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Master Degree in Medicine

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Official Code: 9813
Acronym: MIMED
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The Master in Medicine degree is conferred upon the conclusion of 360 ECTS credits, for 12 semesters.

Among the 360 ECTS, 336 ECTS are obtained through the successful completion of 63 nuclear Curricular Units from Basic, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Sciences. The remaining 24 ECTS result from the free choice among 106 units, thus contributing to the students ability to build their own educational pathway.

"The Master in Medicine at FMUP is to develop a comprehensive medical education in order to make FMUP students reference professionals, equipped with the necessary skills to improve people's health, through excellence in clinical practice, research, innovation and leadership».

(Curricular Reform Committee at FMUP, 2012)






Certificates

  • Master Degree in Medicine (360 ECTS credits)
  • Basic Health Sciences (180 ECTS credits)

Concursos Nacionais

Média de acesso do último colocado nos últimos 5 anos

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Nº Clausus / Vagas

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As candidaturas e os prazos são da responsabilidade da Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior.

Courses Units

Biostatistics, Information and Decision in Health I

MI112 - ECTS

Information and decision sciences are, traditionally, supported by two great scientific areas, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, and so it is expected that the students:

    • Acquire notions and training on probability and distributions, descriptive statistics Statistical inference and modelling, sample size;
    • Learn the concepts and applications of information systems (IS) in healthcare, Data coding and classification systems, Electronic clinical records, decision support systems, processing of biological signal and image, telemedicine and eHealth;
    • Acquire skills on data preparation, construction of probability plots, Bibliographic and modeling search and reference management, creation of databases  and queries to databases;
    • Understand the organization of health information as applied to statistical analysis and health research.

 

Bioestatistica, Informação e Decisão em Saúde I _A

MI112_A - ECTS

Bioestatistica, Informação e Decisão em Saúde I _B

MI112_B - ECTS

Molecular Structure of the Cell

MI110 - ECTS

A proposal of Curricular unit (UC) which appears at the beginning of the curriculum of the master in Medicine, as in the case of "Molecular Structure of the cell" (EMC), puts its own challenges.

As students are starting their academic path, with all the inherent and desirable enthusiasm, these first experiences can be instrumental in how they will face the course and even the vocational option done. We must, in our UC, assure that the choice of themes and the ways we show them, ensure the best learning and performance.

Therefore there are some aspects that we have to highlight, and which seek to go in this direction:

1. we intend to interconnect subjects the most we can, be it includíng topics that are classically attributed to Biochemistry and Cell Biology, or involving teachers from two of the Department of Biomedicine of FMUP units (Biochemistry and Experimental Biology);

2. we will also have a different distribution of workload throughout the semester as the schedule is articulated with the UC of Molecular Genetics. This distribution asymmetry, which is intentional, justifies a large density of occupation in the first few weeks, counter-balanced by the lack of pedagogical activity in the last few weeks of the semester;

3. we will value learning in a continuos way throughout the semester, reinforcing the value of this evaluation and performing two written tests for knowledge assessment;

 

Molecular Genetics

MI111 - ECTS

The main objective of the UC “Molecular Genetics ” is to transmit student the more recent knowledge about the dynamics of the human genome and the mechanisms that allow molecular information transmission from DNA to protein.  Indeed, the syllabus is extensively dedicated to molecular mechanisms of maintenance of integrity of the genome, methodology employed for study, diagnostic and gene-based therapies. This UC also includes a strong laboratory component that elucidates how to get the knowledge, and integrative scientific papers discussion sessions. The teaching staff includes professors that investigate the basic mechanisms of molecular biology and specialists in human genetics, too.

Humanities in Medicine

MI113 - ECTS To develop the instrumental role of humanities as a resource in healthcare professional education, towards: (1) transversal competencies, (2) humanistic competences; (3) self-awareness competencies; (4) recognition of different situations in the context of healthcare.

Humanidades em Medicina_A

MI113_A - ECTS

Humanidades em Medicina_B

MI113_B - ECTS

Morphophysiology of the Locomotor Apparatus

MI109 - ECTS

At the end of this course unit, students should :

 

- Be acquainted with the general principles of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology. This course unit will stimulate students’ observation skills by acquainting them with the anatomical, histological and physiological terminology. It will also endow them with description techniques, which will make them apply the adequate terminology;

 

- Be acquainted with the normal structure, both macroscopic and microscopic and the normal function of the locomotor apparatus; 

 

- To acquire a solid basis of knowledge that can be used in the different fields of morphophysiology, in other course units and in upcoming clinical activities. 

 

 

 

Biochemistry of Metabolism

MI116 - ECTS

Students must acquire detailed knowledge on the metabolic pathways involved in the metabolism, in humans, of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, aminoacids, aminoacid derivatives of biological interest, heme group, purines and pyrimidines and xenobiotics.

Students must understand human metabolism as a whole, by learning important aspects of integration of metabolism (regulation of oxidative metabolism and energetic balance, hormonal regulation of metabolism, metabolic changes during the feeding/fasting cycle, metabolism in different cells and tissues, in the pregnant and newborn, during physical exercise and in some extreme situations).

Students must acquire knowledge on some factors affecting human metabolism, namely: vitamins and their role in metabolism, oxidative stress and defense mechanisms, nutrition and alcohol and alcoholic drinks.

Finally, students must acquire knowledge on some human pathologies related to metabolism or associated with metabolic disturbances: obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemias, diseases of fructose and galactose metabolism, diseases of beta oxidation of fatty acids, diseases of glycogen metabolism, megaloblastic anemias, diseases of aminoacid metabolism, cachexia, jaundice and metabolism in cancer cells.

Molecular Cell Dynamics

MI115 - ECTS

The main goal of this course is to teach the molecular basis of cell organization and functioning, namely the metabolic pathways and the molecular flux between the cell structures and compartments. This knowledge is important for the medical student to understand the molecular and biochemical abnormalities in pathological conditions. Therefore the syllabus focuses on structural, dynamical and functional aspects of the plasmatic membrane, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi complex, lysosome, mitochondria and peroxisome. This unit also contains practical laboratory classes and tutorial “Journal club” sessions which are modalities important to consolidate and deeply understand the acquired knowledge. To this end, this unit takes advantage of a teaching staff with expertise in the areas of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Introduction to Research in Health

MI117 - ECTS One of the founding principles of a Medical degree program is the integration of components including the basics of medical research and experimental design. That is the reason supporting the importance of the inclusion, in the first year of the program, of a curricular unit presenting practical examples of the medical research developed in our institution, covering the formalisms of medical research and exploring the basics of a set of generic and transversal methods for biomedical research, commonly used in clinical, laboratorial or epidemiological research.

The biomedical research methodology, including both research involving humans and research of a more basic nature, defines and describes a set of distinct procedures that warrant the quality of the discovery and application of scientific evidence. This curricular unit aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical foundations, allowing them to define, to plan and to critically appraise medical research. In this context, the presentation and discussion of the concept of a research protocol is crucial, allowing them to understand the research enterprise as a phased and planned approach to answer a research question, and supporting the interpretation and dissemination of biomedical research.

This curricular unit will also promote the contact of their students with real examples of biomedical, clinical and epidemiological research made by research groups in the Faculty and the University of Porto, through the organization of research seminars.

Morphophysiology of the Nervous System

MI114 - ECTS

At the end of this course unit, students should :

-       Be acquainted with the general principles of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology. This course unit will stimulate students’ observation skills by acquainting them with the anatomical terminology. It will also endow them with description techniques, which will make them apply the adequate terminology;

-       Be acquainted with the normal structure, both macroscopic and microscopic and the normal function of the nervous system; 

-       Have acquired knowledge which can be used in the different fields of morphophysiology, in other course units and in upcoming clinical activities. 

During the semester, students should also acquire the following competencies:

-       Problem-solving skills;

-       Self-learning skills;

-       Critical reasoning;

-       Practical ability to evaluate the function of the different systems;

-       Identification of morphophysiological problems in selected clinical cases.

In order to provide students with the aforementioned skills and knowledge, this course unit will apply an integrated morphofunctional approach. Anatomists, histologists and physiologists will be part of the teaching staff.

Morfofisiologia do Sistema Nervoso_A

MI114_A - ECTS

Morfofisiologia do Sistema Nervoso_B

MI114_B - ECTS

Morfofisiologia do Sistema Nervoso_C

MI114_C - ECTS

Populations Health

MI118 - ECTS

This curricular unit has as main objective the acquisition of knowledge on the principles and concepts used in population’s health and its application for the understanding of the health and disease processes.

The syllabus of this Unit has a comprehensive nature in agreement with the objective of having a global understanding on the basic principles and major problems related with populations’ health, and to promote a vision of medical activity as part of a broader health team that it is present before and after the curative interventions.

The Unit provides tools for better critical thinking about the diversity and complexity of the factors that influence the health of individuals and populations. It uses an evidence-based approach to analyze the determinants of health and disease and the best intervention options to promote and to preserve health.

Biogerontology

OPT04 - ECTS

To introduce students to biogerontology and its location within modern biomedicine.

To evidence the biological foundations of functional ability loss (ageing) foccusing on humans, and including cell and molecular changes as well as the role of genes.

To show current frontiers of knowledge in the field and explore biogerontology extensions to other fields and the society as a whole.

To develop the interest in the field and inspire further research in the area.

Brain and Behavior

OPT05 - ECTS

The main goal of this course is to help students to understand how specific motor, limbic, and cognitive functions emerge within the brain. This will be achieved by acquiring and integrating knowledge from several disciplines, such as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and behavioral neuroscience. The students will be familiarized with modern experimental techniques used to investigate the neuronal basis of behavior. Finally, the students will familiarize themselves with the interests and motivations that have driven the investigation of the linkage between neural circuitry and complex behaviors.

Cytogenetics and Cell Cycle

MI222 - ECTS

Acquire basic knowledge about: (A) cell cycle regulation, cell division and molecular processes underlying differentiation, dedifferentiation and cellular aging; (B) cytogenetic techniques and basic concepts on structure and function of chromosomes, (C) etiopathogenesis of chromosomal pathology, preparing students to acquire knowledge related to genetic transmission of chromosomal disorders and genetic risk assessment. Additionally it is intended that students be able to critically evaluate scientific literature and apply the basic principles of the scientific research in biology and genetics.

Strategic Marketing and Communication applied to the Health Subject

OPT07 - ECTS

Comunicação em Equipas de Saúde

OPT06 - ECTS

Science Communication

OPT08 - ECTS

Effective communication of scientific knowledge is an essential component of any career in the sciences.

The overall objective of this unit is to help train doctors and scientists who will strive for excellence in writing and communicate science in scientific and popular science contexts.

At the end of the unit, the student is expected to be able to:

-select efficiently the scientific sources for its own study and research

-prepare and present a scientific poster

-write a scientific paper

-to develop the ability to analyze critically the strategies applied to communicating science in diverse social and professional contexts

-orally and by writing present a main message from research to a scientific audience and to the public

-plan an interview with journalists, knowing which behaviors should be used or avoid

-write a press release

-present a well written curriculum vitae and a motivation letter

-prepare a successful job interview

Early Contact with Patients and their Families I

OPT10 - ECTS

To complete successfully this curricular unit, students must achieve the following objectives:

  • To learn the method for collecting the medical history, including the including the psychosocial component and familial evaluation;

  • To use familial evaluation methods at level of Primary Health Care;

  • To develop skills of clinical interview;

  • To evaluatethe weight ofpsychosocial factorsin an individual with chronic disease, disability orrelevant health event.

  • To arguehow thesefactorsaffect the patient’s family environment and of other persons how share his / her life.

Medical Statistics

OPT13 - ECTS This unit aims to empower the students with theoretical foundations and practical approach to advanced statistical methods used in clinical research, assessment of technologies and health service research. After this course unit the students should be able to: identify the correct statistical multiple regression methodology for data analysis; apply these methods using statistical software; interpret the results and apply the correct statistical methdos for rater agreement

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

History of the Medical Armamentarium

OPT16 - ECTS

The unit aims to

- provide systematic knowledge on the History of Medicine, in order to arouse the student’s continued interest in the subject as well as to be a tool for interdisciplinary research;

- raise the student’s awareness regarding medical museology;

- teach the history of medical artefacts.

- promote the FMUP’s heritage, in order to raise awareness and provide the scholarly means for its safeguard and its pedagogical and scientific use;

- develop the student’s motivation to apprehend and feel cultural values through self training;

- encourage the development of thinking about Medicine.

Introduction to Epidemiology

MI224 - ECTS

This curricular unit aims to allow students the acquisition of knowledge regarding concepts and methods specific to Epidemiology, and its application to the critical appraisal and planning of epidemiological studies.

At the end of the curricular unit the students are expected to be acquainted with the specific language of a new scientific area, being able to recognize, describe and relate different frequency, association and impact measures, the concepts of random error, bias, confounding and interaction, as well as the main study designs used in epidemiology. The students are expected to accomplish, autonomously: simple epidemiological tasks, such as data tabulation and calculation of measures of disease frequency, association and impact; critical appraisal of scientific articles; essencial tasks for the planning of an epidemiological investigation, including the literature review and study design.

Investigação Biomédica: modelos experimentais

OPT150 - ECTS

The global objective of this curricular is to foster scientific skils of future physicians, providing them knowledge about experimental models currently used at diferente contexts in biomedical research.

Laboratory Research - cardiovascular molecular evaluation.

OPT19 - ECTS

Preventive Medicine

MI225 - ECTS

Develop a modern concept of health and of its effectors of biological, psychological, social and ecological nature;

To develop an attitude of health promotion;

To acquire an attitude promoting health;

 To identify the differences of between Healing and Preventive Medicine;

To discribe the organization of the health system as well as the organization of medical and paramedical professions in Portugal, recognizing their action in promoting health;

To identify and to analyze the main problems of health in Portugal in the context of the health promotion;

To understand the attitudes of health protection, and the disease prevention and their complications;

To understand the advantages and the risks of Preventive Medicine; To interpret and apply scientific evidence in the context of Preventive Medicine; Acquire communication skills in the context of Preventive Medicine; Learn to apply the model of shared medical decision in the context of Preventive Medicine;

To identify the way certain lifestyles can constitute risk factors and can compete as causal factors for some diseases;

To perform the capacity to perform education for health promotion.

