Internal Regulations




Chapter I - Objectives and the General Organization

Art. 1 - The Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, located at Rua Ramiro Barcelos, 2400, 2nd floor, has the objective of postgraduate training in Epidemiology, through advanced studies and research, Which lead to the degrees of Academic Master, Professional Master and Doctor in Epidemiology, being open to candidates who have completed Graduation Course.

Paragraph 1 - Academic Master's or Professional Master's Courses are not necessarily a prerequisite for the Doctorate.

Art. 2 - The stricto sensu Postgraduate activities in Epidemiology comprise disciplines, seminars, research, and exchanges.


Chapter II - The Teachers

Art. 3 - The Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology is made up of professors, with attributions to conduct research, guide students and teach disciplines.

Art. 4 - Teachers should have the title of Doctor or equivalent, dedicate themselves to the research, to have continued and relevant scientific production and to be approved by the Postgraduate Committee, for further approval by the Postgraduate Chamber.

Sole Paragraph - The notorious knowledge, recognized by a university with a doctorate course in the area, may meet the doctoral requirement for the purposes of accreditation as a professor, according to current regulations at UFRGS.


Art. 5 - Teachers will be classified as Permanent Teachers, Visiting Teachers and Collaborating Teachers, as defined in the following paragraphs.


Paragraph 1 - The category of Permanent Teachers includes the teachers so included in the Program and who meet all the following prerequisites:
I - develop teaching activities regularly in undergraduate and / or postgraduate courses;
II - participate in a research project of the Program, with regular production expressed through publications;
III - regularly provide students with a Master's Degree in Academic, Professional Master's or PhD Program;
IV - have a functional link with UFRGS or, exceptionally, have signed with the University a commitment to participate as a postgraduate program teacher, in the capacity of Invited Teacher according to current legislation; In the capacity of Post-Doctorate, with commitment signed with UFRGS; That has been
Authorized, through a formal agreement between the institution of origin and UFRGS, to act as a teacher of the Program;
V - maintain a regime of full dedication to UFRGS - characterized by the provision of forty weekly hours of work.

A) At the discretion of the Post-Graduation Chamber, a teacher who does not comply with what is established in Paragraph I of Paragraph 1 of this article will be classified as permanent because of his / her withdrawal to the postdoctoral stage, senior or activity Relevant in education, science and technology, provided that all other requirements set by this article for such a framework are fulfilled.
B) Teachers may be accredited as permanent in up to two postgraduate programs, with knowledge of both programs and approval of the Postgraduate Chamber. Accreditation in three postgraduate programs will only be accepted in the case of Professional Masters or action induced by Capes.
C) In special, duly justified cases, the Postgraduate Chamber may accredit, as Permanent Teacher, teachers who do not meet the conditions established in items I and V of this article, up to a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of the number Total number of Permanent Teachers of the Program.


Paragraph 2 - Teachers or researchers with a functional link with other institutions that are released from the activities corresponding to such a link to collaborate, for a continuous period of time and on a full-time basis, in a research project and / Or teaching activities in the Program, allowing them to act as advisers.
I - Teachers who meet the requirements set forth in the caput of this article and have their work in the Program made possible by a fixed-term employment contract with the institution or by a scholarship granted for that purpose by that institution or by an employment agency are included as visitors. Development.

Paragraph 3 - The category of collaborating teachers includes the other members of the teaching staff of the Program that do not meet all the requirements to be classified as permanent teachers or as visitors, but participate systematically in the development of research projects or teaching and learning activities. Or of student guidance, regardless of whether or not they have a link with the institution.
I - The performance of sporadic activities as lecturer, examining board member or co-author of works does not characterize a professional as a member of the program's faculty, and therefore, they can not be classified as collaborating teachers.
II - The scientific production of collaborating teachers can be included as production of the Program only when relative to the activity actually developed there.


Paragraph 4 - The framework of the professors in the categories of permanent professor, visiting professor or collaborating professor will be submitted by the Postgraduate Program to the appreciation of the Postgraduate Chamber.

Art. 6 - The accreditation of permanent teaching staff, visiting professor or professor will be valid for up to 5 (five) years, and may be renewed upon a proposal from the Postgraduate Committee, homologated by the Postgraduate Chamber.

