NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas

Scientific Research




Cardiopneumology teaching area of ESSCVP



Teacher in charge

Marta Gibert Aires de Sousa Ferreira

Teaching language

Portuguese / English


To provide students with skills and knowledge that allows them to critically analyze the best scientific evidence available and develop, transversally, a research study, regardless the specialization area.

Students should be able to use tools of bibliographic management, which will help them to organize their personal library, using it to produce scientific contents.

It is intended that students will learn how to publish the results of their research in the shape of a scientific article.



Subject matter

Scientific method;

Bibliographic research in the health sector;

Bibliometric indices;

Most common types of studies in health technologies and epidemiology;

Steps in designing a research project;

Analysis and interpretation of data;

Analysis of scientific articles of different nature;

Bibliographic referencing software;

Principles of writing scientific articles;

Funding sources for scientific research.


Fortin, M.-F. (1999). O processo de investigação: da concepção à realização. Loures: LUSOCIÊNCIA – Edições

Técnicas e Científicas, Lda.


LAAKE P., H.B. BENESTAD, B.R. Olsen. (2007). Research Methodology in the Medical and Biological Sciences.

Boston: Elsevier Ltd.


Bacchieri A., G. Della Cioppa (2007) Fundamentals of clinical research: bridging medicine, statistics, and

operations. Milano: Springer.


Gonzaga, R.A.F. Regras básicas de investigação clínica. (1994). Lisboa: Instituto Piaget.


Vilelas, J. (2009). Investigação: O processo de construção do conhecimento. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo, Lda.


Cunha, G., M.R. Martins, R. Sousa, F. Ferraz de Oliveira. (2007). Estatística aplicada às ciências e tecnologias da saúde. Lisboa: Lidel – edições técnicas, Lda.


Marques Vidal, P. (2005). Estatística prática para as Ciências da Saúde. Lisboa: Lidel – edições técnicas, Lda.


Artigos científicos fornecidos pelo docente.

Teaching method

Lectures and discussion of subjects with students allowing a dynamic and active learning. Theoretical-practical classes, mostly in the computer´s room, so that the student can, under supervision, explore and apply the given tools. In these sessions, several types of scientific articles will be analyzed, performing an active critic with the students about the quality of the scientific work. Tutorial classes to guide and support students in the work included in the evaluation.

Evaluation method

Continuous evaluation consists of an individual written work.