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Code: PDCCV_10     Acronym: PDCCV_10

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2015/2016 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Programm in Cardiovascular Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCCV 7 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 3 12 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Joaquim Adelino Correia Ferreira Leite Moreira
Luís Filipe Vilela Pereira de Macedo

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,21
Laboratory Practice: 0,54
Others: 0,11
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 0,21
Luís Filipe Vilela Pereira de Macedo 0,21
Laboratory Practice Totals 4 2,16
Luís Filipe Vilela Pereira de Macedo 2,16
Others Totals 1 0,11
Luís Filipe Vilela Pereira de Macedo 0,11

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Transmit knowledge and technical principles of echocardiography and its clinical applications to the most important heart diseases.

Learning outcomes and competences

The students are expect to acquire basic knowledge and technical principles of echocardiography and its clinical applications to the most important heart diseases and his integration with other diagnostic studies.

Working method



  1. Heart anatomy during echocardiography

  2. Doppler studies – basic principles

  3. Valve insufficiency: diagnosis, limitations, and clinical cases

  4. Valve stenosis: diagnosis, limitations, and clinical cases

  5. Prosthetic valve evaluation: main designs, diagnosis, limitations, clinical cases

  6. Ischemic cardiomyopathy: Echocardiography and acute myocardial infarction, mechanical complications; Overload echocardiography: ischemia/myocardial viability

  1. Ventricular function assessment: systolic function. Diastolic function.

  2. Congenital heart disease.

  3. Cardiomyopathies.

Mandatory literature

Armstrong, W. F., & Ryan, T. ; Feigenbaum's echocardiography. , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012
Oh, J. K., Seward, J. B., & Tajik, A. J. ; The echo manual., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006
Otto, C. M. ; The practice of clinical echocardiography. , Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Teaching methods and learning activities

In order to accomplish the proposed objectives students should attend theoretical classes (3 h), lab practice classes (7,5 h) and other (1,5 h).

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Eligibility for exams

be evaluated in the exam the student have to be present at least 80% of presencial participationon sessions.

Calculation formula of final grade

Evaluation with final exam.
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