Art. 7 - It is the responsibility of the counselor to guide the graduate student in the organization and execution of his plan of study and research.
A) guide the graduate student in the organization and execution of his / her Academic Project, understood as the study plan and activities, informing the Graduate Commission of intercurrences;
B) to propose to the Postgraduate Committee the composition of Examining Boards;
C) inform the Postgraduate Committee about the development of the Academic Project of its adviser, forwarding, when requested, its appreciation of the general use of the same.


Chapter III - Administration

Art. 8 - The Program will be coordinated by a Postgraduate Council, a Postgraduate Committee, a Coordinator and a Substitute Coordinator, in accordance with the competencies established in this Resolution.

Sole paragraph - The administration of the Program shall articulate with the corresponding Departments for the organization of teaching, research and orientation activities.

Art. 9º - The Postgraduate Council will be constituted by the professors of the Program belonging to the functional staff of the University and by the student representation according to the terms of the law.

Art. 10º - It is incumbent upon the Postgraduate Council:
I - elect the Coordinator and the Substitute Coordinator in accordance with the legislation in force;
II - to elaborate the Regulations of Procedure of the Program and its respective alterations, for later homologation by the Council of the Faculty of Medicine and by the Camera of Post Graduation;
III - establish the general guidelines of the Program;
IV - to pronounce, whenever called, on matter of interest of the Graduate;
V - adjudicate appeals against decisions of the Coordinator and the Post-Graduation Committee;
VI - deliberate on the accreditation of teachers of the Program;
VII - to elect the Fellowships Committee in accordance with the legislation in force and the Regulations of Procedure of the Program; and
VIII - to approve, upon proposal of the Post-Graduation Committee, the profile of the guiding teachers.

Art. 11º - The Postgraduate Council shall meet whenever convened by the Program Coordinator or at the request of 1/3 (one third) of its members, and shall decide by a simple majority, present an absolute majority of its members .

Art. 12º - The Postgraduate Committee will be composed of the Coordinator of the Program, the Substitute Coordinator, and three other permanent professors from the University, elected by the faculty members of the Postgraduate Council, and by the student representation, elected in the Form of the law.

Paragraph 1 - There will be two substitute professors who will replace the titular members in their impediments, exercising their rights, and that may participate in meetings with
Quorum, however, without the right to vote.

Paragraph 2 - The members and alternates of the Postgraduate Committee shall have a term of two (2) years, except for the representatives of the student body, which shall be one (1) year, in both cases, a renewal.

Paragraph 3 - The Coordinating Professor shall preside over the Commission.

Paragraph 4 - The meetings of the Postgraduate Committee shall be convened by the Coordinator or by request of 1/2 (half) of its members, and shall decide by a simple majority, present the absolute majority of its members.

Art. 13º - It is incumbent upon the Postgraduate Committee:
I - to advise the Coordinator on everything necessary for the proper functioning of the Program, from a didactic, scientific and administrative point of view;
II - to propose modifications in the Regulations of Procedure to the Postgraduate Council;
III - approve the study and research plans of the graduate students.
IV - to approve the referral of the Dissertations of Academic Master, Work of Conclusion of Professional Masters and Theses of Doctorate for the Examining Banks;
V - designate the components of Examination Boards for Qualification Examinations, Academic Master Dissertations, Completion of Master's Degrees and Doctoral Thesis, after consultation with the supervisor;
VI - propose teachers for accreditation by the Graduate Chamber;
VII - to propose the profile of postgraduate teachers, with minimum requirements of production, orientation and teaching activities;
VIII - to approve the list of disciplines and their respective menus and schedules;
IX - assign credits for activities carried out that are compatible with the area of knowledge and the objectives of the Program;
X - approve the program budget;
XI - homologate Theses, Dissertations and Conclusion Works;
XII - establish, in agreement with the Departments involved, the distribution of the didactic activities of the Program;
XIII - evaluate the Program periodically and systematically, in agreement with the Postgraduate Council;
XIV - propose to the Postgraduate Council the accreditation of teachers;
XV - deliberate on transfer and selection of students, use and revalidation of credits obtained in other graduate courses stricto sensu, exemption of disciplines, locking of enrollment, readmission and related subjects; and
XVI - propose to the Unity Council actions related to postgraduate education.

