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Cardiovascular development and congenital cardiopathies

Code: PDCCV_7     Acronym: PDCCV_7

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2011/2012 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Programm in Cardiovascular Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCCV 9 Cardiovascular Sciences 1 - 2 18 54

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,00
Theoretical and practical : 0,00
Practical: 0,00
Laboratory: 0,00
Others: 0,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 0 0,00
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias 8,00
Practical Totals 0 0,00
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias 2,00
Others Totals 0 0,00
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias 8,00

Teaching language



To acquire a base of knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and evolution of the morphological and functional heart defects in children and teenagers.


Congenital heart diseases in general population;
From the fetus to the adult age: congenital cardiopathies evolution;
Congenital cardiopathies embriology;
Congenital cardiopathies “hands on” with anatomical models;
Cardiopulmonary development in the congenital diaphragmatic hernia;
From anatomy to the function: imaging in pediatric cardiology;
Intrauterine growth restriction: short stature and other consequences;
Cardiovascular risk in the childhood;
Obesity, life styles and cardiovascular risk in the childhood and youth;
Syncope diagnosis and treatment;
Chronic renal failure in the childhood and cardiovascular impact;
The arterial blood pressure in children and teenagers;
Exercise capacity and hypertension with effort after congenital heart defect surgery.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures (8 hours), practical sessions (2 hours) and seminars (8 hours).

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Eligibility for exams

Attendance of at least 80% of the classes.

Calculation formula of final grade

Classification of the final exam.

Examinations or Special Assignments

Not applicable
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