Research methods in medical education

OPT21 - ECTS

This curricular unit is intended to introduce students to mixed research in medical education. 

Molecular Approach on Personalized

OPT22 - ECTS

Personalized medicine aims to provide precise and personalized diagnosis of patients, in order to conduct individualized therapy. It is in its early stages of implementation into European healthcare market and one of the main barriers to its development is the lack of knowledge among healthcare providers. Therefore, this curricular unit focuses on personalized medicine and integrates advanced molecular technologies, fundamental to its understanding. Educating medical students on the methodological science of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and molecular imaging techniques, will be essential to the development of new therapies that are targeted to the individual patient. Students will face this new healthcare paradigm and will be challenged to a theoretical implementation of the personalized medicine practice.

Probabilistic Graphical Models

OPT24 - ECTS

Morphophysiology of the Cardiovascular System and Blood

MI221 - ECTS
At the end of this course unit, students should :
- Be acquainted with the general principles of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology. This course unit will stimulate students’ observation skills by acquainting them with the anatomical terminology. It will also endow them with description techniques, which will make them apply the adequate terminology;
- Be acquainted with the normal structure, both macroscopic and microscopic and the normal function of the cardiovascular apparatus and blood; 
- Have acquired knowledge which can be used in the different fields of morphophysiology, in other course units and in upcoming clinical activities. 


Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Cardiovasculares e do Sangue_A (Anatomia II_PE07)

MI221_A - ECTS

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Cardiovasculares e do Sangue_B (Hist. Básica Embriologia_PE07))

MI221_B - ECTS

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Cardiovasculares e do Sangue_C(Fisiologia I _PE07)

MI221_C - ECTS

Morphophysiology of the Reproductive and Endocrine Systems

MI220 - ECTS

At the end of this course unit, students should :

-       Be acquainted with the general principles of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology. This course unit will stimulate students’ observation skills by acquainting them with the anatomical terminology. It will also endow them with description techniques, which will make them apply the adequate terminology;

-       Be acquainted with the normal structure, both macroscopic and microscopic and the normal function of the reproductive and endocrine apparatus;

-       Have acquired knowledge which can be used in the different fields of morphophysiology, in other course units and in upcoming clinical activities.

During the semester, students should also acquire the following competencies:

-       Problem-solving skills;

-       Self-learning skills;

-       Critical reasoning;

-       Practical ability to evaluate the function of the different systems;

-       Identification of morphophysiological problems in selected clinical cases.

In order to provide students with the aforementioned skills and knowledge, this course unit will apply an integrated morphofunctional approach. Additionally, anatomists, histologists and physiologists will be part of the teaching staff.

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Reprodutor e Endócrino_A(Anatomia II_PE07)

MI220_A - ECTS

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Reprodutor e Endócrino_B (HOS_PE07)

MI220_B - ECTS

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Reprodutor e Endócrino_C (Fisiologia II_PE07)

MI220_C - ECTS

Nutrition and prevention of cronic diseases

OPT26 - ECTS

The curricular unit aims to enable students to acquire knowledge about the role of diet in the prevention of chronic diseases.
It is the objective of UC to provide tools for better critical thinking about the diversity and complexity of dietary factors that influence the health of individuals and populations. It uses an evidence-based approach to analyze the food and nutritional determinants of health and disease and the best intervention options to promote and preserve health.

Medical Psychology I

MI223 - ECTS
  1. To approach the person as a complex whole (considering individual, social and cultural dimensions of the person’s functioning) and within the specificities of each developmental phase (childhood, adolescence and adulthood).
  2. To apply observation, identification and interpretation skills to human expressions (behaviors, emotional reactions, or non-verbal communication) in the context of the dynamics of a medical interview.
  3. To act appropriately in the presence of those expressions and dynamics emerging in the context of the medical interview.
  4. To adopt a clinical attitude that contributes to a more successful medical practice (based on respect, attention, an available posture and an understanding and empathic approach to the person).
  5. To develop critical and analytical skills.

6. To develop a professional attitude in class and regarding the medical interview process and peers/colleagues.

Stress and metabolic syndrome

OPT30 - ECTS

This curricular unit is intended to assist medical students to increase their awareness of stress and its deleterious effects on health. At the end of this unit students will be able to:

 

1. Recognize the impact of stress on modern life and health

2. Identify the major mediators involved in stress response

3. Understand the physiological responses to different types of stressors

4. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of core stress knowledge

5. Review the biochemical basis of the main metabolism pathways

6. Recognize the underlying abnormalities causing metabolic syndrome features

7. Identify stress related diseases

8. Review the biochemical basis of the main metabolism pathways under stress conditions

9. Recognize the main human and animal experimental models, and biomarkers, to study stress

10. Recognize various strategies to cope with stress

Mitochondrial Alterations and Disease

OPT01 - ECTS 1. To consolidate the learning of normal mitochondrial physiology
2. To understand the key molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction
3. To understand how to use the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction for diagnosing concrete clinical situations, namely degenerative and neoplastic diseases.
4. To understand how to use the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging process and in its relationship with neurodegenerative diseases.
5. To learn how to use the molecular diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders in the development of new therapies.

Medical Anthropology and Humanization of Medicine

OPT02 - ECTS

Contact in Primary Care

OPT09 - ECTS The Optional Curricular Unit "Basic Contact in Healthcare" will consist of an area of contact with the hospital external environment, where the student contacts with the patients and their families in their homes and in the Health Centres. Students will develop the following skills: - Knowing the Primary Health Care; - Identify the Portuguese National Health Service, and the institutions of the Community, their functions and skills.

Early Contact with Patients and their Families II

OPT11 - ECTS

To complete successfully this curricular unit, students must achieve the following objectives:

  • To develop a clinical approach oriented to the patient, his family and surrounding community, dealing health problems both in the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions.

  • To acquire skills on the continuity of care over time, through a doctor-patient effective communication;

  • To promote the simultaneous management of acute and chronic health problems of the patients;

  • To use familial evaluation methods at level of Primary Health Care.

Genetic instability and disease

OPT12 - ECTS

After approval, the students should get the knowledge necessary to:

- Identify human genome organization and the methodology employed for genome study

- Identify DNA-protein interactions associated with DNA replication, repair, recombination and dynamics of the genome

- Identify makers of genomic instability (ex. DNA microsatellite)

- Identify the main techniques employed for molecular studies, and cellular and animal models for diagnostic and therapeutic assays of genomic instability-associate diseases

- Identify epigenetic modifications associated to genomic instability

- Identify nuclear markers associated to genomic instability employed in diagnostic

- Understand how dysregulation of cell cycle control mechanisms lead to pathology

- Caracterize the main diseases associated to failure of the mechanisms that maintain the integrity of the genome

- Understand and present scientific publications that link molecular studies to genomic instability-associate diseases

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

Population Genetics and Disease

OPT15 - ECTS

- Understand how the knowledge of the global genetic diversity is essential for inferring the genetic causes of certain complex diseases

- Describe the genetic factors responsible for the familiar forms of cancer and distinguish from the sporadic cases

- Design an evaluation study of the genetic susceptibility to a particular disease in a specific population, by using the new genotyping methods

- Use computer tools to explore the worldwide genetic diversity and the heterogeneity in the genetic susceptibility to diseases

- Judge ethical implications of the investment in diagnosis and treatment of diseases prevalent of certain population groups

- Discuss implication of a personalised medicine – costs, expectations, benefits and broad access

History of the Medical Armamentarium

OPT16 - ECTS

The unit aims to

- provide systematic knowledge on the History of Medicine, in order to arouse the student’s continued interest in the subject as well as to be a tool for interdisciplinary research;

- raise the student’s awareness regarding medical museology;

- teach the history of medical artefacts.

- promote the FMUP’s heritage, in order to raise awareness and provide the scholarly means for its safeguard and its pedagogical and scientific use;

- develop the student’s motivation to apprehend and feel cultural values through self training;

- encourage the development of thinking about Medicine.

Basic Immunology

MI231 - ECTS

To acquire the knowledge of basic mechanisms of the immune response, including the biological response to exogenous or endogenous agents in human pathology. 

Infection and Cancer

OPT17 - ECTS - To establish relationships between structural, biological and epidemiological features of cancer-associated infectious agents and the natural history of the infections;
- To distinguish the methods for detection and characterization of cancer-associated infectious agents;
- To compare the different types of cancer-associated infectious agents regarding their mechanisms of carcinogenesis;
- To describe the main epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of infection-associated cancers;
- To integrate epidemiological, experimental and clinical data that establish causal relationships between infectious agents and the respective cancers;
- To explain the contribution of the human microbiota to the pathogenesis of cancer;
- To discuss the potential of infection-associated cancers as targets for prevention and screening strategies and for early detection.

Introduction to research in molecular pathology applied in oncology

OPT18 - ECTS

 

-Indicate the cellular characteristics of the neoplastic cells

- Describe the cellular characteristics of the neoplastic cells

- Identify appropriate methodologies for the study of the various cellular characteristics

- Explain the theoretical basis of the  methodologies

- Experiment techniques for the evaluation of neoplastic cells characteristics

- Distinguish the limitations of the various methodologies

- Explain the various cellular and animal models for cancer research 

- Identify the limitations of the various cellular and animal models for cancer research

- Planning experimental approaches to the study of a certain cellular characteristic

- Interpret results obtained in the various experimental approaches 

Molecular mechanisms of response and therapeutic resistance in cancer

OPT20 - ECTS

1 - To consolidate the learning concerning the basic principles of cancer and to identify the key molecular oncogenic pathways of the cell.

2 - Identify the major molecular therapeutic targets in cancer and describe their importance in cancer therapeutic management.

3 - To identify the different forms of therapeutic resistance in cancer

4 - To interpret the signaling crosstalk of the major oncogenic pathways in the context of the response and therapeutic resistance.

5 - To explain the importance of the molecular biomarkers in the clinical oncology practice, especially on the stratification of the patients and on the therapeutic decision.

6 - To discuss the importance of the translational research in cancer to the identification of new drugable targets.

Research methods in medical education

OPT21 - ECTS

This curricular unit is intended to introduce students to mixed research in medical education. 

Medical Microbiology I

MI229 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are the teaching of Medical Microbiology. We consider fundamental to promote the development of new mental structures, capacities and new attitudes that may provide students the ability needed to analyze and solve problems.

Biomedical Modeling and Simulation: aplications to hemodynamic

OPT23 - ECTS

The main objectives are:

  1. Understand the applicability of simulation in biomedical education;
  2. Understand the steps necessary to develop a biomedical simulator;
  3. Develop basic modeling skills;
  4. Build conceptual models;
  5. Apply the concepts and skills acquired  in the development of a basic simulation tool;

Morphophysiology of the Digestive System

MI227 - ECTS

The main goal of this course unit is the description of the Anatomy, Histology, Embryology and Physiology of the Digestive System.                                                                                          

Morfofisiologia do Aparelho Digestivo_A (Anatomia II_PE07)

MI227_A - ECTS

Morfofisiologia do Aparelho Digestivo_B (HOS_PE07)

MI227_B - ECTS

Morfofisiologia do Aparelho Digestivo_C (Fisiologia II_PE07)

MI227_C - ECTS

Morphophysiology of the Respiratory and Urinary System

MI226 - ECTS
At the end of this course unit, students should :
-  Be acquainted with the general principles of Anatomy, Histology and Physiology. This course unit will stimulate students’ observation skills by acquainting them with the anatomical terminology. It will also endow them with description techniques, which will make them apply the adequate terminology;
-  Be acquainted with the normal structure, both macroscopic and microscopic and the normal function of the respiratory and urinary apparatus; 
-  Have acquired knowledge which can be used in the different fields of morphophysiology, in other course units and in upcoming clinical activities.  

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Respiratório e Urinário_A (Fisiologia II_PE07)

MI226_A - ECTS

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Respiratório e Urinário_B (Fisiologia I_PE07)

MI226_B - ECTS

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Respiratório e Urinário_C (HOS_PE07)

MI226_C - ECTS

Morfofisiologia dos Sistemas Respiratório e Urinário_D (Anatomia II_PE07)

MI226_D - ECTS

Integrative Morphophysiology

MI228 - ECTS Anatomical and functional integration of different organs and body systems.
Acquisition of a knowledge base that can be applied later in other courses of the course and in future clinical practice.

Morfofisiologia Integrativa_A (Anatomia Clínica_PE07)

MI228_A - ECTS

Morfofisiologia Integrativa_B (Fisiologia I_PE07)

MI228_B - ECTS

Cognitive Neuroscience

OPT25 - ECTS The course aims to introduce students to the field of Cognitive Neuroscience: the body of knowledge that studies the neural basis of cognitive functions. The course aims to expand the knowledge acquired in the course Morphophysiology of the Nervous System (1st year of Medical School), integrating it into a functional perspective that will be useful as a foundation for the later study of clinical neurology and psychiatry.
The course will have two main objectives: a) to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the physiology of cognitive functions that will enable them to have a thorough knowledge of the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie the neurological and psychiatric diseases with which they will contact in future academic courses and throughout the professional career; b) to provide students with a powerful introduction to the methodologies of scientific research in cognitive neuroscience that will allow them to consider pursuing a postgraduate research program.

