Course Objectives

This course aims to understand the market access plan and process from before the clinical trials phase to launch, including strategies and tactics.

In this sense, it aims to:

  • enable professionals working, or with an interest, in the area of health technology assessment, to deepen their knowledge in the area of market access in Portugal and globally;
  • explain, in a practical way, the process of evaluation and decision on price and co-funding of medicines, considering the diverse reality of decision-makers and funders nationally and internationally, through the sharing of experience by international experts;
  • provide the participation of trainees in the resolution of cases based on the reality of the various funders and national, European and international decision-makers.

This course will take place entirely in a distance learning format (e-learning) in english language.


Maria Beatriz da Silva Lima, Full Professor da Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa

Hélder Dias Mota Filipe, Full Professor da Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa

Ana Filipa Alexandre, MSc in Public Health, Health Economics Stream by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Alexandre Baptista, MSc in Heath Economics, Universidade de York (UK) and MSc in Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa


Target audience

This course is especially designed for healthcare professionals with an interest in deepening their knowledge in the areas of International Market Access and Health Technology Assessment.

Attendance at the course requires high fluency in English language.

Course Struture

This course will run from September 14, 2024 to January 25, 2025, and will be entirely in distance learning (e-learning) format, and will be taught in english language.

The course has a total of 72 hours of training, equivalent to a total of 10 ECTS.

The training hours are distributed as follows:

  • Theoretical training hours: 66 h
  • Practical Hours: 2 hours (case studies and practical exercises)
  • Tutorial Hours: 4 hours

The course will be held on Saturdays between 09:00 am and 01:00 pm, consisting of one session per week.

Program and Evaluation


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The assessment will be based on the elaboration of a group case study.


Applications and Enrollment: to be defined

Course Start: September, 14, 2024


Access Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Health, Economics or Marketing or Law.

Selection and seriation criteria:

Previous professional experience in the pharmaceutical area at national or international level.

  • Minimum number of trainees for operation: 18
  • Maximum number of trainees for operation: 30

Required Documents for Application: Document proving possession of a bachelor’s degree and Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Note: the course has as an essential requirement of English language proficiency and of online access, with camera and sound, in a reserved environment.


Registration Fee:

  • to be to be defined

By application of paragraph e) of point 2 of Article 42 of the University of Lisbon’s Statutes, and taking into account the terms for the attribution of PRR funding under the “Impulso Adultos” program, the Organic Unit responsible for the coordination of each course may award academic performance prizes.


Access to the FenixEdu Platform:

  • If you have never been a student at FFULisboa you must pre-register on the FenixEdu Platform.
  • If you are a former student of FFULisboa and have already had an account campus@ulisboa or you should access the FenixEdu Platform and authenticate yourself with your account data. If you have lost access to your account, you can recover your password in the ULisboa users area.
  • If you are a former student of FFULisboa and have never had an account campus@ulisboa or you must send an email to indicating your full name and ID document number.

Access the FenixEdu Platform.

  • On the tab “Candidate”, choose the type of application: “Non Degree Courses”, select the course “Access to the International Pharmaceutical Market”.
  • Fill out the online form and attach all documents in digital format.
  • Select the “Submit” option.


For information regarding the organization of the course, please contact the Academic Services:

For scientific information regarding the teaching of the course, please contact the Course Coordination.