Welcome to the ESS!
The University of Algarve’s School of Health Sciences (ESSUAlg) was created in June 2003 and was part of the former Faro School of Nursing (Ordinance 476/2003, of 11 June).
In 2003, in addition to the nursing course taught in the Algarve since 1971, the ESSUAlg took on the current course in Dietetics and Nutrition, which had been taught at the University of Algarve’s former School of Technology since 1997, and began offering higher education in Laboratory Analyses and Public Health, Pharmacy, Radiology and Speech Therapy. In September 2005, the Orthopedics course began to be taught, in partnership with the former School of Technology at the University of Algarve.
All ESSUAlg courses were adapted to the Bologna Process in the 2008/2009 academic year.
Currently, the ESSUAlg offers First Cycle training in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Dietetics and Nutrition, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy, and Prosthetics and Orthotics.
The ESSUAlg also collaborates in postgraduate training courses and participates in applied research projects and service to the community, within the scope of its areas of competence.
In the scope of teaching and research, the ESSUAlg belongs to the following networks:
European Federation of Radiographic Societies
Due to offering a Bachelor’s course in radiology, the University of Algarve’s School of Health Sciences joined the European Federation of Radiographic Societies (EFRS), thus becoming a member of the Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE), a body dedicated to the educational side of the EFRS.
The HENRE was created with the aim of constituting the resource of the EFRS, and of professional bodies, with regard to teaching and research, in the area of radiology, at European level.
European Academic Network of Biomedical Sciences
Due to offering a Bachelor’s course in laboratory analyses and public health, the University of Algarve’s School of Health Sciences joined the European Academic Network of Biomedical Sciences (EANBMs).
This is a European network of universities and educational institutions, within the scope of laboratory analyses and public health, integrated in the European Association for Professions in Biomedical Science (EPBS).
European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians
The European Federation of Associations of Dietitians (EFAD), established in 1978, promotes the scientific and professional development of dietitians and contributes to communication between dietetic associations and other professional, educational and governmental organisations, to improve the nutritional status of the population.
This federation consists of national associations of professionals in the field of food and nutrition and also European institutions of higher education accredited to teach dietetics and nutrition.