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Integrated Master in Medicine

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Official Code: 9813
Acronym: MIMED
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  • Master Degree in Medicine (360 ECTS credits)
  • Basic Health Sciences (180 ECTS credits)

Courses Units

Anatomy I

MI119 - ECTS

At the end of this course the student should:

 

Be familiar with the anatomical terminology.

Understand the general organization of the locomotor system.

Understand how the locomotor system works.

Understand the anatomical bases of human posture and locomotion.

Develop observational skills.

Practice the description technique, by using the appropriate terminology.

Acquire a knowledge base that can be used in the interpretation of pathological situations and later applied in other curricular units of the course and in future clinical experience.

Molecular Structure of the Cell

MI120 - ECTS 1. we will always try to keep in mind the medical nature of the course, namely by highlighting the clinical relevance of the subjects;

2. we intend to interconnect the areas as much as possible, either by including subjects that were classically attributed to Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, or by involving teachers from two of the units of FMUP's Biomedicine Department (Biochemistry and Experimental Biology);

3. we will value the learning along the semester, keeping the weight of the continuous assessment and performing two written tests of knowledge assessment;

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Molecular Genetics

MI121 - 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. The clinical relevance of of molecular genetics is focused along the course. 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

MI123 - ECTS

Introduction to Epidemiology

MI122 - 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, interaction, validity and precision, 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; essential tasks for the planning of an epidemiological investigation, including the literature review and study design.

Anatomy II

MI124 - ECTS

General: Teaching of the general organization of the macroscopic structure of the human body that constitutes a solid foundation on which an important part of the medical education and future profession will rest.

Specific: (i) contribute to the learning of terminology that forms the basis of medical language; (ii) teach the nomenclature, relationships, functions, development and variations of the structures that make up the respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, cardiovascular system and endocrine glands; (iii) develop observation skills and learn the technique of description by using appropriate terminology; (iv) develop self-learning; (v) acquire a knowledge base that can be applied in other curricular units of the medical course and in future clinical experience.

Cytogenetics and Cell Cycle

MI128 - 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.

Molecular Cell Dynamics

MI126 - ECTS

To endow the medical students with theoretical and practical knowledge on the intervenients in organelle structure and functioning, and on the mechanisms that, through forces and movements, promote interaction between them. In parallel, emphasis will be put on metabolic and information flows between organelles, necessary for cellular maintenance and economy. Following knowledge acquisition on the usual functioning, importance will be given to conditions that contribute to the functional loss and the establishment of diseases.

To introduce to the laboratory as source of biomedical knowledge, integrating practical sessions of specimen study, hands-on accomplishment of practical activities or projects, as well as sessions of interpretation and discussion of scientific articles. For this purpose, students will be tutored by a faculty member and researcher, specialized in the areas of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Human Metabolism

MI125 - 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, oxidative stress and antioxidant 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.

Populations Health

MI127 - 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.

DECIDES I: Decision, Data and Statistics in Health

MI235 - ECTS

Decision making in healthcare should be informed by high quality scientific evidence, based on data obtained, stored, analysed and interpreted according to the most appropriate methodological, statistical and computational practices. This curricular unit aims to present the continuous process that begins with the formulation of the research question and, using the most adequate methodological and computational practices, allows for the collection and storage of high-quality data, which after adequate analysis and interpretation result in properly informed decision-making. DECIDES curricular units aim to provide the knowledge and skills so that students can be able to participate in the:

  • Analysis, synthesis and discussion of scientific evidence, applying it to the process of decision making in healthcare;
  • Planning and development of a research project;
  • Retrieval, management and analysis of health data.

Physiology I

MI232 - ECTS
  1. To learn the cellular and sub-cellular mechanisms, underlying the functional aspects of the human body;
  2. To know the normal function of the different organs and systems of the human body taught in the curricular unit;
  3. To understand the interaction between the different organs and systems of the human body as well as the mechanisms of their adaptation to changes in the environment. 
  4. To establish the basis for understanding the changes in the homeostasis and also the mechanisms and manifestations of disease. 
  5. To learn the changes of the human body associated with growing, development and aging.
  6. To acquire a base of knowledge to use in the several physiological areas and to apply later in the other curricular units of the course and in the future clinical practice.

Histology I

MI233 - ECTS The main goal of the course is the study of the microscopic and submicroscopic structure of the main tissues and systems of the Human body (the remaining systems will be studied at “Histology II. Embryology”, at the 2nd semester). The issues will be approached in a functional perspective and considering the clinical implications. To achieve those goals, a core of fundamental knowledge will be defined in parallel with the physiological issues and opening the field to the pathological context. At the end of the course, the students will be able to perform fundamental analysis of microscopic structures in the perspective of the role of the main tissues and organs.

Preventive Medicine

MI237 - ECTS

The objectives of discipline of Preventive Medicine are:

  • To learn and develop a modern concept of health and its biological, psychological, social and ecological constraints;
  • To describe the Portuguese organization of healthcare and the medical and paramedical providers acting in health promotion;
  • To analyse the main health problems in Portugal in the context of health promotion;
  • To list attitudes of health protection and prevention of the disease and its complications;
  • To identify the benefits and potential harms of the preventive approach;
  • To interpret and apply scientific evidence in Preventive Medicine;
  • To acquire communication skills in the field of Preventive Medicine;
  • To apply the model of shared medical decision in Preventive Medicine;
  • To interpret risk factors and causal factors in the development of the disease.
  • To develop and implement Health Education Programs.

 

Neuroanatomy

MI234 - ECTS

To learn the structural organization of the Central Nervous System and its organogenesis, the cranial nerves and sense organs. To learn and to use the anatomical terminology.

Increase interdisciplinarity in establishing correlations with Physiology, Biochemistry  and others.

Acquire the basic knowledge that can be applied in other UCs of the Medical course and in future clinical experience.

Medical Psychology I

MI236 - 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.

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.

Regional anatomy - dissection approach

OPT157 - ECTS

Some of the unique aspects of cadaveric dissection include the realistic nature of this teaching medium, which allows students to get a clear three-dimensional picture of the organization of the human body, to check for variations in normality, to analyze the texture of human tissues, and sometimes , observe and understand pathological conditions. 

Besides being arguably an important method of learning anatomy, it reinforces the attitudes of respect and compassion among medical students. 

It also allows to learn dissection techniques and acquire manual dexterity, fundamental for all future doctors. 

It also enables students to develop critical thinking, problem solving and practical application of knowledge.

