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Contextualization of Academic and Clinical Education

Code: MEAC16_1     Acronym: CEAC

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Health Sciences

Instance: 2019/2020 - 1S (of 09-09-2019 to 09-02-2020) Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Public Health and Forensic Sciences, and Medical Education Department
Course/CS Responsible: Academic and Clinical Education

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MEAC 17 Current Studies Plan 1 - 3 21 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Maria Amélia Duarte Ferreira

Teaching language



The CU "Context of academic and clinical education" aims to contribute with knowledge, skills and behavioral attitudes able to develop the strategic skills to deal with the challenges faced by academic and clinical institutions in globalization and technological change conditions. 

Learning outcomes and competences

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

1- identify the main challenges faced by academic and clinical institutions in the context of globalization and technological change

2- judge academic and clinical quality standards based on previously established indicators

3- outline action strategies to meet the challenges of the diversity and complexity typical of academic and cllinical institutions

Working method



1- Globalization and change in academic and clinical systems in the XXI century

2- Diversity and complexity of academic and clinical systems

3- Academic and clinical quality standards

4- Academic and clinical challenges for the XXI century

Mandatory literature

Harden RM and Laidlaw JM; Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher: An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Elsevier; Edição: 2 (3 de agosto de 2016), 2016. ISBN: 978-0702069581
General Medical Council; Tomorrow's Doctors. , 2009
Salerno-Kennedy, R., O'Flynn S. ; Medical Education: the State of the Art. , Nova Science Publishers, New York. , 2010

Teaching methods and learning activities

This course will be implemented based on a combinatorial methodology based on:

(a) lectures on selected themes (seminars with invited experts)

(b) analysis in small groups of articles, book chapters, videos and other materials on academic and clinical context

(c) discussion groups about hot topics with an impact on academic and cllinical institutions

(d) Independent study / autonomous

This CU is assessed at formative and summative terms: (1) Individual and group activities distributed throughout the semester to be held in the classroom in independent study (25%); (2) summative performed by an essay at the end of the UC (75%).

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 25,00
Trabalho escrito 75,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 60,00
Frequência das aulas 21,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

75% attendance.

Calculation formula of final grade

Formative assessment weighted at 25% in the final classification: will focus on the assessment of student participation in the teaching / learning process of the curricular unit. 

Summative assessment (essay in the area of ​​academic integrity) weighted 75% in the final classification.

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