Art. 14º - The Postgraduate Program will have a Coordinator, with executive functions, besides presiding the Post-Graduation Council, with a vote of quality, besides the common vote.

Paragraph 1 - The Coordinator and the Substitute Coordinator shall be elected by the members of the Postgraduate Council, by secret ballot, among the permanent professors, to serve a term of two (2) years, being allowed a renewal.

Paragraph 2 - The Coordinator will be replaced in all its impediments by the Substitute Coordinator.


Art. 15º - It will be the responsibility of the Coordinator of the Program:
I - direct and coordinate all activities of the Program under its responsibility;
II - to elaborate the draft budget of the Program according to directives and norms of the superior organs of the University;
III - to practice acts of its superior competence or competence through delegation;
IV - represent the Program internally and externally to the University in situations that concern their competencies;
V - participate in the election of representatives to the Graduate Chamber;
VI - articulate with the respective Rector's Office for monitoring, execution and evaluation of the activities of the Program;
VII - send Annual Report of activities to the Council of the Faculty of Medicine;
VIII - to receive the requisites for judgment of Thesis, Dissertation or Conclusion Work and to send them to the Post Graduation Committee as well as to set the dates for the respective judgments.
Sole Paragraph - The Coordination will have a Secretariat, executing agency of the administrative services, headed by a Secretary.

Art. 16º - The Program Grants Committee shall consist of at least three members: the Program Coordinator, the teaching and student representatives, the last two being elected by their peers, with terms of two and one years respectively, Allowing a renewal in both cases.


Art. 17º - The Program Grants Committee shall:
I - examine the applications of the candidates and propose the distribution of scholarship, according to criteria defined by the Graduate Committee, that prioritize the academic merit; and
II - to suggest, for decision of the Post-Graduation Committee, on the replacement of fellows.
Sole Paragraph: Students of the Professional Master's Degree may not apply for scholarships linked to an academic program of any official development agency.

Chapter IV - Of the Selective Process

Art. 18º - The Postgraduate Committee must annually appoint a Selection Committee to evaluate the candidates regarding their qualification to join the Program. The periods of enrollment and completion of the selection must be determined annually by the Postgraduate Committee.

Art. 19º - The systematics of each selection process will be instructed by a specific edict, approved by the Postgraduate Chamber, respecting the general guidelines established by the Teaching, Research and Extension Board (CEPE). The selection processes will be opened and made public by means of a selection notice, previously approved by the Postgraduate Committee, to be published at least 30 (thirty) days before the registration deadline begins.

Paragraph 1 - The edict will follow the general norms set by the Postgraduate Chamber, being able to be individualized or combined for Academic Master, Professional Masters or Doctorate.

Paragraph 2 - The announcement of selection should have wide dissemination and publication, including in hypertexts in the UFRGS domain.


Chapter V - The Teaching Regime

Art. 20º - The student of Academic Master, Professional Master or Doctorate will have a supervisor, chosen among the teachers of the Program, which will consist of a relationship organized annually by the Postgraduate Committee.

Paragraph 1 - The counselor indicated must give prior and formal agreement.

Paragraph 2 - The accreditation of a Co-Advisor external to the Program must be approved by the Graduate Board and is specific and transitional, with a duration equivalent to the length of the postgraduate's stay in the Course, in compliance with current legislation.

Art. 21º - Students must register every six months, independently of the number of credits and subjects to be studied. The enrollment outside this period can only be done with written justification to the Postgraduate Committee, and judged by it, with a visa of the Advisor and within the corresponding academic semester.

Paragraph 1 - In the act of effecting the first enrollment, the Students must present documentation evidencing the completion of the Higher Course.

Paragraph 2 - It is considered that every student who fails to enroll in an academic semester is evaded.

Paragraph 3 - For the Doctorate and Academic Master, the abandonment for 2 (two) regular schooling periods, implies in the definitive detachment of the Student.

Paragraph 4 - The students' dismissal in case of insufficient performance, will occur according to the evaluation of the tutor, appreciated by the Post-Graduation Committee, using the following criteria:
I - project evaluation;
II - analysis of academic performance; or
III - result of the Qualification Examination in the case of Doctoral students.
Paragraph 5 - The readmission of Student is conditioned to the pronouncement of the Post-Graduation Committee, after consultation with the Advisor. In the case of a lock-in registration, approved by the Postgraduate Committee, the validity of the credits obtained may be extended, considering the lock-up period, which can not be longer than 6 (six) months.


