Subject: Quality of Life and Wellbeing

Scientific Area:



72 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To know general and transversal concepts of health and disease in a historical perspective and in interaction with the environment;
2 - To know the lifestyles;
3 - To understand the impact of health conditioning factors on the state health/illness of the person/family/community;
4 - To promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles;
5 - To understand the framing of its professional practice at the levels of prevention and social intervention and in health.


1 - Concept of quality of life, health and well-being;
2 - Health Quality - concept and cooperating factors;
3 - Health promotion;
4 - Healthy Lifestyles - concept, adoption and consequences on the health level of the person family and community;
5 - Promotion of self-care;
6 - Levels of health prevention - primary, secondary and tertiary.


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Gordia, A. P.; Quadros, T., Oliveira, M., & Campos, W. , 2011 , Qualidade de vida: Contexto histórico, definição, avaliação e fatores associados , Revista Brasileira de Qualidade de Vida, n.º 1
Loureiro, I.; Miranda N. , 2010 , Promover a Saúde: dos fundamentos à Ação. , Coimbra: Almedina
Pinto, T. C. , 2004 , Qualidade de Vida. Reflexões e debates em torno de um conceito? , Cidades. Comunidades e Territórios n. º 9
Ribeiro, J.P. , 2012 , Felicidade, bem-estar, qualidade de vida e saúde , Psicologia na actualidade, n. 8
Seidl, E.M.F; Zannon, C.M.LC. , 2004 , Qualidade de vida e saúde: aspectos conceituais e metodológicos. , Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 20(2):580-588

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20) Evaluation according to model B of the UMa learning assessment regulation, notably in normal season: 1 frequency (50%), 1 group work (50%) The approval of the curricular unit implies approval in all components (minimum 9.5 values). There is a possibility of recovery at a time of resource/improvement or special. The final classification is expressed on the scale of 0 to 20 values and is the responsibility of the teacher.