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 portuguese and english language.


Maria Beatriz da Silva Lima, Professora Catedrática da Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa

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

Ana Filipa Alexandre, Mestre em Public Health, Health Economics Stream, pela London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Alexandre Baptista, Mestre em Heath Economics pela Universidade de York (UK) e Mestre em Epidemiologia pela Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa

Biographical Notes

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 fluency in Portuguese and English language.

Course Struture

This course will run from April 1, 2023 to July 15, 2023, entirely in distance learning (e-learning) format, and has a total of 70 hours of training, equivalent to a total of 7 ECTS.

The training hours are distributed as follows:

  • Theoretical training hours: 52 h
  • Practical Hours: 14 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 resolution of case studies and practical exercises, and the participant is expected to develop skills in the area of health technology assessment and pricing and reimbursement decisions in national, European and international markets.


Applications and Enrollment: by 31 agost 24, 2023

Course Start: september, 16, 2023


Access Qualifications:

Integrated Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Health, Economics or Marketing with or without prior experience in the professional area of Market Access.

Selection and seriation criteria:

Previous professional experience in the pharmaceutical area at national or international level (short Curriculum Vitae) and Letter of Motivation.

  • Minimum number of trainees for operation: 18
  • Maximum number of trainees for operation: 25

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


Registration Fee:

  • 1950€ for standard enrollment,
  • 3950€ for corporate enrollment – Enrollment fee valid for 3 employees.

Tuition Insurance: 2.03€

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 – 2022/2023”, 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.


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