Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra
Rua 5 de Outubro - SM Bispo
3040 Coimbra - PORTUGAL
Telephone: 00351 39 802 430
Fax: 00351 39 813 395
Main Subject: Advanced CT
In Coimbra the students usually stay at the Polythechnical Students Residence, which is near our school. The rooms have two beds, private toilet, and also bed linen and toals. It has kitchen facilities, study room and living room with TV and coffee, and also a canteen. The price is about 150/month. However, to book the places, we must have promptly the confirmation of the identity of the student.
Otherwise, one bedroom in a regular flat, for each student, costs about 170€ /month. Or, one apartment for 4 or 5 students costs about 650€/month.
Own equipment to bring:
Your personal belongings, uniforms, working shoes, alarm clock, radio, etc.
The distance between the School and the main Hospital is about 5 km (30 minutes by BUS). There are buses every 20 minutes (from 6 a.m. till 1 a.m.). You can buy a bus ticket for the whole month. It is much cheaper and you can travel everywhere within the city limits (its about 40/month).
Information about Hospital placements and uniforms:
In Coimbra´s Hospital University Centre (Radiology Department) there are the following areas: CT, MRI, Diagnostic Radiology, Angiography, Emergency and Mammography.
The uniforms are similar for students and staff. Students must bring their own uniform (white overcoat) and appropriate shoes, because the hospital does not provide any of this.
The working day in Clinical Placements is from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. (or 2 p.m. till 8 p.m.) with half an hour for lunch and there is also a midtime coffee break (10 minutes).
Medical certificate of health condition is required, including the statement of the student not being a carrier of any serious and contagious illness.
Health care is free for students if they bring their own benefit card but the European Insurance Card is mandatory.
Travel insurance is student´s responsibility.
You should bring X-ray badges for your Clinical Placements. This is the responsibility of your home Institution.
Cost of living:
A meal in the Hospital or School canteen will cost about 2,5.
A meal in a restaurant will cost about 10.
A beer or juice will cost about 2.
A litre of milk in a supermarket will costs less than 1.
A cup of coffee costs about 0,6.
A kilo of steak costs about 7.
Petrol costs less than 1,5/litre.
The main topic, concerning Erasmus exchange, will be Advanced Computed Tomography.
During the Academic Programme the students will have Portuguese Culture as well as Portuguese Language initiation.
The lectures will take place at School Campus, Coimbra´s University Hospital and other Health Private Institutions.
There will be Cultural and Social activities in which the erasmus students will have the companionship of Teachers and Portuguese students.
A written report is a very important aspect of our Erasmus curriculum, as well as your attendance at lectures and clinical placements.
At the end of the period the evaluation will consist in a written report concerning CT and Portuguese Culture.
The report must be written in English;
You could choose the subject of your dissertation but it should be CT related;
It has a maximum of 10 pages (A4) size;
At the end of the exchange you should present your report to the Tutor and to your Erasmus colleagues in a Powerpoint version;
During the last week (even without Clinical Placements) the students must stay at Coimbra to the assessment as well for doing the Erasmus evaluation questionnaires.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME - Week 1 to 4
Completing the main topic of the theoretical component exchange there will be other related subjects of our Academic Programme, like:
Physical Principles of Digital Image;
Ultrasound Descriptive Anatomy;
Cross Sectional Anatomy;
CT Dosimetry and Optimization
CT Technology evolution;
CT Thorax Pathology;
CT Abdominal Pathology;
CT Central Nervous System Pathology;
Semiotics in Radiology.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS - Week 5 to 12
Clinical placements will mainly include CT issues.
NOTE: The Erasmus Co-ordination will make any adaptation considered necessary for the benefit of the Students Mobility.
Week 1 to 4
National Presentations (1st day)
Portuguese Language Course;
Semiotics in Radiology
Week 5 until 11
Evaluation of the Exchange
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