Course presentation

Health units now require multilevel management so as to ensure adequate planning of the organization, its infrastructures, human and material resources, and ongoing evaluation and control. Since health management is an increasingly demanding task, it is necessary to assign the management of services to professionals with demonstrated knowledge and skills, in order to make them increasingly effective and efficient. Decree-Law no. 248/2009 of September 22 determines, as a requirement for the exercise of managerial functions, the frequency of training in management and administration of health services. In this context, and considering the need for greater professionalism of the management staff.
In this context, in view of the current context, the ESSV proposed to organize the Postgraduate Course in Management and Administration of Health Services (CPGGASS), in order to provide complementary training in the area of health management.
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 course aims to qualify for the management of health services, namely hospitals, clinics, health centers, research and development centers, health care companies and other health units, in order to meet their needs.
Its main objective is to acquire and develop management skills in health professionals with roles and responsibilities in the area. To this end, it is recommended the systematic confrontation of principles and models that have characterized the management of health organizations, given the new conceptions and uncertainties of the world today.


Curricular structure

Curricular Unit Scientific area Organization of the Curricular Year Work hours ECTS
Total Contact
Management and Administration in Health 345 semester 225 60 9
Health Economics and Finance 314 semester 50 30 2
Management and Quality in Health 347 semester 200 60 8
Health Law 380 semester 50 30 2
Systems and Policies in Health 729 semester 50 30 2
Project Work 349 semester 175 40 7


Course Regulation

Credit Regulation

Other Regulations

Access conditions

You can apply for access to the Post-graduation Course in Management and Administration of Health Services :
a) Holders of the degree of licenciado or legal equivalent;
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
Olivério Ribeiro, PhD
Application fee
€ 20.00
Tuition fees
Registration – € 100.00
School Insurance – € 4.36
€ 750.00/ by edition