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Short Course in in Sports Law - 3th edition

The “Short Course in Sports Law” is a short course given by the Law School of the University of Minho and aims to provide specialized training on the main subjects of Sports Law.

Biostatistics in Health Sciences

It is intended that, with this course, students acquire basic skills for performing and interpreting relevant statistical tests in the health sciences. It is also intended that students acquire area specific vocabulary and the skills to understand scientific literature and write statistical reports. The course's learning outcomes: 1. Know the relevant statistical methods in health sciences. 2. Select and apply the appropriate statistical procedures to the research goals. 3. Develop skills in data analysis software. 4. Acquire skills in interpreting the results. 5. Conduct studies where statistical procedures are applied.

Bioinformatics in Health Sciences

The Bioinformatics in Health Sciences course aims at presenting and providing practical training in the application of computational methodologies to the organization, analyses and comprehension of data generated in biological and health sciences research. By the end of the course the students will be able to identify situations where Bioinformatics is useful in the resolution of a specific problem and skilfully chose and implement the appropriate computational technique.

Laboratory Animal Science

The course aims to prepare researchers for the appropriate use of animals in scientific experiments. This two-week theoretical and practical course will, in general terms, cover the biology and husbandry of laboratory animals, aspects of microbiology and disease, health hazards and safe practices in the animal house, the design and conduct of animal experiments, anaesthesia, analgesia and experimental procedures, as well as the ethical and legal aspects of animal experimentation and alternatives to animal use.


The epidemiology postgraduate course will provide methodological and interdisciplinary training that will equip students to carry out cutting-edge epidemiological research.

Fundamentals in Genetics, Development and Neoplasia

In this course the student will have the opportunity to discuss and have some practical sessions of the principles governing human genetics, developmental biology and cancer.

Fundamentals In Immunology and Infection

This course aims to provide basic knowledge and practical skills in infection immunology. With this objective as a basis, students work as a team in the presentation and discussion of scientific articles and bibliographic research works that are discussed together with the teachers. In this way, it promotes teamwork, facilitating the integration of acquired knowledge with the need to investigate and communicate science.

Research Methodologies

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills associated with the scientific activity.