Art. 22º - To obtain the Master's degree, the presentation of a Dissertation and the Master's Degree is required. Conclusion Work characterized as research work, analysis or test in the style of a dissertation, focused on applied topic
Or problem solution, in accordance with the objectives of the Program.
Paragraph 1 - In special cases, at the discretion of the Postgraduate Committee, during the Master's degree, it will be allowed to change the enrollment of Master's degree for Doctorate, with the use of credits already obtained, based on the following items:
I - academic performance;
II - research project;
III - curriculum vitae; and
IV - advisor's opinion

Paragraph 2 - They are also prerequisites for obtaining the degree of Academic Master or Professional Master:
I - be enrolled at this postgraduate level, for at least two (2) semesters;
II - have been approved in 16 (sixteen) credits, including all compulsory subjects, except in cases of exemption or equivalence for them;
III - have passed a foreign language proficiency test in English;
IV - to submit to the approval of the Postgraduate Commission Dissertation of Academic Master's or Work of Conclusion of Professional Master's Degree, with visa of the professor orientador;
V - the Dissertation or Conclusion Work was approved by the Examining Bank;
VI - the final version of the Dissertation or the Conclusion Paper has been delivered in the format standardized by the Program, including the relevant modifications recommended by the Examining Bank;
VII - the Dissertation or the Conclusion Work was approved by the Postgraduate Committee; and
VIII - to have complied with the other pertinent administrative procedures.


Art. 23º - To obtain the title of Doctor, it is required the approval in Qualification Exam that evidences the amplitude and depth of knowledge of the candidate, as well as defense of Thesis, that represents original work, fruit of research activity, Importing in significant contribution to the knowledge of the subject.

Paragraph 1 - The Qualification Examination will consist of the defense of the Project before an examining bank. The Qualification Exam must meet the following specifications:
I) be held until, at the latest, the end of the fourth semester after enrollment of the student in the PhD course;
II) the examining board must be composed of three members: the supervisor, a teacher of the Program and a member outside the Program.

Paragraph 2 - The prerequisites for obtaining the Doctor's degree are also:
I - be enrolled at this postgraduate level, for at least four (4) semesters;
II - have been approved in 24 (twenty four) credits required, including all compulsory subjects;
III - have passed a proficiency examination of two foreign languages, obligatorily in English and in another considered modern;
IV - submit to the approval of the Post-Graduate Committee Doctoral Thesis, endorsed by the tutor;
V - the Doctorate Thesis was approved by the Examining Bank;
VI - the final version of the thesis has been delivered in the format standardized by the Program, including the relevant modifications recommended by the Examining Bank.
VII - the Doctoral Thesis was approved by the Postgraduate Committee; and
VIII - to have complied with the other pertinent administrative procedures.

Art. 24º - The completion of the necessary studies for the Academic Master, the Professional Masters and the Doctorate will be expressed in credit units.

Paragraph 1 - Every 15 (fifteen) class hours per academic semester shall correspond to one (1) credit

Paragraph 2 - Credits will not be attributed to supervised didactic activities, aiming at teacher training (Teaching Internship) and to the activities developed in the elaboration of Thesis, Dissertation or Conclusion Work.

Art. 25º - Credits acquired in disciplines will be valid for up to five (5) years after their acquisition.

Art. 26º - The use and revalidation of credits obtained in other postgraduate courses stricto sensu will be given at the request of the student and analysis by the Postgraduate Committee.

Art. 27º - Teachers responsible for the subjects should present the conclusions about the performance of the post-graduate using the following codes:
A - Great Concept;
B - Good Concept;
C - Regular Concept;
D - Unsatisfactory Concept; and
FF - Lack of Frequency (less than 75% attendance).

Paragraph 1 - The student will be entitled to the number of credits assigned to a subject, in which the student will at least obtain the final concept C.

Paragraph 2 - A student who obtains 3 (three) "D" concepts in one or more subjects will be automatically disconnected from the Program.

Paragraph 3 - A student enrolled in a course not characterized as distance education and who, for any reason, is unable to attend classes, must request a lock in enrollment in said course before 1/3 of it has been taught.

