Portugal has eight biomedical laboratory science (BLS) degree programs as follows:
- Bragança Health School, located in Bragança
- Porto Health School, located in Porto
- Coimbra Health School, located in Coimbra
- Dr Lopes Dias Health School, located in Castelo Branco
- Lisboa Health School, located in Lisboa
- Ribeiro Sanches Health School, located in Lisboa
- Egas Moniz Health School, located in Monte da Caparica, Almada
- Algarve Health School, located in Faro
Egas Moniz Health School and Ribeiro Sanches Health School are private, but the conditions of admission are the same that are required for the public schools. All Portuguese BLS degree programs require documentation of adequate skills in Portuguese to qualify for admission.
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Student exchange and international collaborations
The Portuguese BLS degree programs have mobility agreements for student exchange all over the world. You can find contact information on the web pages of the universities to have more information if you consider being a BLS exchange student in Portugal.
No skills in Portuguese are required to be an exchange student.
National requirements for the BLS education
Requirements for learning outcomes and content of the Portuguese biomedical laboratory scientist education are described in national guidelines.
Requirements for authorization to work as a biomedical laboratory scientist
To work as a biomedical laboratory scientist in Portuguese hospital laboratories it is mandatory to have a national authorization allocated by the Health Ministry and by Central Administration of Heath Services. The eight listed bachelor programs all qualify for an authorization to be a Biomedical Scientist in Portugal.
If you have an education from countries outside Portugal, you need to apply for a Portuguese authorization.
Documentation of adequate skills in Portuguese is also required to qualify for the authorization.
Relevant master- and PhD- programs in Portugal
Biomedical laboratory scientists are qualified for several master- and PhD- programs in Portugal.