Prática Reflexiva I

OPT27 - ECTS

Protein Biomarkers in cancer: molecular basis and diagnosis & therapeutic applications

OPT28 - ECTS
  • Recognize the current protein-based biomarkers used in oncology.
  • Describe the mechanism of protein biosynthesis, structure and functions.
  • Define major molecular mechanisms leading to alterations of proteins in cancer. The model of gastric carcinoma and colorectal carcinoma.
  • Integrate methods for identification and application of protein research in oncology.
  • Interpret the fundamentals of the treatments applying novel biological products in oncology.

Medical Psychology II

MI230 - ECTS

 The aim is to contribute to the emotional maturity of the apprentice, which may give rise to a therapeutic attitude.

What goes through acquiring knowledge in propaedeutics — clinical interviewing skills contemplating, on the one hand, the therapeutic dimension of doctor-patient relationship; and on the other hand, the illness behaviour and morbid lifestyles, stress and somatoform disturbs —, and semiotics.

Knowledge further complemented by training competencies allowing to recognize how the person influences symptom expression and how symptoms affect the person; as well as to identify toxic lifestyles. And furthermore, falling upon the doctor-patient relationship, through developing the capacity to manage a transference relationship in a therapeutic sense — here included empathic capacity, authenticity, and “knowing how to listen” in order to achieve a global diagnostic of the person and his circumstances.

Reprogramming stem cells and carcinogenesis

OPT29 - ECTS
  1. To identify the main features of neoplasias.
  2. To distinguish embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells and iPS cells.
  3. To relate regeneration, transdifferentiation and metaplasia.
  4. To identify the pathological conditions in which they occur.
  5. To understand an example of a pathological condition where regeneration and transdifferentiation predispose to cancer.
  6. To identify other regenerative conditions.
  7. To identify preneoplastic lesions, regenerative and with transdifferentiation through histological and immunohistochemical observation.
  8. To identify the concept of cancer stem cells.
  9. To discuss what are the potential applications of stem cells for tissue regeneration, in reference to Regenerative Medicine.

Stress and metabolic syndrome

OPT30 - ECTS

Molecular Therapies

OPT31 - ECTS

Knowledge of the scientific background of some of the current molecular therapies available in the basic and clinical setting

Develop the skills to define the scientific basis of molecular therapies based on the knowledge of the diseases in order to define the clinial applications of these techniques. Critical understanding of scientific and ethic limitations of molecular therapies.

Background to the  basic rules about the proposal of scientific projects.

Ability for oral presentation.

Work in small groups.

Ability to writte according to scientific rules.

Biogerontology

OPT04 - ECTS

To introduce students to biogerontology and its location within modern biomedicine.

To evidence the biological foundations of functional ability loss (ageing) foccusing on humans, and including cell and molecular changes as well as the role of genes.

To show current frontiers of knowledge in the field and explore biogerontology extensions to other fields and the society as a whole.

To develop the interest in the field and inspire further research in the area.

Biopathology I

MI320 - ECTS

The main aim of Biopathology I is getting the students to learn a language. Learning of this language includes not only the memorisation and recall of words and of concepts but also the capability for using this knowledge in the interpretation of data and for solving pathogenic and diagnostic problems. Another purpose is getting the students to improve their observation and report skills at different levels (macroscopic, microscopic, histochemical, etc.) to become capable of understanding the etiopathogenesis of diseases in biopathological terms starting from observational data.

Brain and Behavior

OPT05 - ECTS

The main goal of this course is to help students to understand how specific motor, limbic, and cognitive functions emerge within the brain. This will be achieved by acquiring and integrating knowledge from several disciplines, such as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and behavioral neuroscience. The students will be familiarized with modern experimental techniques used to investigate the neuronal basis of behavior. Finally, the students will familiarize themselves with the interests and motivations that have driven the investigation of the linkage between neural circuitry and complex behaviors.

Strategic Marketing and Communication applied to the Health Subject

OPT07 - ECTS

Comunicação em Equipas de Saúde

OPT06 - ECTS

Science Communication

OPT08 - ECTS

Effective communication of scientific knowledge is an essential component of any career in the sciences.

The overall objective of this unit is to help train doctors and scientists who will strive for excellence in writing and communicate science in scientific and popular science contexts.

At the end of the unit, the student is expected to be able to:

-select efficiently the scientific sources for its own study and research

-prepare and present a scientific poster

-write a scientific paper

-to develop the ability to analyze critically the strategies applied to communicating science in diverse social and professional contexts

-orally and by writing present a main message from research to a scientific audience and to the public

-plan an interview with journalists, knowing which behaviors should be used or avoid

-write a press release

-present a well written curriculum vitae and a motivation letter

-prepare a successful job interview

Early Contact with Patients and their Families I

OPT10 - ECTS

To complete successfully this curricular unit, students must achieve the following objectives:

  • To learn the method for collecting the medical history, including the including the psychosocial component and familial evaluation;

  • To use familial evaluation methods at level of Primary Health Care;

  • To develop skills of clinical interview;

  • To evaluatethe weight ofpsychosocial factorsin an individual with chronic disease, disability orrelevant health event.

  • To arguehow thesefactorsaffect the patient’s family environment and of other persons how share his / her life.

Medical Statistics

OPT13 - ECTS This unit aims to empower the students with theoretical foundations and practical approach to advanced statistical methods used in clinical research, assessment of technologies and health service research. After this course unit the students should be able to: identify the correct statistical multiple regression methodology for data analysis; apply these methods using statistical software; interpret the results and apply the correct statistical methdos for rater agreement

Pharmacology I

MI321 - ECTS

Students are expected to learn the current knowledge on the molecular interventions of medicines and poisons and to learn the skills to evaluate new knowledge and new drugs. In detail, students are expected to know how medicines and poisons work. They are expected to know the critical actions for medical practice of drugs with multiple locals of action (drugs that act on the autonomic nervous system, drugs that act on the endocrine system, drugs that reduce the perception of pain, antibacterial drugs and antidotes). They are expected to understand the progress and constraints of current pharmacological therapy and to be able to evaluate future drug therapy.

Medical Pathophysiology

OPT39 - ECTS

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

History of the Medical Armamentarium

OPT16 - ECTS

The unit aims to

- provide systematic knowledge on the History of Medicine, in order to arouse the student’s continued interest in the subject as well as to be a tool for interdisciplinary research;

- raise the student’s awareness regarding medical museology;

- teach the history of medical artefacts.

- promote the FMUP’s heritage, in order to raise awareness and provide the scholarly means for its safeguard and its pedagogical and scientific use;

- develop the student’s motivation to apprehend and feel cultural values through self training;

- encourage the development of thinking about Medicine.

Clinical Immunology

MI324 - ECTS To integrate the knowledge of the basic mechanisms of the immune response in the pathogenesis of human diseases. To understand the basic principles of clinical and laboratorial diagnosis and or the treatment of immune diseases. At the end of this Curricular Unit students are expected to acquire the following competences: A - To demonstrate knowledge of immune dysfunction in a clinical perspective and of immunological therapies; B – To apply basic immunology concepts in the interpretation of human pathology; C – To describe common immunopathological conditions and know how to collect laboratorial data to formulate a diagnosis; D – To be able to communicate scientific and technical information; E – To demonstrate skills on continuous personal development.

Introduction to research in molecular pathology applied in oncology

OPT18 - ECTS

 

-Indicate the cellular characteristics of the neoplastic cells

- Describe the cellular characteristics of the neoplastic cells

- Identify appropriate methodologies for the study of the various cellular characteristics

- Explain the theoretical basis of the  methodologies

- Experiment techniques for the evaluation of neoplastic cells characteristics

- Distinguish the limitations of the various methodologies

- Explain the various cellular and animal models for cancer research 

- Identify the limitations of the various cellular and animal models for cancer research

- Planning experimental approaches to the study of a certain cellular characteristic

- Interpret results obtained in the various experimental approaches 

Investigação Biomédica: modelos experimentais

OPT150 - ECTS

The global objective of this curricular is to foster scientific skils of future physicians, providing them knowledge about experimental models currently used at diferente contexts in biomedical research.

Medical Microbiology research

OPT43 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are to stimulate students interest in scientific research in the field of Medical Microbiology

To promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in formation activities previewed in the introductory course and in other courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, among many others, with which the students develop research activities in the field of Medical Microbiology, included in a multidisciplinary research team.

Laboratory Research ¿ In vitro functional evaluation

OPT44 - ECTS

Laboratory Research - cardiovascular molecular evaluation.

OPT19 - ECTS

Research methods in medical education

OPT21 - ECTS

This curricular unit is intended to introduce students to mixed research in medical education. 

Molecular Approach on Personalized

OPT22 - ECTS

Personalized medicine aims to provide precise and personalized diagnosis of patients, in order to conduct individualized therapy. It is in its early stages of implementation into European healthcare market and one of the main barriers to its development is the lack of knowledge among healthcare providers. Therefore, this curricular unit focuses on personalized medicine and integrates advanced molecular technologies, fundamental to its understanding. Educating medical students on the methodological science of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and molecular imaging techniques, will be essential to the development of new therapies that are targeted to the individual patient. Students will face this new healthcare paradigm and will be challenged to a theoretical implementation of the personalized medicine practice.

Medical Microbiology II

MI323 - ECTS The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are the teaching of Medical Microbiology. We consider fundamental to promote the development of new mental structures, capacities and new attitudes  so the students can analyse and solve problems

Probabilistic Graphical Models

OPT24 - ECTS

Nutrition and prevention of cronic diseases

OPT26 - ECTS

The curricular unit aims to enable students to acquire knowledge about the role of diet in the prevention of chronic diseases.
It is the objective of UC to provide tools for better critical thinking about the diversity and complexity of dietary factors that influence the health of individuals and populations. It uses an evidence-based approach to analyze the food and nutritional determinants of health and disease and the best intervention options to promote and preserve health.

Medical Propedeutics I

MI322 - ECTS Development of communications skills with the patient, provision of requirements for a clinical history and physical examination which will include the areas of the head and neck, of the thorax as well as of the upper and lower limbs.
Since the very begining of the discipline as well as along its whole duration a formal presentation and closed monitoring of the student integration into the rules and specificities of the wards ambience will assured.

Medical Propaedeutics I_A

MI322_A - ECTS

Medical Propaedeutics I_B

MI322_B - ECTS

Stress and metabolic syndrome

OPT30 - ECTS

This curricular unit is intended to assist medical students to increase their awareness of stress and its deleterious effects on health. At the end of this unit students will be able to:

 

1. Recognize the impact of stress on modern life and health

2. Identify the major mediators involved in stress response

3. Understand the physiological responses to different types of stressors

4. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of core stress knowledge

5. Review the biochemical basis of the main metabolism pathways

6. Recognize the underlying abnormalities causing metabolic syndrome features

7. Identify stress related diseases

8. Review the biochemical basis of the main metabolism pathways under stress conditions

9. Recognize the main human and animal experimental models, and biomarkers, to study stress

10. Recognize various strategies to cope with stress

Mitochondrial Alterations and Disease

OPT01 - ECTS 1. To consolidate the learning of normal mitochondrial physiology
2. To understand the key molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction
3. To understand how to use the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction for diagnosing concrete clinical situations, namely degenerative and neoplastic diseases.
4. To understand how to use the molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging process and in its relationship with neurodegenerative diseases.
5. To learn how to use the molecular diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders in the development of new therapies.

Medical Anthropology and Humanization of Medicine

OPT02 - ECTS

Biostatistics, Information and Decision in Health II

MI329 - ECTS

To develop knowledge on biostatistics, information and critical appraisal of medical evidence and to develop skills to integrate the best evidence in the health care decision making process.

Biopathology II

MI325 - ECTS

The main aim of Biopathology II is getting the students to use the study of neoplastic and pre-neoplastic lesions, from general aspects of classification and molecular biology to the various etiopathogenic models in defferent organs and systems.

Contact in Primary Care

OPT09 - ECTS The Optional Curricular Unit "Basic Contact in Healthcare" will consist of an area of contact with the hospital external environment, where the student contacts with the patients and their families in their homes and in the Health Centres. Students will develop the following skills: - Knowing the Primary Health Care; - Identify the Portuguese National Health Service, and the institutions of the Community, their functions and skills.

Early Contact with Patients and their Families II

OPT11 - ECTS

To complete successfully this curricular unit, students must achieve the following objectives:

  • To develop a clinical approach oriented to the patient, his family and surrounding community, dealing health problems both in the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions.

  • To acquire skills on the continuity of care over time, through a doctor-patient effective communication;

  • To promote the simultaneous management of acute and chronic health problems of the patients;

  • To use familial evaluation methods at level of Primary Health Care.

Genetic instability and disease

OPT12 - ECTS

After approval, the students should get the knowledge necessary to:

- Identify human genome organization and the methodology employed for genome study

- Identify DNA-protein interactions associated with DNA replication, repair, recombination and dynamics of the genome

- Identify makers of genomic instability (ex. DNA microsatellite)

- Identify the main techniques employed for molecular studies, and cellular and animal models for diagnostic and therapeutic assays of genomic instability-associate diseases

- Identify epigenetic modifications associated to genomic instability

- Identify nuclear markers associated to genomic instability employed in diagnostic

- Understand how dysregulation of cell cycle control mechanisms lead to pathology

- Caracterize the main diseases associated to failure of the mechanisms that maintain the integrity of the genome

- Understand and present scientific publications that link molecular studies to genomic instability-associate diseases

Pharmacology II

MI326 - ECTS At the end of the course, the student is expected to understand how medicines and poisons act, and how they reach their biological targets. The student is expected to understand the major rules of quantitative pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics relevant to medical treatment and poisoning. This is achieved by the standard syllabus of general pharmacology and of special pharmacology of drugs with multiple systemic actions.

Medical Pathophysiology

OPT39 - ECTS

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

Clinical Genetics

MI328 - ECTS To acquire the fundamental knowledge of the etiopathogenesis of genetic diseases. To teach the students the gestures of the geneticist's activity and the care that the assisting or family doctor should have, not only in tracking the cases that can have eventual genetic interest but also in the relationship with the patient and the geneticist, for the best effectiveness of the genetic counseling.
To establish with the students the framing and interrelations of the existing knowledge for an easier understanding of the new knowledge and develop students’ capacity to correctly transmit to patients and family the information that concerns them, once the situation has been defined by the geneticist.

