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Comunicação, ética e legislação em medicina fetal

Code: MFET_18     Acronym: CELMF

Classification Keyword
CNAEF Medicine

Instance: 2021/2022 - A (of 24-09-2021 to 07-07-2022) 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 16 Plano de Estudos Oficial 1 - 1 8 27

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Carla Maria de Almeida Ramalho

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 0,29

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 orientation and manangemen of fetal pathologies.

Learning outcomes and competences

- To know the legislation in the area of prenatal diagnosis
- Be able to work in a multidisciplinary team
- Be able to provide couselling and communicate difficult news

Working method



Organization of prenatal diagnosis

Importance of the multidisciplinary team

Fetal medicine counselling (preconception and prenatal care)

Communication of difficult news

Grief and psychological support

Ethical principles

Ethical dilemmas in fetal medicine

Portuguese legislation in the area of prenatal 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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