The Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão Universitária is responsible for offering and managing the university extension courses and activities in its various forms, following specific rules. These courses and activities are classified as follows:
Educação Continuada e Pós-Graduação
Courses involving post-academic practice or education. From a professional point of view, they are a series of efforts that are necessary so that the professional can keep up with the changes in his or her area of activity.
The Curso de Especialização is a category of lato sensu post-graduation course, with a minimum duration of 360 hours. It must be constituted as an organized system of one or more subjects, aiming at the qualification of professionals in a specific field of knowledge. It has a technical and professional nature, which enables interested people to deepen their knowledge and competences in a specific area, improving the graduation teaching.
With a minimum course load of 180 hours, the Curso de Aperfeiçoamento is an organized system of one or more subjects, ministered only to graduated students, with the objective of expanding the knowledge in specific fields of the professional activities.
It is aimed at spreading the progress of knowledge in specific areas or disciplines. With a minimum course load of 30 hours, it is destined for people interested in reviewing and improving their professional activities as well as interacting with other professionals in the same field. They are destined for those who want to amplify their knowledge in their area of interest or to get to know new areas of activity, improving their professional qualification.
Activities that aim at qualifying, developing or improving job specific skills, which sets it apart from the Educação Continuada activities by the eminently practical nature developed in its formation programs through on-the-job training.
The Prática Profissionalizante aims at improving the performance of the professional activity. Destined to healthcare professionals who want to encrease their knowledge in a specific area, with a recycling system, in order to get a specific and defined improvement, destined and applied in a professional job of personal nature or in a university institutional activity.
The Programa de Atualização aims at developing knowledge or technique in a specific area or discipline and it is designed for the general public, without a minimum education requirement.
The Residência aims at deepening scientific knowledge and technical expertise through on-the-job training. The residency in the healthcare field, which was created following the publication of the Law No 11.129, in 2005, is a category of lato sensu post-graduation course, with a minimum course load of 5760 hours, oriented by the principles and guidelines of the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), based on local and regional needs and realities, and it includes healthcare professions, such as: Biomedicine, Biological Sciences, Physical Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Phisiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition, Odontology, Psicology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Medical Physics.
The residency can be:
Categoria Multiprofissional – the program is composed by at least three healthcare professions and as a Residency in the Professional Healthcare Field.
Categoria Uniprofissional – the program is composed by one healthcare profession, according to the Resolution CNRMS No. 02, from 2012.
The Curso de Difusão, which has a minimum course load of four hours, is an artistic, cultural, scientific, technical, technological or sporting dissemination activitiy and is destined to the general public, without a minimum education requirement.