Genetic in infertility and assisted reproduction

OPT40 - ECTS
Provide students with a deeper understanding of the criteria for the use of assisted reproductive techniques, the limits of the genetic causes and their potential therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.

Population Genetics and Disease

OPT15 - ECTS

- Understand how the knowledge of the global genetic diversity is essential for inferring the genetic causes of certain complex diseases

- Describe the genetic factors responsible for the familiar forms of cancer and distinguish from the sporadic cases

- Design an evaluation study of the genetic susceptibility to a particular disease in a specific population, by using the new genotyping methods

- Use computer tools to explore the worldwide genetic diversity and the heterogeneity in the genetic susceptibility to diseases

- Judge ethical implications of the investment in diagnosis and treatment of diseases prevalent of certain population groups

- Discuss implication of a personalised medicine – costs, expectations, benefits and broad access

History of the Medical Armamentarium

OPT16 - ECTS

The unit aims to

- provide systematic knowledge on the History of Medicine, in order to arouse the student’s continued interest in the subject as well as to be a tool for interdisciplinary research;

- raise the student’s awareness regarding medical museology;

- teach the history of medical artefacts.

- promote the FMUP’s heritage, in order to raise awareness and provide the scholarly means for its safeguard and its pedagogical and scientific use;

- develop the student’s motivation to apprehend and feel cultural values through self training;

- encourage the development of thinking about Medicine.

Infection and Cancer

OPT17 - ECTS - To establish relationships between structural, biological and epidemiological features of cancer-associated infectious agents and the natural history of the infections;
- To distinguish the methods for detection and characterization of cancer-associated infectious agents;
- To compare the different types of cancer-associated infectious agents regarding their mechanisms of carcinogenesis;
- To describe the main epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of infection-associated cancers;
- To integrate epidemiological, experimental and clinical data that establish causal relationships between infectious agents and the respective cancers;
- To explain the contribution of the human microbiota to the pathogenesis of cancer;
- To discuss the potential of infection-associated cancers as targets for prevention and screening strategies and for early detection.

Medical Microbiology research

OPT43 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are to stimulate students interest in scientific research in the field of Medical Microbiology

To promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in formation activities previewed in the introductory course and in other courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, among many others, with which the students develop research activities in the field of Medical Microbiology, included in a multidisciplinary research team.

Molecular mechanisms of response and therapeutic resistance in cancer

OPT20 - ECTS

1 - To consolidate the learning concerning the basic principles of cancer and to identify the key molecular oncogenic pathways of the cell.

2 - Identify the major molecular therapeutic targets in cancer and describe their importance in cancer therapeutic management.

3 - To identify the different forms of therapeutic resistance in cancer

4 - To interpret the signaling crosstalk of the major oncogenic pathways in the context of the response and therapeutic resistance.

5 - To explain the importance of the molecular biomarkers in the clinical oncology practice, especially on the stratification of the patients and on the therapeutic decision.

6 - To discuss the importance of the translational research in cancer to the identification of new drugable targets.

Diagnostic Imaging and Lab Test

MI330 - ECTS The main objective is that students understand the fundamentals underlying the different areas of diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests.
Imagiology:
1. To know the basic principles of different imaging techniques and their clinical use.

Clincal Pathology
The students should be able:
1. To appreciate the usefulness of laboratory tests available and/or ordered
2. To appreciate the importance of specimen collection requirements as part of quality assurance and accurate results.
3. To describe problems with respect to laboratory tests related to quality control, reference values (especially age-related), sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and the meaning of SI units of measurement.

Research methods in medical education

OPT21 - ECTS

This curricular unit is intended to introduce students to mixed research in medical education. 

Biomedical Modeling and Simulation: aplications to hemodynamic

OPT23 - ECTS

The main objectives are:

  1. Understand the applicability of simulation in biomedical education;
  2. Understand the steps necessary to develop a biomedical simulator;
  3. Develop basic modeling skills;
  4. Build conceptual models;
  5. Apply the concepts and skills acquired  in the development of a basic simulation tool;

Cognitive Neuroscience

OPT25 - ECTS The course aims to introduce students to the field of Cognitive Neuroscience: the body of knowledge that studies the neural basis of cognitive functions. The course aims to expand the knowledge acquired in the course Morphophysiology of the Nervous System (1st year of Medical School), integrating it into a functional perspective that will be useful as a foundation for the later study of clinical neurology and psychiatry.
The course will have two main objectives: a) to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the physiology of cognitive functions that will enable them to have a thorough knowledge of the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie the neurological and psychiatric diseases with which they will contact in future academic courses and throughout the professional career; b) to provide students with a powerful introduction to the methodologies of scientific research in cognitive neuroscience that will allow them to consider pursuing a postgraduate research program.

Reflective Practice II

OPT46 - ECTS

Reflective practice is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work. It is very useful for health professionals who want to carry on learning throughout their lives.

The act of reflection is a great way to increase confidence and become a more proactive and qualified professional

Engaging in reflective practice should help to improve the quality of care you deliver and help reduce professional burnout.

Medical Propedeutics II

MI327 - ECTS Developmento of competences - cognitives, skills and behaviours - in communication competence with the patient, providing of the requirements for a clinical history and physical examination which will include the areas of the abdómen, vertebral column, shoulder and knee, gynecology and obstetrics, nephrology and urology, hemato-lymphopoietic system, peripheral vascular system, peripheral nervous system, systemic diseases and geriatrics as well as to continue the acquisition of a rationale guiding the requisition and interpretation of auxilary diagnostic tests.

Medical Propaedeutics II_A

MI327_A - ECTS

Medical Propaedeutics II_B

MI327_B - ECTS

Protein Biomarkers in cancer: molecular basis and diagnosis & therapeutic applications

OPT28 - ECTS
  • Recognize the current protein-based biomarkers used in oncology.
  • Describe the mechanism of protein biosynthesis, structure and functions.
  • Define major molecular mechanisms leading to alterations of proteins in cancer. The model of gastric carcinoma and colorectal carcinoma.
  • Integrate methods for identification and application of protein research in oncology.
  • Interpret the fundamentals of the treatments applying novel biological products in oncology.

Reprogramming stem cells and carcinogenesis

OPT29 - ECTS
  1. To identify the main features of neoplasias.
  2. To distinguish embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells and iPS cells.
  3. To relate regeneration, transdifferentiation and metaplasia.
  4. To identify the pathological conditions in which they occur.
  5. To understand an example of a pathological condition where regeneration and transdifferentiation predispose to cancer.
  6. To identify other regenerative conditions.
  7. To identify preneoplastic lesions, regenerative and with transdifferentiation through histological and immunohistochemical observation.
  8. To identify the concept of cancer stem cells.
  9. To discuss what are the potential applications of stem cells for tissue regeneration, in reference to Regenerative Medicine.

Stress and metabolic syndrome

OPT30 - ECTS

Molecular Therapies

OPT31 - ECTS

Knowledge of the scientific background of some of the current molecular therapies available in the basic and clinical setting

Develop the skills to define the scientific basis of molecular therapies based on the knowledge of the diseases in order to define the clinial applications of these techniques. Critical understanding of scientific and ethic limitations of molecular therapies.

Background to the  basic rules about the proposal of scientific projects.

Ability for oral presentation.

Work in small groups.

Ability to writte according to scientific rules.

Bioethics and Deontology

MI424 - ECTS

Knowledge: The essential aim of the Curricular Unit of Bioethics and Professional Ethics is that the student acquires the necessary knowledge in health care ethics, especially in what concerns the ethical dimension of health and of disease and its relation with the medical profession. In the plan of the concepts the aims are the acquisition of the more representative ethical theories of human thought.

 

Skills: With this curricular unit the medical student must gather the necessary skills for a responsible exercise of medical profession. The student must be adequately informed about the norms of medical deontology so that his practice is in accordance with the ethical principles of modern medicine. 

Ambulatory Surgery

OPT119 - ECTS It will consist of clinical training with the practical application of knowledge acquired in the years before, in a contribution to teaching in a vertical way and encompassing semiology, semiotics and surgical therapy of the most frequent situations in Ambulatory Surgery and Central Block

Cardiovascular Disorders

MI430 - ECTS Students will gain knowledge and clinical skills on the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the most frequent and/or relevant cardiac and vascular pathologies. The Faculty is composed by Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons, Pharmacologists, Radiologists and Pathologists.  An integrated medical-surgical approach is used.

Doenças Cardiovasculares_A

MI430_A - ECTS

Doenças Cardiovasculares_B

MI430_B - ECTS

Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Metabolism

MI427 - ECTS Main objective: To acquire the theoretical and clinical practice skills on endocrine, metabolic and nutritional pathology.
Specifc objectives: To identify the most common endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders underlying mechanisms. To develop skills in the collection, recording and reporting of clinical information (clinical history and physical examination of endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders); To use the information obtained to prepare a list of problems and propose the research to differentiate the main diagnoses and resolve persistent doubts by rational use of complementary diagnostic tools (diagnostic strategy). Acquire a core of theoretical knowledge that allows the resolution of the most frequent endocrine, metabolic and nutritional conditions (resolution of clinical problems). Building a therapeutic strategy using all available means, from the non-pharmacological, such as life style changes, to drugs, surgery and others means of complementary therapy, and be enable to look for information to make decisions.

Doenças Endócrinas, Nutrição e Metabolismo_A

MI427_A - ECTS

Doenças Endócrinas, Nutrição e Metabolismo_B

MI427_B - ECTS

Neurological Disorders

MI423 - ECTS

Learning the evaluation and interpertation  of disorders of nervous system and muscle in order to set the neurological syndrome, and with data from medical history to propose a clinical diagnosis and choose appropriate subsidiary exams to set a clinical diagnosis based in the knowledge of  the most frequent disorders of nervous system and muscle.
Imaging exams in the diagnosis of nervous system and paper of neuropathological exam, namely in neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders .
Pharmacological treatment of nervous system disorders, namely in epilepsy, headaches, dementia and Parkinson disease.

  • Neurological Examination revisited
  • Neurological Syndromes
  • Diagnostic tools in neurology- nei«uroradiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Headaches
  • Spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Movement Disorders
  • Inflamatory and Demyelinating Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • CNS Tumors
  • Paediatrics Neurosurgery

Doenças Neurológicas_A

MI423_A - ECTS

Doenças Neurológicas_B

MI423_B - ECTS

Osteoarticular and Muscular Disorders

MI422 - ECTS

Provide student´s contact with fundamental knowledge of the specialties that constitue the course of osteo-articular and muscular diseases (UC DOM).

 

At the end of each semester, the student should be able to accomplish an objective examination of adult and child. He should also acquire general concepts: degenerative disease of the spine and limbs; Childhood disease (congenital hip dislocation / DDH - Clubfoot; bone infections; epiphysiolysis - Perthes, spine deformity); traumatology of the spine and limbs; bone tumors as well as musculotendinous sports injuries.

 

In the context of rheumatic diseases students should be able to identify and evaluate individuals with inflammatory rheumatic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus Erythematosus and other connectivitis including Sclerosis Systemic, Sjogren's Syndrome, Inflammatory myopathies, the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Vasculitis Systemic and Espondilartrites. In addition to these conditions the microcrystalline Arthritis will be focused, as well as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, periarticular Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal manifestations of non-rheumatic diseases.

 

Introduction to history, philosophy and praxis of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR). General concepts of function and body structures, activities and participation. White Paper of PMR. Evaluation of a patient in PMR (history and physical examination). Metrology in PMR (functional scales). Complementary diagnostic and therapeutic methods in PMR. Rehabilitation in ortho-Traumatology, neurological, rheumatologic, pediatric, vascular, oncological, cardiac and respiratory, vertebromedular forums.

Doenças Osteoarticulares e Musculares_A

MI422_A - ECTS

Doenças Osteoarticulares e Musculares_B

MI422_B - ECTS

Respiratory and Thoracic Disorders

MI421 - ECTS This course unit aims to provide students with knowledge and skills on the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the most frequent or relevant respiratory and thoracic pathologies. Therefore, students should develop the essential skills and competencies to provide patients with the correct treatment.
In order to provide the aforementioned skills, specialists in areas such as Pulmonology, Thoracic surgery, Clinical pharmacology, Radiology and Pathology will be part of the teaching staff of the course, being an integrated medical-surgical, therapeutic, pathological and imagiological approach also applied.

Doenças Respiratórias e do Tórax_A

MI421_A - ECTS

Doenças Respiratórias e do Tórax_B

MI421_B - ECTS

Clinical Epidemiology

MI425 - ECTS

The objective is to apply the principles of epidemiology to the study of groups of patients.

At the end of the curricular unit the student is expected to be able to:

Assess the effect of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on clinical outcomes.

Study the determinants and effects of clinical decisions.

Incorporate the results of clinical epidemiologic research into the decision-making process.

Data Mining in Healthcare

OPT42 - ECTS This unit aims to empower students with the necessary knowledge and skills to: identify problems where data mining techniques could be applied; to apply data modeling methods.

Farmacologia de Translação

OPT148 - ECTS

To provide translation pharmacological interventions in disease models. The student should understand the relevance of pharmacological intervention and the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disease that serve as a biological interventional target in pharmacology.

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

Oncologic Gastroenterology

OPT65 - ECTS -

Clinical genetics and genetic counseling - impact on daily clinical

OPT78 - ECTS To acquire the fundamental knowledge to relate symptoms, phenotypic  characteristics and family history in conditions of genetic diseases.   To prepare students for the relationship with the patient and his family, valuing the genogram, the diagnosis, the heredity, the recurrence rate and the existing pre-natal diagnosis techniques to substantiate the genetic counseling. Study of frequent diseases with high heredability  and apply the diagnosis methodology and screening of the patient and respective family. Recognition of risk groups that should be screened for genetic diseases and procedure. Classification of genetic factors for disease. Knowledge of more frequent genetic diseases in pediatric and adult ages and those of the oncologic group.  Competence to identify clinical conditions with criteria to be referred to a Genetic Consultation.

