Escola Paulista de Medicina
Postgraduate in Collective Health

Curricular Structure

Curricular Structure

The program is structured in three areas of knowledge, namely: Social and Human Sciences in Health (SHSH), Epidemiology (PPE) and Policy, Planning and Health Management (PPHM). Every year, about 20 disciplines are offered and equally distributed among the three areas of knowledge. In addition to the mandatory discipline, "Construction of the Collective Health field," which must be attended by all students from the three areas, each area requires one or two mandatory disciplines to its master and doctoral students. Thus, in the area of Epidemiology, "Epidemiology" and "Basic Topics in Biostatistics" are mandatory disciplines, in the area of SHSH, "Human and Social Sciences in Health" is the mandatory discipline, and in the area of PPHM, "Theory of Organization and Management in Health."
Each credit unit at UNIFESP is equivalent to 15 hours of class. To complete the master’s degree, PPGSC students must complete 48 credit units in disciplines, and to complete the doctorate, 72 credit units are necessary, which is equivalent to 720–hour courses for the master's degree and 1080–hour for the doctorate.
It is also noteworthy the optional disciplines are closely related to the lines of research of the program and are taken with the advisor’s indication. Eighty percent of the credit must be obtained with disciplines. The advisor can assign 20% of the credit to research activities or participation in events in the area. Thirty percent of the credit from the courses can be obtained outside UNIFESP, as long as approved by the advisor.


- Adaptation and Construction of Health Scales
- Construction of the Collective Health Field
- Social and Human Sciences in Health
- Science, Technology and Innovation in Health and Primary Care
- Drugs, Religiosity and Health
- Epidemiology
- Introduction to Mindfulness: Conceptual Aspects and Applications
- Introduction to the Preparation and Validation of Measuring Instruments and Health
- Introduction to the Systematic Review Method
- Introduction to the Use of Stata in Epidemiological Analyses
- Contemplative Neuroscience
- Qualitative Research in Health
- Health Policies and SUS Management I
- Research Projects and Scientific Method
- Quality of Life at/of Work and Workers’ Health
- Critical Writing and Reading of Scientific Articles in Collective Health
- Review of Political-Sanitary Thinking in the 20th Century
- Methodological and Epistemological Seminars in Investigations on Policy, Planning and Health Management I
- Methodological and Epistemological Seminars in Investigations on Policy, Planning and Health Management II
- Advanced Seminars in Mindfulness Applied to Health
- Theory of Health Organization and Management (THOM)
- Basic Topics in Biostatistics



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