Welcome to FMCB!

The new Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMCB) created in 2020, previously Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine (DCBM) was created as a special unit in 2008, temporarily under the Office of the Rector in order to provide the conditions necessary for the new course in Medicine to be set up.

The faculty provides courses in Biomedical Sciences at undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, as well as an Integrated Master's in Medicine. Laboratories were created where cutting-edge research in the field of regenerative medicine is carried out, focusing on stem cell biology and organogenesis, cancer cell biology and cell therapies. This line of research is led by a team of 11 senior scientists, which is expected to increase to 18 in the short term.

The new medical course offered by FMCB has unique and innovative features, as it is the first 4-year course for postgraduates in Europe outside the United Kingdom and Ireland. The curriculum is based on problem-based learning and is the first programme in Europe to offer clinical training clearly focused on General and Family Medicine. The course represents a significant leap into the 21st century for medical education in Portugal. The first batch of doctors was trained in July 2013.

The Integrated Master’s in Medicine is part of one of the new anchor areas within the University of Algarve, which, if properly developed and promoted, will firmly place the University on the world map of Medical Education.


The Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMCB) and the associated Research Centres are linked to several national and international partnerships in order to enhance the quality of research. These partnerships allow students to work in collaboration with several reference laboratories, fostering interest in scientific research and enabling research work carried out within the scope of the courses taught by the department to be published.

Visual identity

The DCBM logo must be used to advertise activities, publications, multimedia material, dissemination of programmes and projects.

Logos can be used freely in print media or web pages, as per the conditions indicated in the graphic standards manual of the University of Algarve.

You should choose the logo format that best ensures its legibility on the background and in the medium on which it will be applied.

The basic design of the logo must not be changed, specifically:

  • Proportions/dimensions (height and width)
  • The pre-defined colors in the different versions of the logo (colour, positive, negative).

Logo - Caixa Geral de Depósitos

The University of the Algarve has partnered up with Caixa Geral de Depósitos, which is why whenever there are events at the University of the Algarve, reference should be made to Banco CGD, namely the logo on posters, etc.


Regulamento da FMCB