Subject: Fundamentals of Health Knowledge

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:

4,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - 1. Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about statistics and probability.
2 - Apply simple statistical techniques to problems in the area of Health.
3 - Develop skills in understanding data analysis and reporting results.
4 - Acquire skills in the use and application of statistical software in statistical analysis.
5 - Understand the purposes and objectives of communication and information technologies in health.
6 - Acquire the capacity to apply communication and information technologies in the provision of health care.


1 - 1. Descriptive Statistics
2 - Random Variables
3 - Statistical Inference
4 - Non-Parametric Statistics
5 - Evolution of Information and Communication Technologies-Concepts, importance, purposes, applications and ethical aspects of ICT in health and nursing
6 - National and regional ICT policies
7 - Applications, electronic record platforms and user portal. Telehealth and eHealth
8 - Health information management: production, storage, processing and use of indicators


Kirkwood, B. R. & Sterne, J. A. C. , 2003 , Medical Statistics. , Blackwell science
Marôco, J. , 2014 , Análise Estatística com o SPSS Statistics , ReportNumber
Marôco, J. & Bispo, R. , 2003 , Estatística aplicada às ciências sociais e humanas , Climepsi
Pestana, D. D., Velosa, S. F. , 2008 , Introdução à Probabilidade e à Estatística , Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Lobo, M. S.N. E. R , 2015 , Sistemas de Informação em Enfermagem: na perspetiva dos Enfermeiros ,
Monteiro, C. , 2014 , O impacto dos Sistemas de Informação em Contexto hospitalar. ,
Internacional Council of Nurses , 2009 , Linhas de Orientação para a Elaboração de Catálogos CIPE , Ordem dos Enfermeiros

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Teaching Methodologies: Theoretical lectures, complemented in theoretical-practical, with resolution of exercises and problems with statistical software or calculator, obtaining statistical analysis and interpretation of outputs. In the area of ICT, expert panels and study visits are also carried out for familiarization with computer applications used in the Health Services. Guidance for research and study in the hours assigned to the student's autonomous work Assessment Methodology: Model A of the AAAUMa Regulation - completion of two written tests, each with a 50% weighting for the final classification of the Course. Minimum grade in each element of assessment 9.5 values. Both evaluation elements are recoverable at resort / improvement time or in special season according to student status.