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UP.PT - Faculty of Medicine

Hydrology and Climatology

Thermal medicine is one of the oldest medical disciplines, driven by an ancient tradition that cannot do without a rigorous assessment of its relevance and benefits. Thermalism is defined by the use of natural mineral water and other complementary means for the purposes of prevention, therapy, rehabilitation or well-being. The course promotes knowledge in different scientific areas, namely: Geology and abstraction, Hydrological Analytical Chemistry, Hydrological Hygiene, Hydrological Therapeutics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and General Hydrology. The aim is for the doctor to acquire wide-ranging skills, from identifying geological formations and their relationship with the formation of aquifers and natural mineral waters, the physical-chemical and bacteriological analytical evaluation of waters, their classification and respective therapeutic indications, to the different thermal and complementary therapeutic techniques and procedures related to public health.

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The Course confers a competence recognised by the Order of Physicians which is indispensable for the exercise of Thermal Medicine.

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Faculty of Medicine
Type of Course
Continuing Training Course
648 Hours / 24.0 ECTS

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024