Management in Health I

OPT66 - ECTS

Management in Health II

OPT67 - ECTS

Basic surgical skills in clinical practice

OPT41 - ECTS Provide knowledge and stimulate the development of basic surgical skills leading to correct clinical performances.

Integridade académica

OPT149 - ECTS

This curricular unit is intended to assist students to increase their awareness of the importance of academic and professional integrity. At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Know and apply knowledge about core concepts of ethics and academic and professional integrity
  2. Identify academic and professional questionable practices and fraud.
  3. Recognize the impact of questionable practices and fraud (fabrication, falsification and plagiarism) on academic and professional integrity
  4. Demonstrate compreensive understanding about the process of writing and publish a scientic paper
  5. Recognize strategies to promote good conduct practices  

Clinical Research - Diagnostic studies

OPT68 - ECTS This curricular unit aims to develop the theoretical and practical foundations necessary for the interpretation of results, design and implementation of diagnostic studies in clinical research, as questions about the process, tests and technologies applied to diagnosis.

Medical Microbiology research

OPT43 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are to stimulate students interest in scientific research in the field of Medical Microbiology

To promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in formation activities previewed in the introductory course and in other courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, among many others, with which the students develop research activities in the field of Medical Microbiology, included in a multidisciplinary research team.

Laboratory Research ¿ In vitro functional evaluation

OPT44 - ECTS

Sports and Exercise Medicine

OPT121 - ECTS

Medicina Farmaceutica e Farmacologia Clínica

OPT152 - ECTS

To promote a critical understanding of the medicament, from discovery to assessment and rational use. This approach will both facilitate the learning and application of rules adequate for the rational selection and prescription of drugs, as well as understanding the role of medical doctors in clinical pharmacology units, in regulatory agencies, in industry and in contract research organizations.

General and Family Medicine

MI431 - ECTS

This Course will consist of two main areas. One area of contact with the extra-hospital environment, where the student contact with patients and families in their homes and units in Primary Health Care and a propaedeutic area, where the student will pay attention to how it develops consultation and the relationship of the physician with the patient and his family, also in extra-hospital environment.

Thus, the learning objectives are:

1.To practice a modern concept of Health and the aspects related to it, especially the biological, psychological, familial, social and ecological.
2. To understand efforts to improve health through quality health promotion, which includes education for health, health protection and prevention of disease and its complications.
3. To know the different organizational models of health around the world, as well as their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
4. To know the organization of the Portuguese National Health System, including the public health services, as well as other community institutions that may be somehow related to health in Portugal.
5. To analyze the similarities and differences between state medicine, agreed, contract management and private, between Primary Care and Hospitals and between hospital doctors, public health and general practitioners.
6. To know Primary Health Care in Portugal, including the principles, the rational, physical resources, professionals, mode of operation and purpose.
7. To understand the practice of General and Family Medicine as a whole as well as its various components, especially its definition, content and nature, methods and techniques, workload, organization teams, and activities.
8. To develop skills of medical evidence focused on the person and based on scientific evidence.

9. To foster the spirit of investigation on Primary Health Care.

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging

OPT122 - ECTS

Clinical Microbiology

OPT81 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are the teaching of Clinical Microbiology. We consider fundamental to promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases and other clinical disciplines with which the students can analyze and solve problems in the field of Clinical Microbiology.

 

Competences: To be able to design, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a correct intervention strategy in the fields of epidemiology, diagnosis, therapeutics and prevention of microbial diseases, either in the community or at an hospital setting.

Ophthalmology

MI428 - ECTS To show the students the extent of the eye specialists' professional performance.

To stimulate the choice for a professional career as an eye specialist by the students who feel a vocation for the scientific-professional area of Ophthalmology.

To transmit basic notions that allows future doctors to contribute to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of the main ocular diseases

Ophthalmology in pediatric age

OPT105 - ECTS 1.To understand the normal visual development in childhood and to know the main signs and symptoms for referral to an ophthalmology department.

2.To identify the different pathologies that affects the eye and orbit during the first decade.

3. To be able to diagnose and refer the different ophthalmic pathologies in the paediatric age.

Otorhinolaringology

MI429 - ECTS

1. Obtain basic knowledge in the scope of Otorhinolaryngology.

2. Acquire competences in patient evaluation through clinical history and physical examination.

3. Develop diagnostic strategies and criteria for selection of complementary diagnostic techniques/exams.

4. Enhance the critical view towards the resolution of clinical problems and proposal of management options.

5. Search for a spirit of excellence and compassion in the approach of the patient.
 
 

 

Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

OPT82 - ECTS

Surgery I

MI420 - ECTS

Purpose:

Acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable essential clinical performance in relevant surgical entities (part I).

Repercussions of Systemic Diseases in the Fundus

OPT111 - ECTS
1. Identify the semiology of the ocular fundus pathology
2. Observe the ocular fundus and distinguish the ocular involvement in the different pathological situations
3. To learn when to refer according to the severity of to the pathology identified on fundoscopy

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

OPT71 - ECTS The practice of Medicine – from diagnosis and prognosis to therapy and prevention – is clearly linked to the development, critical appraisal and application of high-quality scientific evidence to support healthcare of the highest quality.  Evidence synthesis studies, namely systematic reviews and meta-analysis, increasingly have a crucial role as a response to the growing accumulation of scientific evidence of heterogeneous nature, design and quality.

Clinical Decision Support Systems

OPT72 - ECTS

To understand the context of clinical decision support system, including their characteristics, requirements, components, evolution, success factors, and risks and challenges for health professionals.

Telemedicine and e-health

OPT73 - ECTS

Wound care

OPT133 - ECTS

Vítimas de abuso. Intervenção da Saúde/Victims of abuse. Health Intervention

OPT74 - ECTS
Provide future physicians with the knowledge, with respect to working with alleged of abuse/misuse, with knowledge, skills and attitudes to identify suspected cases, to promote their accurate and timely diagnosis, as well as to properly directing the victims to assure their protection, treatment and rehabilitation, beyond the issues related to the prevention of secondary victimization and the contribution to a possible subsequent criminal investigation.

Hospital Management

OPT127 - ECTS

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions

OPT129 - ECTS

Main objective: to integrate students in topics related to alcohol and drugs of abuse consumption, and drug addiction. At the end of this course the student should have acquired skills:

  1. To master the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic toxicology
  2. To understand the toxicokinetics of ethanol and drugs of abuse in biological systems (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion - ADME) and to recognize the factors that influence ADME
  3. To identify and understand the mechanisms of action of ethanol and various drugs of abuse, and respective toxic mechanisms
  4. To distinguish between legal and illegal drug use and understand the law that regulates driving under the influence of ethanol and psychotropic substances
  5. To identify the key points of the Law that defines the legal regime applicable to the consumption of psychotropic substances.

Therapeutic Targets in Oncology

OPT75 - ECTS Within this UCO, some clinical cases will be discussed as a framework to present novel molecular markers used as therapeutic targets in cancer treatment. The intention is to discuss how these biomarkers modified the actual clinical practice in medical oncology.

Bioethics and Deontology

MI424 - ECTS

Knowledge: The essential aim of the Curricular Unit of Bioethics and Professional Ethics is that the student acquires the necessary knowledge in health care ethics, especially in what concerns the ethical dimension of health and of disease and its relation with the medical profession. In the plan of the concepts the aims are the acquisition of the more representative ethical theories of human thought.

 

Skills: With this curricular unit the medical student must gather the necessary skills for a responsible exercise of medical profession. The student must be adequately informed about the norms of medical deontology so that his practice is in accordance with the ethical principles of modern medicine. 

Cardiogenetics

OPT90 - ECTS 1. Describe the molecular basis of genetic heart diseases;
2. Identify specific phenotypes, being able to integrate clinical and imaging findings, and family history data;
3. Describe methods, strategies, and difficulties in the genetic diagnosis of heart diseases;
4. Understanding the importance of genetic counseling and interdisciplinary

Ambulatory Surgery

OPT119 - ECTS It will consist of clinical training with the practical application of knowledge acquired in the years before, in a contribution to teaching in a vertical way and encompassing semiology, semiotics and surgical therapy of the most frequent situations in Ambulatory Surgery and Central Block

Clinical Communication I ¿ Patient centred

OPT64 - ECTS

To promote and consolidate the acquisition of basic skills for Patient-Centered Interviewing

Determine and explore patient’s ideas, concerns, expectations and knowledge.        Acknowledge how each problem affects the patient’s life.

Ability to screen and evaluate patient’s support systems

Applying specific skills – listen attentively, open questions, facilitate response and positive statements, rephrasing and summarize.

To develop emotion-handling skills

Discovering and exploring patient’s feelings.

Demonstrate sensitive, empathy, acceptance and support.

Emotional self-awareness and self-regulation

To acquire and consolidate the ability for breaking bad news – Six steps protocol for disclosing unfavorable information (Buckman R, Baile W 2000).

Encourage students to consider the individual need for receiving medical information and discover patient’s perspectives, gathering information from the patient, transmitting the medical information, providing support to the patient, and eliciting the patient's collaboration in developing a strategy or treatment plan for the future.

Acquire the skills to tailor significant information and use language appropriately.

Enhance the student’s ability to communicate and care of patients in difficult clinical situations.

Palliative Care

OPT77 - ECTS

The learning outcomes of the curricular unit include the acquisition of skills that enable the student to become an ethical and human palliativist with regards the care of the terminal ill patient and his her family.  . By palliative care it is meant the global, active care delivered to patients who do not respond to curative treatment, to provide him/her and the family, the best possible quality of life.

 Other learning outcomes are

that the students will gather the necessary skills for a responsible exercise of medical profession in the setting of modern palliative medicine philosophy. Some emphasis is put in the high tech end-of-life setting of modern hospitals.

Cardiovascular Disorders

MI430 - ECTS Students will gain knowledge and clinical skills on the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the most frequent and/or relevant cardiac and vascular pathologies. The Faculty is composed by Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons, Pharmacologists, Radiologists and Pathologists.  An integrated medical-surgical approach is used.

Doenças Cardiovasculares_A

MI430_A - ECTS

Doenças Cardiovasculares_B

MI430_B - ECTS

Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Metabolism

MI427 - ECTS

Doenças Endócrinas, Nutrição e Metabolismo_A

MI427_A - ECTS

Doenças Endócrinas, Nutrição e Metabolismo_B

MI427_B - ECTS

Neurological Disorders

MI423 - ECTS

Learning the evaluation and interpertation  of disorders of nervous system and muscle in order to set the neurological syndrome, and with data from medical history to propose a clinical diagnosis and choose apropriate subsidiary exams to set a clinical diagnosis based in the knowledges of  the most frequent disorders of nervous system and muscle.
Imaging exams in the diagnosis of nervous system and paper of neuropathological exam, namely in neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders .
Pharmacological treatment of nervous system disorders, namely in epilepsy, headaches, dementia and Parkinson disease.

  • Review of neurological examination
  • Neurological syndromes
  • Complementary means of diagnosis . neuroradiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Headaches
  • Spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Movement Disorders
  • Inflamatory and Demyelinating Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • CNS Tumors
  • Paediatrics Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology

Doenças Neurológicas_A

MI423_A - ECTS

Doenças Neurológicas_B

MI423_B - ECTS

Osteoarticular and Muscular Disorders

MI422 - ECTS

Provide student´s contact with fundamental knowledge of the specialties that constitue the course of osteo-articular and muscular diseases (UC DOM).

 

At the end of each semester, the student should be able to accomplish an objective examination of adult and child. He should also acquire general concepts: degenerative disease of the spine and limbs; Childhood disease (congenital hip dislocation / DDH - Clubfoot; bone infections; epiphysiolysis - Perthes, spine deformity); traumatology of the spine and limbs; bone tumors as well as musculotendinous sports injuries.

 

In the context of rheumatic diseases students should be able to identify and evaluate individuals with inflammatory rheumatic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus Erythematosus and other connectivitis including Sclerosis Systemic, Sjogren's Syndrome, Inflammatory myopathies, the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Vasculitis Systemic and Espondilartrites. In addition to these conditions the microcrystalline Arthritis will be focused, as well as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, periarticular Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal manifestations of non-rheumatic diseases.

 

Introduction to history, philosophy and praxis of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR). General concepts of function and body structures, activities and participation. White Paper of PMR. Evaluation of a patient in PMR (history and physical examination). Metrology in PMR (functional scales). Complementary diagnostic and therapeutic methods in PMR. Rehabilitation in ortho-Traumatology, neurological, rheumatologic, pediatric, vascular, oncological, cardiac and respiratory, vertebromedular forums.

Doenças Osteoarticulares e Musculares_A

MI422_A - ECTS

Doenças Osteoarticulares e Musculares_B

MI422_B - ECTS

Respiratory and Thoracic Disorders

MI421 - ECTS This course unit aims to provide students with knowledge and skills on the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the most frequent or relevant respiratory and thoracic pathologies. Therefore, students should develop the essential skills and competencies to provide patients with the correct treatment.
In order to provide the aforementioned skills, specialists in areas such as Pulmonology, Thoracic surgery, Clinical pharmacology, Radiology and Pathology will be part of the teaching staff of the course, being an integrated medical-surgical, therapeutic, pathological and imagiological approach also applied.

Doenças Respiratórias e do Tórax_A

MI421_A - ECTS

Doenças Respiratórias e do Tórax_B

MI421_B - ECTS

Clinical Epidemiology

MI425 - ECTS

The objective is to apply the principles of epidemiology to the study of groups of patients.

