Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública

    Support services

    Support services

    Academic Services

    This service establishes the connection between the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP) and the current and former students (applications, enrolment, admissions and course attendance; certificates, diplomas and statements; academic and pedagogical records; organisation of teaching support services, etc.).


    Office for Research and Innovation Support(Gabinete de Apoio à Investigação e Inovação - GAIDI)

    Its aim is to support the carrying out of research activities, specifically those relating to financing bodies and programmes.


    Communication Office (Gabinete de Comunicação e Imagem  - GCI)

    This office promotes ENSP products and activities, using both external (Internet) and internal (Intranet) information.


    Legal Office (Gabinete Jurídico - GJ)

    As well as providing advice to the various ENSP bodies, the Legal Office role is to support academic staff and students in dealing with and disseminating national and international legal information, relevant for the activities that come under the scope of ENSP. It also provides technical support for setting up projects and working studies.


    Documentation and Information Centre (Centro de Documentação e Informação - CDI)

    This centre manages the tasks pertaining to the collection and processing of technical and scientific information and documents, for the scientific research areas of ENSP. It also manages the editorial activity of the school.


    IT Office (Gabinete de Informática - GI)

    It manages all computer and information technology resources and services in a large variety of areas, specifically with regard to their maintenance and to the training of its users.



    The Library of Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP) has two reading rooms with a capacity of 15 users with free access to all publications. It is available to the teaching staff and students, as well as to former ENSP students and to the general public, in accordance with the regulations of its Documentation and Information Centre -  CDI.

    The Library''s collection consists mainly of around 15,000 volumes (including the so-called grey literature), searchable through its public catalogue, and of around 200 scientific journals in printed form. Users may access books, book chapters or journal articles which do not exist in the Library, by requesting these through a interlibrary loan service available national and internationally. The Library provides access to several full text databases as well as to B-On, where users can retrieve information from a large number of academic publications, even outside the campus. Users can also benefit from a photocopying service, both in a self-service mode or by filling in a form. There is a wireless Internet connection throughout the whole building and it is possible to remotely access all electronic information sources.

    Other equipment

    Other equipment
    Computer Centre

    The Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP) has a wireless internet system and provides a computer centre to students, with about 30 workstations, all with internet access and printer.

    Opening hours:

    9.00am - 00.00pm, Monday to Friday

    9.00am - 20.00pm, Saturdays

    All students are provided with an e-mail address and account, as well as an access password to the several systems used at ENSP.

    E-learning Platform

    ENSP uses the e-learning platform for teaching and research purposes (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle).

     Analysis and Management Techniques Laboratory (Laboratório de Técnicas de Análise e Gestão)

    The ENSP Laboratório de Técnicas de Análise e Gestão (LABTEC), which is currently undergoing implementation, is an important database of techniques, for teaching/learning and research, development and innovation projects.

     Occupational Health Laboratory (Laboratório de Saúde Ocupacional)

    The ENSP Laboratório de Saúde Ocupacional is a space dedicated to the development of research projects and the sponsoring of external actions for the community. It also develops clinical assessment techniques in health surveillance, within the context of Occupational health, which can be applied in the teaching-learning process of the Advanced Course in Work Medicine.


    Some of the courses taught at the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP) include work placements as part of the study programme.

    In these cases, the placements are carried out in institutions (public or private) which have been selected by ENSP and with which it has a formal agreement, specifying the conditions under which theplacements will take place.

    Language courses

    The Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública does not provide language courses.

    However, more information can be obtained by consulting the Language Courses Section in this Guide.

    Food services

    The School has a bar, with a capacity for 25 people, where pastry products and light meals are served.

    Opening hours:

    8.30am - 20.30pm, Monday to Friday

    Saturdays (when teaching periods take place)

    Students may also use the other NOVA catering facilities.

    Special needs facilities

    The Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP) is equipped with infrastructures that allow access to classrooms and public spaces for people with special needs, specifically those physically impaired:

    . parking spaces reserved for these users;
    . access ramp to the building;
    . lift;
    . toilets (on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors);
    . the classrooms doors, auditoriums and other frequently used rooms are  sufficiently wide to   enable access to wheelchair users.

    For more information, please refer to the Accommodation section of this guide.