Molecular bioinformatics: from molecules to clinical practice

OPT159 - ECTS

This curricular unit has the following learning objectives:

- Understanding the purpose of molecular biology techniques used in the molecular diagnostics;

- Acquisition of theoretical concepts about routinely used bioinformatics tools, and how to apply them in the interpretation of molecular diagnostics data;

- Execution hands-on, using a computer, of multiple software tools freely available for the molecular analysis of sequences and query of databases about clinical information and experimental data sets;

- Development of critical thinking about the molecular diagnostics data, genetic counselling and therapeutic choices.

Burnout and self-care in Medicine

OPT160 - ECTS
  1. Define the concepts and dimensions associated with stress, burnout and self-care;
  2. Recognize the structural characteristics of health organizations and their consequences for the development of conditions that foster emotional exhaustion;
  3. Recognize protective and vulnerability factors associated with the burnout experience;
  4. Develop self-management skills that empower self-care.

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.

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.

DECIDES II: Decision, Data and Evidence in Health

MI241 - ECTS

After completing this curricular unit, Students should be able to:

  • Implement, interpret results and assess the adequacy of multivariable regression models and of survival analyses;
  • Know the main research methods in big data analysis;
  • Plan, critically assess and interpret the results of diagnosis and prognosis studies;
  • Know basic concepts of causal inference, as well as different methods to control for confounding;
  • Plan, critically assess and interpret the results of a systematic review;
  • Perform meta-analysis to synthesise health information, as well as to interpret the respective results, and know the most adequate methods to identify sources of heterogeneity;
  • Display results in tables and graphs;
  • Structure and participate in the draft a scientific article.

Clinical Records and Law

OPT164 - ECTS
  1.  Acquisition of basic knowledge in the specific field of clinical records and the rights and duties inherent thereto;
  2. Understanding of the same knowledge;
  3. Application of acquired knowledge;
  4. Analysis of this knowledge;
  5. A summary of the knowledge acquired, with particular reference to the issues of access, re-use, security of clinical records and data protection of natural persons, as well as the impact of these basic and elementary notions on their practices, even as students of medicine, in the future already as doctors and in the rights of all, sick included;
  6. Assessment of knowledge acquisition, understanding and application, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.

Estágio Investigação

OPT193 - ECTS

Medical Physics

OPT185 - ECTS

Use of Physical concepts and principles to better understand fundamental aspects of Human Physiology, namely, Physiology of the senses - Hearing and Vision - and fundamental systems - Cardio-vascular and Respiratory.

Provide students with the physical knowledge necessary for an objective and quantitative understanding of the referred physiological phenomena, using Physics as a tool and not finding biological examples to teach Physics.

Establish the rationale for the various diagnostic technologies related to the physiological phenomena in question.

Physiology II

MI238 - ECTS
  1. To learn the cellular and sub-cellular mechanisms, underlying the functional aspects of the human body;
  2. To know the normal function of the different organs and systems of the human body taught in the curricular unit; 
  3. To understand the interaction between the different organs and systems of the human body as well as the mechanisms of their adaptation to changes in the environment.
  4. To establish the basis for understanding the changes in the homeostasis and also the mechanisms and manifestations of disease. 
  5. To learn the changes of the human body associated with growing, development and aging. 
  6. To acquire a base of knowledge to use in the several physiological areas and to apply later in the other curricular units of the course and in the future clinical practice.

Medical Pathophysiology

OPT39 - ECTS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. To know and understand the basic mechanisms of disease manifestation.
  2. To understand the pathophysiology of dysfunction and failure of the body organs and systems.
  3. Identification of pathophysiologic changes and its clinical manifestations in major examples.

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.

Histology II. Embryology

MI239 - ECTS
The objectives of this Course are:

1) to study the microscopic and submicroscopic structure of the main organs of some of the systems of the Human body, thus completing the study started at the UC “Histology I”, which will take place in the previous semester; namely, the following will be studied: Digestive System, Urinary System, Male and Female Reproductive System, and the Endocrine Glands.

2) to study the main stages of embryological development of the various organs that make up most systems of the Human body, including the initial stages since fertilization, formation of the different organs, some molecular factors involved and discussion of some congenital anomalies resulting from malformations. The issues will be approached in a functional perspective and considering the clinical implications.

To achieve these goals, the curriculum consists of a core of fundamental knowledge, essential for the training of any doctor, and will be defined in parallel with the physiological and anatomical teaching, opening perspectives into the field of biopathology.

The contents are organized in a sequential and integrated manner, aiming at the progressive construction of histological and embryologic knowledge. There is a continuation of the study of the histological organization of the systems that are not covered in the UC “Histology I”, and then the main stages of development of the main organs of each system are progressively addressed, with histological observation of the organs at different stages of development.

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

MI243 - ECTS Learning the basic mechanisms of the immune response, as a biological response to exogenous or endogenous aggression, and their interactions in human pathology, particularly in the case of deficiency of its components.

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 microbiome in the pathogenesis of cancer and in the response to cancer treatment;
- 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 

Adolescent and young adult medicine

OPT200 - ECTS

- To integrate students in themes related to adolescence process, youth behaviors, and preventive and clinical approach of adolescents and young adults. At the end of this Curricular Unit students should be able to:

- To know adolescence process in a holistic way

- To identify particularities of youth behavior and the potential for health promotion

- To acquire skills in clinical approach of adolescents and young adults

Research methods in medical education

OPT21 - ECTS

Contemplative Neurosciences: Mindfulness

OPT192 - ECTS

The main goals are the recognition and critical analysis of :

  1. Current neurobiological knowledge about the foundations of Mindfulness and presumptive mechanisms of action;
  2. Structure of Mindfulness Courses that are fully certified and available worldwide, namely Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (originated at the University of Massachussetts), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (originated at the University of Oxford) and Mindfulness Based Self Compassion (University of Texas). Other cognitive behavioural approaches will be considered (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy);
  3. Mindfulness based approaches versus Mindfulness-informed approaches;
  4. Scientific research in the area of contemplative neurosciences, namely in mind-body interventions at international universities with scientific publications and proper follow-up;
  5. Construction of  personal Mindfulness and Meditation practice.

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

MI242 - 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.

Radiology and Medical Imaging I: Radiological Anatomy

MI240 - ECTS Training medical students in medical imaging modalities, based on the observation and interpretation of images representing normality or anatomic variants.

Reprogramming stem cells and carcinogenesis

OPT29 - 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. Recognize the underlying abnormalities causing metabolic syndrome features

6. Identify stress related diseases

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

8. 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.