At the end of the curricular unit the student is expected to be able to:

Assess the effect of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on clinical outcomes.

Study the determinants and effects of clinical decisions.

Incorporate the results of clinical epidemiologic research into the decision-making process.

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

Invasion & Metastization

OPT79 - ECTS

Medical Microbiology research

OPT43 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are to stimulate students interest in scientific research in the field of Medical Microbiology

To promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in formation activities previewed in the introductory course and in other courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, among many others, with which the students develop research activities in the field of Medical Microbiology, included in a multidisciplinary research team.

Laboratory Research - In vivo functional evaluation

OPT45 - ECTS

Students are expect to be able to acquire knowledge and skills to carry out a functional evaluation of in vivo cardiac and vascular function, as well as the implementation of animal models of disease. These skills are essential to enable students to participate in scientific projects.

Pain Medicine

OPT80 - ECTS

To acquire multidisciplinary knowledge in the areas of physiopathology, diagnosis and clinical management of Pain.

Medicina Farmaceutica e Farmacologia Clínica

OPT152 - ECTS

General and Family Medicine

MI431 - ECTS

This Course will consist of two main areas. One area of contact with the extra-hospital environment, where the student contact with patients and families in their homes and units in Primary Health Care and a propaedeutic area, where the student will pay attention to how it develops consultation and the relationship of the physician with the patient and his family, also in extra-hospital environment.

Thus, the learning objectives are:

1.To practice a modern concept of Health and the aspects related to it, especially the biological, psychological, familial, social and ecological.
2. To understand efforts to improve health through quality health promotion, which includes education for health, health protection and prevention of disease and its complications.
3. To know the different organizational models of health around the world, as well as their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
4. To know the organization of the Portuguese National Health System, including the public health services, as well as other community institutions that may be somehow related to health in Portugal.
5. To analyze the similarities and differences between state medicine, agreed, contract management and private, between Primary Care and Hospitals and between hospital doctors, public health and general practitioners.
6. To know Primary Health Care in Portugal, including the principles, the rational, physical resources, professionals, mode of operation and purpose.
7. To understand the practice of General and Family Medicine as a whole as well as its various components, especially its definition, content and nature, methods and techniques, workload, organization teams, and activities.
8. To develop skills of medical evidence focused on the person and based on scientific evidence.

9. To foster the spirit of investigation on Primary Health Care.

Regenerative Medicine

OPT132 - ECTS

The course aims to introduce students to the new and growing field of Regenerative Medicine, a continuously expanding field of scientific and clinical applications addressing the molecular and cellular basis of cell differentiation and tissue organization. The course aims to expand the histology knowledge obtained in the several courses of Morphophysiology during the 1st and 2nd years of the Medical School, putting them in a functional perspective that will serve as a foundation for understanding the scientific advances in tissue regeneration that are of current clinical application.

The unit will have four main objectives:

  1. To provide students with a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of normal control of cell proliferation and differentiation as well as the mechanisms governing normal tissue healing,
  2. To provide students with a thorough updated knowledge on the biology of stem cells and other pluripotent cell lines,
  3. To introduce students to the varied technologies and materials that make up the current field of tissue engineering,
  4. To introduce students to the latest developments in clinical application of methodologies for cell reprogramming and tissue engineering.

Clinical Microbiology

OPT81 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are the teaching of Clinical Microbiology. We consider fundamental to promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases and other clinical disciplines with which the students can analyze and solve problems in the field of Clinical Microbiology.

 

Competences: To be able to design, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a correct intervention strategy in the fields of epidemiology, diagnosis, therapeutics and prevention of microbial diseases, either in the community or at an hospital setting.

Probabilistic Graphical Models

OPT24 - ECTS

Neuroradiology & Neuroimaging

OPT69 - ECTS To teach Neuroradiology and Neuroimaging.

Ophthalmology

MI428 - ECTS To show the students the extent of the eye specialists' professional performance.

To stimulate the choice for a professional career as an eye specialist by the students who feel a vocation for the scientific-professional area of Ophthalmology.

To transmit basic notions that allows future doctors to contribute to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of the main ocular diseases

Ophthalmology in pediatric age

OPT105 - ECTS 1.To understand the normal visual development in childhood and to know the main signs and symptoms for referral to an ophthalmology department.

2.To identify the different pathologies that affects the eye and orbit during the first decade.

3. To be able to diagnose and refer the different ophthalmic pathologies in the paediatric age.

Otorhinolaringology

MI429 - ECTS

1. Obtain basic knowledge in the scope of Otorhinolaryngology.

2. Acquire competences in patient evaluation through clinical history and physical examination.

3. Develop diagnostic strategies and criteria for selection of complementary diagnostic techniques/exams.

4. Enhance the critical view towards the resolution of clinical problems and proposal of management options.

5. Search for a spirit of excellence and compassion in the approach of the patient.
 
 

 

Molecular pathology of developmental diseases

OPT123 - ECTS

Design and analysis of Clinical Trials, focus on statistical aspects

OPT126 - ECTS Clinical trials are experimental studies used to evaluate the efficacy and safety of new treatments and technologies in clinical and health service research.  The objective of this course unit is to introduce the methodology of clinical trial design, focusing on its statistical design and analysis.

Reflective Practice III

OPT70 - ECTS

Reflective practice is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work. It is very useful for health professionals who want to carry on learning throughout their lives.

The act of reflection is a great way to increase confidence and become a more proactive and qualified professional

Engaging in reflective practice should help to improve the quality of care you deliver and help reduce professional burnout.

Surgery II

MI426 - ECTS

Purpose:

Acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable essential clinical performance in relevant surgical entities (part II).

Repercussions of Systemic Diseases in the Fundus

OPT111 - ECTS
  1. Identificar a semiologia da patologia do fundo ocular
  2. Observar o fundo ocular e distinguir o envolvimento ocular nas diferentes situações patológicas
  3. Aprender a referenciar por níveis de gravidade a patologia identificada na fundoscopia

Técnicas de Promoção da Saúde

OPT154 - ECTS

Toxicologia Médica

OPT153 - ECTS

Wound care

OPT133 - ECTS

sports traumatology

OPT125 - ECTS

To acquire fundamental concepts on the diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent pathologies in sports traumatology.

To integrate the acquired knowledge and discover the new possibilities of scientific research in this area.

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

MI524 - ECTS
  1. Integrate into the general training of future physicians the notions of real-time actuation and continuous surveillance of vital functions in Anesthesia, Perioperative Care, Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine;
  2. Contribute to the acquisition of knowledge and life-saving basic skills, particularly in situations of peri-arrest and severe trauma;
  3. Recognize the critical patient and understand the process of receipt, stabilization, diagnosis and initial therapy and screening of level of care (II and III) of the emergent acute or acute patient;
  4. Understand the methodologies of organic support of the critical patient;
  5. Foster the capacity for multidisciplinary integration of knowledge about patients, particularly in situations of non-cooperation, as well as the capacity to transmit information;
  6. Make known the scope of the professional practice of Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine as a contribution to the informed choice of your future medical professional career.

Definition of quality and patient safety

OPT128 - ECTS

Surgery of Obesity

OPT118 - ECTS Clinical training and practical application of acquired knowledge, contributing to vertical teaching, comprising semiology, pre-operative preparation, surgical therapy and post-operative follow-up in the most frequent occurrences in Obesity Surgery.

Ambulatory Surgery

OPT119 - ECTS It will consist of clinical training with the practical application of knowledge acquired in the years before, in a contribution to teaching in a vertical way and encompassing semiology, semiotics and surgical therapy of the most frequent situations in Ambulatory Surgery and Central Block

Laparoscopic surgery

OPT120 - ECTS

Clinical training applying previous knowledge, in a vertical perspective, of the global learning of semiologic, semiotic and therapeutical surgery, in the most frequent laparoscopic surgery situations.

Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery

OPT92 - ECTS

Vascular surgery - Clinical Practice

OPT93 - ECTS

Visceral Surgery

OPT94 - ECTS

Pediatric Clinic

MI526 - ECTS

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The students should be able to:

  • Communicate with the child and family
  • Obtain clinical data, perform the physical examination, and elaborate a clinical report
  • Implement preventive measures in children and adolescents
  • Promote breast milk feeding and adequate nutrition
  • Advice children, families and the community in the promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Evaluate the growth, nutrition status and development of children
  • Advice on immunizations and promote adhesion to national guidelines
  • Follow the recommendations of the Child and Youth Health Book
  • Identify congenital malformations
  • Take care of the newborn in the delivery room
  • Identify and treat the most frequent neonatal diseases
  • Prevent, recognize and treat intoxications and accidents
  • Identify and manage the abused child
  • Give basic life support to children
  • Recognize the child with severe disease
  • Have the knowledge of clinical semiology and generic therapeutic principles of frequent and/or serious medical and/or surgical diseases
  • Obtain and interpret the semiology of diseases with surgical implications;
  • Adjust the generic surgical principles to the child with a pathophysiologic approach
  • Integrate the principles of decision-making and the operative chronology in Pediatric Surgery
  • Understand bio psychosocial implications of surgical interventions in children
Recognize the conditions for referral in a timely manner

Clínica Pediátrica_A

MI526_A - ECTS

Clínica Pediátrica_B

MI526_B - ECTS

Coloproctology

OPT95 - ECTS

Clinical training applying previous knowledge, in a vertical perspective of the global learning of semiologic, semiotic and therapeutical surgery, in the most frequent coloproctologic situations.

Critical Burn Care

OPT76 - ECTS To acquire competence (mainly medical attitudes and skills) and basic clinical performance regarding vital support, fluid therapy and wound care in burn patient care.

Digestive and Abdomen Disorders

MI529 - ECTS

In the field of Surgery:

- To acquire theoretical knowledge.

- To be able to collect clinical data while exploring digestive diseases

- to put forward proper differential diagnoses and use complementary exams to attain a final diagnosis.

- to develop knowledge and attitudes in order to establish proper contact with patients and other healthcare involved professionals.

- To acquire the knowledge and skills to understand the complexity of digestive pathology treatments and the frequent need for a multidisciplinary, integrative approach, including the postoperative vigilance and post-discharge follow-up.

In the field of Gastroenterology:

To acquire core knowledge in the area.

To learn how to collect clinical information from the history and the objective exam.

To develop diagnostic strategies by appropriate selection of complementary diagnostic aids.

To propose therapies for clinical problems solution.

To maintain a permanent scientific attitude and ethical judgement.

Doenças Digestivas e do Abdómen_A

MI529_A - ECTS

Doenças Digestivas e do Abdómen_B

MI529_B - ECTS

Disorders of the Cutaneous Integument

MI527 - ECTS

Knowledge of the clinical pictures, physiopathological mechanisms and principles of therapy for common and/or serious diseases in the field of Dermatology and Venereology and Plastic Surgery. Ability to rank the principles of medical and surgical decision, timely surgical intervention and referral.

Ability to integrate a team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the outpatient consultation, inpatient ward or surgical theater. Valorization of self guided and continuous learning, team work and multidisciplinary approach.

Contact and training with different methods of observation, study and therapeutical approach, medical and surgical, of conditions in the field of Dermatology and Venereology and Plastic Surgery.

Infectious Disorders

MI522 - ECTS Através de uma integração tão completa quanto possível na actividade do Serviço, pretende-se que os estudantes tenham a percepção dos aspectos específicos da patologia infecciosas. A complementar esta vivência de prática clínica, será abordado um conjunto de temas em sessões teórico-práticas com apresentação de casos clínicos

Oncological and Hematologic Disorders

MI523 - ECTS

Doenças Oncológicas e Hematológicas_A

MI523_A - ECTS

Doenças Oncológicas e Hematológicas_B

MI523_B - ECTS

Renal and Urinary Disorders

MI521 - ECTS To enable the student in the collection, registration, gestures attitudes and transmission of clinical information (history of the disease, objective examination and complementary examinations) in the areas of Nephrology and Urology, important for the formation of the pluripotential physician. To use the information to diagnose the main nephrological syndromes and urologic pathologies and to establish lists of problems centered on the clinical situation of the patient. To acquire a nucleus of theoretical knowledge that empowers the student in the evaluation and resolution of the most frequent clinical situations in the areas of nephrology and urology and in the elaboration of adequate therapeutic proposals. Enable the student in patient referral and in search of information for decision making.

Doenças Renais e Vias Urinárias_A

MI521_A - ECTS

Doenças Renais e Vias Urinárias_B

MI521_B - ECTS

Epidemiology of cancer

OPT147 - ECTS

The objectives of the curricular unit are to promote te aquisition of knowledge on the burden of cancer and its determinants in different settings, as well as regarding strategies for prevention and control, relating the evidence regarding cancer epidemiology with the methods and sources of information most important in this area.

Stomatology and Orofacial Surgery

OPT98 - ECTS

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

Geriatrics

OPT99 - ECTS

Critical event management and teamwork

OPT130 - ECTS

Crisis Resources Management (CRM) focuses on cognitive and non-technical skills fundamental for optimum performance by healthcare teams. CRM explores psychological, interpersonal and environmental factors that influence healthcare, especially in unexpected and dangerous situations, where time is a key factor.

The main objectives are:

  • Understand the influence of human factors on errors
  • Identify and understand the basic principles of CRM and patient safety
  • Identify and understand the key elements of an effective team
Develop and implement strategies for proper management of critical events and effective teamwork

Obstetrics/Gynecology

MI520 - ECTS

The general objective of the discipline is the qualification of the student with the theory and the minimal practical skills in Obstetrics and Gynecology, necessary for the clinical clerkship of the 6th year of the medical course, for the continuing medical education and for the development of interest on research.

