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Orthopedics and Traumatology

Code: MI405     Acronym: MI405

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2009/2010 - SP

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Course/CS Responsible: Master Degree in Medicine

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIMED 284 Mestrado Integrado em Medicina 2007 4 - 5 54 135

Teaching language



To provide the students with the basic knowledge of the Orthopaedics specialty.


Orthopaedics semiology. Approach of the patient from the orthopaedic point of view; Arthrosis; Vertebral column: Deformities; Trauma of the vertebral column (Part I); Trauma of the vertebral column (Part II); Back pain and sciatic pain disorders; Limbs: Trauma of the upper limb; Trauma of the lower limb; Lesions of the knee; Lesions of the ankle and foot; Osteoarticular infectious pathology; Tumours: general notions of bone tumours; Children orthopaedics: Congenital deformities; Diseases of childhood and adolescence (Part I); Childhood and adolescence diseases (Part II).

Teaching methods and learning activities

15 seminars of 1h30. Practical daily sessions in the ward, out-patients clinic, surgical theatre and emergency Department.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Description Type Time (hours) Weight (%) End date
Attendance (estimated) Participação presencial 0,00
Total: - 0,00

Eligibility for exams

A) Continuous assessment of the skills shown by the student in the contact with orthopaedic patients (Very Good, Good, Sufficient Insufficient). The final average “equal, to plus 1, or less 1);
B) Multiple-choice written test with two essay questions (20 marks);
C) Oral exam, classification between 0 to 20.
The access to the final examination is dependent in obtaining a minimum of “Sufficient” in the continuous assessment.

Calculation formula of final grade

Final classification (FC) = (B+C) : 2 = F (+/- 1) according to A.


2 Textbooks (Central Library and Service of Orthopaedics and Traumatology):
Essential Orthopaedics and Trauma - David J. Dandy - 1993; Clinical Orthopaedics Examination - Ronald McRae - 1976.
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