Faculty of Dental Medicine

  • Postal address

    Estrada da Circunvalação

    3504-505 Viseu

    Portugal

Organization profile

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A leading Faculty in Dental Medicine teaching and research.

Mission

  • Teaching and Research that transform lives, communities and society in general.
  • Bring together an academic community of active and supportive citizens who collaborate locally and globally for better health for all.

Strategic objectives

Teaching - Preparing the professional future for a successful career in any part of the world The Health sector today requires an improvement in the service provided, which is going through a period of transformation. The focus shifts from the "treatment of the disease" to a vision of "health prevention and promotion". This new approach aims to improve performance and results, promoting the health of citizens, avoiding the consequences of disease and reducing the costs associated with treatments with low or no success. This new paradigm gave rise to Precision Medicine for which we are training professionals at FMD-Católica.

Research - Doing science with and for society Actively involve FMD-Católica students in creating more and better healthcare solutions at the individual and community scale.

Knowledge Transfer - Solutions for Participatory and Preventive Oral Health Bidirectional communication between FMD-Católica and the business/industrial environment provides students with the appropriate ecosystem for their participation in the development of solutions for application in the local or global community, with the ultimate objective of improving Health and, consequently, the quality of the individual's life.

Social Responsibility - Train, serving the community The FMD-Católica student is a transforming agent in society, contributing to making Health a good that everyone has access to. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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