Regional anatomy - dissection approach

OPT157 - ECTS

Some of the unique aspects of cadaveric dissection include the realistic nature of this teaching medium, which allows students to obtain a clear three-dimensional image of the organization of the human body, to prove the existence of variations of normality, to analyze the texture of human tissues, and sometimes, observe and understand pathological conditions.

 As well as being an indisputably important method of learning anatomy, it reinforces the attitudes of respect and compassion among medical students.

It also allows you to learn techniques of dissection and acquire manual dexterity, essential for all future doctors.

 It also enables students to develop critical thinking, problem solving skills and practical application of knowledge

Biopathology I

MI331 - 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.

Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery

OPT92 - ECTS ·       To know the different pathologies in Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery;·        To know basic concepts in Plastic Surgery;·        Identify different surgical treatments for each pathology.

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 researchers 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

-know the structure and the main steps for the elaboration of a scientific paper

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

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

-write a press release

-present a well written curriculum vitae and a motivation letter

Contact in Primary Care

OPT09 - ECTS

The objectives of this course are:

To know the organization of Primary Health Care (PHC) in Portugal

To know the profile of the providers practicing in Primary Health Care (general and family medicine and public health doctors, nurses, clinical secretary)

To know the health-related social sector activity

To know the functioning of a Family Health Unit (health center)

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.

Clinical Records and Law

OPT164 - ECTS
Objectives:
  1. Acquisition of basic knowledge in the specific field of clinical records and the rights and duties inherent thereto;
  2. Understanding of the same knowledge;
  3. Application of acquired knowledge;
  4. Analysis of this knowledge;
  5. A summary of the knowledge acquired, with particular reference to the issues of access, re-use, security of clinical records and data protection of natural persons, as well as the impact of these basic and elementary notions on their practices, even as students of medicine, in the future already as doctors and in the rights of all, sick included;
  6. Assessment of knowledge acquisition, understanding and application, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.

Estágio Investigação

OPT193 - ECTS

Data Mining in Healthcare

OPT42 - ECTS In this curricular unit, machine learning methods will be addressed for the knowledge discovery in data (data mining) in the health area.

Translational Pharmacology

OPT148 - ECTS

Pharmacology I

MI332 - 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

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. To know and understand the basic mechanisms of disease manifestation.
  2. To understand the pathophysiology of dysfunction and failure of the body organs and systems.
  3. Identification of pathophysiologic changes and its clinical manifestations in major examples.

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.

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.

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

MI335 - 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 

Laboratory Research - cardiovascular molecular evaluation.

OPT19 - ECTS Students are expected to be able to acquire basic knowledge and skills which will enable them to participate in scientific projects on cardiovascular sciences requiring laboratory techniques of molecular biology and histologic and morphologic evaluation.

Medical Microbiology I

MI333 - 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.

Lifestyle modifications in the prevention and treatment of diseases of civilization

OPT190 - ECTS

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit: Main objective: To acquire the theoretical and clinical practice skills on the impact of lifestyle changes in the pathogenesis of civilization diseases.

Specific objectives: Identify the mechanisms associated with lifestyles (nutrition and physical inactivity) underlying the endocrine-metabolic diseases, including metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension ... ) and cancer. To develop skills in the collection, recording and reporting of clinical information (medical history and physical examination) of the metabolic syndrome (and its components), physical activity and food intake and body composition assessment. 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 common conditions associated with lifestyle changes with impact on civilization diseases (resolution of clinical problems). Building a therapeutic strategy using all available means, from the non-pharmacological, such as life style changes (diet and physical exercise), to drugs, surgery and other means of complementary therapy, and be enable to look for information to make decisions either in prevention or treatment.

Functional Neuroanatomy

OPT201 - ECTS

This curricular unit aims to study the surface anatomy of the different regions of the human brain, as well as the recognition of its internal organization, its basic functions and to identify and understand the three-dimensional organization of the brain.

It will allow student to train dissection techniques in order to identify, isolate and preserve nuclei, bundles of nerve fibers in the cerebral hemispheres, brainstem and cerebellum, and also in the cerebral vessels and meninges.

It will also allow the student the ability to establish correlations between morphology and function, to correlate morphology with imaging aspects and to transpose the two-dimensionality to the three-dimensionality of the brain regions under consideration. Different imaging techniques will be used both in the diagnostic of physiological and functional characterization of diseases, as well as in possible therapy and in the evaluation of results.

Contemplative Neurosciences: Mindfulness

OPT192 - ECTS

The main goals are the recognition and critical analysis of :

  1. Current neurobiological knowledge about the foundations of Mindfulness and presumptive mechanisms of action;
  2. Structure of Mindfulness Courses that are fully certified and available worldwide, namely Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (originated at the University of Massachussetts), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (originated at the University of Oxford) and Mindfulness Based Self Compassion (University of Texas). Other cognitive behavioural approaches will be considered (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy);
  3. Mindfulness based approaches versus Mindfulness-informed approaches;
  4. Scientific research in the area of contemplative neurosciences, namely in mind-body interventions at international universities with scientific publications and proper follow-up;
  5. Construction of  personal Mindfulness and Meditation practice.

Medical Propedeutics

MI334 - ECTS

To develop skills - cognitive and behavioral - in the area of the doctor-patient communication, including qualification for clinical history and physical examination procedures, including vital signs, chest and the neurological exam.

During the course, the student will start his / her contact with the clinical reality, predominantly in the context of hospital wards, occasionally in the context of external consultation.

At the end of this course, the student must have acquired the ability to collect a clinical history that interests the subjects of patients with pathologies of the respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Methods will be taught to write the data, order them in a meaningful narrative that makes possible the correct interpretation by others, the proper use of medical semantics and their correspondence with the general vocabulary. Techniques to detect inconsistencies and failures in the information provided by the patient will be demonstrated.

The physical examination methodology regarding the general aspect, the interpretation of vital signs, palpation techniques, percussion and auscultation of the chest will be taught while learning will be evaluated during practical classes. The basic neurological examination will also be practiced.

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. Recognize the underlying abnormalities causing metabolic syndrome features

6. Identify stress related diseases

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

8. Recognize various strategies to cope with stress

Techniques of Health Promotion

OPT154 - ECTS

Transmembrane transport and human physiopathology

OPT181 - ECTS

Knowledge on the mechanisms involved in the transport of solutes across biological membranes. Knowledge on the characteristics of specific transport mechanisms, relevant in medicine: alterations of transport mechanisms in the physiopathology of some diseases, the consequences of pathologies in the transmembranar transport, changes in transport mechanisms in cancer cells, the effect of endogenous compounds and xenobiotics in membranar transporters, the influence of transmembranar transport in therapeutics. Acquisition of skills in writing of a text and of a review article about transmembrane transporters and presenting a scientific paper on this subject.

