Bachelor (BSc)


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6 Years
30 Jul 2022
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Cr 138/2022 de 11-07-2022
Update registry R/A-Cr 138/2022/AL01 de 11-08-2023
School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Management of Health Organizations
Entrepreneurship and Innovation II
Analytical Information Systems
Health Information Systems
Notions of Human Health
Medical Degree (New University of Lisbon, PT), Internal Medicine Specialist (Hospital Fernando Fonseca, PT) MPhil, PhD in Management (U. of Cambridge, UK) Master HIV/AIDS (U. of Barcelona, SP), Master in Public Law (U. Católica Portuguesa)    I am a Medical Doctor and University Professor at a Medical School and two Business schools, teaching and researching in Digital Health, Leadership and Management education for Medical Students and Health Professionals. I am the past president of SPMS, Portugal's Digital Health Agency, where I led National eHealth efforts for close to 7 years, and the former Member States co-chair of the EU eHealth Network, the highest policy body on eHealth in the Union. Currently work as an Academic, and as independent consultant in Digital Health and Healthcare Transformation (      
Work, Organizations and Technology
João Henriques is a Guest Lecturer at Iscte-IUL's Sintra School of Social and Business Sciences. He is also a PhD student, and former scholarship holder (Foundation for Science and Technology, FCT), in Sociology at Iscte-IUL. His initial academic training is in the area of ​​Civil Engineering (Bachelor and Master), and later in Sociology (Master). He is a research assistant at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES) where he has participated in studies in various thematic areas, such as social inequalities, environment and sustainable development, social cohesion, education, employment, family and work.
Introduction to Cybersecurity
João Pedro Calado Barradas Branco Pavia graduated in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from the ISCTE-IUL, in 2018. He worked for an international project funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) with aim of understanding the interaction between glow discharge detectors and THz waves in order to develop a new generation of imaging systems for safety applications. João Pedro received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technologies in 2022, having as his thesis topic the design of wireless communication schemes for ultrafast communications in the millimetre wave and THz bands. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Digital Technologies of the School of Digital Technologies, Economy and Society at ISCTE-IUL. His research interests include wireless communication networks, signal processing, big data, machine learning and cybersecurity. He is a member of IEEE and he is also a member of COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology, where he collaborates with professionals from several countries to develop solutions centred on the domain of intelligent radio communications for seamless inclusive interactions. He has been involved as local organiser and reviewer in several conferences and symposia. He is also a reviewer for several journals of the information and communications technology area. 
Applied Mathematics
Algorithms and Data Structures | Programming Fundamentals
Project Planning and Management
Applied Mathematics Complements
Since 2022, I am teaching at ISCTE Sintra - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, the courses of Graphs and Complex Networks, Calculus (with Python), and Applied Mathematics. In the period 2021 - 2023, I also taught at Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências de Lisboa, courses like Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. I am an enthusiast of science and knowledge development, and my research goals are to join topics of mathematical modelling and civil protection and society in general.I am passionate about education and my drive is to allow everyone to learn and master any skill they desire, with the right direction and strength, and for some years I have been a volunteer in a social institution teaching Portuguese and mathematics to illiterate people.I have worked in data analysis, data visualisation, data science, problem solving, and research and interpretation of data. My professional drive is to use my analytical skills to find solutions in short amounts of time, whether it requires organisation knowledge, team-working, scheduling, management, programming, or innovation.I have worked as a researcher in a project implementing mathematical and computational techniques into biological data, specifically the evolution of viruses in terms of their mutations and virulence. Unfortunately, it did not help prevent the covid-19 pandemic, but certainly projects like those help improve the knowledge which led to the quick vaccination development.In terms of academics, I have a Ph.D. from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, which followed an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Lisbon in Portugal. The main focus of my doctorate research was to analyse automotive supply chains and develop a synthetic network creation model which could replicate the main features of real-life supply chains. The resulting model was quite accurate, and it permits managers to know with a high degree of certainty the structure of their supply chain, with just a few data points.Regarding my soft skills, Determination and Hard Work are two of the most important in my career. No path is easy and not only “geniuses can do it"... with passion and hard work, anyone can achieve their goals.
Health Data
Luís Manuel Nobre de Brito Elvas, with a degree in Computer Engineering and a Master's degree in Integrated Decision Support Systems, is a researcher at the Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR) and at the Association for Research and Development of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (AIDFM).In the context of health informatics, he has worked on data mining techniques, computer vision and artificial intelligence, to extract data patterns, perform image classification and text reports, respectively. In 2022 his work was distinguished by the Portuguese Order of Engineers. He is also Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Student Branch Chapter at iscte.
Social Psychology of Health | Health System
Margarida Santos is a guest assistant professor at Iscte-Sintra in the fields of Health Psychology and Educational Psychology. She is the Director of the Bachelor's Degree in Digital Technologies and Health, the Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Digital Transformation Management in the Health Sector, as part of the international project ManagiDITH coordinated by Iscte, and she is a member of the Specialized Commission on Pedagogical Affairs at Iscte-Sintra. Since 2015, she has been coordinating a research-action project in the health sector, promoting the engagement of individuals with illnesses and their representatives in decision-making processes in healthcare. This project is responsible for the Charter for Public Participation in Health (Law No. 108/2019, September 9). With a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, her research has focused on decision-making processes and public participation, especially in the field of public policies (e.g., municipal participatory budgeting). She is the author or co-author of more than 20 scientific publications in this domain.
Statistics and Probabilities
Patrícia Costa holds a PhD in Production and Systems Engineering (thesis in the area of statistics/psychometrics) from the University of Minho, a Master's degree in Mathematics - Teaching (thesis in the area of statistics/psychometrics) from the University of Beira Interior and a degree in Mathematics - Educational Training from the University of Coimbra. Her research focuses on Educational Assessment, Applied Statistics, Comparative Education and Psychometrics. She has experience in teaching in Higher Education, research and providing technical support to policy makers at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission. She is the author/co-author of several scientific articles in international journals, book chapters and technical reports and has experience in organising international scientific events.
Programming Fundamentals
Paulo Vieira is an invited professor at ISCTE-IUL and student researcher at LASIGE Computer Science and Engineering Research Centre. His academic background includes a 1st cycle degree in Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. He is currently working on his PhD in Informatics from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. His research interests focus on emotion, machine learning and information systems.  
Entrepreneurship and Innovation I
Database and Information Management
School of Applied Digital Technologies, Iscte-Sintra
Avenida Heliodoro Salgado nº 3 2710-569 Sintra
210 464 360
9:30 - 18:00
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