Graduate Program Information

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Published: 25/05/2017 - 09:45
Last modification: 25/05/2021 - 15:51

The Graduate Program in Health Sciences (PPCSA) of the Medicine Faculty (FAMED) of the Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU) has offered the Academic Master Course (since 1996), Professional Master Degree Associated with Health Residency (since 2001) and Doctorate (since 2012).

The Program is based on the use of the multidisciplinary structure of the Medicine faculty of UFU – the academic unit to which it is allocated – and integrating still further with units of the University, thus providing a solid, wide ranging and diversified background for its professionals with an interest in the wide range of areas in Health Science.

In a general sense, the students involved in the Program have a background in Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Biology, Biomedicine, Physical Education, Psychology, Odontology, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Biochemistry, among others. The Program is part of the area that falls under Medicine I from CAPES (Medicina I da CAPES).

The permanent professors are involved with graduation students, in addition to presenting significant scientific output and integration with national and international research groups     

Concept CAPES: 4


Course History

The Graduate Program in  Health Sciences form the Medicine Faculty of the Federal University of Uberlândia (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia) was authorized through Resolution Nº 02/1994 of the University Council, and recommended by the Consulting Technical Group from CAPES on 30/04/1996. The course initiated activities in 1997 linked to the Clinical Medical Department.
In 2003, the Program became designated as “Graduate Program in  Health Sciences”, with the aim of widening its multidisciplinary activities area. 
Many of the students that have graduated through the Program, have currently developed teaching and research activities in Federal institutions of Higher Education.      

The Academic Master Degree – The first course of the program –, was authorized through the Resolution Nº 02/1994 from the University Council, and recommended by the CAPES Consulting Technical Group on 30/04/1996. In accordance with the latest CAPES evaluation (2010‐2012), the Program was classified as a grade 4 for the Academic Master Degree.

In 2010, authorization was given for the creation of the Professional Master Degree Associated with Health Residency (Resolution Nº 13/2010 of the University Council), which was recommended by the CAPES Consulting Technical Group on 29 and 30/06/2010. Course activities were initiated on the 1st semester of 2011, and in accordance with the CAPES triennial evaluation (2010‐2012) was classified as a grade 3 for the Professional Master Degree.

Since 2011 the PPCSA also counts on the Doctorate Degree, authorized through Resolution Nº 16/2011 of the University Council, and recommended by CAPES Consulting Technical Group on 03/11/2011. The course initiated its activities in the 1st semester of 2012, and being attributed with a grade 4 by CAPES.


Target Audience

The Graduate Program in Medicine and Health Science has as its target professionals trained in the area of health and the like, such as doctors, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, biomedical, physical educators, physiotherapists, biologists, among others.       


  • Train teachers and researchers toward a function that is ethical, technical and critical to the areas of knowledge related to health Science, from the production and advance of knowledge in the area.  
  • Contribute to areas of teaching within the country by means of training teachers and researchers that are active in both public and private universities.   
  • Incorporate new pedagogical methodologies and professionals that will give support to continual self-learning.
  • Advance in establishing new partners both national and international in a manner that widens horizons in the development of high impact scientific research.
  •  Create conditions for updating knowledge in tune with technical-scientific advances and social necessities by means of methodological practices capable of promoting intellectual autonomy among the students. 
  • Transfer scientific knowledge that is acquired and constructed within the Program environment to the community and society as a whole, in a manner that generates socially useful knowledge, which is appropriate for the current reality and adequate for the needs of the community.
  • Create conditions in order that increases and refinements occur throughout the developed scientific production.