Bioethics and Professional Ethics

MI341 - ECTS

Knowledge: The essential aim of the Curricular Unit of Bioethics and Medical 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. 

Biopathology II

MI336 - 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.

Pharmacology II

MI337 - 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.

Clinical Genetics

MI340 - 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.

Medical Microbiology II

MI338 - 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.

Surgical Propedeutics

MI339 - ECTS

During their period of attendance in the Surgical Propaedeutics Unit, the students should acquire:

Theoretical knowledge enabling them to collect clinical data in exploring surgical and pediatric diseases and select the proper differential diagnoses and diagnostic tests that would allow them to attain a definite diagnosis.

Knowledge and attitudes enabling them to establish a proper contact with both the patient and the other healthcare professionals involved in their accompanying and treatment.

Knowledge and skills enabling them to understand the complexity of the diagnostic interpretation of patients’ signs and symptoms, integrating them with prior knowledge in epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, genetics, pathology and pathophysiology. Similarly, they should understand the reasoning behind differential diagnoses and imaging/lab tests that might allow them to reach a final diagnosis.

General Surgery

MI437 - ECTS Approach to themes and practical cases that articulate the production of knowledge in the great area of General Surgery with supervised training (practical classes) in addition to theoretical classes, theoretical-practical classes and seminars in the General Surgery Service, aiming to acquire basic knowledge about surgical pathologies more common, in addition to the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable basic clinical performance in General Surgery.
Transmit it to the student, and require them in the future to be guided by the highest standards of quality and the principles of ethics/bioethics, with a view to solving health problems.

DECIDES III: Decision, Data and Digital Health

MI444 - ECTS

After completing this curricular unit, Students should be able to:

  • Model data relations;
  • Know the most adequate methods to integrate different data sources;
  • Understand the main diagnosis and procedures classification systems;
  • Efficiently use health information systems;
  • Respect the safety and privacy practices of health information systems;
  • Operate the most frequently used health information systems;
  • Know the main paradigms of digital health;
  • Know the organization of the Portuguese healthcare system;
  • Understand how scientific evidence can be integrated in the process of decision making;
  • Represent in formal and adequate ways the process of decision making in health care;
  • Manage and integrate the fundamental components of any decision-making process in healthcare:  (i) the best scientific evidence, (ii) patients’ characteristics, perspectives and values, (iii) clinical experience and (iv) the costs and economic impact of the alternatives;
  • Explore uncertainties in the process of health decision making.

Dermatology and Venereology

MI441 - 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. Ability to rank the principles of medical and surgical decision, timely surgical intervention and referral.

Ability to integrate a team of dermatologists in the outpatient consultation, surgery or inpatient ward. Valorization of self guided and continuous learning and team work.

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

Cardiovascular Disorders

MI432 - 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.

Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Metabolism

MI434 - 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 lifestyle changes, to drugs, surgery and others means of complementary therapy, and be enable to look for information to make decisions.

Respiratory and Thoracic Disorders

MI435 - 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.

General and Family Medicine

MI443 - ECTS The General and Family Medicine curricular unit aims to enable students to acquire knowledge about the fundamentals and basic competences of General and Family Medicine: the management and coordination of primary health care, community orientation, problem-solving skills, comprehensive approach, person-centred and holistic approach.

On the other hand, it is also intended that students acquired knowledge about the organization of the National Health Service, the history of Primary Health Care.

Finally, it is intended that the students know how, in the current practice of General and Family Medicine, is incorporated the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine and new information and communication technologies in the support of the decision of concrete clinical situations.

Neurology and Neurosurgery

MI433 - ECTS

- Learning the evaluation and interpertation  of the functions of the SN in order to determine the Neurological Syndrome, and with data from clinical history, propose a diagnosis, determine which complementary exams are suitable for diagnosis and main treatments based on knowledge of Nervous System diseases and muscle more frequent in the general population.

- Theoretical knowledge and assessment of the patient's head, whenever possible, 
of the following topics:
  • Neurological Exam
  • Neurological syndromes
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Headaches
  • Movement Diseases
  • Vertigo, Syncope and Coma
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Diseases of the Spine and its contents
  • Head Trauma
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Emergencies in Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Complementary tests of diagnosis

Ophthalmology

MI438 - 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

Orthopedics, Traumatology and Plastic Surgery

MI439 - ECTS Apprehension of clinical conditions, pathophysiological mechanisms and generic therapeutic principles in diseases within the scope of Orthopedics, Traunatology and Plastic Surgery that are more frequent and/or serious, rank the principles of medical and surgical decision, action and timely referral.

Knowing how to integrate into an Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery team in consultation, internment or in the block, valuing self-directed learning and continued learning, teamwork and a multidisciplinary approach.

Contact and training in methods of observation, study and therapeutic, medical and surgical approach to conditions in the scope of Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery

Otorhinolaringology

MI440 - 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.


 
 

 

Rheumatology

MI436 - ECTS

Specific objectives: Identify the mechanisms underlying the most frequent or relevant rheumatic diseases.

Develop expertise in collecting, recording and transmitting clinical information (Clinical history and physical examination of rheumatic diseases).

Use the information obtained in order to draw up a list of problems and propose an investigation that allows us to differentiate the main diagnoses and resolve persistent doubts through the rational use of complementary diagnostic methods (diagnostic strategy).

Acquire a core of theoretical knowledge that allows you to solve the most frequent rheumatic situations (solve of clinical problems).

Build a therapeutic strategy using all available means, from non-pharmacological ones, such as life-style modification and physical therapy and rehabilitation, to drugs, surgery and being able to seek information to make decisions.Os conteúdos programáticos e respetivas metodologias de ensino permitirão aos alunos uma adequada preparação no que refere aos objetivos de aprendizagem proposto. Os métodos de avaliação procurarão determinar se os objetivos de aprendizagem foram alcançados e, por isso, incluirão uma vertente de avaliação de conhecimentos, uma avaliação de gestos e atitudes e uma componente prática indispensável na futura atividade clínica.

Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology I

MI442 - ECTS

To promote a critical understanding of medicines, from discovery to assessment and rational use.

This approach will both facilitate the acquisition and application of rules underlying the rational selection and prescription of drugs, as well as understanding the role of medical doctors in clinical pharmacology units, in regulatory agencies, in the pharmaceutical industry and in contract research organizations.

