Master's / Doctorate



1. Mandatory Disciplines


Fundamentals of collective health (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Scientific field of collective health as a historical and social construction. Health-disease-care process. Health systems. Epistemologies in the production of the health field - hygiene, public health, preventive medicine, health movement, collective health. Uses of epidemiology in public health. Human and social sciences in collective health.


Biostatistics (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Basic Concepts - statistics, population, samples, types of variables, accuracy, precision, rounding, implicit limits. Sample Description - frequency distributions, graphical description of frequency distributions, arithmetic description of frequency distributions. Calculation of Probabilities - concept, probability and relative frequency, sum of probabilities, probability of two independent events, conditional probability, binomial distribution, Poisson distribution. Statistical tests - hypothesis testing, level of significance, degrees of freedom, chi-square for known proportion, continuity correction, contingency tables; heterogeneity test, Fisher's exact test, hypothesis test for Poisson distribution, t test, analysis of variance, linear and multiple regression.


Scientific research methodology (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Theoretical and methodological foundations of scientific research in health. The construction of the research problem. Assumptions and steps of the health research process. Qualitative research strategies and techniques: Ethnographies, Life Stories, Case Studies, Oral History, etc.


Anthropology of health and social determinants of the health-disease process

Syllabus: Different orientations in the studies of medical anthropology and ethnomedicine. Social and cultural dimensions of the disease and disease / misfortune connection. Social Determinants of Health / Disease. Interrelationships between etiological systems and therapeutic practices. Study of representations of health and disease and of different therapeutic systems. Transformations, alternations and the coexistence of health and disease interpretation models. Public health policies for special groups. Risk and vulnerability in the production and modulation of endemics in culturally different groups. Territories, cultures, ethnicities and ecosystems: approaches to health.


Ethical and Bioethical aspects of health research (1 Credit Unit, 15 Credit Hours)

 Syllabus: Concepts of ethics, morals, moralities, values. Bioethics and ethics in research. International documents on research ethics. National documents on research involving 16 human beings. Research ethics committees - CEP. Ethical review of research protocols. Free and informed consent. Balance between risks and benefits in research. The concept of vulnerability in research with human beings. Recruitment of research subjects. Social research in health. Improper conduct in research. Ethics Applied to Health Research. Health Research Guidelines and Standards. Evaluation of Research Projects and their Ethical and Methodological Aspects. Research Ethics Committee. Risk / Benefit Ratio. Informed consent.


Epidemiology (3 Credit Units, 45 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Introduction and history of Epidemiology. Risk concept. Measurement and diagnosis techniques and methods - accuracy and precision. Epidemiological study designs - cohort, case-control, cross-sectional. Frequency measures and epidemiological indicators - incidence, prevalence and mortality. Association measures and data analysis - relative risk, odds ratio, prevalence ratio. Demographic and epidemiological transition. Analysis of spatial health data. Analysis of study designs from scientific articles.


Writing of scientific articles (1 Credit Unit, 15 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Techniques for writing scientific articles. Bibliographic record standards - Vancouver Consensus and ABNT (Brazilian Technical Standards Association) standards. Impact Index and Qualis System.


2. Elective Disciplines


Nutrition and public health (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Methods of nutritional assessment in public health. Food and nutrition security. Food and nutrition in different population groups. Nutritional deficiencies in the Amazon. Impact of nutritional and food programs and policies in the Amazon. Spreadsheets and nutrisurvey software in the treatment of nutritional and food data.


Epidemiology of parasitic zoonoses (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)


Epidemiology of infectious diseases (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Dynamics of transmission of the most prevalent infectious and parasitic diseases in the Amazon and Brazil - epidemic, endemic, pandemic. Emerging and reemerging diseases. Epidemiological studies on the prevention, control and treatment of infectious and parasitic diseases carried out in the socio-cultural context of the Amazon.


Nutritional epidemiology (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Epidemiological and nutritional transition in Brazil. Evaluation of different epidemiological studies in the investigation of the role of nutrition in health and disease processes. Epidemiology applied to chronic degenerative diseases associated with nutrition. Analysis of methods for assessing nutritional status, food consumption and socio-behavioral aspects in epidemiological studies.


Genetic epidemiology (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Study of the molecular mechanisms critical to the pathogenesis of infectious and chronic diseases most prevalent in the Amazon: (i) evolutionary processes that led to the current distribution of genes associated with phenotypes of epidemiological interest, reflecting both normal and pathological states; (ii) molecular mechanisms resulting from the interaction of genes, parasites, vector, host and environment; (iii) genetic factors of susceptibility to infections in the human host; (iv) genetic factors of susceptibility to chronic non-communicable diseases.


Health policies in Brazil (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Political, ideological and epistemological bases of health policy in Brazil. Health Policy: Health Reform and SUS. Concept. Principles. Legislation. Organization. Health Care Model. Health Networks. Financing. Health Pact. SUS trends. History of health policies in Brazil. Primary Health Care Policy. Health Promotion and Prevention. The relationship between health, state and society: Welfare State. Health Policy. Citizenship and social control.


The notion of networks and their uses in health (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Networks that work in the area of ​​health and epistemological anchors - support and foundation of the formation of networks for the implementation of health policies. Actors and networks - production of knowledge and practices in the field of science, health and social movements. Social health practices in epistemological networks and anchors.


Global changes and international health (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Globalization and global socio-ecological changes, relationship with neglected and emerging diseases. Bioanthropological approaches in public health - study of diseases in urban and rural populations in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.


Health information technologies (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)

Syllabus: Basic concepts of health information. National health information policy. Health information production and dissemination process. Models of health information management. Main databases of the health information system. Methodology of treatment and analysis of health data. Handling of software for analysis and construction of indicators. Quality of health information and compatibility of databases. Ethics and confidentiality.