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Introdução à medicina fetal

Code: MFET_01     Acronym: IMF

Classification Keyword
CNAEF Medicine

Instance: 2019/2020 - A Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Departamento de Ginecologia-Obstetrícia e Pediatria
Course/CS Responsible: Fetal Medicine

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MFET 19 Plano de Estudos Oficial 1 - 1 8 27

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 0,29
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 0,286
Carla Maria de Almeida Ramalho 0,23
Filipa Abreu Gomes de Carvalho 0,02
Sandra Paula da Costa Pinto da Silva Rebelo e Sousa 0,036

Teaching language

Obs.: Português


To reach knowledge of embryology and fetal physiology.
To reach knowledge of fetal pathologies (pathology, incidence, risk factors, associated anomalies) in order to improve their diagnostic capacity.
To reach competences, clinical and nonclinical, that enable the action and guidance before fetal pathologies.

Learning outcomes and competences

- To know the classification, epidemiology and etiology of congenital anomalies

- To know the embryonic development

- Be able to guide prejudice

- Be able to implement congenital anomaly prevention measures

Working method



Fetal medicine - concept and particularities

Classification of congenital anomalies

Epidemiology of congenital anomalies

Etiology of congenital anomalies


Environmental influence (teratogenicity and toxicity)


Prevention of congenital anomalies

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis

Mandatory literature

Norton MD, Mary E; Callen's Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Elsvier, 2016. ISBN: 978-0323328340
Rober Resnik, Charles Lockwood, Thomas Moore, Michael F Greene, Joshua Copel, Robert M Silver; Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice, Saunders, 2018. ISBN: 978-0323479103
Diana W. Bianchi , Timothy M. Crombleholm, Mary E. D'Alton, Fergal Malon; Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient , McGraw-Hill Education, 2010. ISBN: 978-0071442015
TW Sadler ; Langman's Medical Embryology, LWW, 2018. ISBN: 978-1496383907
Peter Turnpenny, Sian Ellard ; Emery's Elements of Medical Genetics, Elsevier, 2017. ISBN: 978-0702066856

Teaching methods and learning activities

theoretical exposition
Presentation and discussion of clinical cases
Personal work - theoretical study, case preparation

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 20,00
Teste 80,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 77,00
Frequência das aulas 23,00
Total: 100,00

Eligibility for exams

Participation in class

Calculation formula of final grade

20% presential + 80% test
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