Covilhã is a small city in the centre of Portugal. It is located near the highest point of mainland Portugal, known as Serra da Estrela. Being close to the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Covilhã offers not only breathtaking landscapes but also plenty of wilderness adventurous activities. Since it is situated in the centre of the country, you have the opportunity to enjoy warm weather in the Summer and go swimming in the nearby idyllic river beaches; though, you can also enjoy the coldness and the snow that follows, by going up the mountains and go skiing.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is part of the University of Beira Interior. Although the modern faculty in its most recent location, was only inaugurated in 2006, its history begins in 1973 with the creation of Polytechnic Institute of Covilhã. In the past, the city was famous for its wool industry, thus the the first available degrees were Textile Engineering and Management and Accounting.
Over the years, historical buildings have been restored in order to harbor the expanding University. A student may just look out the window during one of your classes and realize, the building next door is a remnant of the city's past.
Pêro da Covilhã Hospital was founded in 1908, upgraded and moved to Quinta do Alvito in 2000 and together with the Fundão Hospital, forms the Cova da Beira Hospital Centre.
- Intensive and Critical Care
- Internal Medicine
- Neonatal/ Perinatal Medicine
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
CICS - Research Centre
The Health Sciences Research Centre is a research structure integrated in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Beira Interior.
The mission of CICS is to promote high quality scientific research in biotechnology, as well as in biomedical, clinical, and epidemiological areas and to contribute towards health education of the local population.
The two research groups, congregate research interests in the areas of "Hormones and Inflammation" and "Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences". Although the Centre is not a degree conferring body, PhD and MD researchers of CICS work in close collaboration with the Faculties and Departments of UBI in the following Master and Doctoral programmes:
For more information, visit: http://www.fcsaude.ubi.pt/cics/
- Angiotensin Converting Enzyme gene Insertion/Delection polymorphism as a risk factor for the development of neurodegenerative diseases
- GSTM null polymorphisms as a risk factor for the development of neurodegenerative diseases
- How to control Parkinson Disease-associated neuroinflammation: Studies in cellular and animal models
- Study of clinical and functional features of bronchial asthma in elderly patients
- Study of role of androgens role in the regulation of the umbilical arterial tonus and in preeclampsia
Ticket lunch to the Hospital Canteen once per day (five a week).
Lodging will be in one of the University of Beira Interior student's residences. Most rooms are double, toilets and showers are shared. Laundry room and kitchen are available. We will lend you kitchen supplies. The residence is 10 min walking to the city center.
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We will offer you a simple monthly pass for public transportation around the city center and to the hospital.
To go to the hospital you need to take the L11 Bus. The Residence bus stop is called "R. José V. Cruz". For further information visit the following website: http://covibus.com/
From Covilha’s Bus Station you can catch an express bus to almost every city in Portugal. For further information you can check the website: http://www.rede-expressos.pt/
There are hundreds of destinations and different timetables that you can choose from.
CP is a Train Service that allows you to travel between different cities inside Portugal. For further information you can find it here: https://www.cp.pt/
We have a Uber-like taxi service available within Covilhã City.
- Urban Art Wall Murals
- Pedestrian Bridge
- Artificial Wave Pool
- Torre (Highest Point in Mainland Portugal)
- Cheese Museum
- Garden of the Lake
- Wool Museum
- Theatre of Beiras
- Pelourinho (City Center)
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