Therapeutics has an essentially formative background, aimed at the acquisition of skills to allow the correct use of drugs and also the practice of pedagogical interventions in health education. It is well known that patients´ education, and their relationship with therapeutics, has important outcomes in the improvement of compliance.

 

General Surgery

MI437 - ECTS

DECIDES III: Decision, Data and Digital Health

MI444 - ECTS

After completing this curricular unit, Students should be able to:

  • Model data relations;
  • Know the most adequate methods to integrate different data sources;
  • Understand the main diagnosis and procedures classification systems;
  • Efficiently use health information systems;
  • Respect the safety and privacy practices of health information systems;
  • Operate the most frequently used health information systems;
  • Know the main paradigms of digital health;
  • Know the organization of the Portuguese healthcare system;
  • Understand how scientific evidence can be integrated in the process of decision making;
  • Represent in formal and adequate ways the process of decision making in health care;
  • Manage and integrate the fundamental components of any decision-making process in healthcare:  (i) the best scientific evidence, (ii) patients’ characteristics, perspectives and values, (iii) clinical experience and (iv) the costs and economic impact of the alternatives;
  • Explore uncertainties in the process of health decision making.

Dermatology and Venereology

MI441 - 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. Ability to rank the principles of medical and surgical decision, timely surgical intervention and referral.

Ability to integrate a team of dermatologists in the outpatient consultation, surgery or inpatient ward. Valorization of self guided and continuous learning and team work.

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

Cardiovascular Disorders

MI432 - 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.

Endocrine Disorders, Nutrition and Metabolism

MI434 - 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 lifestyle changes, to drugs, surgery and others means of complementary therapy, and be enable to look for information to make decisions.

Respiratory and Thoracic Disorders

MI435 - 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.

General and Family Medicine

MI443 - ECTS The General and Family Medicine curricular unit aims to enable students to acquire knowledge about the fundamentals and basic competences of General and Family Medicine: the management and coordination of primary health care, community orientation, problem-solving skills, comprehensive approach, person-centred and holistic approach.

On the other hand, it is also intended that students acquired knowledge about the organization of the National Health Service, the history of Primary Health Care.

Finally, it is intended that the students know how, in the current practice of General and Family Medicine, is incorporated the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine and new information and communication technologies in the support of the decision of concrete clinical situations.

Neurology and Neurosurgery

MI433 - ECTS

- Learning the evaluation and interpertation  of the functions of the SN in order to determine the Neurological Syndrome, and with data from clinical history, propose a diagnosis, determine which complementary exams are suitable for diagnosis and main treatments based on knowledge of Nervous System diseases and muscle more frequent in the general population.

- Theoretical knowledge and assessment of the patient's head, whenever possible, 
of the following topics:
  • Neurological Exam
  • Neurological syndromes
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Headaches
  • Movement Diseases
  • Vertigo, Syncope and Coma
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Diseases of the Spine and its contents
  • Head Trauma
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Emergencies in Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Complementary tests of diagnosis

Ophthalmology

MI438 - 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

Orthopedics, Traumatology and Plastic Surgery

MI439 - ECTS Apprehension of clinical conditions, pathophysiological mechanisms and generic therapeutic principles in diseases within the scope of Orthopedics, Traunatology and Plastic Surgery that are more frequent and/or serious, rank the principles of medical and surgical decision, action and timely referral.

Knowing how to integrate into an Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery team in consultation, internment or in the block, valuing self-directed learning and continued learning, teamwork and a multidisciplinary approach.

Contact and training in methods of observation, study and therapeutic, medical and surgical approach to conditions in the scope of Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery

Otorhinolaringology

MI440 - 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.


 
 

 

Rheumatology

MI436 - ECTS

Specific objectives: Identify the mechanisms underlying the most frequent or relevant rheumatic diseases.

Develop expertise in collecting, recording and transmitting clinical information (Clinical history and physical examination of rheumatic diseases).

Use the information obtained in order to draw up a list of problems and propose an investigation that allows us to differentiate the main diagnoses and resolve persistent doubts through the rational use of complementary diagnostic methods (diagnostic strategy).

Acquire a core of theoretical knowledge that allows you to solve the most frequent rheumatic situations (solve of clinical problems).

Build a therapeutic strategy using all available means, from non-pharmacological ones, such as life-style modification and physical therapy and rehabilitation, to drugs, surgery and being able to seek information to make decisions.

 






Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology I

MI442 - ECTS

Regional anatomy - dissection approach

OPT157 - ECTS

Some of the unique aspects of cadaveric dissection include the realistic nature of this teaching medium, which allows students to obtain a clear three-dimensional image of the organization of the human body, to prove the existence of variations of normality, to analyze the texture of human tissues, and sometimes, observe and understand pathological conditions.

 As well as being an indisputably important method of learning anatomy, it reinforces the attitudes of respect and compassion among medical students.

It also allows you to learn techniques of dissection and acquire manual dexterity, essential for all future doctors.

 It also enables students to develop critical thinking, problem solving skills and practical application of knowledge

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

MI535 - 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.

Arthroscopy

OPT158 - ECTS Arthroscopy Clinical Practice

Management of labour and delivery

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.

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

Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery

OPT92 - ECTS ·       To know the different pathologies in Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery;·        To know basic concepts in Plastic Surgery;·        Identify different surgical treatments for each pathology.

Pediatric Clinic

MI537 - 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 biopsychosocial implications of surgical interventions in children
  • Recognize the conditions for referral in a timely manner

Cross-cutting Clinical Skills

MI541 - ECTS

- Management of frequent clinical scenarios (for example: chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, digestive bleeding, altered state of consciousness and acid-base disturbances), taking into account information on patients’ signs and symptoms, diagnostic results and and therapeutic institution

-Execution of essential medical procedures (thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, electrocardiogram, venous and arterial blood sampling, nasogastric intubation, urinary catheterization, wound sutures)

- Systematic analysis of electrocardiograms; basics of ultrasound and echocardiography (point of care ultrasonography)

- Basic identification of surgical material; wound assessment (classification, healing and therapeutic options); surgical drains and type of drains; ostomies (indications, classification and complications)

- Perioperative care and invasive peri-procedures (including notions of fluid therapy)

Clinical Records and Law

OPT164 - ECTS
Objectives:
  1. Acquisition of basic knowledge in the specific field of clinical records and the rights and duties inherent thereto;
  2. Understanding of the same knowledge;
  3. Application of acquired knowledge;
  4. Analysis of this knowledge;
  5. A summary of the knowledge acquired, with particular reference to the issues of access, re-use, security of clinical records and data protection of natural persons, as well as the impact of these basic and elementary notions on their practices, even as students of medicine, in the future already as doctors and in the rights of all, sick included;
  6. Assessment of knowledge acquisition, understanding and application, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.

