Biomedical Engineering

  • The doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering (given a score of 4 by CAPES) at UNIVAP was certified by CAPES, the federal grant agency, in 2002. Since its creation, the Program has awarded PhDs in the fields of Biomedical Instrumentation, Applied Lasers, and Bio-Materials for Health. Our mission is to educate candidates who understand the human body and who are qualified both technically and scientifically, so that they can apply this knowledge to the field of biomedical engineering to develop better therapeutic strategies, biomedical devices, and diagnostic techniques to improve human health. Those who complete the degree program will be qualified to teach at the university level, conduct research in Biomedical Engineering, and meet the qualification requirements and need for expansion of the job market.

    The Direct Doctorate is an excellent option for students who have completed their undergraduate education and who seek new challenges. Candidates who had the opportunity to participate in scientific research as part of their undergraduate studies and who have published indexed articles may begin in this modality/track directly.

    OBJECTIVES

    The objective of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering is to educate those who work, or intend to work, in universities, research institutes, hospitals and companies with an innovative, technological bent within the health industry, so that graduates from the degree program may apply the concepts they have learned in the development of new, non-invasive diagnostic techniques and new treatment methods, as well as the development and preparation of new biomaterials. The candidate may pursue one of the following areas of expertise:
    Area 1: Biomedical Instrumentation
    Area 2: Biophotonics
    Area 3: Nanobiomaterials

    REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DOCTORATE

    To obtain a doctorate in these areas, the candidate must complete 60 credits. Credits are awarded for the successful completion of required courses, elective courses, the publication of research articles, and the elaboration of the doctoral dissertation, as summarized below:

    DOCTORATE
    Requirements 
    Required Courses: 16 credits
    Elective Courses or Other Articles Published: 05 credits
    Master’s Thesis: 09 credits
    Elaboration and Defense of the Dissertation: 30 credits
    *One Article that has been accepted and/or published GRADUATE STUDIES BYLAWS OF and one submitted for publication, both as the primary UNIVAP’s R&D INSTITUTE author, to be completed during the 48-month doctoral program

    DIRECT DOCTORATE

    Requirements
    Required Courses: 16 credits
    Elective Courses or Other Articles Published*: 14 credits
    Master’s Thesis: 30 credits
    *One Article that has been accepted and/or published GRADUATE STUDIES BYLAWS OF and one submitted for publication, both as the primary UNIVAP’s R&D INSTITUTE author, to be completed during the 48-month doctoral program

    DURATION MAXIMUM

    48 months
  • Contact
  • Coordinator Course: Prof Juliana Ferreira Strixino, Ph.D.
    E-mail: juferreira@univap.br
    Phone: +55 (12) 3947-1149