Course presentation

Phytotherapy has acquired great importance as a therapeutic tool for health professionals, both for social reasons, as it tends to use less aggressive therapies, both by increasing the scientific knowledge base that supports it. For these reasons, professionals need a good knowledge of medicinal plants and their active substances, as well as protocols to be followed in the practice of this discipline. Research and scientific research have indeed shown the importance of the use of medicinal plants through the use of herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals. The proper and rational use of these products by health professionals prescribes benefits to patients and users, since the use of the therapeutic dose, the knowledge of the pharmacological action, the side effects and the adverse reactions is a fundamental factor for its correct use with the best expected therapeutic effects. The constant and growing demand by the Portuguese population for phytotherapeutic therapies, the emergence of a law that regulates professional practice, together with the need to train technicians duly qualified to use Chinese medicinal plants, support the creation of the Postgraduate Course in Phytotherapy Chinese (CPGFC).
The organization of the Course is in accordance with Regulation No 348/2008 of July 1, which establishes the principles governing the application of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to the training provided by the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV).


The Post-graduation Course in Chinese Phytotherapy seeks to develop skills and train health professionals, enabling them to care for the person through the proper management of the therapeutic action by application of Chinese Phytotherapy. This course also aims to promote the application of knowledge, in a logic of implementation of practices appropriate to the intervention with Chinese Phytotherapy.
Its general objective is to develop technical-scientific, relational and ethical skills appropriate to the care of Chinese Phytotherapy.


Curricular structure

Curricular UnitScientific areaOrganization of the Curricular YearWork hoursECTS
Fundamentals of Energy Medicine729semester155256
Chinese Medical Matter729semester100304
Chinese Herbal Formulas729semester195408
Phytotherapeutic Therapy729semester120305

Access conditions

You can apply for access to the Post-graduation Course in Chinese Phytotherapy :
a) Holders of the degree of licenciado or legal equivalent in Nursing and others in the Health area;
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree in the field of Health 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 education degree in the area of Health that is recognized as satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the scientifically competent scientific body of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted;
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum of relevance in the area of health, which is recognized as attesting ability to carry out this cycle of studies by the scientific body competent statutorily of the higher education institution where they wish to be admitted.

Course Code
Application online
Candidate Portal
1 semester
Course coordinator
PhD Conceição Martins
PhD Conceição Martins
Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 100.00
School Insurance – € 4.36
€ 750.00/ by edition


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