Infectious Disorders

MI533 - ECTS Através de uma integração na atividade do Serviço, pretende-se que os estudantes tenham a perceção dos aspetos específicos da patologia Infeciosas. A complementar esta vivência de prática clínica, serão discutidos diariamente casos clínicos de doentes do Serviço de Doenças Infeciosas (SDI)

Oncological and Hematologic Disorders

MI534 - ECTS

To obtain the clinical history and to perform the objective physical examination, with special incidence in hematological pathology (theoretical and practical teaching of clinical and laboratory semiotics of the haematopoietic system).
To recognise the most common haematological disorders.
Diagnostic orientation in the most common haematological pathologies. To learn how to interpret peripheral blood counts and other routine haematological tests. To allow the students to gain experience with haemato-oncology pathology (acute and chronic leukaemias, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, multiple myeloma, etc) and with fundamental principles of the cytotoxic chemotherapy and with the medical and psychological support to the oncological patient. To recognise and investigate haematological manifestations of systemic diseases. To know the basis of blood transfusion, its indications and potential problems. To learn the basis of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Approach to the patient with solid tumour. Observation of patients with several types of solid tumour. Discussion of physiopathology, molecular basis and clinical behaviour of brest cancer, colonic cancer, gynaecological cancer, urogenital cancer, gastric cancer. tumours of the central nervous system and tumours of head and neck.
Notions on cytotoxic chemotherapy, biologic agents and targeted agents.
Clinico-pathological discussion of cases of leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours.

Clinical Epidemiology

MI538 - 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.

To identify the contribution of epidemiology to the quality of health care and patient safety.

Estágio Investigação

OPT193 - ECTS

Stomatology and Orofacial Surgery

OPT98 - ECTS Knowledge and skills to enable them to acquire skills for the performance of tasks related to the propaedeutics, pathology and clinic of essential nosological entities (frequent and / or relevant) of the specialty of Stomatology and Oral Surgery.

In Silico Studies for Personalized Medicine

OPT198 - 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.

Gastroenterology

MI540 - ECTS

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.

Obstetrics/Gynecology

MI531 - 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.

History of Medicine

OPT171 - ECTS

To build up the students' awareness of the history of their school from the perspective of teachers and students; to learn about Medical History in Portugal and the world, in a systematic way, in order to encourage students to study this subject further as an important aid in their future medical research; to identify and value the importance of socio-cultural factors in the development and evolution of their profession trough the history of Mankind; to assess the importance of the scientific method for the development of medical science; to be motivated to grasp and feel cultural values through independent training; to simulate critical thought about contemporary medicine and what it stands for; to contribute to a growing humanization of medicine ; to raise awareness of the subject of Museology in general and in relation to medicine in particular; to make know the artefacts and documental heritage of the Medical School, in order to encourage and allow for its conservation and use as reference sources for medical and historic learning.

Laboratory Research ¿ In vitro functional evaluation

OPT44 - ECTS Students are expect to acquire basic knowledge and skills which will enable them to participate in scientific projects requiring laboratory techniques for in vitro functional assessment of myocardium, blood vessels and smooth and skeletal muscle.

Sports and Exercise Medicine

OPT121 - ECTS

Forensic Medicine

MI539 - 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 To learn the fundamentals and the semiology of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, including the diagnostic studies and the therapeutic modalities in order to be able to adequately request them in future medical practice

Nephrology and Urology

MI532 - 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.

Functional Neuroanatomy

OPT201 - ECTS

This curricular unit aims to study the surface anatomy of the different regions of the human brain, as well as the recognition of its internal organization, its basic functions and to identify and understand the three-dimensional organization of the brain.

It will allow student to train dissection techniques in order to identify, isolate and preserve nuclei, bundles of nerve fibers in the cerebral hemispheres, brainstem and cerebellum, and also in the cerebral vessels and meninges.

It will also allow the student the ability to establish correlations between morphology and function, to correlate morphology with imaging aspects and to transpose the two-dimensionality to the three-dimensionality of the brain regions under consideration. Different imaging techniques will be used both in the diagnostic of physiological and functional characterization of diseases, as well as in possible therapy and in the evaluation of results.

Contemplative Neurosciences: Mindfulness

OPT192 - ECTS

The main goals are the recognition and critical analysis of :

  1. Current neurobiological knowledge about the foundations of Mindfulness and presumptive mechanisms of action;
  2. Structure of Mindfulness Courses that are fully certified and available worldwide, namely Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (originated at the University of Massachussetts), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (originated at the University of Oxford) and Mindfulness Based Self Compassion (University of Texas). Other cognitive behavioural approaches will be considered (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy);
  3. Mindfulness based approaches versus Mindfulness-informed approaches;
  4. Scientific research in the area of contemplative neurosciences, namely in mind-body interventions at international universities with scientific publications and proper follow-up;
  5. Construction of  personal Mindfulness and Meditation practice.

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.

- Clinical evaluation and orientation of head trauma, namely mild, moderate and severe.

- Clinical evaluation of neurosurgical patients.

- Neurosurgical pathologies in outpatient clinic.

- Essential surgical techinque 

- Essentials of neurointensive care

 

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.

Surgical Perinatology

OPT107 - ECTS

Objective- Acquisition of competences (knowledge- ++; attitudes- +++; skills- +) that enable the recognition and adequate referral of the main surgical neonatal nosological entities.

Psychiatry and Mental Health

MI536 - ECTS

During the academic course students of Medicine, it is crucial to acquire knowledge on diagnostic competences and treatment planning of Psychiatric disorders and to be able to evaluate the abnormal and / or deviant human behavior as well as the emotional / affective pathology. In a holistic perspective, it is also important to be aware of different somatic expressions of the mental disorders and psychological reaction to severe physical illness.

The classes combine different teaching methods, such as theoretical, theoretical-practical (seminars) and tutorial guidance (practical teaching), which allows students to have a more direct contact with mental illness, more active participation and an integrated understanding of theoretical knowledge.

Furthermore, students will be involved in various diagnostic and treatment environments such as hospitalization, day hospital, outpatient clinic, emergency service, consulting and residences, which are incorporated in different functional units (Adult and Elderly Psychiatry, Youth and Family Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry and Day Hospital; Liaison Psychiatry).

