Doctoral Programme in Occupational Safety and Health

Degree: PhD
University: University of Porto , Faculty: Faculdade de Engenharia Da Universidade Do Porto
City: Porto , Country: Portugal
Discipline: Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
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  • Admission deadline 19th April to 27th August
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The curricular structure of the Doctoral Program in Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH or DemSSO) has been designed to become an important contribution for the solution of one of the great problems that Portugal and other countries face: the lack of occupational safety and health conditions for all. The goal is to improve the quality of life and equal opportunities, as much as possible, for every citizen, having or not special needs.
    The economic relevance of this problem is clear when we see the costs of accidents and professional diseases. In Portugal and in many other countries it corresponds to around 2 to 3% of the gross domestic product (GDP).
    Lost lives, physical and psychological traumas and familiar, social and other human costs are incommensurable.
    The lack of ergonomic conditions, architectonic barriers and other obstacles to mobility are also factors that strongly affect the quality of life, health and safety of many citizens, namely aged people, people with reduced mobility, children and other people with limitations and dependencies.
    Occupational safety and health is a strongly interdisciplinary area. Taking that into consideration the teaching body is formed by 67 professors of eleven of the fourteen faculties of the University of Porto (FAUP, FADEUP, FBAUP, FCUP, FCNAUP, FEUP, FFUP, FLUP, FMUP, FPCEUP, ICBAS). This means that students can do PhD thesis in many different fields.


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