Art. 28º - The Masters and Academic Master's Courses will require 16 (sixteen) credits and the one of Doctorate 24 (twenty-four) credits, including in both situations courses and other compatible activities, being able to be computed, for the Doctorate, The credits obtained in the Academic Master's or the Professional Masters of this Program.

Art. 29º - The minimum and maximum periods of duration of the Courses are as follows:
I - Academic Masters and Professional Masters, at least 1 (one) and at most 2 (two) years,
And may exceed in 6 (six) months in exceptional cases at the discretion of the Postgraduate Committee; and
II - Doctorate, at least 2 (two) years and a maximum of 4 (four) years, and may exceed in 6 (six) months in exceptional cases at the discretion of the Post Graduation Committee.
Sole Paragraph - The Postgraduate Committee may submit a detailed opinion to the Graduate Board requesting, in exceptional cases, the reduction of these minimum deadlines.

Art. 30º - Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language, being required to pass an English exam for the Academic Master's and the Professional Master's and English and another modern language for the PhD.

Paragraph 1 - The assessment of proficiency will be under the responsibility of the Institute of Letters of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Paragraph 2 - The maximum term to carry out the proficiency exam will be until the conclusion of the first year of the course.

Art. 31º - The granting of a Doctor's degree directly by direct defense of Thesis, may occur, exceptionally, a candidate with high qualification, provided that the proposal is presented by the Postgraduate Board of the Program to the Graduate Chamber , Which will conduct the examination of the titles and works, prior to the defense, according to the regulations in force at UFRGS.

Chapter VI - Examining Benches

Art. 32º - The Examination Banks of Academic Master's Dissertations and Completion of Master's Degrees will be composed of at least three (3) doctors, at least one of them being outside the Program.

Paragraph 1 - The conclusion of the Academic Master or Professional Master's degree will be formalized through public defense of the Dissertation, without the mandatory presence of all members of the Examining Bank.

Paragraph 2 - In the event of the impossibility of the presence of one of the members of the examining bank, the examiner must submit the evaluation opinion, which will be read by the Supervisor at the defense session.

Paragraph 3 - In addition to the referred members, the supervisor shall preside over the Examining Bank without the right to judgment of the Dissertation or Conclusion Work.

Paragraph 4 - In case of impossibility of the presence of the advisor, the Post-Graduation Committee shall appoint professor of the Program to preside the Examining Bank.

Art. 33º - Examination Banks for PhD Theses will be composed of at least 3 (three) PhDs, with at least 2 (two) examiners external to the Program, one (1) of which is external to UFRGS.

Paragraph 1 - The conclusion of the Doctorate will be formalized through public defense of the Thesis, with the mandatory presence of the Examining Bank.

Paragraph 2 - In addition to the aforementioned members, the advisor must participate in the Examining Bank, presiding over it and without the right to the Judgment of the Thesis.

Paragraph 3 - In case of impossibility of the presence of the advisor, the Post-Graduation Committee should appoint professor of the Program to preside the Examining Bank.

Art. 34º - The Thesis, Dissertation or Conclusion Work shall be considered approved or not approved according to the evaluation of the majority of the members of the Examining Bank.

Paragraph 1 - Approval or disapproval shall be based on an individual opinion given by the members of the Examining Bank.

Paragraph 2 - The final concepts that can be attributed are "Approved" and "Not Approved" being considered approved the Thesis, Dissertation and Conclusion Work that obtains the final concept "Approved".

Paragraph 3 - Each member of the Examining Board shall assign the concept "Approved" or "Not Approved".

Chapter VII - Two Diplomas

Art. 35º - The diplomas of Post-Graduation stricto sensu will be signed by the Rector and the Director of the Faculty of Medicine to which the Program is linked and by the Diplomate.

Art. 36º - The diploma should include the area of knowledge "Epidemiology" to which, when it is a Professional Master's Degree, the specific name will be added.

Chapter VIII - Transitional Provisions

Art. 37º - The present Internal Regulation will be in force from the approval by the Camera of Post Graduation when the present Regiment will be revoked.

Porto Alegre, August 28, 2014.
Profa. Dr. Daniela Riva Knauth
PPGEpi / UFRGS Coordinator

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Secretaria do PPG em Epidemiologia

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