Radiology and Medical Imaging II: Medical Imaging

MI543 - ECTS To properly understand imaging modalities, the clinical indication of imaging studies, as well as to intuitively understand their impact in the clinical setting based upon "clinical-radiological vignettes".

Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology II

MI542 - ECTS

To promote a critical understanding of medicines, from discovery to assessment and rational use.

This approach will both facilitate the acquisition and application of rules underlying the rational selection and prescription of drugs, as well as understanding the role of medical doctors in clinical pharmacology units, in regulatory agencies, in the pharmaceutical industry and in contract research organizations.

Therapeutics has an essentially formative background, aimed at the acquisition of skills to allow the correct use of drugs and also the practice of pedagogical interventions in health education. It is well known that patients´ education, and their relationship with therapeutics, has important outcomes in the improvement of compliance.

Emergency in ophthalmology

OPT116 - ECTS
  1. Identification, diagnosis and treatment of the most common conditions observed in an Ophthalmological emergency room
  2. Identification of severe conditions that require referral of these patients

Regional anatomy - dissection approach

OPT157 - ECTS

Some of the unique aspects of cadaveric dissection include the realistic nature of this teaching medium, which allows students to get a clear three-dimensional picture of the organization of the human body, to check for variations in normality, to analyze the texture of human tissues, and sometimes , observe and understand pathological conditions. 

Besides being arguably an important method of learning anatomy, it reinforces the attitudes of respect and compassion among medical students. 

It also allows to learn dissection techniques and acquire manual dexterity, fundamental for all future doctors. 

It also enables students to develop critical thinking, problem solving and practical application of knowledge.

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

MI535 - 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.

Arthroscopy

OPT158 - ECTS

Management of labour and delivery

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.

Molecular bioinformatics: from molecules to clinical practice

OPT159 - ECTS

This curricular unit has the following learning objectives:

- Understanding the purpose of molecular biology techniques used in the molecular diagnostics;

- Acquisition of theoretical concepts about routinely used bioinformatics tools, and how to apply them in the interpretation of molecular diagnostics data;

- Execution hands-on, using a computer, of multiple software tools freely available for the molecular analysis of sequences and query of databases about clinical information and experimental data sets;

- Development of critical thinking about the molecular diagnostics data, genetic counselling and therapeutic choices.

Ambulatory Surgery

OPT119 - ECTS

Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery

OPT92 - ECTS ·       To know the different pathologies in Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Maxillofacial Surgery;·        To know basic concepts in Plastic Surgery;·        Identify different surgical treatments for each pathology.

Pediatric Clinic

MI537 - ECTS

Cross-cutting Clinical Skills

MI541 - ECTS

After completing this curricular unit, students may be able to:

- Management of frequent clinical scenarios (for example: chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, digestive bleeding, altered state of consciousness and acid-base disturbances), taking into account information on patients’ signs and symptoms, diagnostic results and and therapeutic institution

-Execution of essential medical procedures (thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, electrocardiogram, venous and arterial blood sampling, nasogastric intubation, urinary catheterization, wound sutures)

- Systematic analysis of electrocardiograms; basics of ultrasound and echocardiography (point of care ultrasonography)

- Basic identification of surgical material; wound assessment (classification, healing and therapeutic options); surgical drains and type of drains; ostomies (indications, classification and complications)

- Perioperative care and invasive peri-procedures (including notions of fluid therapy)

Critical Burn Care

OPT76 - ECTS

Clinical Records and Law

OPT164 - ECTS
  1.  Acquisition of basic knowledge in the specific field of clinical records and the rights and duties inherent thereto;
  2. Understanding of the same knowledge;
  3. Application of acquired knowledge;
  4. Analysis of this knowledge;
  5. A summary of the knowledge acquired, with particular reference to the issues of access, re-use, security of clinical records and data protection of natural persons, as well as the impact of these basic and elementary notions on their practices, even as students of medicine, in the future already as doctors and in the rights of all, sick included;
  6. Assessment of knowledge acquisition, understanding and application, analysis and synthesis of knowledge.

Infectious Disorders

MI533 - ECTS Através de uma integração na atividade do Serviço, pretende-se que os estudantes tenham a perceção dos aspetos específicos da patologia Infeciosas. A complementar esta vivência de prática clínica, serão discutidos diariamente casos clínicos de doentes do Serviço de Doenças Infeciosas (SDI)

Oncological and Hematologic Disorders

MI534 - ECTS To obtain the clinical history and to perform the objective physical examination, with special incidence in hematological pathology (theoretical and practical teaching of clinical and laboratory semiotics of the haematopoietic system).
To recognise the most common haematological disorders.
Diagnostic orientation in the most common haematological pathologies. To learn how to interpret peripheral blood counts and other routine haematological tests. To allow the students to gain experience with haemato-oncology pathology (acute and chronic leukaemias, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas, multiple myeloma, etc) and with fundamental principles of the cytotoxic chemotherapy and with the medical and psychological support to the oncological patient. To recognise and investigate haematological manifestations of systemic diseases. To know the basis of blood transfusion, its indications and potential problems. To learn the basis of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Approach to the patient with solid tumour. Observation of patients with several types of solid tumour. Discussion of physiopathology, molecular basis and clinical behaviour of brest cancer, colonic cancer, gynaecological cancer, urogenital cancer, gastric cancer. tumours of the central nervous system and tumours of head and neck.
Notions on cytotoxic chemotherapy, biologic agents and targeted agents.
Clinico-pathological discussion of cases of leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours.

Clinical Epidemiology

MI538 - ECTS

Estágio Investigação

OPT193 - 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.

Gastroenterology

MI540 - ECTS

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.

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

Basic surgical skills in clinical practice

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

Obstetrics/Gynecology

MI531 - ECTS

Forensic Medicine

MI539 - ECTS

Perioperative Medicine

OPT175 - ECTS In the nursery,operative theatre, post unit care students learn basic anesthesia skills on routine cases under close faculty supervision.Discuss the impact of a patient’s comorbidities on their suitability, readiness and/or medical optimization for anesthesia and surgery. Preoperative preparation of patient, monitoring en-route to OR. Airway management.Interpersonal and communication skills.

Research methods in medical education

OPT21 - ECTS

Nephrology and Urology

MI532 - 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.

