Portugal (ANEM) - Covilha, MEDUBI
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
51797
7110
Allergy & Clinical Imunology, Anaesthesia, Child and Adolescence Psychiatry, Clinical Pathology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Microbiology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathologic Anatomy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology, Reproductive Medicine, Sports Medicine, Stomatology, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Urology
SCORE: February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, SCOPE: January, February, July October, November
47 SCOPE STUDENTS
23 SCORE STUDENTS
Ticket lunch to the Hospital Canteen once per day (five a week)
Summer: Lodging will be in the University of Beira Interior student's residence. 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
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http://www.medubi.pt/
LEOs
Melanie Rodrigues
OVERVIEW

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.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

UNIVERSITY

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.

Localization: https://goo.gl/maps/VFWadBSwQqL2

HOSPITAL

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.

Available departments:
- Gynaecology/Obstetrics
- Intensive and Critical Care
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiology
- Gastroenterology
- Pneumology
- Neonatal/ Perinatal Medicine
- Otorhinolaryngology
- Paediatrics
- Psychiatry
- General Surgery
- Urology
Surgery-Orthopedics
Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
- Hematology
- Neurology
- Oncology
- Anaesthesia
- Ophtalmology
- Dermatology

Localization: https://goo.gl/maps/v6UE3rBM43H2

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

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:

Master Programmes:
Medicine
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry

Doctoral Programmes:
Medicine
Biomedicine
Biochemistry
Pharmaceutical Sciences

For more information, visit: http://www.fcsaude.ubi.pt/cics/
Localization: https://goo.gl/maps/VFWadBSwQqL2

PROJECTS

- 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

BOARDING

Ticket lunch to the Hospital Canteen once per day (five a week).

LODGING

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.
Localization: https://goo.gl/maps/9kBm2NbFCiD2 or https://goo.gl/maps/i5Ui3Rgjtyv


TRANSPORTATION

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.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

The National Social Program includes a weekend in Porto (2nd biggest city of Portugal) and another weekend in Lisbon (capital and biggest city of Portugal).
The Local Social Program includes a Welcome Dinner, an International Food and Drink Party, a Pub Crawl, a Walking Tour at Serra da Estrela, a City Tour, Swimming Pool and Beach Days, and trips to the main cities around Covilhã which might include Algarve, Coimbra, Braga, Salamanca (Spain), amongst several other activities.
We also offer to those who are willing, the chance to join the local volunteering and charity organisations.
We try to adapt our local social program to the preferences of our incomings.

MUST SEE

- 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)

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We will only accept the use of handbooks in the official language of the program (English) or portuguese.
For more information please contact: mobilidade@medubi.pt
And we'll be pleased to help.