Ginecologia/Obstetrícia_A

MI520_A - ECTS

Ginecologia/Obstetrícia_B

MI520_B - ECTS

Sports and Exercise Medicine

OPT121 - ECTS

Medicina Farmaceutica e Farmacologia Clínica

OPT152 - ECTS

To promote a critical understanding of the medicament, from discovery to assessment and rational use. This approach will both facilitate the learning and application of rules adequate for the rational selection and prescription of drugs, as well as understanding the role of medical doctors in clinical pharmacology units, in regulatory agencies, in industry and in contract research organizations.

Forensic Medicine

MI528 - ECTS

General aim: to promote the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in terms of the medical procedures in forensic medicine, to assure that future physicians will act in a correct and adequate way, in the best interest of their patients and under the terms of the law, when confronted with forensic issues, regardless of the medical specialty they may have, in an interdisciplinary and articulated group mind-set.

Specific aims: the students will acquire skills and competences in dealing with victims and their relatives, in the preparation of electronic death certificates, in the correct management of a corpse - namely its report to forensic autopsy -, in the description of injuries/sequelae and its photographic documentation, in the physical examination of victims (namely in sexual crimes), in the selection, collection, preservation and storage of the different types of evidence and other samples, as well as in signaling and/or reporting alleged crimes.

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging

OPT122 - ECTS

Clinical Microbiology

OPT81 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are the teaching of Clinical Microbiology. We consider fundamental to promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases and other clinical disciplines with which the students can analyze and solve problems in the field of Clinical Microbiology.

 

Competences: To be able to design, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a correct intervention strategy in the fields of epidemiology, diagnosis, therapeutics and prevention of microbial diseases, either in the community or at an hospital setting.

Ophthalmology in pediatric age

OPT105 - ECTS 1.To understand the normal visual development in childhood and to know the main signs and symptoms for referral to an ophthalmology department.

2.To identify the different pathologies that affects the eye and orbit during the first decade.

3. To be able to diagnose and refer the different ophthalmic pathologies in the paediatric age.

Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

OPT106 - ECTS

To recognize the scope of Pediatric ORL

To enhance the capacities of identification, diagnosis and treatment of the most common conditions in Pediatric ORL

Understand the specificities of the child with ORL pathology in regard to clinical history, physical examination and complementary exams.

 

Surgical Perinatology

OPT107 - ECTS

The student should be able to:

-  Assimilate the role and the impact of prenatal diagnosis;

-  Integrate the antenatal diagnosis attitudes and manifestations;

-  Recognize neonatal surgical diseases;

-  Establish a diagnosis, therapeutic guidance and prognosis on relevant surgical malformations.

Psychiatry and Mental Health

MI525 - ECTS
In the academic course of the student of Medicine it is fundamental the existence of a space allowing to evaluate the abnormal and / or deviant human behavior, as well as the emotional / affective pathology, giving place to the acquisition of the diagnostic competences and the planning of the treatment of the diseases Psychiatric disorders. It is still necessary to learn about the somatic expression of mental pathology and the psychological reaction to severe physical illness, in a holistic perspective of the understanding of human suffering.
The teaching is intended to be integrated and multimodal, through theoretical, theoretical-practical (seminars) and tutorial guidance (practical teaching). These approaches allow active participation by students, promoting more direct contact with people with mental illness, which facilitates the understanding of theoretical knowledge. The classes cover various diagnostic and treatment environments such as hospitalization, day hospital, outpatient clinic, emergency service, consulting and residences, inserted in different functional units (Adult and Elderly Psychiatry, Youth and Family Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry and Day Hospital; Liaison Psychiatry).

Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental_A

MI525_A - ECTS

Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental_B

MI525_B - ECTS

Pre-natal screening and diagnosis: the image, hormones and genetics

OPT110 - ECTS General approach to the various aspects of prenatal screening and diagnosis(epidemiological, clinical, genetic, technical, economic and artistic).

Repercussions of Systemic Diseases in the Fundus

OPT111 - ECTS
1. Identify the semiology of the ocular fundus pathology
2. Observe the ocular fundus and distinguish the ocular involvement in the different pathological situations
3. To learn when to refer according to the severity of to the pathology identified on fundoscopy

Clinical Decision Support Systems

OPT72 - ECTS

To understand the context of clinical decision support system, including their characteristics, requirements, components, evolution, success factors, and risks and challenges for health professionals.

Cardiovascular Therapeutics -Evidência and individualization

OPT112 - ECTS

Medical doctors are in need of solid knowledge in the area of Therapeutics. Evidence is in constant shift, the same happening to recommendations. In this light, one of the pillars of this discipline consists in the study of therapeutic recommendations concerning common cardiovascular diseases. The second pillar of this discipline concerns the exceptions to the general rules, and aims at the study of circumstances that may lead to the fact that common recommendations cannot be followed.

Competences: The identification of the main sources of information regarding evidence on cardiovascular therapeutics; to be able to apply a set of recommendations and of therapeutic norms of particular importance in the treatment of common cardiovascular diseases; the identification of circumstances that may limit the application of frequently used norms, setting the stage for therapeutic individualization.

Emergency in ophthalmology

OPT116 - ECTS

Hospital Management

OPT127 - ECTS

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictions

OPT129 - ECTS

Main objective: to integrate students in topics related to alcohol and drugs of abuse consumption, and drug addiction. At the end of this course the student should have acquired skills:

  1. To master the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic toxicology
  2. To understand the toxicokinetics of ethanol and drugs of abuse in biological systems (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion - ADME) and to recognize the factors that influence ADME
  3. To identify and understand the mechanisms of action of ethanol and various drugs of abuse, and respective toxic mechanisms
  4. To distinguish between legal and illegal drug use and understand the law that regulates driving under the influence of ethanol and psychotropic substances
  5. To identify the key points of the Law that defines the legal regime applicable to the consumption of psychotropic substances.

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

MI524 - ECTS
  1. Integrate into the general training of future physicians the notions of real-time actuation and continuous surveillance of vital functions in Anesthesia, Perioperative Care, Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine;
  2. Contribute to the acquisition of knowledge and life-saving basic skills, particularly in situations of peri-arrest and severe trauma;
  3. Recognize the critical patient and understand the process of receipt, stabilization, diagnosis and initial therapy and screening of level of care (II and III) of the emergent acute or acute patient;
  4. Understand the methodologies of organic support of the critical patient;
  5. Foster the capacity for multidisciplinary integration of knowledge about patients, particularly in situations of non-cooperation, as well as the capacity to transmit information;
  6. Make known the scope of the professional practice of Anesthesiology and Intensive Medicine as a contribution to the informed choice of your future medical professional career.

Assistência ao Parto

OPT89 - ECTS To develop the knowledge, skills and competency needed for the routine management of labour and delivery, including management of the main complications that occur during this period.

Cardiogenetics

OPT90 - ECTS 1. Describe the molecular basis of genetic heart diseases;
2. Identify specific phenotypes, being able to integrate clinical and imaging findings, and family history data;
3. Describe methods, strategies, and difficulties in the genetic diagnosis of heart diseases;
4. Understanding the importance of genetic counseling and interdisciplinary

Ambulatory Surgery

OPT119 - ECTS It will consist of clinical training with the practical application of knowledge acquired in the years before, in a contribution to teaching in a vertical way and encompassing semiology, semiotics and surgical therapy of the most frequent situations in Ambulatory Surgery and Central Block

Cirurgia Esofagogastrica

OPT146 - ECTS Clinical training and practical application of acquired knowledge, contributing to vertical teaching, comprising semiology, pre-operative preparation, surgical therapy and post-operative follow-up in the most frequent occurrences in Oesophagogastric Surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery

OPT120 - ECTS

Clinical training applying previous knowledge, in a vertical perspective, of the global learning of semiologic, semiotic and therapeutical surgery, in the most frequent laparoscopic surgery situations.

Vascular surgery - Clinical Practice

OPT93 - ECTS

Pediatric Clinic

MI526 - ECTS

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

The students should be able to:

-  Communicate with the child and family

-  Obtain clinical data, perform the physical examination, and elaborate a clinical report

-  Implement preventive measures in children and adolescents

-  Promote breast milk feeding and adequate nutrition

-  Advice children, families and the community in the promotion of healthy lifestyles

-  Evaluate the growth, nutrition status and development of children

-  Advice on immunizations and promote adhesion to national guidelines

-  Follow the recommendations of  the Child and Youth Health Book

-  Identify  congenital malformations

-  Take care of the newborn in the delivery room

-  Identify and treat the most frequent neonatal  diseases

-  Prevent, recognize and treat intoxications and accidents

-  Identify and manage the abused child

-  Give basic life support to children

-  Recognize the child with severe disease

-  Have the knowledge of clinical semiology and generic therapeutic principles of frequent and/or serious medical and/or surgical diseases

-  Obtain and interpret the semiology of diseases with surgical implications;

-  Adjust the generic surgical principles to the child with a pathophysiologic approach

-  Integrate the principles of decision-making and the operative chronology in Pediatric Surgery

-  Understand bio psychosocial implications of surgical interventions in children

-  Recognize the conditions for referral in a timely manner

Clínica Pediátrica_A

MI526_A - ECTS

Clínica Pediátrica_B

MI526_B - ECTS

Coloproctology

OPT95 - ECTS

Clinical training applying previous knowledge, in a vertical perspective of the global learning of semiologic, semiotic and therapeutical surgery, in the most frequent coloproctologic situations.

Clinical Communication II- Patient centered interview

OPT96 - ECTS

Acquisition and consolidation of knowledge:

  1. Theoretical underpinnings of health behaviour models and their modification.
  2. Understanding the concepts of motivation; ambivalence and resistance.
  3. Motivational interviewing foundations (MI) and its applicability (Miller e Rollnick, 1983, 2009).

Promoting and reinforcing the acquisition of advanced patient centerd interviewing skills, with rehearsal of IM techniques, namely:

  1. Identifying ambivalence and resistance to change;
  2. Fostering cessation of health harmful behaviours, including addictions, and promoting change;
  3. Assisting preparation and maintenance of health behaviours;
  4. Understanding and guiding from relapse into harmful behaviours;
  5. Improving adherence to treatment plans and screenings programs.
Acquisition and reinforcement of an empathy-based clinical attitude, favourable to the process of change, avoiding confrontation and persuasion.

Critical Burn Care

OPT76 - ECTS To acquire competence (mainly medical attitudes and skills) and basic clinical performance regarding vital support, fluid therapy and wound care in burn patient care.

Paediatric Diabetes Mellitus

OPT97 - ECTS

Digestive and Abdomen Disorders

MI529 - ECTS

In the field of Surgery:

- To acquire theoretical knowledge.

- To be able to collect clinical data while exploring digestive diseases

- to put forward proper differential diagnoses and use complementary exams to attain a final diagnosis.

- to develop knowledge and attitudes in order to establish proper contact with patients and other healthcare involved professionals.

- To acquire the knowledge and skills to understand the complexity of digestive pathology treatments and the frequent need for a multidisciplinary, integrative approach, including the postoperative vigilance and post-discharge follow-up.

In the field of Gastroenterology:

To acquire core knowledge in the area.

To learn how to collect clinical information from the history and the objective exam.

To develop diagnostic strategies by appropriate selection of complementary diagnostic aids.

To propose therapies for clinical problems solution.

To maintain a permanent scientific attitude and ethical judgement.

Doenças Digestivas e do Abdómen_A

MI529_A - ECTS

Doenças Digestivas e do Abdómen_B

MI529_B - ECTS

Disorders of the Cutaneous Integument

MI527 - ECTS

Knowledge of the clinical pictures, physiopathological mechanisms and principles of therapy for common and/or serious diseases in the field of Dermatology and Venereology and Plastic Surgery. Ability to rank the principles of medical and surgical decision, timely surgical intervention and referral.

Ability to integrate a team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the outpatient consultation, inpatient ward or surgical theater. Valorization of self guided and continuous learning, team work and multidisciplinary approach.

Contact and training with different methods of observation, study and therapeutical approach, medical and surgical, of conditions in the field of Dermatology and Venereology and Plastic Surgery.

Infectious Disorders

MI522 - ECTS Através de uma integração tão completa quanto possível na actividade do Serviço, pretende-se que os estudantes tenham a percepção dos aspectos específicos da patologia infecciosas. A complementar esta vivência de prática clínica, será abordado um conjunto de temas em sessões teórico-práticas com apresentação de casos clínicos

Oncological and Hematologic Disorders

MI523 - ECTS

Doenças Oncológicas e Hematológicas_A

MI523_A - ECTS

Doenças Oncológicas e Hematológicas_B

MI523_B - ECTS

Renal and Urinary Disorders

MI521 - ECTS To enable the student in the collection, registration, gestures attitudes and transmission of clinical information (history of the disease, objective examination and complementary examinations) in the areas of Nephrology and Urology, important for the formation of the pluripotential physician. To use the information to diagnose the main nephrological syndromes and urologic pathologies and to establish lists of problems centered on the clinical situation of the patient. To acquire a nucleus of theoretical knowledge that empowers the student in the evaluation and resolution of the most frequent clinical situations in the areas of nephrology and urology and in the elaboration of adequate therapeutic proposals. Enable the student in patient referral and in search of information for decision making.

Doenças Renais e Vias Urinárias_A

MI521_A - ECTS

Doenças Renais e Vias Urinárias_B

MI521_B - ECTS

Data Mining in Healthcare

OPT42 - ECTS This unit aims to empower students with the necessary knowledge and skills to: identify problems where data mining techniques could be applied; to apply data modeling methods.

Social and Humane Formation

OPT14 - ECTS In this unit, it is intended to promote social and human development of future physicians through service learning.
To create a space where the student could contact with the reality of society and interact with different types of people helping to better understand the Human Person.
It is intended that the student understand their role in society and become more socially responsible.
It is hoped through this course to contribute to a medical doctor more humane and attentive to social problems.

Critical event management and teamwork

OPT130 - ECTS

Crisis Resources Management (CRM) focuses on cognitive and non-technical skills fundamental for optimum performance by healthcare teams. CRM explores psychological, interpersonal and environmental factors that influence healthcare, especially in unexpected and dangerous situations, where time is a key factor.

