursing Course, master’s degree, is registered with the Directorate-General for Higher Education on October 10, 2017 under number R / A-Cr 25/2010 / AL01. The A3ES process is ACEF / 1516/0900642 and has been accredited for 6 years. The curricular structure and study plan were published in Dispatch (extract) No. 9434/2017 of the Diário da República, 2nd series No. 206 of October 25, 2017.
The course lasts 18 months with 90 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The structure of the course consists of theoretical, theoretical-practical components, seminars, internships and tutorial guidance. It works during the day, and some activities, namely, the internships take place at night, on weekends and on public holidays.


The general objectives of the course are the following (DUBLIN Descriptors):
Deepen technical-scientific, relational, professional, ethical and legal knowledge and skills in the areas of child health nursing and pediatrics based on the knowledge of the 1st cycle;
Possess comprehension skills that form the basis for the development and / or original applications, namely in the context of research;
Knowing how to apply knowledge and develop the ability to understand and solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations in multidisciplinary contexts;
Integrate knowledge to manage complex situations and develop solutions / reflections or make judgments in situations of limited or incomplete information;
To have a reflective practice on the ethical, legal and social professional implications and responsibilities that result or condition the solutions and judgments formulated in the practice situations;
Communicate their conclusions, knowledge and reasoning behind them, within the team including the child and family in a clear and unambiguous way;
Develop self-knowledge in a self-oriented or autonomous way.


1st YEAR

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Advanced Nursing7231st semester1755025 7
Nursing Management7231st semester752010 3
Health Promotion7201st semester752010 3
Nursing Research7231st semester10015304
Personal and Interpersonal Communication3191st semester7520103
Psychology of Children and Adolescents3111st semester752463
Pediatric Nursing I7231st semester17550107
Pediatric Nursing II7232nd semester250702010
Child and Family Health Nursing7232nd semester15050106
Nursing of Neonatology7232nd semester7520103
Advanced Nursing Practices in Pediatrics7232nd semester75303
Option Curricular Stages (Option 1 to 3)
1 – Curricular Stage in Pediatric Emergency Room7232nd semester20080168
2 – Curricular Stage in Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care7232nd semester20080168
3 – Curricular Stage in INEM – Neonatal and Pediatric Transport7232nd semester20080168

2nd YEAR

Optional Curricular UnitCurricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Option 4Dissertation7233rd semester75014430
Option 5Work Project7233rd semester75014430
Option 6Curricular Stage with Final Report: Nursing in Child and Family Health, Pediatric and Neonatology7233rd semester7503607230

Final Report




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Access conditions

They can apply for the study cycle (under the terms of article 17 of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, dated March 24, republished by Decree-Law no. 65/2018, of August 16 ):
a) Holders of the degree of licenciado or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the scientific body competent of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted;
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body that is legally competent in the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted.

More information

Dispatch No. 9434/2017

Course Code
Application online
Candidate Portal
3 semesters
Course coordinator
Ernestina Silva,PhD
Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 50.00/ per academic year
School Insurance – € 4.36/ per academic year
Normal student € 1,050.00/ per academic year and tuition
International student € 1,600.00/ per academic year and tuition
Status: Accredited
Process no .: ACEF/1516/0900642
Number of years of accreditation: 6
Date of publication: 22-05-2017
Accreditation A3ES
Script for self-evaluation
DGES Registration
Status: Accredited
Registration number: R/A -Cr 25/2010/AL01
Date of registration: 10-10-2017


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