Contemplative Neurosciences: Mindfulness

OPT192 - ECTS

The main goals are the recognition and critical analysis of :

  1. Current neurobiological knowledge about the foundations of Mindfulness and presumptive mechanisms of action;
  2. Structure of Mindfulness Courses that are fully certified and available worldwide, namely Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (originated at the University of Massachussetts), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (originated at the University of Oxford) and Mindfulness Based Self Compassion (University of Texas). Other cognitive behavioural approaches will be considered (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy);
  3. Mindfulness based approaches versus Mindfulness-informed approaches;
  4. Scientific research in the area of contemplative neurosciences, namely in mind-body interventions at international universities with scientific publications and proper follow-up;
  5. Construction of  personal Mindfulness and Meditation practice.

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.
  • Clinical evaluation and orientation of head trauma, namely mild, moderate and severe.
  • Clinical evaluation of neurosurgical patients.
  • - Neurosurgical pathologies in outpatient clinic.
  • Essential surgical techinque

  •  

    Essentials of neurointensive care

Applied Oncobiology

OPT177 - ECTS

Tumor biology and genetics

   Describe the mechanisms yielding to genetic variation, and be familiar with the various types of genetic variants.

   Distinguish hereditary genetic anomalies from acquired genetic anomalies.

   Discuss the advantages and limitations of different genetic laboratory methodologies for diagnostic testing.

   Demonstrate how to interpret non-hotspot mutations using public databases and taking into account overall genomic aberrations and clonal evolution.

   Be aware of ethical implications of incidental genetic findings.

Applied oncobiology

   Describe main intracellular signaling pathways in solid tumors and molecular aberrations hampering this signaling.

   Get detailed knowledge of immunological mechanisms and how these may be used to optimize therapeutic approaches.

   Get a basic understanding of the principles underlying the design and analysis of clinical trials in oncology.

   Understand the importance of predictive markers in molecular oncology.

   Get familiar with the most frequent molecular aberrations in solid tumors and routinely used targeted therapies.

Bioinformatics

   Communicate efficiently with bioinformaticians.

   Describe a bioinformatics analysis pipeline to call mutations from NGS data.

   Perform quality control at the run, read and variant levels.

   Use off-the-shelf bioinformatics tools to annotate and support the interpretation of variants.

   Consider hardware, security and privacy issues when managing omics data.

   Understand how artificial intelligence contributes to and will further impact personalized oncology.

Molecular pathology

   Understand the basics (procedures and rules) of an accredited clinical laboratory.

   Gain knowledge about different types of specimens (e.g. tissue biopsy, cytology, resections).

   Get familiar with all the steps that lead from samples collection to final molecular report generation along with all possible bottlenecks.

   Have an overview about the currently used technological platforms in molecular diagnostics (comparison with the research setting).

   Get familiar with the most common clinically relevant variants along with their interpretation and classification system.

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.

Psychiatry and Mental Health

MI536 - ECTS

Radiology and Medical Imaging II: Medical Imaging

MI543 - ECTS To properly understand imaging modalities, the clinical indication of imaging studies, as well as to intuitively understand their impact in the clinical setting based upon "clinical-radiological vignettes".

Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology II

MI542 - ECTS

Wound care

OPT133 - ECTS

Acquisition of knowledge, aptitudes and attitudes which enable evaluation and therapeutical orientation of common wounds.:

Knowledge of the tissue healing process;

General principles of wound treatment;

Guidelines for common wound management

Referral criteria for complex wounds.

Emergency in ophthalmology

OPT116 - ECTS
  1. Identification, diagnosis and treatment of the most common conditions observed in an Ophthalmological emergency room
  2. Identification of severe conditions that require referral of these patients

Dissertation

MI630 - ECTS

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

 

Surgery (clinical practice)

MI629 - ECTS

Aquisition of competences (knowledegment +, attitudes ++. skills +++) that enable basic clinical performance in Surgery.

Palliative Care

MI636 - ECTS

The learning objectives of this curricular unit are to ensure that the medical student can carry out a professional, ethical and humane clinical practice, for the patient and his/her family, in the field of palliative care. To recognize their personal attitudes, values and expectations regarding death and individual, cultural and spiritual diversity, and to be trained with the basic concepts of palliative care in order to integrate them into an individualized plan for the patient and family / caregiver. To exerce their function with rigor and technical-scientific knowledge.

To recognize the role of primary health care as the first contact, promoting palliative care and person-centered care. Given the aging of the population and the increase in chronic and complex diseases, it is essential to improve the effectiveness of the health system. To acquire basic competencies in palliative care health management. 

To acquire knowledge in the clinical domain of palliative care, specifically with regard to common symptoms, different types of palliative intervention in terminally ill patients, emergency situations and even in the final stage. Emphasizing the dichotomy between palliation and curative treatment.

Optional Internship

OPT194 - ECTS

Obstetrics/Gynecology (clinical practice)

MI631 - ECTS

The actual pandemic situation by Covid-19 conditioned the Medicine teaching in terms of adapting the pedagogic objectives to the hospital reality, in order to garantee medical security of the patient, medical staff and students as well.
In the attempt to establish a balance between pedagogic commitment and fulfillment of the hospitalary security measures, the UC was obliged to adapt its pedagogic program, namely duration of the student clinical contact with the patient and the clinical sessions with hospital reality. .
The evaluation system is maintained.
The clinical sessions will be performed by ZOOM, with maintaince of presentation os 2 case reports by each student (witch wil be selected at the beginning of the internship). Aware of the dinamic of the pandemic state, the pedagogic program can be altered as sanitary situation oblige. Therefore we thank allready for your understanding.

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)

MI632 - 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)

MI628 - ECTS

During the internship, the student must acquire capacity and progressive autonomy in the application of the clinical method, in the context of addressing pathologies within the scope of Internal Medicine, integrating knowledge and information and making decisions, in a tutored manner. The student should acquire experience in establishing performance priorities and improve his/her relationship with patients, their families, other professionals in the health team. He/she should acquire experience in the use of information technologies, and present and discuss selected clinical cases in seminars.

Pediatrics (clinical practice)

MI633 - ECTS

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

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

Specific objectives:
Development of Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes on growth and development; familial, social and community issues; nutritional needs according to age; prevention by vaccination; promotion of heathy life styles; social child protection and health-care network.

Students must learn to diagnose and to treat common child diseases; to screen and refer rare diseases; 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 anamnesis and clinical examination in different age groups

To decide if/which diagnostic tests should be chosen 

To discuss differential diagnosis 

To perform current diagnostic tests and treatments

To make appropriate therapeutic decisions

To follow the child 

To bear always in mind ethics behavior.

Psychiatry (clinical practice)

MI634 - 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 organization of the structure of the National Health Service, 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

MI635 - 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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