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Cardiovascular development and congenital cardiopathies

Code: PDCCV_7     Acronym: PDCCV_7

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2017/2018 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Surgery and Phisioloy Dpartment
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 1 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 2 9 54

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,29
Laboratory Practice: 0,70
Seminar: 0,29
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 0,29
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias 0,29
Laboratory Practice Totals 1 0,70
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias 0,07
Seminar Totals 1 0,29
José Carlos Neves Cunha Areias 0,286

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.

Learning outcomes and competences

Improved knowledge in the embryology of congenital heart diseases, fetal and postnatal circulation, diagnosis and treatment of the main congenital heart diseases

Working method



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.

Mandatory literature

Myung K. Park; Park´s the pediatric cardiology handbook , Elsevier Saunders, 2016 (fifth edition)
Joana O. Miranda Carla Ramalho Tiago Henriques-Coelho; José Carlos Areias; Fetal programming as a predictor of adult heath or disease: the need to reevaluate fetal heart function - Heart Failure Review, 2017

Teaching methods and learning activities

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

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

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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