The main objectives are:

  • Understand the influence of human factors on errors
  • Identify and understand the basic principles of CRM and patient safety
  • Identify and understand the key elements of an effective team
Develop and implement strategies for proper management of critical events and effective teamwork

Obstetrics/Gynecology

MI520 - ECTS

The general objective of the discipline is the qualification of the student with the theory and the minimal practical skills in Obstetrics and Gynecology, necessary for the clinical clerkship of the 6th year of the medical course, for the continuing medical education and for the development of interest on research.

Ginecologia/Obstetrícia_A

MI520_A - ECTS

Ginecologia/Obstetrícia_B

MI520_B - ECTS

Clinical Allergy and Immunology

OPT100 - ECTS The learning outcomes are concordant with the recommendations made by the World Allergy Organization in the 2009 WAO Position Statement “Recommendations for Competency in Allergy Training for Undergraduates Qualifying as Medical Practitioners”.
The content has been chosen and structured to ensure that it covers both the immunological mechanisms underlying common allergic manifestations and the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic techniques available to manage allergic disease.
Students should acquire knowledge and understanding of the following:
  1. the immune mechanisms involved in allergic disease; 
  2. diagnostic tests available for the presence of allergy; 
  3. the most up-to-date treatments for asthma, eczema, rhinitis, food allergy, drug allergy and hypersensitivity, and venom allergy
  4. diagnosis and anaphylaxis treatment

Integridade académica

OPT149 - ECTS

Health Research using Secondary Data

OPT151 - ECTS

The objectives of the curricular unit are to promote the application of concepts and methodologies from epidemiology to investigations using secondary data, in different areas of health research.

Reproductive Medicine, Medically Assisted Procreation, and Minimally Invasive Surgery

OPT101 - ECTS

Medicina Farmaceutica e Farmacologia Clínica

OPT152 - ECTS

Forensic Medicine at the Emergence Room

OPT102 - ECTS

Forensic Medicine

MI528 - ECTS

General aim: to promote the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in terms of the medical procedures in forensic medicine, to assure that future physicians will act in a correct and adequate way, in the best interest of their patients and under the terms of the law, when confronted with forensic issues, regardless of the medical specialty they may have, in an interdisciplinary and articulated group mind-set.

Specific aims: the students will acquire skills and competences in dealing with victims and their relatives, in the preparation of electronic death certificates, in the correct management of a corpse - namely its report to forensic autopsy -, in the description of injuries/sequelae and its photographic documentation, in the physical examination of victims (namely in sexual crimes), in the selection, collection, preservation and storage of the different types of evidence and other samples, as well as in signaling and/or reporting alleged crimes.

Regenerative Medicine

OPT132 - ECTS

The course aims to introduce students to the new and growing field of Regenerative Medicine, a continuously expanding field of scientific and clinical applications addressing the molecular and cellular basis of cell differentiation and tissue organization. The course aims to expand the histology knowledge obtained in the several courses of Morphophysiology during the 1st and 2nd years of the Medical School, putting them in a functional perspective that will serve as a foundation for understanding the scientific advances in tissue regeneration that are of current clinical application.

The unit will have four main objectives:

  1. To provide students with a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of normal control of cell proliferation and differentiation as well as the mechanisms governing normal tissue healing,
  2. To provide students with a thorough updated knowledge on the biology of stem cells and other pluripotent cell lines,
  3. To introduce students to the varied technologies and materials that make up the current field of tissue engineering,
  4. To introduce students to the latest developments in clinical application of methodologies for cell reprogramming and tissue engineering.

Clinical Microbiology

OPT81 - ECTS

The main objectives of the proposed curricular unit are the teaching of Clinical Microbiology. We consider fundamental to promote the development of capacities and attitudes, based upon knowledge acquired in courses such as Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Infectious Diseases and other clinical disciplines with which the students can analyze and solve problems in the field of Clinical Microbiology.

 

Competences: To be able to design, as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a correct intervention strategy in the fields of epidemiology, diagnosis, therapeutics and prevention of microbial diseases, either in the community or at an hospital setting.

Neurosurgery

OPT103 - ECTS
  • to guide the learning process regarding most common neurosurgical pathologies (head trauma, brain vascular tumors, spine)
  • to promote the practice of patient evaluation, both in outpatient and inpatient clinic, operationg theatre and intensive care

Paediatric obesity

OPT104 - ECTS

Ophthalmology in pediatric age

OPT105 - ECTS 1.To understand the normal visual development in childhood and to know the main signs and symptoms for referral to an ophthalmology department.

2.To identify the different pathologies that affects the eye and orbit during the first decade.

3. To be able to diagnose and refer the different ophthalmic pathologies in the paediatric age.

Molecular pathology of developmental diseases

OPT123 - ECTS

Family Plannig

OPT108 - ECTS

To prepare the student for the resolution of most basic problems of a Family Planning consultation, in order to make him able to integrate primary health care teams, namely in the context of the support of unfavoured national and international communities. To provide the student with deeper knowledge and experience in the clinical area of the optional discipline, in order to make him more able to decide if he wants to pursue a career in this area.
The student should be able to develop competencies regarding:
- the understanding of the importance of Family Planning in the promotion of health and quality of life;
- the screening, diagnosis, medical treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and gynaecologic cancer;
- the detailed knowledge about the prescription of the most common conceptive and contraceptive methods;
- non directive counselling;
- legislation.

Design and analysis of Clinical Trials, focus on statistical aspects

OPT126 - ECTS Clinical trials are experimental studies used to evaluate the efficacy and safety of new treatments and technologies in clinical and health service research.  The objective of this course unit is to introduce the methodology of clinical trial design, focusing on its statistical design and analysis.

Reflective Practice IV

OPT131 - ECTS

Reflective practice is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work. It is very useful for health professionals who want to carry on learning throughout their lives.

The act of reflection is a great way to increase confidence and become a more proactive and qualified professional

Engaging in reflective practice should help to improve the quality of care you deliver and help reduce professional burnout.

Psychiatry and Mental Health

MI525 - ECTS

In the academic course of the student of Medicine it is fundamental the existence of a space allowing to evaluate the abnormal and / or deviant human behavior, as well as the emotional / affective pathology, giving place to the acquisition of the diagnostic competences and the planning of the treatment of the diseases Psychiatric disorders. It is still necessary to learn about the somatic expression of mental pathology and the psychological reaction to severe physical illness, in a holistic perspective of the understanding of human suffering. The teaching is intended to be integrated and multimodal, through theoretical, theoretical-practical (seminars) and tutorial guidance (practical teaching). These approaches allow active participation by students, promoting more direct contact with people with mental illness, which facilitates the understanding of theoretical knowledge. The classes cover various diagnostic and treatment environments such as hospitalization, day hospital, outpatient clinic, emergency service, consulting and residences, inserted in different functional units (Adult and Elderly Psychiatry, Youth and Family Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry and Day Hospital; Liaison Psychiatry).

Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental_A

MI525_A - ECTS

Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental_B

MI525_B - ECTS

Repercussions of Systemic Diseases in the Fundus

OPT111 - ECTS
  1. Identificar a semiologia da patologia do fundo ocular
  2. Observar o fundo ocular e distinguir o envolvimento ocular nas diferentes situações patológicas
  3. Aprender a referenciar por níveis de gravidade a patologia identificada na fundoscopia

Cardiovascular Therapeutics -Evidência and individualization

OPT112 - ECTS

Medical doctors are in need of solid knowledge in the area of Therapeutics. Evidence is in constant shift, the same happening to recommendations. In this light, one of the pillars of this discipline consists in the study of therapeutic recommendations concerning common cardiovascular diseases. The second pillar of this discipline concerns the exceptions to the general rules, and aims at the study of circumstances that may lead to the fact that common recommendations cannot be followed.

Competences: The identification of the main sources of information regarding evidence on cardiovascular therapeutics; to be able to apply a set of recommendations and of therapeutic norms of particular importance in the treatment of common cardiovascular diseases; the identification of circumstances that may limit the application of frequently used norms, setting the stage for therapeutic individualization.

sports traumatology

OPT125 - ECTS

To acquire fundamental concepts on the diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent pathologies in sports traumatology.

To integrate the acquired knowledge and discover the new possibilities of scientific research in this area.

Emergency in ophthalmology

OPT116 - ECTS

Urogynecology

OPT117 - ECTS Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

Prepare the student to solve the most basic problems of a Urogynecology consultation, conveying knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor, the diagnosis and treatment of urogynecologic pathology  and pelvic floor dysfunction, particularly genital prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Pediatric Urology

OPT134 - ECTS The student should be able to:

 - Recognize the role and impact of urological diseases in child;

 - Assimilate the main clinical pictures in Pediatric Urology;

 - Establish a diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic guidance in relevant pediatric urological diseases.

Surgery (clinical practice)

MI621 - ECTS

Aquisition of competences that enable basic clinical performance in Surgery.

Cirurgia (prática clínica)_A

MI621_A - ECTS

Cirurgia (prática clínica)_B

MI621_B - ECTS

Dissertation/Project

MI622 - ECTS

This curricular unit, based on specific skills and / or acquired over the Integrated Master Medicine Course, aim to give specific skills to develop a research project in an interest area. 

 

Obstetrics/Gynecology (clinical practice)

MI623 - ECTS

The main objective is to introduce the medical student into general obstetrical and gynecological clinical practice.


The preferred areas are the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of the most frequent pathologies and obstetric and gynecological emergencies.

 

General and Family Medicine (clinical practice)

MI624 - ECTS

To introduce the students to the atmosphere of modern General Practice, in the teams of Primary Health Care, in epidemiology, consultation and practice of Medicine in this context; Expose the students to the appropriate context for them to learn the foundations of Public Health, prevention, screening of the early diseases diagnosis and of health promotion; Study of the community aspects of pediatrics, mental health, obstetrics, women’s health, psycho-social medicine and geriatrics care; To develop the students’ capacities to work independently, be it in a clinic, be it in self-education; To develop professional attitudes toward improving health care leading to good working relationships; Enlarge their experience in ethical subjects, in communication skills and in evidence based on clinical practice.

Medicine (clinical practice)

MI620 - ECTS

At the end of the clinical rotation the student should be able to:
Apply the clinical method, in the context of the overall diagnosis that Internal Medicine implies; Integrate the acquired knowledge and information; Make clinical decisions; Relate adequately with patients, their relatives, members of the medical staff and other professionals of the health teams; Use informatics means; Exercise clinical practice in an autonomous way under supervision.

Pediatrics (clinical practice)

MI625 - ECTS

Learning objectives - knowledge, skills and competences (cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domains) to be developed by the students:

General objectives
: includes knowledge, attitudes and skills which allow the student to provide child health-care in a familial and social environment.

Specific objectives: the student must consolidate knowledge about normal child: growth and development; familial, social and school integration; nutritional needs; prevention by vaccination; appropriate heath- life style, social child protection and health-care network.

Students must learn to diagnose and to treat common child diseases; to screen and guide rare diseases beyond their competences; to provide health-care in urgent situation; to recognize the disease impact on the child and his family.

In summary, the student must have knowledge and skills in order:

To communicate with patients, their families and other health professionals

To perform clinical child and adolescent examination

To appropriately decide about subsidiary exams

To discuss diagnosis hypothesis

To perform current treatment techniques

To make appropriate therapeutic decisions

To follow-up the child concerning pathologies and therapeutic decisions

To bear always in mind ethics behavior.

Psychiatry (clinical practice)

MI626 - ECTS

The overall objective of this course is the application and development of supervised clinical practice of knowledge, skills and attitudes previously acquired in the Psychiatric Mental Health course in the 5th year, with particular emphasis on clinical and preventive aspects. It is organized in professional training blocks, which include tutorial practice.

The objective in the area of knowledge is to extend the topics covered in the 5th year programme, applying them to clinical practice through tutorial monitoring of people with psychiatric disorders, developing individual capacities to carry out medical practice with increasing responsibility and autonomy.

The objectives in the field of skills include the ability development of presentation of clinical cases with autonomy in observation of a psychiatric patient, doing a clinical history and conducting an examination, establishing a diagnosis, differential diagnosis, prognosis and proposal of therapeutic orientation. It also includes bibliographic research capacity and analysis of scientific evidence.

It is also important to raise interns' awareness to aspects of the function and structure of the National Health Service, public health and in particular, the organization of mental health care in Portugal.

The objectives in the field of attitudes should value the communication capacity and the integration in teamwork with multidisciplinary collaboration, with particular emphasis on family, social, psychological, vocational / educational and medical-legal components of the mental illness framework.

One should also appreciate the need for to motivate and to strengthen the scientific basis of clinical decision-making, the methodology of self-learning and continuing education as well as the transmission of knowledge to medical students. Regular cooperation between students in scientific projects will be desirable, instilling an investigative approach early in their career.

Public Health

MI627 - ECTS This course aims to contact with the practice of Public Health and thus recognize the specificities of this medical speciality, the scope of its intervention, and recognize its relevance in the dialogue with other specialities. This curricular unit complements the curricular course that during the Integrated Master's Degree in Medicine comprised, among others, the theoretical-practical training in Population Health, General Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


OBJECTIVES OF THE CURRICULAR UNIT
I. To know and better understand how, where and when the public health professionals act, with emphasis on the activity of public health physicians;
II. To know and better understand the practical conditions and processes involved in health planning, evaluation of community interventions, and health authority;
III. To know the main challenges to the practice of public health and to understand how the different organizations (NGOs, Municipalities, Health Unit, etc.) involved in health promotion and disease prevention are integrated;
IV. Diagnose the health problems of a population and its determinants, prioritize health needs, and define the most appropriate strategies to meet these needs, according to the determinants and population where it occurs;
V. Contact with the activities of monitoring and control of communicable diseases and environmental risks;
VI. Contact with health promotion activities through community intervention projects and programs.
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